Our Republic of Ireland U19 side under the guidance of Head Coach Tom Mohan played out a two all draw with Sweden in a friendly international played in Marbella early this Friday afternoon. Ireland took a ninth minute lead through Evan Caffrey and fifteen minutes later Zak Gilsenan added a second. Sweden responded shortly before the half-time break from the penalty spot and scored the equaliser on 62 minutes. The sides will meet again at 11am on Monday morning in the same venue.
The matches form part of the preparation for the 2021/22 European Championship qualifying Group 6 in Bulgaria between the 10th and 16th November 2021 where Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro complete the four nation Group.
Team: Dan Rose; Josh Seary, Bosun Lawal, Anselmo McNulty, Tayo Adaramola; Oisin Gallagher, Christiano Fitzgerald, John Joe Benoa; Zak Gilsenan, Evan Caffrey, Jamie Mullins
Luke Pearce for Gilsenan 49′
James Abankwah for Seary 62′
Val Adedokun for Fitzgerald 62′
Harry Vaughan for Mullins 62′
Ed McJannet for Benoa 70′
Ben McCormack for Caffrey 70′
Jevon Mills for Gallagher 76′
Goalkeepers: Arlo Doherty (Leicester City), Dan Rose (Schalke 04)
Defenders: James Abankwah (St Patrick’s Athletic), Tayo Adaramola (Crystal Palace), Val Adedokun (Brentford), Bosun Lawal (Glasgow Celtic), Anselmo Garcia McNulty (Wolfsburg), Jevon Mills (Hull City), Josh Seary (Preston North End)
Midfielders: John Joe Finn-Benoa (Getafe), Evan Caffrey (UCD), Kian Corbally (St Patrick’s Athletic), Oisin Gallagher (Lincoln City), Ben McCormack (St Patrick’s Athletic), Ed McJannett (Luton Town), Harry Vaughan (Oldham Athletic)
Forwards: Aidomo Emakhu* (Shamrock Rovers), Cristiano Fitzgerald (Boavista), Zak Gilsenan (Blackburn Rovers), Cian Hayes (Fleetwood Town), Johnny Kenny** (Sligo Rovers), Jamie Mullins (Bohemian), Luke Pearce (Southampton)
* Match 2 Only ** Match 2 if not with U21s