Republic of Ireland 0 - 5 England | 2017 - UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship | 2022625

UEFA Women's Under-17 ChampionshipGroup Stage | Na Litavce, Pribram
2 May 2017 - 11:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 0 - 5 England

Full-time Pattinson(9) O'Donnell(36) Ngunga(38) Hemp(41) Douglas(64)
Republic of Ireland England

REPORT: Ireland 0-5 England - WU17s lose opener

Republic of Ireland Women’s Under-17s suffered defeat in their opening Group B game at the UEFA Women’s Under-17s European Championship.
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2nd May 2017

Dave Bell’s side suffered a 5-0 defeat as goals from Poppy Pattinson, Bethany May O’Donnell, Jessica Ngunga, Lauren Hemp and Nicole Douglas sealed a convincing win for a strong England side.

Ireland were made to rue the missed chances they had in the game, none better than 20 seconds into the match when Alannah McEvoy broke free after a defensive error but her shot was well saved by Hannah Hampton.

After Ireland went behind in the ninth minute, they continued to create chances as Isibeal Atkinson hit the cross-bar from 25 yards out, which had Hampton beaten.

Just after the half-hour, Ireland should have drawn level once again as a right-sided corner found Carla McManus free in the area but she could only direct her header a yard wide of the target.

A quick-fire double had England 3-0 up at the break and they pressed home their advantage in the second-half with Hemp’s back-post finish making it 4-0 just after half-time.

Ireland struggled to create chances in the second period as Douglas’ neat finish rounded off the scoring in the 64th minute.

WU17s Head Coach Dave Bell said: “We’re really disappointed. The goals were really poor goals to concede from our perspective and I know we can do better than that.

“We should have gone ahead in the first-half and most definitely should have gone in at half-time level, but we’ve given them to soft goals right at the end of the first-half and the game is out of reach.

“To be fair, England dominated in the second-half but we had plenty of chances in the first-half and matched them up in many areas. We’ve got to look at why we conceded those goals ahead of the Norway game.

“The girls are obviously down at the moment after a defeat like that but they’ve shown an excellent mentality before and they’ve got to pick themselves back up to go again. Just because we lost the first game doesn’t mean we’re out of the competition by any means.”

Republic of Ireland WU17 Squad

Goalkeepers: Erica Turner (UCD Waves), Rachael Kelly (Shelbourne LFC)

Defenders: Isibeal Atkinson (Enniskerry), Doireann Fahey (Peamount United), Sadhbh Doyle (Galway WFC), Eabha O'Mahony (Lakewood), Roisin McGovern (Enniskerry), Lauryn Grier (Kentstown Rovers)

Midfielders: Tyler Toland (Maiden City), Megan Mackey (Chelsea LFC), Tiegan Ruddy (Shelbourne LFC), Aisling Spillane (Peamount United), Orla Casey (Evergreen), Jessica Ziu (Shelbourne LFC), Phoebe Warner (West Bromwich Albion)

Forwards: Alannah McEvoy (Enniskerry), Carla McManus (Peamount United), Heather Payne (Peamount United)

Republic of Ireland WU17s tournament fixture schedule

2 May, 2017: Republic of Ireland 0-5 England, KO 11.00, Na Litavce, Pribram (CZE)

5 May, 2017: Republic of Ireland v Norway, KO 11.00, Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)

8 May 2017 - Netherlands v Republic of Ireland, KO 14.00, Domazlice Stadium, Domazlice (CZE)

WU17: Doyle determined ahead of England opener

Republic of Ireland Women's Under-17s defender Sadhbh Doyle doesn't want to be called 'underdogs' ahead of their UEFA European Championships opener against England.
1st May 2017

Dave Bell's squad start their UEFA Women's Under-17s European Championships campaign tomorrow at 11am (10am GMT) against England at Na Litavce Stadium, Pribram.

In a group which consists of Netherlands, Norway, England and Ireland, competition is going to be tough to claim a top-two spot and qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament.

The Galway WFC defender Doyle believes the Irish squad are more than strong enough to challenge the top teams in Europe and are really focused on claiming a vital three points.

Doyle said: "It definitely adds something extra to the occasion when we play England. It's a big game for them and us because it is the first of the tournament.

"I don't think we're underdogs. We came through a tough elite round stage which shows the talent we have in the squad and I'm confident we can do really well here.

"We've done really well to get to this stage of the European Championships but we can definitely keep going and cause any team out here at the tournament problems."

The group flew out to the Czech Republic on Thursday to fit in extra preparation on the training pitch and are based in Plzen, Czech Republic throughout the tournament.

Doyle admitted she and the group are enjoying the UEFA European Championships atmosphere and believes it is a great experience for her and the players.

She continued: "I've really enjoyed it so far. We've already been able to get a number of good training sessions in already which has really helped.

"Dave (Bell) is a really good coach and everyone is looking really sharp ahead of the first game so that can only be a good thing.

"It's important we enjoy the tournament but also learn from it and make sure we develop as players because to be at a European Championships is a great achievement for anyone."

Republic of Ireland WU17 Squad

Goalkeepers: Erica Turner (UCD Waves), Rachael Kelly (Shelbourne LFC)
Defenders: Isibeal Atkinson (Enniskerry), Doireann Fahey (Peamount United), Sadhbh Doyle (Galway WFC), Eabha O'Mahony (Lakewood), Roisin McGovern (Enniskerry), Lauryn Grier (Kentstown Rovers)
Midfielders: Tyler Toland (Maiden City), Megan Mackey (Chelsea LFC), Tiegan Ruddy (Shelbourne LFC), Aisling Spillane (Peamount United), Orla Casey (Evergreen), Jessica Ziu (Shelbourne LFC), Phoebe Warner (West Bromwich Albion)
Forwards: Alannah McEvoy (Enniskerry), Carla McManus (Peamount United), Heather Payne (Peamount United)
 
Republic of Ireland WU17s tournament fixture schedule
2 May, 2017: Republic of Ireland v England, KO 11.00, Na Litavce, Pribram (CZE)
5 May, 2017: Republic of Ireland v Norway, KO 11.00, Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)
8 May 2017 - Netherlands v Republic of Ireland, KO 14.00, Domazlice Stadium, Domazlice (CZE)

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Turner (G) 3 Grier 4 McGovern 5 Doyle 6 Toland 9 McEvoy 10 Mackey 11 Payne (C) 12 Fahey 15 McManus 17 Atkinson

England

1 Hampton (G) 3 Pattinson 5 Cooke 6 Morgan 7 Douglas 10 Syme 11 Hemp (C) 12 Neville 14 Rodgers 17 Ngunga 18 O'Donnell

Substitutes

  • 13 Emily Ramsey (G)
  • 2 Meg Boydell
  • 8 Miriael Taylor
  • 9 Gabriella Lucie Ravenscroft
  • 15 Olivia Smith
  • 16 Ella Rutherford

Officials

  • Referee Galiya Echeva
  • Assistant Referee Vanessa Alexandra Dias
  • Assistant Referee Anastassiya Akimova
  • 4th Referee Meliz Özçiğdem
  • Uefa Delegate Aleksandra Pejkovska
  • Referee Observer Katarzyna Wierzbowska
  • ROMAN Dieng
  • Media Officer Martin Gregor

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 1" Hannah Hampton (England) blocks a shot.
  • 1" Nicole Douglas (England) misses the target.
  • 4" Emily Syme (England) has an attempt on goal.
  • 4" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 9" Poppy Pattinson (England) scores!
  • 10" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Nicole Douglas (England).
  • 11" Shannon Cooke (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 15" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 15" Hannah Hampton (England) blocks a shot.
  • 16" Nicole Douglas (England) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland).
  • 18" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 18" Hannah Hampton (England) blocks a shot.
  • 24" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 25" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Lauren Hemp (England).
  • 25" Emily Syme (England) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland).
  • 27" Poppy Pattinson (England) misses the target.
  • 27" Nicole Douglas (England) fouls.
  • 28" Sadhbh Doyle (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Emily Syme (England).
  • 32" Lauren Hemp (England) has a shot blocked.
  • 32" Nicole Douglas (England) takes the corner.
  • 33" Bethany May O'Donnell (England) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland).
  • 34" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 34" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 35" Lauren Hemp (England) fouls.
  • 36" Bethany May O'Donnell (England) scores!
  • 37" Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Shannon Cooke (England).
  • 38" Jessica Ngunga (England) scores!
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 41" Lauren Hemp (England) scores!
  • 46" Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nicole Douglas (England).
  • 48" Lauren Hemp (England) takes the corner.
  • 49" Emily Ramsey (in) - Hannah Hampton (out) (England)
  • 50" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 50" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 52" Nicole Douglas (England) fouls.
  • 53" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 53" Emily Ramsey (England) blocks a shot.
  • 54" Ella Rutherford (in) - Lauren Hemp (out) (England)
  • 57" Aisling Spillane (in) - Isibeal Atkinson (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 61" Doireann Fahey (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Nicole Douglas (England).
  • 61" Doireann Fahey (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 61" Nicole Douglas (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 61" Nicole Douglas (England) has an attempt on goal.
  • 61" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 62" Nicole Douglas (England) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Roisin McGovern (Republic of Ireland).
  • 64" Nicole Douglas (England) scores!
  • 65" Olivia Smith (in) - Esme Beth Morgan (out) (England)
  • 66" Nicole Douglas (England) misses the target.
  • 67" Orla Casey (in) - Heather Payne (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 68" Jessica Ngunga (England) fouls.
  • 68" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 74" Grace Neville (England) is penalised for a foul on Doireann Fahey (Republic of Ireland).
  • 74" Phoebe Warner (in) - Doireann Fahey (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 75" Lauryn Grier (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Grace Neville (England).
  • 75" Nicole Douglas (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 76" Nicole Douglas (England) takes the corner.
  • 76" Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 78" Nicole Douglas (England) fouls.
  • 80" Phoebe Warner (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Grace Neville (England).
  • 80+1" Nicole Douglas (England) delivers the corner.
  • 80+2" Orla Casey (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nicole Douglas (England).
  • 80+2" Nicole Douglas (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 80+2" Olivia Smith (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 80+2" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • England

Corners Won

2 4

Shots on Target

4 8

Shots off Target

3 3

Fouls Committed

10 10
  • Republic of Ireland

    England

  • 0Goals5
  • 1Yellow Card(s)0
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 4Shots on Goal8
  • 3Shots Wide3
  • 1Shot(s) Blocked1
  • 3Save(s)4
  • 8Total Shots12
  • 10Fouls Committed10
  • 2Corner(s)4
  • 0Offside(s)0