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Republic of Ireland Under 18 International

A development age between the two championship age groups, the U18 squad is an opportunity to put the experience gained in the UEFA U17 Championship to good use as they prepare for the U19 Championship. The squad is managed by Paul Doolin, who also looks after the U19s. Each year an U18 international match, featuring a squad made up of home-based players, is also played.

 

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Ireland U18s record impressive victory in Czech Republic

REPUBLIC of Ireland U18 Head Coach Paul Doolin has hailed his young squad after their impressive 2-0 friendly victory over Czech Republic in Libcice nad Vltauou today.

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Ireland U18 squad face Czechs in second friendly

REPUBLIC of Ireland U18 Head Coach Paul Doolin is looking for an improved display from his side in the second of two friendly internationals against Czech Republic tomorrow.

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Doolin announces U18 squad for Czech friendly games

REPUBLIC of Ireland U18 Head Coach Paul Doolin has announced his squad for two friendly internationals against Czech Republic next week.

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Ireland U18s suffer 2-1 friendly loss to Czechs

THE Republic of Ireland U18 team went down to 2-1 loss in a friendly international against the Czech Republic at Lhota pod Libčany this evening.

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Ireland v Wales - Tramore

  Republic of Ireland 3-0 Wales - Match abandoned at HT due to floodlight failure Over a thousand supporters crammed into Tramore's Gruan Park to cheer on Paul Doolin's Under 18 side against Wales with locals Matthew Connor in goal and Maurice Shanahan at right back. Although they were rewarded with an exciting first half which saw Ireland go three goals clear of the Welsh, the match had to be abandoned due to floodlight failure during half time. Doolin had made a full 11 changes to the team that beat the visitors 3-2 the day before in Ozier Park but they looked completely assured from the start with good combination play deep in the Welsh half, signalling an early opener that duly came just 13 minutes from kick off.   UCD's Daryl Kavanagh sent Shelbourne's Aaron Robinson off at pace down the left wing who cut back cleverly from the goal-line to find an unmarked Shane Walsh on the edge of the box. Walsh didn't waste the opportunity, striking low into the corner to take the lead. A second goal followed just five minutes later when Wexford Youths' Daryl Power got on the end of a low cross from Ross Mann and coolly spun two defenders to fire home from 6 yards. Welsh goalkeeper, Ryan Edkins suffered a suspected tibia break in the scramble and was substituted by Conagh McFenton. Ross Mann from Limerick was again involved for Ireland's third goal after he chest trapped a long pass and fired his shot neatly past a helpless McFenton. Sadly, the game had to be abandoned at half time due to floodlight failure which was finally fixed 46 minutes after the second half had been due to start - too late for the match to continue.   Republic of IrelandMatthew Connor, Maurice Shanahan, Regan Donnellan, Paudie O'Connor, Sean Heaney (c), Shane Walsh, Ross Mann, Aaron Robinson, Daryl Power, Jack Bayly, Dylan Kavanagh WalesRyan Edkins (Conagh McFenton, 22), Sam Pearson, Caio Mabon Hywel,  Kieran Williams (c), Zyaac Edwards, Peter Jones, Aaron Hassall, Harry Jones, Nick Hughes (Taylor James 40), Sam Bell (Myles Hart 40), Samuel Faulkner    

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