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Republic of Ireland U16 International

The Republic of Ireland's U16 squad consists of an elite group of players who are being developed under manager Tom O'Connor to step up to competitive UEFA Championship standard when they advance to the U17 grade.

 

 

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O’Connor’s Irish U16s defeated by Dutch

THE Republic of Ireland U16 team were beaten 4-0 by an impressive Dutch side in their second friendly international this week in Arnhem this afternoon. Similar to Tuesday’s encounter with the Dutch, Tom O'Connor's defence produced a disciplined first half, with both sides failing to find the net by half time. The Netherlands came back from the break in attacking mode however, with half-time substitute Rashaan Fernandes netting for the hosts after ten minutes. A goal from Javairo Dilrosun followed three minutes later, before Fernandes netted again after 60 minutes, before Joey King sealed the deal for the Dutch with their fourth goal after 74 minutes. Speaking after the game, Republic of Ireland U16 Manager Tom O’Connor reflected on the trip saying, ‘The first halves of both games were great. We made changes for the second half of each fixture to give everybody a run.’ ‘The objective of the trip was to give each of the players a chance to see what it’s like to play against a top quality team at international level. Each of them learnt a lot, and we can take plenty from this trip to build on.’ Netherlands: M. Abdel El Ouazzane, Sheral Floranus, Darren Sidoel (52 Justinebakker), Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Lassane Faye (41 Danny Mühl), Rodney Kongolo, Carel Eiting, Shurendo Janga (29 (52 Mees Hatters), Azor Matusiwa) Javairo Dilrosun, Cali Daniel (70. Joey King), Mees de Wit (41. Rashaan Fernandes) Goals: 51.Fernandes 1-0, 54.Dilrosun 2-0, 60.Fernandes 3-0, 74.King 4-0. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Eric Donnelly (Home Farm), Stephen Nolan (BT Harps), Jonathan Lunney (Malahide United), Darragh Leahy (St Kevins Boys), Conor Levingston (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Jesse Stafford Lacey (St. Brendans Park FC), Daniel Mandareu (St. Kevins Boys), Zachary Elbouzedi (Malahide United), Gareth Doherty (Letterkenny Rovers), Louis Dunne (Colchester United), Ryan Fowley (Buttevant AFC) Subs: 41’ Joshua Miller (Lucan United) for Louis Dunne, 41’ Avis Ganiu (Templeogue) for Ryan Fowley, 52’ Sean Whelan (Lucan United) for Stephen Nolan, 52’ Mark Buckley (Corintians Boys) for Conor Levingston, 56’ Nathan Seery (Templeogue) for Jesse Stafford, 61, Jean Yves Poame (Corduff) for Zachary Elbouzedi.

Irish U16s learn lessons from defeat by Dutch

THE Republic of Ireland U16 team were beat 4-1 by an impressive Netherlands side in a friendly international in Arnhem this evening.

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Ireland's U16s cruise to 6-0 win over Estonia

Ireland's U16s cruise to 6-0 win over Estonia Tom O'Connor's Under 16s enjoyed a comprehensive 6-0 win over Estonia in Listowel this afternoon, with Templeogue's Conor Davis scoring a hat-trick and five of the six goals coming inside the first half. To mark the occasion, local man, Jesse Stafford-Lacey of St Brendan's Park, Tralee was given the captain's armband.

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O'Connor's Ireland U16s ready for Dutch challenge

REPUBLIC of Ireland U16 Head Coach Tom O'Connor will take his squad to the Netherlands next week for two friendly international matches in Arnhem

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Ireland U16s squad ready for Estonia clash in Listowel

REPUBLIC of Ireland U16 Head Coach Tom O'Connor is looking forward to his side's first game of the season tomorrow when they face Estonia in Listowel (4.30pm).

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