TWO OF A KIND
2011 Mark made his debut with England in 2011 (he stopped playing for Ireland in 2008 before taking a mandatory three-year break to wear a different shirt) .
218 caps (all with Ireland)
233 caps (105 with England, 80 with Ireland and rest with GB)
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The first few times they faced each other, they were in direct contact with each other on the field. As Mark started out as a forward for England, he would come up against Paul, a defender, on numerous occasions. The situation is less complicated now as Mark has become a midfielder.
Adept at cricket
Mark, who began life juggling between cricket and hockey, could have had a career with the former. The 33-year-old used to play age-group cricket and at one point of time counted the likes of Eoin Morgan and Kevin O’Brien as teammates.