FAI ETB select impressed against home-based U19s

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FAI ETB select impressed against home-based U19s

The FAI ETB representative team produced an excellent performance to beat a home-based Republic of Ireland XI at the FAI National Training Centre on Tuesday.
19th Jul 2017

FAI ETB head coach Harry McCue was very pleased with the performance his side put together. The FAI ETB select is drawn from their eight courses countrywide.

"It was an excellent game with two very evenly matched teams and hopefully will have proved beneficial to Tom Mohan," said McCue.

Mohan's U19s select had upper hand early on and went 1-0 up on 15 mins through Eoin Wall, who produced a neat finish past Mark O'Connor after a quick ball out of defence.

The FAI ETB team worked their way back into the game and had a few chances, with one taken off the line to deny Owen Deveraux (Sacred Heart) and Stephen Meaney (Drogheda).

On the half hour the FAI ETB were awarded a penalty and Eoghan Morgan (Bohemians) was denied by a fine save from U19 keeper Brian Maher. 

The second half was dominated by the FAI ETB squad with Eoin Galvin and Luke Rossiter (Bray) dominating the middle of the park. They deservedly went in front from impressive striker Jodan O'Regan (Cork City).

THE FAI ETB stamped their authority later with an excellent worked goal from Cory Galvin (Cabinteely). The u19s had a late chance to equalise but great work from Sean Bregazzi (Longford) denied them an equaliser.

"It was a very competitive game with both managers learning a lot and the level of football was a very high standard," added McCue.