Our U17 Women suffered another defeat and exited the European Championship qualifiers following their four one loss to Iceland in Tallaght Stadium early this afternoon. As they did against Finland on Saturday, Ireland took the lead with a fifth minute goal from captain Abbie Larkin but we never really looked like retaining the advantage and so it was as the Group winners eased to victory.
Team: Summer Lawless; Meabh Russell, Kate Thompson, Heidi Macken, Tara O’Hanlon; Orlaith O’Mahony, Michaela Lawrence, Aoife Kelly; Katie McCarn, Abbie Larkin (c), Lia O’Leary
Aoibhe Fleming for Macken 46′
Joy Ralph for Lawrence 46′
Claudia Keenan for Lawless 58′
Chloe Atkinson for McCarn 58′
Jodie Loughrey for O’Leary 58′
Our U17 Women suffered a stunning two one defeat by Finland in this afternoon’s European Championship qualifier. Ireland took the lead on 58 minutes through captain Abbie Larkin and looked set for victory but two goals in added time ended hopes of qualification for the Finals.
Team; Summer Lawless; Kate Thompson, Heidi Macken, Tara O’Hanlon (c); Orlaith O’Mahony, Meabh Russell, Michaela Lawrence, Katie McCarn; Jodie Loughrey, Lia O’Leary, Keri Loughrey
Katie McCarn for K Loughrey 46′
Aoife Kelly for Lawrence 56′
Ellen Dolan for J Loughrey 56′
Joy Ralph for O’Leary 79′
A goal in the 88th minute from midfielder Michaela Lawrence salvaged a one all European Championship draw for our U17 women against Slovakia in Tallaght Stadium this evening. Ireland had been dominant for much of the contest but were unable to find the net and the concession of a 72nd minute penalty enabled Slovakia to take the lead.
The earlier Group A contest between Finland and Iceland also finished as a one all draw leaving all four sides with equal records.
Team; Summer Lawless; Kate Thompson, Eve Dossen, Aoibhe Fleming, Tara O’Hanlon (c); Orlaith O’Mahony, Michaela Lawrence, Katie McCarn; Jodie Loughrey, Lia O’Leary, Joy Ralph
Heidt Macken for Fleming 62′
Aoife Kelly for Loughrey 76′
Abbie Larkin for McCarn 77′