BELGIUM U-16 'A' 1-4 REP OF IRELAND U-16 'A'
The Republic of Ireland Under-16s produced a vastly-improved display on Tuesday's defeat as they overcame Belgium at the Stadium RCX VerviÃ©tois in the second part of this week's double-header.
Ireland Head Coach John Morling gave starts to all his substitutes from the first game, apart from goalkeeper Harry Doherty who had sustained a knock in training.
Striker Stephen Confey made his first start of the campaign and didn't waste time in making an impression.
With less than a minute played, Corey Galvin burst clear on goal to force a save and following up was St. Kevin's Boys' Confey to finish the rebound.
It got better for Confey and Ireland on 20 minutes when their lead was doubled. Chris Flanagan fed Alex O'Hanlon on the left and he set up Confey to convert at the second attempt.
Belgium are a classy outfit and forced their way back into the contest twelve minutes after the restart by halving the deficit.
Still, Ireland maintained their passing game and the rewards followed Craig Donnellan, Ryan Rainey and O'Hanlon were all involved in setting up Jake Mulraney to make it 3-1.
Peter Burke in the Ireland goal was called upon to produce a terrific save low down to his left moments later, yet the Boys in Green kept their shape and bagged a fourth late on. O'Hanlon was once again at the hub of the action as his own corner came back to him in space and he applied a subtle lob to deceive the 'keeper.
REP OF IRELAND A: Peter Burke (Moville Celtic); Liam Traynor (St. Joseph's Boys), Noe Baba (Castlebar Celtic), Daniel Cleary (Liverpool), Ryan Rainey (Bonagee Utd); Corey Galvin (Ipswich Town), Chris Flanagan (Glencar), Craig Donnellan (Corinthians), Alex O'Hanlon (Liverpool); Jake Mulraney (Nottingham Forest), Stephen Confey (St. Kevin's Boys).
Sub: Dean O'Halloran (Southend) for C Galvin (74 mins).
BELGIUM U-16 'B' 0-6 REP OF IRELAND U-16 'B'
The Republic of Ireland B squad continued where they left off on Tuesday by powering past Belgium.
Joel Coustrain netted all of Ireland goals in the 3-1 victory earlier in the week and he retained his place in an attacking midfield role.
The first half was evenly contested and Ireland led at the break courtesy of a header by defender Fiachra Kelleher.
Early in the second half was the crucial time of the tie as Ireland added two goals to make it 3-0. James Lindsay Escofet finished off a slick move before his partner in attack, Evan Shine, was on the end of a breakaway attack from a Belgium corner.
Substitute Cody Mulhall got in on the act to make it 4-0 on 55 minutes by tapping home a rebound and full-back Alan Kehoe bombed forward on the overlap to sink a fifth goal shortly afterwards. Evan Galvin completed the scoring by sweeping in a right-wing cross.
REP OF IRELAND B: Cathal O'Hanlon (Springfield Rmblrs); Jordan O'Reilly (St. Kevin's Boys), Fiachra Kelleher (Avondale), Conor Shaughnessy (Mervue United), Alan Kehoe (St. Joseph's Boys); Joel Coustrain (Corbally United), Regan Donelon (Shelbourne), Harry Charlsley (Everton), Evan Galvin (Corinthians); James Lindsay Escofet (AE Joseph Maria Gene), Evan Shine (St Kevin's Boys).
Subs: Kevin Toner (Home Farm) for Kehoe (55 mins), Jordan Toland (Swilly Rovers) for Galvin (60 mins), Val Feeney (Athlone Town) for Lindsay, Sean Burke (St. Joseph's Boys) for Coustrain, Gareth McCaffrey (Stella Maris) for Shine, Cody Mulhall (Stella Maris) for Charlsley (all 65 mins).
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