Republic of Ireland 4 - 0 Latvia | 2018 - Womens Under 19 | 2021028

UEFA Women's Under-19 ChampionshipQualifying Round | Marsdijk, Assen
21 October 2017 - 13:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 4 - 0 Latvia

Mooney(27) Casey(51) Ruddy(60) O'Callaghan(83) Full-time
Republic of Ireland Latvia

Ireland WU19: Elite Round spot secured with Latvia win

Republic of Ireland Women's Under-19s have secured their UEFA elite round spot with one game remaining after cruising to a 4-0 victory over Latvia.
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21st Oct 2017

Following their 3-0 win over Estonia on Wednesday, Dave Connell's side have produced another impressive display to secure the points with goals from Kate Mooney, Tiegan Ruddy, Orla Casey and Lauren O'Callaghan.

It was another dominant display from Ireland as Latvia only managed one shot throughout the contest and it was just before the half-hour when Ireland went ahead. Shelbourne's Kate Mooney turned in off the left and from 20-yards out, she found the top corner with a fantastic right-footed effort.

Latvia somehow held out until the break but the dominance continued in the second-half and the goals soon followed. First, in the 51st minute, Wexford Youths' Orla Casey benefitted from a goal-mouth scramble as Latvia failed to clear a corner and from just inside the area, Casey smashed the ball home.

Nine minutes later, Tiegan Ruddy, who captained the Women's Under-17s at the European Championships in May, scored her first goal at WU19 level. The Shelbourne defender saw a free-kick come off the bar just moments before but when she was handed another free-kick opportunity from 25 yards, she made no mistake having set her sights in the 60th minute.

Ireland rounded off the scoring seven minutes from time as Peamount United defender Lauren O'Callaghan benefited from another goal-mouth scramble to tuck the ball home and seal an impressive victory.

Ireland now face the Netherlands in their final qualifying group game, having already sealed their elite round berth, on Tuesday, October 24th with kick-off at 5pm (6pm local time).

Republic of Ireland WU19s manager Dave Connell said: "It's another really impressive and dominant display from the team. They controlled the game from start to finish and whilst, once again, we could have scored a few more, to have qualified with a game remaining is great.

"We've also been able to keep another clean sheet which is great for the team to take forward into Tuesday's game but also the elite round. There have been a number of impressive performers in the team with the likes of Tiegan Ruddy, Naoisha McAloon, Niamh Farrelly and Orla Casey.

"Having signed for Galway this season, I think Chloe Singleton has been really impressive and steady in everything she has done. There are plenty of great signs around the entire squad and confidence will be high going into the game on Tuesday.

"It will be a difficult game. Netherlands are a good, technical side who get forward in numbers but at the same time, we're unbeaten and they never really like playing against us so we'll be confident and looking to stay unbeaten."

Team 

Republic of Ireland: McAloon (GK), O'Callaghan, Farrelly, Doyle, Singleton (O'Gorman 69), Ruddy, Noonan, Mooney, Reybet-Degat (Craven 46), Burke, McManus (Casey 46).

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 McAloon (G) 2 O'Callaghan 4 Farrelly (C) 5 Doyle 7 Singleton 8 Ruddy 10 Noonan 11 Mooney 14 Reybet-Degat 15 Burke 17 McManus

Latvia

12 Čubreviča (G) 5 Sondore 7 Lorence 8 Zaičikova 9 Valaka 11 Fjodorova 13 Voitāne 14 Štube 15 Kovaļova 17 Krūmiņa 19 Miksone (C)

Substitutes

  • 1 Marta Lielause (G)
  • 2 Linda Kazlauska
  • 3 Valērija Gudkova
  • 6 Dana Ņikitina
  • 10 Olita Pastare
  • 16 Līna Kuzmina
  • 18 Signe Fūrmane

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 Lilach Asulin
  • Referee Observer Lilach Asulin

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 3" Anastasija Fjodorova (Latvia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Leah Reybet-Degat (Republic of Ireland).
  • 4" Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 5" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 5" Lauryn O'Callaghan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 6" Monika Estere Štube (Latvia) fouls.
  • 7" Monika Estere Štube (Latvia) is penalised for a foul on Chloe Singleton (Republic of Ireland).
  • 7" Monika Estere Štube (Latvia) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 8" Sandra Voitāne (Latvia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland).
  • 8" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 11" Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 13" Luize Lorence (Latvia) fouls.
  • 14" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 14" Leah Reybet-Degat (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 15" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 17" Sandra Voitāne (Latvia) misses the target.
  • 17" Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Karlīna Miksone (Latvia).
  • 19" Katrīna Kovaļova (Latvia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland).
  • 20" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 20" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 20" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 21" Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 22" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 22" Chloe Singleton (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 22" Chloe Singleton (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 24" Viktorija Zaičikova (Latvia) delivers the corner.
  • 27" Monika Estere Štube (Latvia) is penalised for a foul on Lauryn O'Callaghan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 27" Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 28" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Anna Krūmiņa (Latvia).
  • 29" Viktorija Zaičikova (Latvia) fouls.
  • 32" Lauryn O'Callaghan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Anastasija Fjodorova (Latvia).
  • 32" Sandra Voitāne (Latvia) takes the free-kick.
  • 32" Sandra Voitāne (Latvia) has an attempt on goal.
  • 32" Naoisha McAloon (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 33" Luize Lorence (Latvia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Danielle Burke (Republic of Ireland).
  • 34" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 34" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 35" Danielle Burke (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 36" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 36" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 36" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 37" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 37" Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Laura Sondore (Latvia).
  • 39" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 39" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 39" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 40" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Katrīna Kovaļova (Latvia).
  • 41" Anastasija Fjodorova (Latvia) has an attempt on goal.
  • 41" Naoisha McAloon (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 42" Chloe Singleton (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 42" Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 42" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 43" Chloe Singleton (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 44" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 44" Monika Estere Štube (Latvia) is penalised for a foul on Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 45" Sandra Voitāne (Latvia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Danielle Burke (Republic of Ireland).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Lynn Craven (in) - Leah Reybet-Degat (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 46" Orla Casey (in) - Carla McManus (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 46" Katrīna Kovaļova (Latvia) fouls.
  • 47" Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 49" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 49" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Katrīna Kovaļova (Latvia).
  • 50" Anastasija Fjodorova (Latvia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 51" Lynn Craven (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 51" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 51" Chloe Singleton (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 51" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 51" Orla Casey (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 52" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 52" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 52" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 53" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 54" Anastasija Fjodorova (Latvia) is penalised for a foul on Lauryn O'Callaghan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 55" Monika Estere Štube (Latvia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lauryn O'Callaghan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 55" Danielle Burke (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 56" Luize Lorence (Latvia) fouls.
  • 57" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 57" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 57" Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 58" Luize Lorence (Latvia) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 59" Laura Sondore (Latvia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland).
  • 59" Laura Sondore (Latvia) is booked.
  • 59" Monika Estere Štube (Latvia) fouls.
  • 60" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 60" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 61" Sadhbh Doyle (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Anastasija Fjodorova (Latvia).
  • 63" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 64" Sandra Voitāne (Latvia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland).
  • 64" Sandra Voitāne (Latvia) is dismissed.
  • 65" Orla Casey (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 66" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 67" Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 67" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 68" Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 68" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 68" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 69" Tara O'Gorman (in) - Chloe Singleton (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 71" Viktorija Zaičikova (Latvia) fouls.
  • 71" Lynn Craven (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 72" Orla Casey (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 72" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 75" Lauryn O'Callaghan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 75" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 76" Niamh Farrelly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 76" Linda Kazlauska (in) - Monika Estere Štube (out) (Latvia)
  • 77" Lauryn O'Callaghan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Anastasija Fjodorova (Latvia).
  • 78" Niamh Farrelly (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Anna Valaka (Latvia).
  • 78" Niamh Farrelly (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 81" Niamh Farrelly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 82" Niamh Farrelly (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 82" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 83" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 83" Lauryn O'Callaghan (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 84" Anastasija Fjodorova (Latvia) has an attempt on goal.
  • 84" Naoisha McAloon (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 84" Anastasija Fjodorova (Latvia) has a shot blocked.
  • 85" Anastasija Fjodorova (Latvia) takes the corner.
  • 85" Katrīna Kovaļova (Latvia) fouls.
  • 86" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 86" Orla Casey (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 86" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 86" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 86" Tara O'Gorman (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 86" Dajana Čubreviča (Latvia) blocks a shot.
  • 88" Dana Ņikitina (in) - Linda Kazlauska (out) (Latvia)
  • 89" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Karlīna Miksone (Latvia).
  • 89" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 90+1" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 90+2" Anna Valaka (Latvia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kate Mooney (Republic of Ireland).
  • 90+3" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+3" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 90+4" Lauryn O'Callaghan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Latvia

Corners Won

4 2

Shots on Target

17 3

Shots off Target

20 1

Fouls Committed

15 23
  • Republic of Ireland

    Latvia

  • 4Goals0
  • 3Yellow Card(s)2
  • 0Red Card(s)1
  • 17Shots on Goal3
  • 20Shots Wide1
  • 5Shot(s) Blocked1
  • 3Save(s)13
  • 42Total Shots5
  • 15Fouls Committed23
  • 4Corner(s)2
  • 6Offside(s)0