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Horgan hopes Hibs form puts him in frame for Irish recall

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Daryl Horgan. Photo: Sportsfile

Daryl Horgan. Photo: Sportsfile

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Daryl Horgan. Photo: Sportsfile

Daryl Horgan hopes that his form with Scottish side Hibs and their positive start to the new season can help revive his Ireland career.

The Galway native, in the final year of his contract, was handed his international debut by Martin O'Neill, while he was a Preston player, but he had caught the eye while at Dundalk under Stephen Kenny. Horgan was not picked to play, and rarely made it into the squad, under Mick McCarthy last year as he admits his club form did not warrant it.

Horgan has played in each of the first three games of the new league season, starting in last night's 1-0 win at Dundee United which put them clear at the top of the table, and he's hopeful of a revived international career

"If I'm playing and I'm playing well then there'll be an opportunity. If I'm not, there won't," he said.

"I didn't play under Mick McCarthy at all and you can say what you want about that, but I wasn't playing well enough to get in the Irish squad. When you're not in there, you need to be doing much better than the players that are already there and I wasn't."

"I'd never turn down any opportunity to play for my country, it would be something I'd love to do again but we'll just have to see."