Tarashaj, Everton's striking acquisition in January from Grasshopper Zurich, made his senior international debut when he came on as a 71st-minute substitute and he almost equalised late on but his effort was deflected inches wide.
Ciaran Clark's second-minute header, by way of former Everton defender Shane Duffy's flick-on, proved to be the winner.
Everton's other representative in the friendly, James McCarthy, came on for Stephen Quinn with an hour gone, one of three changes that also saw McGeady make way for Jonny Hayes.
Ireland's win was marred by a serious leg injury to ex-Premier League and current Colorado Rapids striker Kevin Doyle, however, that saw him stretchered off the field and taken to hospital for x-rays.
Elsewhere, Muhamed Besic played 67 minutes of Bosnia-Herzegovina's 3-0 win in Luxembourg, making way for Miralem Pjanic with the scores goalless. Pjanic scored the third goal in stoppage time, adding to an own goal by Maxine Chanot and a strike by Milan Djuric.
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1 Posted 25/03/2016 at 23:19:03
Do Tottenham or Leicester have a hard captain? I don't think so. Maybe the question of a captain isn't the problem with Everton. It's the manager or players.
3 Posted 26/03/2016 at 03:57:18
Sharabi, I think that good teams have leaders all over the pitch.
4 Posted 26/03/2016 at 08:22:17
5 Posted 26/03/2016 at 08:58:18
Well done, Seamus. Maybe one day you will be given the honour of captaining our beloved team.
6 Posted 26/03/2016 at 09:16:32
7 Posted 26/03/2016 at 09:36:01
Tony, Coleman is very like some of the players we have signed from lower league clubs. Galloway and Stones seem much better prepared having come through at a lower level than our own academy players. Coleman, because he hasn't had a huge ego installed through the Academy system, seems to have the right attitude.
8 Posted 26/03/2016 at 09:58:43
9 Posted 26/03/2016 at 10:29:06
10 Posted 26/03/2016 at 10:55:51
12 Posted 26/03/2016 at 17:01:13
13 Posted 26/03/2016 at 17:23:20
Doyle's injury looked innocuous until I saw the photo of it. Here it is for those that can stomach... and for those that can't resist it:
14 Posted 26/03/2016 at 17:30:33
Lukaku mouthing off about Champions League already, I think his position becomes untenable if we don't make the cup final or at least I hope so. Having Martinez as manager of your team feels like banging your head against a brick wall. Again and again, enough already.
15 Posted 26/03/2016 at 17:36:17
16 Posted 26/03/2016 at 21:49:29
He is at a level that suits his capabilities. Happy for him though, he will experience the Euros and have a pretty decent career. With that injury, that must be a bonus for him.
17 Posted 27/03/2016 at 05:47:12
Dier is certainly one that got away... you have to wonder though if Martinez would've let him go.
18 Posted 28/03/2016 at 13:19:22
The lad is passionate and a trier, tough and takes no nonsense... Costa, remember?
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