Our U15 side under the guidance of Head Coach Jason Donohue defeated England by three goals to one at their St George’s Park HQ this Sunday afternoon. This was their sixth contest this season and all have resulted in victory.
Ireland got off to a storming start this afternoon with Kevin Zeffi finding the net with less than a minute on the clock. Ireland were dominant in possession during the first half and added the second on thirty minutes through captain Caden McLoughlin.
The hosts fought back in the early stages of the second half and reduced arrears with a long range goal. Ireland remined undaunted and Zeffi ensured victory with his second and our third goal on 73 minutes.
Our own Club member James McManus started in midfield and completed the full match.
Team: C Walsh; F Cowper-Gray, L O’Brien, S Curtis, C Heffernan; J McManus, J O’Brien-Whitmarsh, J Ferizaj; C McLoughlin, K Zeffi, A Murphy
R Vata for Whitmarsh 55′
A Nugent for Murphy 55′
S O’Leary for Walsh 74′
D Kelly for Cowper-Gray 74′
T Hughes for O’Brien 74′
A Nolan for McLoughlin 74′
G Tetteh for Zeffi 74′
Goalkeepers: Shay O’Leary(Shamrock Rovers), Conor Walsh(Mayo SL)
Defenders: Finn Cowper-Gray(Klub Kildare), Sam Curtis(Shamrock Rovers), Cathal Heffernan(Cork City), Tristan Hughes(Shamrock Rovers), Daniel Kelly(Mayo SL), Luke O’Brien(Bray Wanderers)
Midfielders: Cian Barrett(Shamrock Rovers), Justin Ferizaj(Shamrock Rovers), James McManus(St Kevins Boys/Bohemian), Adam Murphy(Belvedere), Alex Nolan(Cabinteely), Joe O’Brien-Whitmarsh(Cork City), Rocco Vata(Glasgow Celtic)
Forwards: Caden McLaughlin(Malaga CF), Adam Nugent(Mayo SL), Gideon Tetteh(Shamrock Rovers), Kevin Zeffi(Shamrock Rovers)