Watch Robbie Keane cap record-breaking appearance with hat-trick

The striker overtook Shay Given as the all-time cap-leader for Republic of Ireland on Friday and marked the occasion with three goals
Robbie Keane set the record for the Republic of Ireland with 126 appearances on Friday and marked the achievement with a hat trick against the Faroe Islands.

The LA Galaxy captain started in the fifth minute and wrapped up his second international hat-trick 10 minutes from time. The 32-year-old has scored a record 59 goals for Ireland.

The three points extracted from the Faroe Islands in Dublin move Ireland up to third in Uefa Group C World Cup 2014 qualifying.