Watch: Shane Long's Header Gives Republic of Ireland Win over Bosnia Herzegovina

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Some may see the Republic of Ireland's most recent international friendly as little more than meaningless.

After all, their opponent, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a small fish in a big pond with little more to look forward to than qualifying for a World Cup that's more than two years away.

But don't tell any of that rubbish to Irish striker Shane Long.

With the match gridlocked at 0-0, Long came off the bench in the 62nd minute and substituted for an ailing Robbie Keane. Sixteen minutes later, he took a brilliant Aiden McGeady cross and performed the most textbook header this side of the Adriatic Sea.

"We joined up on Sunday, and we wanted to get off on a good foot today and get a bit of a roll going," Long said after the match, according to the Daily Mail. "The whole country's getting right behind us. They're all coming over to support us. Hopefully we'll give them something to shout about."

Check out the header that gave the Republic of Ireland confidence going into their next match against Hungary on June 4.

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