Scotland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland | 2018 - Womens Under 19 | 2021072

UEFA Women's Under-19 ChampionshipElite Round | Market's Field, Limerick
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WU19's undone by 95th-minute penalty

Dave Connell's Republic of Ireland team suffered defeat in their opening UEFA Women's Under 19 Championship Elite Round fixture against Scotland - losing two-one courtesy of a 95th-minute penalty.
IRLWU19 v Scotland
4th Apr 2017

The hosts started the brighter. Inside the opening five minutes, Eleanor Ryan-Doyle had a real case for a penalty when she was taken out inside the area. Referee Angelika Soeder waved away the protests, however. 

This was closely followed by the first real chance of the game. Niamh Prior's back post header looked to be looping into the far corner after a pin-point right flank cross, but was she was denied by a terrific stop from Scotland 'keeper Rebecca Flaherty.

Against the run of play, Scotland struck the front after fourteen minutes. Kirsty Hanson showed quick feet when in possession inside the Ireland box to square for captain Erin Cuthbert. The Chelsea Ladies star placed a beautiful effort beyond the reach of Amanda McQuillan to break the deadlock.

Ireland flew out of the blocks in the second half and got their richly-deserved equaliser after just five minutes. A quickly taken free-kick afforded the chance to cross and when Scotland failed to clear the danger, Niamh Farrelly pounced from six yards to blast the ball into the roof of the net past Flaherty.

After an even second half, Scotland were awarded a penalty in the final minute of the game. Erin Cuthbert converted the spot kick to hand the victory to Gareth Evans' team.

Scotland: Flaherty; Michie, Paterson, Whyte, Dalgleish; Cuthbert; Hanson (Notely 85), Adams (Boyce 73), Cornet, Kerr; Gallacher (McGregor 79).

Republic of Ireland: McQuillan; McCartan, Moloney, Farrelly, Nolan; McLaughlin; Ryan-Doyle (Kiernan 53), Kavanagh, Finn; Noonan (Daly 83); McLaughlin.

Referee: A Soeder (Germany).

WU19 ready for Elite Round in Limerick

Ireland set for three Elite Round games in Markets Field with qualification for the Finals on the line.
WU19
3rd Apr 2017

The Republic of Ireland Women’s Under 19’s will host the Women's Under-19 Elite Round in Markets Field this week as they set about securing a place in this summer's finals tournament in Northern Ireland.

A number of the Under 19s squad have already gained senior squad experience with striker Leanne Kiernan, midfielder Roma McLaughlin and goalkeeper Amanda McQuillan all in Colin Bell's squad for the Cyprus Cup last month. 

Head Coach Dave Connell is in determined mood ahead of the first game tomorrow when the Girls in Green host Scotland in Markets Field.

"Our build-up has been hampered somewhat with niggling injuries and players sitting out training, but we are hopeful of having the full squad available for selection tomorrow. Training has gone well the past few days so the squad are looking forward to the challenge," Connell said.

"It’s a good opportunity for the players to play in front of their family and friends and the FAI Development Officers have been doing great work in the local Limerick community to generate awareness of the games. We can’t wait to get out there.

"Our target from the start of the campaign has has been to qualify for the European Championships. This is a determined bunch of players. A good number of them have played at this stage before and we hope that experience will stand to us. It's a tough group for us, we’ll be taking one game at a time, and we know what we want to achieve." 

UEFA European Women's Under-19 Elite Round Fixtures

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Scotland v Republic of Ireland, Market's Field, Limerick (7.00pm)

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

Thursday 6 April 2017

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

Republic of Ireland v Ukraine, Market's Field, Limerick (7.00pm)

Sunday 9 April 2017

Republic of Ireland v Finland, Market's Field, Limerick (2.00pm)

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

Republic of Ireland Women's Under 19 Squad Numbers

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), 7. Leanne Kiernan (Shelbourne Ladies), 18. Lauren Kelly (UCD Waves)

Tactical Lineups

Scotland

1 Flaherty (G) 2 Michie 3 Dalgliesh 4 Paterson 5 Whyte 6 Kerr 7 Gallacher 8 Cuthbert (C) 9 Hanson 14 Adams 17 Cornet

Substitutes

  • 12 Erin Clachers (G)
  • 10 Brogan Hay
  • 11 Lauren Doran-Barr
  • 13 Shannon McGregor
  • 15 Jordan Mclintock
  • 16 Ellis Notley
  • 18 Carla Boyce

Republic of Ireland

1 McQuillan (G) 2 McCartan 3 J. Nolan 4 Farrelly 5 Moloney 6 Finn (C) 8 McLaughlin 9 Noonan 10 Kavanagh 11 Prior 14 Ryan-Doyle

Officials

  • Referee Angelika Soeder
  • Assistant Referee Sina Diekmann
  • Assistant Referee Gordana Katušic
  • 4th Referee Ivana Martinčić
  • Uefa Delegate Barbara Moschini
  • Referee Observer Caroline De Boeck

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Niamh Prior (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 2" Rebecca Flaherty (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 8" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Amy Gallacher (Scotland).
  • 10" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 13" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Eleanor Ryan-Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
  • 13" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 13" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 13" Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 14" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) scores!
  • 15" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 17" Chloe Moloney (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 18" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 18" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on Eleanor Ryan-Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
  • 19" Amy Gallacher (Scotland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 19" Amanda McQuillan (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 19" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) delivers the corner.
  • 19" Courtney Whyte (Scotland) has an effort on goal.
  • 19" Amanda McQuillan (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 19" Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Amy Gallacher (Scotland).
  • 21" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 22" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 23" Lucy McCartan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 26" Chloe Moloney (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Kirsty Hanson (Scotland).
  • 27" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 27" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 27" Amanda McQuillan (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 27" Amy Gallacher (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jamie Finn (Republic of Ireland).
  • 28" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 30" Kirsty Hanson (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 30" Claire Adams (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 31" Jamie Finn (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 33" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 35" Claire Adams (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 36" Chelsea Cornet (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on Jamie Finn (Republic of Ireland).
  • 36" Amy Gallacher (Scotland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 36" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 37" Niamh Prior (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 38" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 40" Claire Adams (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 44" Kirsty Hanson (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Niamh Farrelly (Republic of Ireland).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 47" Kirsty Hanson (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 49" Amy Gallacher (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 49" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) takes the corner.
  • 50" Claire Adams (Scotland) fouls.
  • 50" Claire Adams (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 51" Niamh Farrelly (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 51" Rebecca Flaherty (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 51" Niamh Farrelly (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 52" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 52" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) is booked.
  • 53" Leanne Kiernan (in) - Eleanor Ryan-Doyle (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 55" Niamh Prior (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 55" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 56" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 58" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) takes the corner.
  • 58" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 60" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 60" Amanda McQuillan (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 61" Kirsty Hanson (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 61" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 63" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Amy Gallacher (Scotland).
  • 66" Samantha Kerr (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 68" Kirsty Hanson (Scotland) has an effort on goal.
  • 68" Amanda McQuillan (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 69" Ellis Dalgliesh (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Leanne Kiernan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 69" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 70" Kirsty Hanson (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 73" Carla Boyce (in) - Claire Adams (out) (Scotland)
  • 73" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 74" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 74" Samantha Kerr (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on Lucy McCartan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 75" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 75" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 75" Rebecca Flaherty (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 78" Chelsea Cornet (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland).
  • 78" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 79" Shannon McGregor (in) - Amy Gallacher (out) (Scotland)
  • 80" Carla Boyce (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 80" Carla Boyce (Scotland) has an effort on goal.
  • 81" Amanda McQuillan (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 81" Shannon McGregor (Scotland) delivers the corner.
  • 81" Kirsty Hanson (Scotland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 81" Amanda McQuillan (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 82" Samantha Kerr (Scotland) fouls.
  • 83" Leanne Kiernan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ellis Dalgliesh (Scotland).
  • 83" Leanne Kiernan (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 84" Evelyn Daly (in) - Saoirse Noonan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 86" Ellis Notley (in) - Kirsty Hanson (out) (Scotland)
  • 86" Carla Boyce (Scotland) is flagged for offside.
  • 88" Chelsea Cornet (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jamie Finn (Republic of Ireland).
  • 88" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+1" Carla Boyce (Scotland) fouls.
  • 90+4" Leanne Kiernan (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 90+6" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) was fouled in the penalty area by Chloe Moloney (Republic of Ireland)
  • 90+7" Erin Cuthbert (Scotland) scores from the penalty spot.
  • The final whistle is blown.