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Watch Robbie Keane cap record-breaking appearance with hat trick

Robbie Keane overtook Shay Given as the all-time cap-leader for the Republic of Ireland on Friday, and marked the occasion with a hat trick.

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 qualifying.

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