Last Updated: 11/11/11 10:17pm
FINAL WORD - Aidan has been back in touch to say: "I can nearly see Poland and the Ukraine from my sitting room window, at long last a great night for us Irish to remember, hope my passport is not out of date, what a great night to be Irish and at a time when this country really needs good positive stuff, God Bless the Irish." Enjoy your evening mate!
FULL TIME. Ireland win easily in Estonia to surely book their place in the finals after scoring four goals in a competitive game away from Irish soil for the first time since March 2001 (4-0 v Cyprus). Thanks for your views tonight, stay with us for reaction.
PEN GOAL - KEANE!!!! Keane places the ball into the right corner, just beyond the reach of Pareiko diving to his left. Pareiko is also booked for dissent.
PEN GIVEN - IRELAND. Hunt runs into the left side of the box and is taken out by Purje and it is rightly a penalty.
Voskoboinikov tries to get onto a long ball but goes down injured in the box and needs treatment on the pitch. There is no foul.
Cox fouls Dmitrijev for an Estonia free-kick midway in their own half. They punt the ball forward before Vassiljev tries a long range effort but it is well wide of Given's right post.
Dan says: "Woohooo surely it'll be a sea of green next June :o)" John says: "That's what I'm talking about Steve! Now let's keep it tight at the back and take any other gifts that may come our way. We are the boys in green......"
Ward fouls Dmitrijev for an Estonia free-kick midway in their half on the right. They take and St Ledger tackles Voskoboinikov for an Ireland throw in midway in their half.
Ireland have a free-kick 22 yards to the right of goal. They take it short but Hunt blasts his effort well over.
SENT OFF - PIIROJA. Keane latches onto a long ball and is fouled by Piiroja who is booked and has to walk. The night just goes from bad to worse for Estonia.
GOAL - KEANE!!!!! Ireland take the free-kick short and Andrews drives the ball at goal and the keeper saves with his legs before Keane latches onto the rebound and taps in from six yards.
Andrews runs at goal and is blocked by Piiroja who is booked and is suspended for the second leg. Ireland have a free-kick 28 yards in the centre.
GOAL - WALTERS!!!!! Walters gets a crucial second for Ireland. McGeady's initial shot from the left is only parried before Keane latches onto the ball, looks up and lobs the ball to Walters at the far post who heads in from close range!!!!!
Andrews wins a free-kick 30 yards out on the right flank. He takes but the ball is straight at Klavan who clears.
Ireland come again and McGeady crosses from the left but Duff and Whelan collide with each other on the edge of the box and Duff goes down and the ref eventually stops play so he can get treatment.
Voskoboinikov tries to get onto a long ball from the left but he fouls St Ledger on the edge of the box and it is an Ireland free-kick.
Ireland come again and win a free-kick 35 yards on the right flank. Duff punts the ball into the box but Klavan heads away. Duff then finds McGeady to the left of the box who crosses in but it is straight at Pareiko who gathers.
Ireland break forward and McGeady creates a yard of space for himself before shooting from 15 yards out to the left of goal but Pareiko dives down well to gather.
Estonia take the corner and Ireland partially clear before Piiroja's long range effort does not trouble Given.
Vassiljev takes the free-kick low and hard and Dunne manages to put it out for an Estonia corner on the left.
Vunk plays a one-two and tries to run into the box on the left but Kelly fouls him for a free-kick 20 yards out to the left of goal.
Duff takes the corner, Pareiko comes to try and claim the ball but it runs through to the opposite flank for an Ireland free-kick 15 yards out on the right.
Vassiljev is fouled by Andrews near the halfway line. He takes the free-kick but Ireland win the ball and keep good possession before Ward crosses from the left byline towards Keane in the centre who shoots from eight yards but the ball hits Klavan and rebounds to Duff who shoots from 12 yards to the right of goal but Pareiko gathers low down.
McGeady wins a throw in near the left byline. Ward takes and Ireland feed the ball to Duff on the right flank who cuts in and tries an effort from 25 yards but his low shot is wide.
Shane says: "So far so good. Another goal and a clean sheet will do, if we concede i think we should just go for the kill. No more ifs and buts this is the time we take control of our destiny."
Dan on Canvey Island says: "Please keep your heads and see this one out with a win Ireland, I'm sick of having to half support England in every tournament since 2002 :o) Come on Ireland put France behind us and take on our own destiny this time!"
Here's a stat - The last time Ireland lost a competitive game in which they had taken the lead was in October 2006 (2-5 v Cyprus). Let's hope that doesn't happen here!! What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best when I return with my beverage!!
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 25/1 for an Estonia win, 6/1 for the draw and 1/8 on for an Ireland victory. My 0-0 prediction is over and Ireland don't look like losing here - another goal would be nice for Tuesday's return!
HALF TIME. Ireland go in one up after a great first half for Trapattoni's men. Stay with us for the second period.
McGeady presses down the left flank and wins a throw in 15 yards out on the left. Ward takes and receives the ball back before crossing from the edge of the box 12 yards out but it is straight at Pareiko who gathers.
John says: "Now then, if Ireland do not qualify it is no one else's fault but their own. A 2 goal cushion back to Dublin would be disappointing, but I'd take it :-) Come on Ireland!!" I'd take a two goal cushion as well, you will be well in control!!
Ahjupera is rightly booked for a high tackle 22 yards out on Ward, who is caught on his right shoulder. Ouch!!
Walters wins a throw in 15 yards out on the right. Kelly takes and crosses into the box and Walters tries a glancing header from 12 yards out on the right but Pareiko gathers at his near post.
SENT OFF - STEPANOV. Stepanov, who is already on a yellow card, fouls Keane as the striker tries to get round him and is rightly sent off for a second bookable offence. It is an Ireland free-kick 28 yards out on the left.
Andrews hits a long ball forward for Walters to chase who latches onto the ball before trying an effort from ten yards on the right but his shot is wide and over the bar.
Vassiljev takes the corner but Ireland partially clear. Kink comes again and tries an effort from 25 yards on the right but his low shot lacks power and is straight at Given who gathers.
Kink tries to get onto a throughball into the right side of the box but Ward puts it out for a corner on the right.
Kruglov tries to get onto a long crossfield ball but Given is quickly off his line and gathers at the edge of his box.
Aidan says: "I have to say that if the Republic of Ireland dont qualify for the final in Poland and the Ukraine it will be a sad night for my country, we have the best chance in a very long time getting through for the Final in God knows how long,and we have had the second leg at Away every time we have played in a play off we have being at home first, Holland in Anfield Euro 96,Belgium home France 98,Turkey home Euro 2000, Iran home World Cup 2002,France home 2010 South Africa, and only once have we got through in the finals in a play off has to be this time. We have the Players but can they perform. Please God they can." You're looking good here Aidan!!
Estonia press again and Kink crosses from 22 yards on the right into the box but St Ledger heads away.
Ireland win a free-kick 35 yards out on the left. Whelan takes, Walters wins a header at the far post before Estonia finally scramble the ball away.
Vassiljev tries an effort from 28 yards on the right across goal but it goes wide of Given's right post.
Estonia come again and Klavan tries an effort from 28 yards to the left of goal but his low shot goes well wide.
Vassilijev takes the corner and Ahjupera tries to head at goal at the near post but his glancing effort is way off before Ireland clear.
Kink runs into the right side of the box and Whelan has to put the ball out for a corner on the right.
Kink makes a strong run from the right into the centre before shooting from 28 yards out but his effort is way over.
Andrews takes the free-kick towards St Ledger at the far post who heads back across goal. The Estonia defenders fail to clear allowing Walters to shoot left-footed from 15 yards in the centre but his effort goes over.
Estonia come again and Kruglov plays the ball across goal from eight yards out on the left but no one is there to convert and Ireland clear.
Kruglov crosses from the left byline towards Ahjupera at the near post but Dunne is there and the striker cannot get a full shot and the ball runs through to Given to clear.
GOAL - ANDREWS!!!! Keane finds McGeady to the left of the box. He crosses in from the edge of the box and Andrews outjumps Piiroja into the left corner of the net. Great header!!!!
Vassiljev plays a one-two with Kruglov before trying an effort from 22 yards on the left which takes a deflection off Andrews and goes out for a corner on the left.
Estonia win a free-kick 40 yards out on the left. They punt the ball forward but Piiroja's header under pressure from 15 yards out on the right goes wide of Given's left post.
McGeady tries to press down the left flank but he cannot get his cross away with two defenders in attendance and the ball runs out for a goal kick.
Vunk tries to release Ahjupera down the centre but he can only flick the ball on for Given to gather in his box.
Ireland win a throw in 35 yards out on the left. They take and Walters wins one 20 yards out on the left. Ward takes and gets the ball back before crossing from the left byline but the ball goes out for a goal kick.
Walters tries an effort from 30 yards out to the left of goal but his shot lacks power and is easily gathered by Pareiko.
Ireland take the throw in and win another in a similar position. They take again and Walters flicks on at the near post but Stepanov clears the box.
Ireland win a throw in 35 yards out on the right. Kelly tries to release Walters down the right flank and the visitors eventually win a throw in 15 yards out on the right.
Bob says: "Estonia are no Scotland ...so Ireland will have their work cut out this evening!" I agree Bob, Estonia are a good side to make the play-offs.
Sky Bet's Tim has been in touch to say: "Ireland are the favourites both tonight and to qualify at 5/4 and 1/3 respectively with Estonia 12/5 outsiders to win the first leg despite home advantage, while a draw is 21/10. Jonathan Walters is named in attack for the visitors and is price boosted from 13/2 to 8/1 to open the scoring." Cheers for the info Tim!
Teams - Rep of Ireland: Given, Kelly, St. Ledger, Dunne, Ward, Duff, Whelan, Andrews, McGeady, Keane, Walters. Subs: Westwood, Hunt, Keogh, Cox, Fahey, McShane, O'Dea.
Teams - Estonia: Pareiko, Jaager, Stepanov, Piiroja, Klavan, Dmitrijev, Vassiljev, Vunk, Kruglov, Kink, Ahjupera. Subs: Londak, Rahn, Voskoboinikov, Lindpere, Purje, Saag, Teniste.
FIRST VIEW - Cian has been in touch to say: "Hello. Ireland fan here!! really hope Ireland win 2night........ Jon Walters + Robbie Keane up front was the right decision. I will go for an Ireland win, 4-1 with: Walters,Keane,Duff+Dunne to score a header from a corner. COME ON IRELAND!!!" That's the spirit mate, though I see it a lot tighter myself!
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 12/5 for an Estonia win, 21/10 for the draw and 5/4 for an Ireland victory. I've a sneaking feeling this could end up like the Russia game for Ireland and I'm going for a 0-0 draw ahead of Tuesday's return. What are you views / predictions for tonight? Send them to email@example.com and I will post up the best.
Team news - Jonathan Walters has been handed the task of partnering skipper Robbie Keane in attack for Ireland. Boss Giovanni Trapattoni opted for the Stoke man as expected, rather than West Brom counterpart Simon Cox to replace the suspended Kevin Doyle for the first leg. Opposite number Tarmo Ruutli has made one change to the side which beat Northern Ireland in Estonia's final qualifier as dangerman Aleksandr Vassiljev comes in for Ats Purje, while New York Red Bulls midfielder Joel Lindpere is on the bench after he ended his self-imposed exile from international football.
Welcome to the A Le Coq Arena in Tallinn for our coverage of Estonia versus Republic of Ireland in their Euro 2012 play-off first leg. Remember you can also watch the action live on Sky Sports HD1 and Sky Sports 1 from 7.45pm. Please send in your views / predictions for tonight's game to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best.