Head Coach Colin O’Brien gave those players who were not involved in the friendly international victory over Poland on Wednesday afternoon an opportunity this Friday afternoon when we went down to a two one defeat by Belgium in another friendly international in Marbella. Belgium scored twice in the opening thirty minutes and fully deserved their victory. Ireland could make little headway against a resilient Belgian defence until the 78th minute when Norwich City defender Andrew Omobamidele powered home a header following a corner kick.
Team: Harry Halwax; Luke Turner, Andrew Omobamidele, James Furlong, Thomas Considine; Seamas Keogh(C), Joe Hodge, Brandon Holt; Toby Owens, Conor Carty, Roland Idowu
Substitutes: Jimmy Corcoran for Halfax 46′, Sean McEvoy for Considine 46′, Timi Sobowale for Holt 46′, Josh Giurgi for Carty 46′, Matt Everitt for Idowu 46′, Ronan McKinley for Owens 68′.