Republic of Ireland 1 - 2 Turkey | 2014 - Senior Friendly | 2014224

Senior Men Friendlies | Aviva Stadium, Dublin
25 May 2014 - 18:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 1 - 2 Turkey

Walters(78) Full-time Ahmet İlhan Özek(17) Tarık Çamdal(75)
Republic of Ireland Turkey

Narrow defeat for Ireland against Turkey

The Republic of Ireland fell to a narrow 2-1 defeat against Turkey in a 3 international friendly at Aviva Stadium on Sunday night.
25 May 2014

Republic of Ireland 1 Turkey 2

The Republic of Ireland fell to a narrow 2-1 defeat against Turkey in a 3 international friendly at Aviva Stadium on Sunday night.

In what was Martin O’Neill’s fourth game in charge of Ireland, the first goal went to the visitors with Ahmet Ilhan Ozek finding the net on 17 minutes with a close-range header.

The goal came from a good move that saw Gokhan Gonul pick out his teammate with a swift cross from the right flank to fire past goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who was making his senior debut.

Turkey got their second goal on 75 minutes when Osman Tarik Camdal had an instant impact upon coming on as a substitute as he converted past Elliot after a clever pass from Oguzhan Ozyakup.

Ireland, though, pulled a goal back through substitute Jonathan Walters when he superbly controlled a lobbed pass from Wes Hoolahan to cut back inside his marker and blast in.

In fact, it was Ireland who played the better football in the first half with Shane Long, Stephen Ward, John O’Shea, Wes Hoolahan, and James McClean all going close with efforts.

On seven minutes, Ward ventured forward from left-back to fizz a shot just wide in response to an earlier shot from Turkey’s No 9, Mevlut Erdinc, who tested Elliot’s alertness.

Ireland continued to press on with Aiden McGeady’s delivery from a free-kick leading to Long unleashing a shot at keeper Onur Recep Kivrak and O’Shea having an effort cleared off the goal-line.

Turkey interrupted that good spell for the home team with their goal, but O’Neill’s side attempted to bounce back with Hoolahan and McClean both testing their luck with headed chances.

Yet it was the away team who got the next goal when Camdal drifted into space to collect a reverse pass from Ozyakup and bury the ball into the roof of Ireland’s net beside their travelling support.

It took only three minutes for Ireland to respond as Walters connected with a long pass from Hoolahan, controlled it and turned past the last defender before firing in a superb shot.

Ireland could not get a second goal to earn a draw, so they will now turn their focus to Saturday’s friendly against Italy in Craven Cottage before a two-game tour to the United States.

Republic of Ireland: Elliot; Coleman, O’Shea, Delaney (Meyler 66), Ward; McGeady (Murphy 66), Whelan (Quinn 82), Wilson, McClean; Hoolahan; Long (Walters 66).

Turkey: Kivrak; Gonul, Toprak, Balta, Erkin; Sahin (Dogan 84); Ozek (Camdal 71), Inan (Ozyakup 21), Kisa (Tufan h-t), Calhanoglu (Adin 63); Erdinc (Pektemek 82).

Referee: R Buquet (France).

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Turkey

The Republic of Ireland fell to a narrow 2-1 defeat against Turkey in a 3 international friendly at Aviva Stadium on Sunday night.

In what was Martin O’Neill’s fourth game in charge of Ireland, the first goal went to the visitors with Ahmet Ilhan Ozek finding the net on 17 minutes with a close-range header.

The goal came from a good move that saw Gokhan Gonul pick out his teammate with a swift cross from the right flank to fire past goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who was making his senior debut.

Turkey got their second goal on 75 minutes when Osman Tarik Camdal had an instant impact upon coming on as a substitute as he converted past Elliot after a clever pass from Oguzhan Ozyakup.

Ireland, though, pulled a goal back through substitute Jonathan Walters when he superbly controlled a lobbed pass from Wes Hoolahan to cut back inside his marker and blast in.

In fact, it was Ireland who played the better football in the first half with Shane Long, Stephen Ward, John O’Shea, Wes Hoolahan, and James McClean all going close with efforts.

On seven minutes, Ward ventured forward from left-back to fizz a shot just wide in response to an earlier shot from Turkey’s No 9, Mevlut Erdinc, who tested Elliot’s alertness.

Ireland continued to press on with Aiden McGeady’s delivery from a free-kick leading to Long unleashing a shot at keeper Onur Recep Kivrak and O’Shea having an effort cleared off the goal-line.

Turkey interrupted that good spell for the home team with their goal, but O’Neill’s side attempted to bounce back with Hoolahan and McClean both testing their luck with headed chances.

Yet it was the away team who got the next goal when Camdal drifted into space to collect a reverse pass from Ozyakup and bury the ball into the roof of Ireland’s net beside their travelling support.

It took only three minutes for Ireland to respond as Walters connected with a long pass from Hoolahan, controlled it and turned past the last defender before firing in a superb shot.

Ireland could not get a second goal to earn a draw, so they will now turn their focus to Saturday’s friendly against Italy in Craven Cottage before a two-game tour to the United States.

Republic of Ireland: Elliot; Coleman, O’Shea, Delaney (Meyler 66), Ward; McGeady (Murphy 66), Whelan (Quinn 82), Wilson, McClean; Hoolahan; Long (Walters 66).

Turkey: Kivrak; Gonul, Toprak, Balta, Erkin; Sahin (Dogan 84); Ozek (Camdal 71), Inan (Ozyakup 21), Kisa (Tufan h-t), Calhanoglu (Adin 63); Erdinc (Pektemek 82).

Referee: R Buquet (France).

Ireland to take on Turkey on May 25

Republic of Ireland to take on Turkey at Aviva Stadium on May 25The Football Association of Ireland today confirmed that it has signed contracts with the Turkish Football Federation to play a Three international friendly match in Aviva Stadium on May 25.The match will be preceded by the FAI Umbro Junior Cup final in association with Aviva, repeating last year's very successful format.
7 Feb 2014

Republic of Ireland to take on Turkey at Aviva Stadium on May 25


The Football Association of Ireland today confirmed that it has signed contracts with the Turkish Football Federation to play a Three international friendly match in Aviva Stadium on May 25.


The match will be preceded by the FAI Umbro Junior Cup final in association with Aviva, repeating last year's very successful format.


The Republic of Ireland has faced Turkey 12 times in its history, recording five wins, six draws and one defeat. Irish fans will recall the 1999 heartache of playing Turkey in the play offs for EURO 2000, starting with a 1-1 draw in Lansdowne Road and ending in a 0-0 draw in Bursa, allowing Turkey to go through on the away goals rule at the expense of Mick McCarthy's men.


The match will form part of Martin O'Neill's preparations for the EURO2016 campaign starting with a friendly on March 5 against Serbia followed by Turkey on May 25. A number of other end of season friendly options are currently being explored and details will be confirmed as soon as they are finalised.


Tickets for the Serbia match (Aviva Stadium, March 5) are currently on sale from €20 for adults and €10 for children.


Tickets for the Turkey match (Aviva Stadium, May 25) will also be priced from €20 for adults and €10 for children and will also give the holder access to the FAI Umbro Junior Cup final in association with Aviva. A ticket launch date for these matches will be announced before the end of this month.

Team Lineups

Turkey

  • 12 Onur Kıvrak (G)
  • 7 Gökhan Gönül
  • 21 Ömer Toprak
  • 2 Hakan Balta
  • 18 Caner Erkin
  • 8 Selçuk İnan
  • 26 Ahmet İlhan Özek
  • 10 Nuri Şahin (C)
  • 19 Bilal Kisa
  • 5 Hakan Çalhanoğlu
  • 9 Mevlüt Erdinç

Substitutes

  • 1 Tolga Zengin (G)
  • 23 Volkan Babacan (G)
  • 15 Oğuzhan Özyakup
  • 16 Ozan Tufan
  • 20 Olcan Adın
  • 24 Tarık Çamdal
  • 17 Mustafa Pektemek
  • 3 İshak Doğan
  • 4 Ugur Demirok
  • 6 Alper Potuk
  • 11 Olcay Şahan

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • 17" Ahmet İlhan Özek (Turkey) scores!
  • 21" Oğuzhan Özyakup (in) - Selçuk İnan (out) (Turkey)
  • 46" Ozan Tufan (in) - Bilal Kisa (out) (Turkey)
  • 63" Olcan Adın (in) - Hakan Çalhanoğlu (out) (Turkey)
  • 66" David Meyler (in) - Damien Delaney (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 66" Daryl Murphy (in) - Aiden McGeady (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 66" Jon Walters (in) - Shane Long (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 70" Tarık Çamdal (in) - Ahmet İlhan Özek (out) (Turkey)
  • 75" Tarık Çamdal (Turkey) scores!
  • 78" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 82" Stephen Quinn (in) - Glenn Whelan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 82" Mustafa Pektemek (in) - Mevlüt Erdinç (out) (Turkey)
  • 83" Gökhan Gönül (Turkey) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 84" İshak Doğan (in) - Nuri Şahin (out) (Turkey)

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Turkey

Shots on Target

1 2
  • Republic of Ireland

    Turkey

  • 1Goals2
  • 0Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 1Shots on Goal2
  • 0Shots Wide0
  • 0Shot(s) Blocked0
  • 0Save(s)0
  • 1Total Shots2
  • 0Fouls Committed0
  • 0Corner(s)0
  • 0Offside(s)0