Jonathan Afolabi and Luca Connell both featured for the Ireland U21s as the Celtic loanee pair played their part for their national team.

Both Irish internationals are out on loan, plying their trade with Dundee and Queen’s Park respectively on a temporary basis from Celtic. But while football below the Scottish Premiership continued this weekend, Afolabi and Connell were on international duty.

Wales U21 v Republic of Ireland U21 - International Friendly

The Dundee striker scored for the youth side. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Irish youth side fought back against Wales to win 2-1 in a friendly on Friday, Afolabi scoring the leveler as an own goal settled the match. Both Afolabi and Connell played 90 minutes as the Celtic loanees got some good minutes under their belts.

Remarkably, Afolabi managed to feature for Dundee too, travelling from Wales back to Scotland in time for a 19:20 kick-off against Dunfermline on Saturday. He made a cameo appearance in the final minutes of the match as James McPake’s side won the Scottish Championship match 3-2.

Connell was unable to build on his Man of the Match debut for Queen’s Park last weekend but they managed to secure a victory in his absence, beating basement club Brechin City 2-0 to extend their unbeaten League Two run to 11 games.

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