MARK Travers continued his rapid rise by making his full international debut for the Republic of Ireland last night.

The Cherries goalkeeper, 20, only made his senior club bow in May, featuring against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

He has since played twice more for Eddie Howe's first team and was the star of the show, saving three penalties in shoot-out glory over Forest Green Rovers in last month's Carabao Cup second-round success.

And his progress earned him a first cap for Ireland, starting for Mick McCarthy's men in a friendly against Bulgaria in Dublin.

Travers played 75 minutes of the 3-1 win, only conceding to an Ivelin Popov penalty.

Fellow young goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara, currently on loan at Burton Albion from Manchester United, replaced the Cherries man to also earn his first cap for the Boys in Green.

Gavin Kilkenny and Alex Dobre also saw international action last night, featuring for Republic of Ireland and Romania's under-21 sides respectively.

Jefferson Lerma played 90 minutes of Colombia's 0-0 friendly draw against Venezuela in Florida while Callum Wilson was an unused substitute in England's 5-3 win over Kosovo.