Estonia 0 - 3 Republic of Ireland | 2018 - Womens Under 19 | 2021004

UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship Qualifying Round | Sportpark de Bosk, Harkema
18 October 2017 - 17:00 (local time)

Estonia 0 - 3 Republic of Ireland

Full-time Noonan(1) McManus(55, 60)
Estonia Republic of Ireland

Ireland WU19: Comfortable opening victory over Estonia

Republic of Ireland Women's Under-19s secured a comfortable victory over Estonia in their first UEFA European Championship qualifying group game.
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18th Oct 2017

Cork City WFC striker Saoirse Noonan took just a minute to put Ireland ahead and Peamount United's Carla McManus notched a second-half brace to earn three points in their opening group game. 

Dave Connell's side were in complete control throughout the entire 90 minutes and only took a minute to go ahead. Noonan was quick to react after a poor back-pass and she was able to side-foot the ball home with the keeper off her line.

Lauren Kelly almost added to the tally just minutes later as Ireland continued to put Estonia under fierce pressure throughout the first-half but despite the best efforts of Noonan, Chloe McNamee and Orla Casey, the Estonians restricted Ireland to a 1-0 lead at the break.

The second-half continued in the same manner and Ireland secured the victory thanks to an impressive double from substitute McManus. In the 55th minute, Estonia once again gave away possession in defence and McManus nicked in to claim the ball and fire home from an acute angle.

McManus notched her second just five minutes later as Noonan turned provider with a low cross to the Peamount United striker and she rifled home to seal an all-important victory.

It's the ideal start for the WU19's who were delayed flying out to the Netherlands due to storm Ophelia as they look ahead to their next test against Latvia on Saturday, October 21st with kick-off at 11am.

WU19 Head Coach Dave Connell said: "I'm delighted for the girls. It was a really impressive performance from start to finish. The statistics speak for themselves, we had over 30 shots during the game and we were rarely tested so it was a fantastic performance.

"There were a bit of nerves early doors but in fairness, we were creating plenty of chances but weren't able to take many of them during the first-half. It left the opportunity for Estonia to come back into the game but we made two changes at the break with Carla McManus and Lauren O'Callaghan, and we pressed them high up the pitch and it paid off.

"It wasn't ideal being delayed by a day due to the storm but in fairness to the players, they focused on the task in hand and got on with the job. With everything going on, it could have distracted the players but they did really well in the end.

"We played some really nice stuff so the players should take plenty of confidence from the game as we look to the game against Latvia on Saturday."

Team

Republic of Ireland: McAloon (GK), Craven, Farrelly (C), Doyle, Warner, Singleton, Ruddy, Kelly, Noonan (Reybet-Degat 70), McNamee (McManus 46), Casey (O'Callaghan 46).

Subs not used: Lenehan (GK), Mooney, Reddy, Burke, Mcentee, O'Gorman.

Tactical Lineups

Estonia

12 Lebedeva (G) 2 Kees 3 Räämet (C) 4 Daut 5 Jõeleht 7 Laas 9 Kuslap 10 Saar 14 Lillemäe 20 Mürkhain 21 Tereštšenkova

Substitutes

  • 6 Samantha Aleksandra Žurkin
  • 8 Nora Anete Müller
  • 11 Eliisabet Pedak
  • 15 Liis Karlson
  • 16 Alina Terebunskaja
  • 17 Renate-Ly Mehevets
  • 19 Wanda Prost

Republic of Ireland

1 McAloon (G) 3 Craven 4 Farrelly (C) 5 Doyle 6 Warner 7 Singleton 8 Ruddy 9 Kelly 10 Noonan 13 Mcnamee 20 Casey

Officials

  • Referee Marta Huerta De Aza
  • Assistant Referee Rocio Puente Pino
  • Assistant Referee Bianca H.P. Scheffers
  • 4th Referee Lizzy Van Der Helm
  • Uefa Delegate Ilonka Milanova Djaleva
  • Referee Observer Ilonka Milanova Djaleva

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 2" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 4" Lauren Kelly (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 4" Tatjana Lebedeva (Estonia) blocks a shot.
  • 5" Ariina Mürkhain (Estonia) is penalised for a foul on Orla Casey (Republic of Ireland).
  • 7" Lauren Kelly (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 7" Lauren Kelly (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 10" Chloe Mcnamee (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 10" Tatjana Lebedeva (Estonia) blocks a shot.
  • 12" Laada Tereštšenkova (Estonia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 13" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 14" Mari-Liis Lillemäe (Estonia) has an effort on goal.
  • 14" Naoisha McAloon (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 15" Ariina Mürkhain (Estonia) takes the corner.
  • 15" Lauren Kelly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 17" Phoebe Warner (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 17" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 17" Tatjana Lebedeva (Estonia) blocks a shot.
  • 19" Orla Casey (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 20" Hanna-Lisa Kuslap (Estonia) is penalised for a foul on Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 23" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 24" Phoebe Warner (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 27" Orla Casey (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Siret Räämet (Estonia).
  • 28" Phoebe Warner (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 28" Hanna-Lisa Kuslap (Estonia) has an effort on goal.
  • 28" Naoisha McAloon (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 29" Ariina Mürkhain (Estonia) fouls.
  • 31" Phoebe Warner (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Mari-Liis Lillemäe (Estonia).
  • 33" Laada Tereštšenkova (Estonia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 33" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 33" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 33" Tatjana Lebedeva (Estonia) blocks a shot.
  • 35" Mari-Liis Lillemäe (Estonia) fouls.
  • 35" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 35" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 36" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 36" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 37" Orla Casey (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 37" Tatjana Lebedeva (Estonia) blocks a shot.
  • 38" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 39" Getter Saar (Estonia) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 39" Chloe Mcnamee (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Mariana Kees (Estonia).
  • 39" Chloe Mcnamee (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 40" Lauren Kelly (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Siret Räämet (Estonia).
  • 42" Siret Räämet (Estonia) fouls.
  • 43" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 43" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 43" Tatjana Lebedeva (Estonia) blocks a shot.
  • 44" Mari-Liis Lillemäe (Estonia) is penalised for a foul on Chloe Mcnamee (Republic of Ireland).
  • 44" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 44" Orla Casey (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Lauryn O'Callaghan (in) - Chloe Mcnamee (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 46" Carla McManus (in) - Orla Casey (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 46" Lauren Kelly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 47" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 48" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Siret Räämet (Estonia).
  • 50" Grete Daut (Estonia) fouls.
  • 50" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 50" Tatjana Lebedeva (Estonia) blocks a shot.
  • 52" Lauren Kelly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 52" Getter Saar (Estonia) is penalised for a foul on Sadhbh Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
  • 55" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 60" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 61" Alina Terebunskaja (in) - Ave-Lii Laas (out) (Estonia)
  • 64" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 64" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 64" Tatjana Lebedeva (Estonia) blocks a shot.
  • 65" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 66" Grete Daut (Estonia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Chloe Singleton (Republic of Ireland).
  • 66" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 67" Chloe Singleton (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 68" Renate-Ly Mehevets (in) - Hanna-Lisa Kuslap (out) (Estonia)
  • 68" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 70" Leah Reybet-Degat (in) - Saoirse Noonan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 71" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 71" Lauryn O'Callaghan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 73" Ariina Mürkhain (Estonia) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 73" Ariina Mürkhain (Estonia) is shown a yellow card.
  • 74" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 75" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 75" Lauren Kelly (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 78" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Siret Räämet (Estonia).
  • 79" Getter Saar (Estonia) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 79" Samantha Aleksandra Žurkin (in) - Laada Tereštšenkova (out) (Estonia)
  • 81" Grete Daut (Estonia) fouls.
  • 82" Lauren Kelly (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 82" Tatjana Lebedeva (Estonia) blocks a shot.
  • 83" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 84" Phoebe Warner (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 84" Tatjana Lebedeva (Estonia) blocks a shot.
  • 84" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 85" Niamh Farrelly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 89" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 90" Grete Daut (Estonia) has an attempt on goal.
  • 90" Naoisha McAloon (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 90+1" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Estonia
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

1 9

Shots on Target

3 13

Shots off Target

0 15

Fouls Committed

13 8
  • Estonia

    Republic of Ireland

  • 0Goals3
  • 1Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 3Shots on Goal13
  • 0Shots Wide15
  • 0Shot(s) Blocked2
  • 10Save(s)3
  • 3Total Shots30
  • 13Fouls Committed8
  • 1Corner(s)9
  • 2Offside(s)4