2009 News Archive
held by Czech Republic on Thursday evening...25/11/2009
The Ireland Under 16 side was held to a three all draw in
their second meeting with the Czech Republic in Century Homes
Park on evening. The match saw Ireland lead on three occasions, all from Mickey
Drennan, but the visitors fought back to parity each time in a hugely
U16s meet Czech Republic on Tuesday ...24/11/2009
John Morling saw his Ireland Under 16 side
recover from conceding a goal on the half hour mark to the Czech Republic
at Rock Celtic FC, Dundalk on Tuesday evening to record
a fine two one victory. Five minutes after the opening goal, Evergreen midfielder
Mickey Drennan equalised from the spot following a foul on
debutant Philip Roberts and the Norwich City striker himself
scored the winner ten minutes into the second half.
Fingal lift FAI Ford Cup this afternoon...22/11/2009
The club founded two years ago Sporting Fingal, this afternoon
lifted the 2009 FAI Ford Cup Final with a two one victory over
Sligo Rovers in the new Tallaght Stadium. The 'Blue Riband'
event of Irish domestic football was played in wet and very windy conditions
which both sides battled hard to overcome. The first half was fairly even with
the North Dublin side perhaps just shading it with shots on target. Pre-match
favourites Sligo Rovers dominated the early stages of the second half and went
ahead on fifty seven minutes when Eoin Doyle
scored from a Raf Cretaro pass. Sporting Fingal
were not cowed however and their perseverence was rewarded with six minutes
of normal time remaining when Colm James converted a hotly
contested penalty awarded for a foul on Eamon Zayed. The newly
promoted side secured victory in added time when the diminutive Gary
O'Neill headed Robert Bayly's cross to the net.
allocated to Pot 3 for UEFA EURO 2012 draw...19/11/2009
The draw for the 2012 UEFA EURO 2012 Championship to be hosted by Poland and
Ukraine will take place in Warsaw on Sunday 7 February 2010.
The Coefficient Overview governing the draw was published today and Ireland
(ranked 25) will be allocated to Pot Three. The draw will
comprise six groups of six and three groups of five with the winners of each
group and the best runner-up qualifying directly for the Finals. The remaining
eight runners-up will play off over two legs for the final four places.
Ireland cheated out of World Cup?...18/11/2009
The romantic image of Paris will not resonate with Ireland, following their
elimination from the 2010 World Cup this evening. A double handball by captain
Thierry Henry, which created an extra time equaliser on the night for France
was missed by the otherwise excellent Swedish referee and led to Ireland's
undeserved elimination. Skipper Robbie Keane gave Ireland
a richly deserved lead on thirty three minutes following excellent build up
play by Damian Duff. Ireland looked by far the more cohesive
side throughout and both Duff and Keane will be disappointed that they did
not convert two other excellent chances which would have settled the match
in ordinary time.