Our Republic of Ireland U17 side, guided by Head Coach Colin O’Brien, completed preparations for the upcoming Elite Stage of the 2020 European Championship with a one all draw against Switzerland in their second outing in Valencia this Friday morning. There was a touch of ‘deja vu’ at the outset as the Swiss took a second minute lead but on this occasion the defence stood firm and a second half equaliser from Evan Ferguson was just reward for their resilience.
Team: Josh Keely; Fionnan Coyle, Darragh Reilly, Sean Roughlan, Oisin Hand; Andrew Moran, Kailin Barlow, Jamie Doyle; Sinclair Armstrong(C), Calum Kavanagh, Oran Crowe
Gavin O’Brien for Coyle 46′
Tayo Adaramola for Roughlan 46′
Evan Ferguson for Kavanagh 46′
Oliver O’Neill for Crowe 46′
Our U17 side went down to a three one defeat by Switzerland in the first of their two friendly contests played in Valencia, Spain this Wednesday afternoon. The Swiss took an early lead and dominated much of the exchanges during the remainder of the first half. They added two further goals in the early stages of the second half with the Irish goal coming five minutes from the end through late substitute Andrew Moran.
Team: Daniel Rose; Tayo Adaramola, Leigh Kavanagh, Adam Wells, Gavin O’Brien(C); Kyle Conway, Colin Conroy, Ben McCormack; Evan Ferguson, Oliver O’Neill, Robbie Mahon
Oran Crowe for Conroy 46′
Sinclair Armstrong for Mahon 46′
Jamie Doyle for McCormack 62′
Calum Kavanagh for Ferguson 62′
Andrew Moran for O’Neill 62′
Darragh Reilly for Adaramola 79′
Republic of Ireland Under 17 Head Coach Colin O’Brien has named a 22 player squad for their friendly double header against Switzerland which takes place in Valencia this week. The first contest is set for Wednesday the 12th February in the Campos de Futbol Oliva Nova at 12pm Irish time with the second encounter scheduled for the same venue at 11am Irish time on Friday the 14th February 2020.
Goalkeepers: Josh Keely(St Patrick’s Athletic), Daniel Rose(Everton)
Defenders: Tayo Adaramola(Crystal Palace), Fionnan Coyle(Finn Harps), Oisin Hand(Shamrock Rovers), Leigh Kavanagh(Bray Wanderers), Gavin O’Brien(Bohemian), Darragh Reilly(Shamrock Rovers), Sean Roughan(Lincoln City), Adam Wells(Shamrock Rovers)
Midfielders: Kailin Barlow(Sligo Rovers), Colin Conroy(Bohemian), Kyle Conway(St Patrick’s Athletic), Oran Crowe(Cork City), Jamie Doyle(Shamrock Rovers), Ben McCormack(St Patrick’s Athletic), Andrew Moran (Bray Wanderers)
Forwards: Sinclair Armstrong(Shamrock Rovers), Evan Ferguson(Bohemian), Calum Kavanagh(Middlesbrough), Robbie Mahon(Bohemian), Oliver O’Neill(Fulham)