Our U15 side, with Head Coach Jason Donohue at the helm, take on visitors Poland in two friendly internationals this week. Eamonn Deacy Park in Galway will host the matches on Tuesday the 19th November at 7.30pm and at noon on Thursday the 21st November.
Ireland, captained by our very own club member James McManus, won the first contest on Tuesday by two goals to one on a very chilly Galway evening. Kevin Zefi put Ireland in front on 32 minutes with a superb individual goal and defender Cathal Heffernan, son of Olympic Medal winning athlete Rob Heffernan, scored the second with a header on 50 minutes. Poland hit back immediately and reduced arrears just two minutes later but Ireland remained resolute to secure victory.
Team: Conor Walsh; Luke O’Brien, Sam Curtis, Cathal Heffernan, Finn Cowper-Gray; Justin Ferizaj, James McManus(C), Adam Murphy; Kevin Zeffi, Caden McLoughlin, Gideon Tetteh
Joe O’Brien-Whitmarsh for Tetteh 52′
Alex Nolan for Ferizaj 64′
Rocco Vata for Murphy 64′
Adam Nugent for McLaughlin 64′
Cian Barrett for McManus 69′
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), Joe O’Brien-Whitmarsh(Cork City), Rocco Vata(Glasgow Celtic)
Forwards: Caden McLaughlin(Malaga CF), Alex Nolan(Cabinteely), Adam Nugent(Mayo SL), Gideon Tetteh(Shamrock Rovers), Kevin Zeffi(Shamrock Rovers)