UK time is: 10:08:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rene Gilmartin under 21 debut

Shortest ever debut game just twenty seconds, but he did get to kick the ball before the final whistle, in the 2-1 win after first choice keeper was sent off.

Walsall’s Rene Gilmartin, first start – after just three games for the Saddlers last season.

The 18-year-old was only drafted into the Under-21s due to Millwall’s Colin Doyle requiring surgery, and with Darren Randolph of Charlton and Ipswich’s Shane Supple ahead of him in the pecking order for the Under-19s squad who are in Slovakia for the elite phase of the UEFA Championships.

“All Rene did last week was kick the ball and then the whistle blew,” recalled manager Don Givens.

“It wasn’t much of an outing for him, but now he has his chance and it is up to him to come in and grab it.”

Givens pitches his side into battle against Azerbaijan today, in the home leg of their European Championships preliminary round tie against the Azeris at Buckley Park in Kilkenny.We wish Rene all the best.






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Jorge's Jottings Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 18 2006

Time: 12:11PM

Your Comments

20 secs wasent much point putting him on in that time
green giant 12
An under twenty one cap without breaking sweat something I haven't got !!
Big No 9
saved a penalty in the game not a bad start to an international career
Big No 9
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Walsall Articles

Smith On Mantom Injury (Thursday November 20 2014)

Bradshaw Doubtful For Fleetwood (Thursday November 20 2014)

Walsall Team To Face Shrewsbury (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Cain Extends Loan Deal (Monday November 17 2014)

Walsall 0-0 Peterborough United (Saturday November 15 2014)

Walsall Team To Face Peterborough (Saturday November 15 2014)

Final League Game Moved (Friday November 14 2014)

Archived Walsall Articles

List All Vital Saddlers Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. john baker 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Walsall 0 - 0 Bradford
Walsall 3 - 1 Preston
Walsall 0 - 1 Crewe
Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Walsall
Port Vale 1 - 1 Walsall
Oldham 2 - 1 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Bradford 17 6 4 7 -1 22
14. Chesterfield 17 5 6 6 -1 21
15. Crawley 17 5 5 7 -10 20
16. Walsall 17 4 7 6 -2 19
17. Doncaster 15 5 3 7 -8 18
18. Colchester 17 4 5 8 -3 17
19. Gillingham 17 4 5 8 -7 17

Breaking League News

Scrapping At The Bottom - Crewe (H)
» Leyton Orient : 22/11/2014 10:00:00
DRFC Former keeper joins Hartlepool
» Doncaster : 22/11/2014 09:00:00
DRFC Exciting youngsters sign pro deals
» Doncaster : 22/11/2014 09:00:00
DRFC Main to make up for lost time?
» Doncaster : 22/11/2014 08:00:00
Crewe in the capital
» Crewe : 21/11/2014 21:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is the best keeper we have had since Jimmy Walker?
Suggested By:  
Clayton Ince 17%
Richard O'Donnell 78%
Other 5%