In a sense, the Danes knew exactly what was coming. Defender Mathias Jorgensen even prophesied how it would happen and who would do it. Yet still, they were powerless to stop it. Standing on the shoulders of Paul McGrath against Italy and Richard Dunne against Russia, Shane Duffy had his coming out party, so to speak, as Ireland took a valuable point from Denmark in Copenhagen. This game was typical of the player Duffy has become for both club and country in the last year or so, as he put his body on the line in both boxes, with a dominant display. Over the last number of qualification campaigns, Ireland have seen a leader step out from the crowd and deliver for the Boys in Green when they have needed it most. In 2014/2015 as Martin O’Neill’s side clamoured towards Euro 2016 it was striker Jon Walters whose goals, endeavour and work rate helped Ireland reach the tournament finals in France. In 2016/2017, although Ireland didn’t reach the World Cup in Russia, James McClean emerged from the pack as their talisman scoring crucial goals, including the winner against Wales which sent the Boys in Green to the playoffs. We’re going to explore Duffy’s contribution in both boxes, beginn...