Head Coach Dave Connell watched his U19 Women secure an impressive four nil victory over Serbia in their second Elite Stage qualifying contest of the 2019 European Championship in Campo Municipal de A Lomba, Spain early this Saturday afternoon. Ireland took the lead on twenty one minutes through Tiegan Ruddy and two second half goals from half-time substitute Leah Brady and another from captain Megan Mackey embellished an excellent performance.
The other two Group Four contestants, Hungary and mini-tournament hosts Spain met later in the afternoon with Spain crushing their opponents by seven goals to nil.
With only the Group winner progressing to the Championship Finals, Ireland will conclude their challenge against European Champions Spain in their final Group fixture on Tuesday the 9th April 2019.
Rachel Kelly; Rachel Baynes, Roisin McGovern, Sadhbh Doyle, Lucia Lobato; Megan Mackey(C), Tiegan Ruddy, Niamh Reynolds; Heather Payne, Alannah McEvoy, Carla McManus
Leah Brady for McManus 46′
Chloe Singleton for Ruddy 64′
Sinead Donavan for Reynolds 64′
Katie Burdis for Lobato 88′
Keelin McEntee for McEvoy 88′
Goalkeepers: Rachael Kelly(Shelbourne WFC), Erica Turner(DLR Waves)
Defenders: Rachel Baynes(Galway WFC), Leah Brady(Galway WFC), Katie Burdis(DLR Waves), Sadhbh Doyle(Galway WFC), Roisin McGovern(DLR Waves), Aoife Slattery(Wexford WFC)
Midfielders: Sinead Donavan(Galway WFC), Lucia Lobato(Galway WFC), Megan Mackey(Brighton & Hove Albion), Tiegan Ruddy(Shelbourne WFC), Chloe Singleton(Galway WFC)
Forwards: Kelly Brady(World Class-USA), Keelin McEntee(DLR Waves), Alannah McEvoy(Shelbourne WFC), Carla McManus(Kilkenny United), Michelle O’Driscoll(Daytona State University-USA), Heather Payne(Bristol City), Niamh Reynolds(Reading WFC)