Faroe Islands boss Brian Kerr admitted it had been a ‘very, very good day’ as his part-time side drew 1-1 with Northern Ireland in their Euro 2012 qualifier.

Former Republic of Ireland manager Kerr - whose parents are from Belfast - saw his side lead through Christian Holst before being pegged back by Kyle Lafferty's equaliser.

‘We were always going to be under pressure, with some of the class players they have,’ Kerr told Sky Sports.

‘It was a brave performance, I think we at least deserved a point.

‘It's a very, very good day. I had a couple of good days last year, when we beat Lithuania it was a great day.

‘Being from Ireland and having so many relations in Ireland - my parents are from Belfast, it was a good day. Many people in Ireland will have watched the game.’