Came out well for crosses and made a couple of great saves, but caused himself unnecessary pressure with some poor passing.
Appeared more confident alongside the experienced O'Shea,and seemed more composed on and off the ball. Capped a solid start with his first international goal.
Made Polish captain Jakub Błaszczykowski look anonymous at times, which is no mean feat given the Borussia Dortmund winger has 12 goals in 59 international appearances.
The most capped player on the pitch showed his experience with a solid defensive performance, and marshalled his players well.
Got forward whenever possible, but often took too long on the ball and got caught out of position. Offers a viable backup if another similar injury crisis arises.
Took some neat touches on the ball at times, but on other occasions didn't look as comfortable, trying to force play.
Helped out his defence very well by tracking back and making some crucial tackles. Looks to have established himself as one of Trapattoni's first choice midfielders.
His direct play caused trouble down the wing for the Polish defence, but his crossing was poor for most of the game, failing to beat the first defender on many occasions.
A solid international debut for the Derby County striker, who was often the target of direct play and held up the ball well for Long and the midfielders.
His set-pieces proved themselves to be dangerous once again, and his trickery on the ball can also cause trouble for defenders.
Did not put in his best performance in a green jersey, but closed down the defenders quickly and tried to latch onto Sammon's knock-downs.
Not on long enough to make a proper impression.
Played a fantastic ball for the second goal, picking out Hoolahan with an exquisite lofted pass over the defence.
A decent performance from Green, who didn't do much wrong after coming on at half-time.
Looked sharp on the ball, and provided a creative outlet at all times. Scored a magnificent goal to open his international account and give Trapattoni more selection headaches.
Played on both wings, and used his physicality to halt the Polish attackers, but offered little going forward.
Was anonymous after coming on out wide, and won't have much to remember from his his 22nd cap.
Couldn't do much for Ciaran Clark's goal, and had little else to do in his 45 minutes.
Never looked assured in defence, and almost allowed Conor Sammon to score with a very poor clearance.
Needlessly booked for a lunge on McClean, and could have been sent off in a competitive fixture.
Poland's most dangerous player in the first half, getting forward well and putting in some testing crosses.
Never really offered much in attack, but did his job adequately in defence.
Showed some great bursts of pace at times, but was stifled by McCarthy in midfield.
Another dangerous player from an Irish perspective, he mixed up play well, and put in some threatening corners.
Played in Borussia Dortmund clubmmate Lewandowski with a splendid through ball, but had a mostly quiet evening at the Aviva Stadium.
Held up the ball well, and was comfortable with his short passing. Never really sparkled though.
Another Polish player with an eye for a quick break, his pass could have easily found Lewandowski, but Forde reacted first.
Worked his socks off at times, but was frustrated on his own up front. Always capable of producing on a counter-attack.
Made a great save from James McCarthy minutes after coming on, and wasn't helped by his defence for Hoolahan's goal.
Tried to help Poland get back into the game, but was often too urgent with his play.
Should really have done better with a long-range effort which failed to test Forde's goal.
Had plenty of time to direct a shot goalwards after a slip by Cunningham, but couldn't keep his footing and squandered Poland's best chance.
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