U19s exit with comfortable victory…29/03/2022

Our U19 side completed  their involvement in the 2022 European Championship with a commanding four nil victory over Armenia in St George’s Park on Tuesday evening. First half goals from Andrew Moran and Cian Hayes put Ireland comfortably in command and second half strikes from Anselmo Garcia MacNulty and substitute Evan Caffrey set the seal on a comprehensive success.

Team:  Josh Keeley; Sean Grehan, Anselmo Garcia MacNulty, Sean Roughan, Tayo Adaramola ; Baba Adeeko, Ed McJannet; Glory Nzingo, Kian Corbally, Andrew Moran; Cian Hayes
Bosun Lawal for Roughan 46′
Evan Caffrey for Nzingo 62′
Jack Henry-Francis for Adeeko 69′
Alex Murphy for McJannet 85′

Our U19 side faced Portugal in St George’s Park this Saturday evening in their second contest at the Elite Stage of the 2022 European Championship. Despite a promising start, with the opening goal from Jonny Kenny on 25 minutes, our side conceded four goals in the closing stages to end their hopes of progressing to the Finals.

Team: Dan Rose; James Abankwah, Bosun Lawal (c),  Sean Roughan; Evan Caffrey, , Jack Henry-Francis, Ed McJannet, Alex Murphy; Cian Hayes, Jonny Kenny, Andrew Moran
Glory Nzingo for Hayes 82′

Our U19 side suffered a three one defeat by hosts England in this evening’s opening European Championship Elite Stage contest played in Walsall. The hosts opened the scoring after just five minutes but Ireland responded and  the contest was finely balanced until we suffered  a double blow, with injury forcing the withdrawal of strikers Sinclair Armstrong on 20 minutes and Jonny Kenny fifteen minutes later. Despite the disruption, Ireland equalised on 39 minutes through James Abankwah.  Just three minutes later the hosts regained the lead and two minutes into the second half they scored  the third. Ireland battled to the end but were unable to convert any of the chances they created. 

Team: Dan Rose; Bosun Lawal (c), Anselmo Garcia MacNulty, Sean Roughan; James Abankwah, Jack Henry-Francis, Ed McJannet, Tayo Adaramola; Jonny Kenny, Sinclair Armstrong. Ollie O’Neill
Evan Caffrey for Armstrong 20′
Cian Hayes for Kenny 35′
Glory Nzingo for Adaramola 87′