Saturday, June 21, 2008

Stephen Butler becomes All-time top scorer

When Stephen Butler rounded Ali McGregor last weekend in the 58th minute of Ireland's final match of the Setanta Trophy, he became Ireland's leadin all-time goalscorer, netting his 71st in Irish colours.

And while the majority of Butler's goals have come from his lethal drag-flicks, his control at the top of the D and composure to go past the GB keeper showed Ireland's new found ability to score stylish goals from open play.

The Glenanne player acheived the feat in 137 caps and will hope to extend that record in the upcoming Celtic Cup in Garryduff, Cork.

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