Republic of Ireland 2 - 0 Ukraine | 2017 - UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship | 2021084

UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship | Market's Field, Limerick
6 April 2017 - 19:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 2 - 0 Ukraine

McCartan(1) Noonan(89) Full-time
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Dominant WU19s see off Ukraine in Limerick

Dave Connell's Republic of Ireland Women's Under 19s picked up their first points of the UEFA Women's Under 19 Championship Elite Round after a 2-0 win over Ukraine in Limerick.
Huddle
6th Apr 2017

A Ukraine side that shipped five in their Elite Round opener against Finland were put under pressure from the off and it only took Ireland forty seconds to pull ahead.

Good work in midfield played Dearbhaile Beirne in down the left and her cross caused Natalia Zinchenko's charges all sorts of problems. 

Failing to clear at the third attempt, Lucy McCartan snuck in to toe-poke past Bondarchuk to give Ireland the best possible start. 

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Quick feet from Alex Kavanagh saw her evade two challenges before unleashing a daisy-cutter from twenty-plus yards midway through the first half. The effort was out of the reach of Bondarchuk, but just struck the outside of the post.

The points would have been sealed twenty minutes from time if not for a good acrobatic stop from the busy Bondarchuk. 

A quick Ireland throw caught their Ukrainian counterparts unawares, allowing substitute Saoirse Noonan to advance. She picked out Jess Nolan, but the netminder did well - saving to her right. 

The decisive goal would arrive a minute before time, however. After a sublimely weighted pass from the boot of Roma McLaughlin, Saoirse Noonan took a touch to set herself before calmly finding the bottom corner to confirm the result.

Republic of Ireland: McQuillan; Craven, Farrelly (Donnolly, 90), Moloney, Prior; McCartan, Kavanagh; Finn (Noonan, 63), McLaughlin, Beirne; Nolan (Kelly, 81).

Ukraine: Bondarchuk; Kozub, Budaieva, Koleschuk, Derkach; Rybalkina, Polyukhovych; Kumeda, Kozolva, Shevchuk (Hryb, 77); Kuninan.

Referee: A Soeder (GER)

WU19s look to bounce back against Ukraine

The Republic of Ireland Women's Under 19's face Ukraine in a crucial UEFA European Championship Elite Round tie.
Jamie Finn
5th Apr 2017

Ireland will be looking to bounce back from last Tuesday’s Elite Round defeat to Scotland when they face Ukraine in Limerick on Thursday evening. 

Dave Connell’s side were defeated by a 95th minute penalty in their opening group game, with the Irish Head Coach lamenting the performance of his side.

"I thought we were pretty poor in the first half - not up to our usual standards. We were a bit better in the second half, but overall, I thought we were second best. I'd have been happy with a point but unfortunately it's a bitter pill to take in the end. We can play a lot better than that."

Ireland know a win is required to keep their qualification hopes alive, with suspension and injuries a concern for Connell in the build up to the tie. “Leanne (Kiernan) picked up a yellow so that puts her out of the game now. We took a chance bringing her on - she hasn't been training.

"Jess (Nolan) took a knock, Saoirse (Noonan) took a knock - we've a few casualties and we'll have to review that,” he said.

Another bumper crowd is expected in Markets Field, with Connell adding that three points is the aim for the home side. "All we have to do is try and win the two games. We'll pick the heads up and try get back into the reckoning as quickly as we can.”

UEFA European Women's Under-19 Elite Round Fixtures / Results 

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Scotland 2-1 Republic of Ireland, Markets Field, Limerick 

Finland 5-0 Ukraine, Jackman Park, Limerick 

Thursday 6 April 2017

Finland v Scotland, Jackman Park, Limerick (3.00pm)

Republic of Ireland v Ukraine, Markets Field, Limerick (7.00pm)

Sunday 9 April 2017

Republic of Ireland v Finland, Markets Field, Limerick (2.00pm)

Ukraine v Scotland, Jackman Park, Limerick (2.00pm)

Republic of Ireland Women's Under 19 Squad to face Ukraine

Goalkeepers: 1. Amanda McQuillan (Shelbourne Ladies), 16. Naoisha McAloon (Peamount United)

Defenders: 2. Lucy McCartan, 5. Chloe Moloney (Peamount United), 15. Fiona Donnelly, 6. Jamie Finn, 17. Lynn Craven, 11. Niamh Prior (Shelbourne Ladies)

Midfielders: 10. Alex Kavanagh, 8. Roma McLaughlin (Shelbourne Ladies), 12. Evelyn Daly, 9. Saoirse Noonan (Cork City WFC), 4. Niamh Farrelly (Peamount United), 3. Jessica Nolan (Manulla), 13. Dearbhaile Beirne (UCD Waves)

Forwards: 14. Eleanor Ryan Doyle (Peamount United), 18. Lauren Kelly (UCD Waves)

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 McQuillan (G) 2 McCartan 3 J. Nolan 4 Farrelly 5 Moloney 6 Finn (C) 8 McLaughlin 10 Kavanagh 11 Prior 13 Beirne 17 Craven

Ukraine

1 Bondarchuk (G) 6 Shevchuk 7 Koleshchuk 8 Kumeda 10 Polyukhovych (C) 11 Kozlova 14 Derkach 16 Kozub 17 Rybalkina 21 Budaieva 22 Kunina

Substitutes

  • 12 Olha Riabovil (G)
  • 2 Khrystyna Tataryn
  • 4 Viktoriya Hiryn
  • 5 Nataliia Hryb
  • 13 Nataliia Cherepania
  • 18 Maryna Shaynyuk
  • 19 Tetiana Bubniak

Officials

  • Referee Angelika Soeder
  • Assistant Referee Sina Diekmann
  • Assistant Referee Ekaterina Marinova
  • 4th Referee Hristiana Guteva
  • Uefa Delegate Barbara Moschini
  • Referee Observer Antonia Kokotou

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Lucy McCartan (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 4" Jamie Finn (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 4" Daryna Bondarchuk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 5" Nadiia Kunina (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Lynn Craven (Republic of Ireland).
  • 6" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 9" Nicole Kozlova (Ukraine) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 11" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 12" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 14" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 14" Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 14" Jamie Finn (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 15" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 17" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 17" Daryna Bondarchuk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 17" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 20" Lucy McCartan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 25" Niamh Prior (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 25" Daryna Bondarchuk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 26" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 28" Yana Derkach (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Jamie Finn (Republic of Ireland).
  • 28" Niamh Prior (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 29" Anastasiya Kumeda (Ukraine) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland).
  • 29" Niamh Prior (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 30" Anastasiya Kumeda (Ukraine) fouls.
  • 30" Anastasiya Kumeda (Ukraine) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 31" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 31" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 32" Yana Derkach (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Jamie Finn (Republic of Ireland).
  • 33" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 33" Daryna Bondarchuk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 34" Tetiana Polyukhovych (Ukraine) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland).
  • 34" Tetiana Polyukhovych (Ukraine) is shown a yellow card.
  • 35" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 37" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 39" Yana Derkach (Ukraine) fouls.
  • 39" Niamh Prior (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 43" Dearbhaile Beirne (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 43" Daryna Bondarchuk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 45" Vitaliia Budaieva (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Jamie Finn (Republic of Ireland).
  • 45" Vitaliia Budaieva (Ukraine) is booked.
  • 45+1" Niamh Prior (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 45+1" Niamh Prior (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 45+1" Daryna Bondarchuk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 45+1" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 56" Jamie Finn (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 56" Daryna Bondarchuk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 57" Nicole Kozlova (Ukraine) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland).
  • 57" Lucy McCartan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 58" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 60" Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 61" Daryna Bondarchuk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 63" Niamh Prior (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 63" Saoirse Noonan (in) - Jamie Finn (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 64" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 67" Niamh Farrelly (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 67" Niamh Farrelly (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 69" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 69" Daryna Bondarchuk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 69" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 71" Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Iryna Rybalkina (Ukraine).
  • 72" Krystina Kozub (Ukraine) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 74" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 74" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 76" Anastasiya Kumeda (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 76" Niamh Prior (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 77" Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 77" Daryna Bondarchuk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 77" Nataliia Hryb (in) - Yuliia Shevchuk (out) (Ukraine)
  • 78" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Tetiana Polyukhovych (Ukraine).
  • 78" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 81" Lauren Kelly (in) - Jessica Nolan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 86" Lucy McCartan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 87" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 88" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 89" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 90" Anastasiya Kumeda (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 90+1" Fiona Donnolly (in) - Niamh Farrelly (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 90+2" Vitaliia Budaieva (Ukraine) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lauren Kelly (Republic of Ireland).
  • 90+3" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 90+4" Niamh Prior (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Ukraine

Corners Won

6 0

Shots on Target

12 0

Shots off Target

9 0

Fouls Committed

6 14
  • Republic of Ireland

    Ukraine

  • 2Goals0
  • 2Yellow Card(s)3
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 12Shots on Goal0
  • 9Shots Wide0
  • 6Shot(s) Blocked0
  • 0Save(s)10
  • 27Total Shots0
  • 6Fouls Committed14
  • 6Corner(s)0
  • 2Offside(s)0