Stephen Keogh and Paul McShane celebrate the equaliser
The Republic of Ireland came from behind to draw 1-1 with Liga Vitalis side Portimonese in Portugal on Sunday.
Giovanni Trapattoni's reign began in modest style as a young side were made to work hard by Portimonese who took a 16th-minute lead through Gonzalo.
The striker fired a low drive past Dean Kiely from a short free-kick.
The Republic equalised when Andy Keogh pounced after Stephen Kelly had headed down Damien Delaney's cross at the far post five minutes after the break.
After Gonzalo's opener, Alex Bruce denied the frontman a second with a vital block eight minutes later.
Kevin Doyle, who started up front alongside Daryl Murphy, and Stephen Hunt both forced good saves from keeper Michael as the Republic pressed for an equaliser.
Following Keogh's leveller, substitute Sean Scannell, one of four uncapped players to figure in the game, almost won it in injury-time but Michael saved his initial shot and defender Andre cleared his follow-up header off the line.
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