Last Updated: 14/08/13 9:40pm
The final whistle blows. The game ends goalless, which is a fair reflection off the proceedings. Ireland probably just shaded things, with Myhill making a couple of decent saves, but this was not a game to live long in the memory.
McCarthy's cross is headed clear by Ricketts. McClean tries to keep the attack going as we move into three added minutes.
Chance for Madden, but a tough one as Myhill's weak punch clear drops to the debutant. His volley sails high over the bar, though.
The corner is overhit. McClean tries to bring the ball out of defence for Ireland but makes a bit of a hash of it before getting out of trouble as Ashley Williams fouls him.
McCarthy tries to cross from the right, but hits the ball with his standing foot and then slices behind for a goal-kick.
Final change for Ireland as Walters - who's done as much as anyone to light up a drab spectacle this evening - makes way for Conor Sammon.
Ben Davies looks to burst between two Ireland defenders but a heavy touch sees the ball run behind for a goal-kick.
Best piece of football in the game as Walters makes his way into the Wales box and cuts the ball back to Madden, whose shot is saved low to his right by Myhill. The ball breaks for McClean who looks sure to score only for Ashley Williams to make the block
A heavy first touch from McClean ruins a decent position for Ireland, with Myhill able to come out and gather.
Wales still looking busy, knocking the ball around in midfield before a long diagonal over the top sets Davies away. His first touch is good, and his cross is deflected to Vokes. But he shoots wide.
Vokes beats Wilson in an aerial duel, but O'Dea is on hand to pick up the loose ball and clear his lines.
Chance! Best opportunity of the game as Long powers past three Wales defenders and into the penalty area but his shot is beaten away by Myhill. 1-1 in shots on target now.
Walters gives away a free-kick with an unnecessary foul on Jonny Williams. Another free-kick in shooting range for Wales.
Wilson overhits a cross from the left. It sails out of play for a Wales goal-kick. More substitutions on the way.
A scrappy game has got scrappier. Couple of niggly fouls and offside calls not helping the flow. Wales looking to commit more men forward now, but the ball's not getting to them.
Still just the one effort on target in this match, and a period of readjustment here as four subs bed in.
Wilson fouls Jonny Williams to give Wales a free-kick out on the right. It's played short and comes to nothing.
Ireland get in on the action as well, with the impressive O'Shea off and Darren O'Dea on. Paul Green replaces Whelan.
Good touch from Bellamy to bring down a long ball over the top, but O'Shea stays with him and gets the tackle in.
McCarthy tries his luck from 25 yards. Ashley Williams makes the block, and Gunter completes the clearance.
Bellamy's free-kick is on target, but comfortably saved by Westwood diving to his right. First shot on target tonight.
Hoolahan has his back to goal on the edge of the Wales box and looks to flick the ball into the run of Long, but Ashley Williams anticipates that and cuts it out.
McCarthy tries to pick out Long with a long ball from deep, but it skids off the surface and is easy for Myhill to gather on the edge of his area.
The corner is half-cleared. Allen tries to stand up a cross for Ashley Williams, but it's just too high for the centre-back to make proper contact and the ball skids off his head and behind for a goal-kick.
The corner is poor, but Ledley keeps the ball alive and forces Whelan to nod the ball behind for another Wales corner.
A raking crossfield pass almost finds Collison, Marc Wilson forced to turn the ball behind for a Wales corner.
Smart corner from Bellamy, playing the ball into the path of the late-arriving Davies, but he sweeps wide from 16 yards.
Ireland fail to take advantage of a promising position on the right as Long can only put an overhit pass out for a Wales throw
Lovely skill from Brady on the edge of the Wales box, getting the ball out of his feet and opening his body up to send an effort curling towards Myhill's far post. Just started it too wide, though.
As one Williams has a shot on goal, another goes into the referee's notebook. Ashley Williams cautioned for what can only be dissent.
Jonny Williams shifts the ball a yard and gives himself a shooting chance from 30 yards, but slices it wide.
Another good forward surge from Ledley, but O'Shea once again keeps his cool and positions himself to cut out the threat.
Bellamy fails to beat the first man. Davies' attempt to lift the ball back into the danger area is overhit and runs out for a goal-kick.
Bellamy's snapshot from the corner of the penalty area ricochets behind for a corner, Wales' third of this first half.
Jack Collison's persistence almost sees him create a chance for himself out of nothing, but O'Shea gets a crucial foot in.
Jon Walters lets the ball run across his body before letting fly from 25 yards, but it's always off target.
Wales break forward, but the ball gets away from Robson-Kanu on the edge of Ireland's area. Wales yet to fashion a clear chance.
Chance! James McCarthy's cross from the right is dummied by Brady but Long fires over the bar first time from 14 yards. Really good chance, that. Ireland creating some good opportunities now.
Brady pounces on a loose ball and bursts into the Wales area before firing a shot over the bar when squaring the ball across the box may have been a better option.
First real sight of goal for either side as Glenn Whelan drags wide from the edge of the box after being teed up by Brady.
Ledley's persistence on the left keeps the ball as Coleman tries to shepherd it out for an Ireland goal-kick. Wales have a throw.
Possession stats have turned round, with Wales enjoying 70 per cent of the ball in the last 10 minutes.
As soon as they lose possession, Ireland are getting plenty of men behind the ball. Wales struggling to play through them.
Nice touch from Bellamy, whose backheel looks set to put Robson-Kanu clear until the Wales number 11 produces a heavy first touch.
Keiren Westwood fails to deal with the corner, and is indebted to John O'Shea for beating Ashley Williams to the ball and nodding behind for another corner.
Wales play it short and look to Joe Allen to unlock the Ireland defence. No way through, though, and Wales end up going all the way back to keeper Boaz Myhill.
Bellamy wins a free-kick for Wales after some neat footwork in a congested area just inside Ireland territory.
Wales with a spell of possession inside their own half, but still behind 65-35 on that stat in these opening 10 minutes.
Long swings in a dangerous cross from the right, but there's no Ireland player in a position to take advantage. The ball runs across the penalty area and out for a Wales throw via the corner flagpole.
First real spell of possession for Wales, who spread the play nicely from left to right but then falter as they attempt to make meaningful forward progress through Jonny Williams.
Shane Long wins the ball back in midfield for Ireland, who look the livelier, busier side in these very early stages.
Ireland with the early possession, Robbie Brady just failing to find the mark with an attempted throughball.
Republic of Ireland: Westwood, Coleman, Clark, O'Shea, Wilson, Walters, McCarthy, Whelan, Brady, Hoolahan, Long.
Wales: Myhill, Gunter, A Williams, Ricketts, Ben Davies, Ledley, Allen, Bellamy, Collison, J Williams, Robson-Kanu.