Republic of Ireland 14 - 0 Albania | 2019 - Womens Under 17 | 2023479

UEFA Women's Under-17 ChampionshipQualifying Round - Group Seven | Sports Centre of Serbian FA, Stara Pazova, Serbia
22 October 2018 - 12:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 14 - 0 2609404

O'Mahony(3pen, 45+ 1) Whelan(7, 25, 52) Kraft(9, 40, 48, 50) Ziu(21, 66pen) Keogh(85, 87) Dodd(90+ 3) Full-time
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Ireland WU17: Bell's side score fourteen against Albania

Republic of Ireland Women's Under-17s recorded an impressive 14-0 win over Albania in their first match of the UEFA European Championships Qualifying Round.
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22nd Oct 2018

Emily Kraft, on her international debut, scored four goals whilst Emily Whelan notched a hat-trick as Ireland scored seven goals in each half to record an emphatic victory.

It only took three minutes to open the scoring as captain Eabha O'Mahony converted a penalty before Whelan scored her first five minutes later. FFC Frankfurt's Kraft opened her account in the ninth-minute before Jessica Ziu added a fourth with just 21-minutes on the clock.

Kraft, Whelan and O'Mahony all added second goals before the break as Colin Bell's side went into the break seven goals up. Ireland showed no signs of slowing down in the second 45-minutes as Kraft scored her third and fourth within the first five minutes of the second-half, and Shelbourne striker Whelan completed her hat-trick just two minutes later. 

Ziu scored from the penalty spot in the 66th-minute to complete her brace before a late flurry of goals increased the scoreline further for Ireland. Athlone Town's Katelyn Keogh came off the bench to score a late brace and Mia Dodd added the final goal of the game in the final minute of injury time. 

"The girls played some excellent football. We started off extremely focused and the attitude from the first minute was absolutely brilliant," said WU17 Head Coach Colin Bell.

"From the very first minute, we created chances and once we scored, the players just kept going and scored some fantastic goals which is important for the confidence of the players. These goals could be really important at the end of the qualifying round with the goal difference but it also gives us the right mentality.

"We've got two tough matches coming up against Wales and Serbia so it's important we don't become complacent after this and concentrate on getting two more positive results. We'll be going to watch the Wales and Serbia match this afternoon so the players can see what we'll be facing. 

"Emily Kraft did really well. She's a really robust player, very physical and gives us another dimension. She trains five or six times a week in Germany and the players have really taken to her straight away so it's great to see."

Republic of Ireland: Courtney Maguire, Shauna Brennan, Mia Dodd, Ellie Ferguson, Orla Prendergast (Aoibhin Clancy 46), Jessica Ziu, Eabha O'Mahony (C), Emily Whelan (Sophie Liston 81), Rebecca Cooke (Blessing Kingsley 46), Emily Kraft (Katelyn Keogh 67), Therese Kinneavey.

Albania: Antigona Hyska (Vosjana Fera 50), Ornela Lleshi, Matilda Gjergji, Selma Armoku (Joana Mile 90), Iris Armoku (Ksenja Rizallaraj 33, Joana Nicku 90), Klea Hamonikaj, Denada Avullija, Mikaela Metalla (C), Amarda Xhebrahimi (Iniada Delilaj 90), Katerina Simoni, Fabiola Caka. 

Referee: Meitar Shemesh (ISR)

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Maguire (G) 2 Brennan 4 Dodd 5 Ferguson 6 Prendergast 7 Ziu 8 O'Mahony (C) 9 Whelan 11 Cooke 13 Kraft 20 Kinnevey

Albania

1 Hyska (G) 2 Lleshi 4 Gjergji 5 Armoku 6 Armoku 7 Hamonikaj 8 Avullija 10 Metalla (C) 11 Xhebrahimi 16 Simoni 20 Caka

Substitutes

  • 12 Linda Shkambi (G)
  • 23 Vosjana Fera (G)
  • 3 Joana Mile
  • 9 Ksenja Rizallaraj
  • 13 Olsa Murati
  • 14 Joana Nicku
  • 15 Denisa Qose
  • 17 Iniada Delilaj

Officials

  • Referee Meitar Shemesh
  • Assistant Referee May Moalem
  • Assistant Referee Miljana Nikolic
  • 4th Referee Jelena Medjedovic
  • Uefa Delegate Desislava Ralkova
  • Referee Observer Kirsi Heikkinen

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Iris Armoku (Albania) is penalised for a foul on Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland).
  • 3" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) was fouled in the penalty area by Matilda Gjergji (Albania)
  • 3" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) scores from the penalty spot.
  • 4" Rebecca Cooke (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 6" Matilda Gjergji (Albania) fouls.
  • 7" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 7" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 7" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 8" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 9" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 13" Amarda Xhebrahimi (Albania) is penalised for a foul on Shauna Brennan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 14" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 15" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 16" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 16" Mia Dodd (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 16" Orla Prendergast (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 17" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 17" Rebecca Cooke (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 18" Iris Armoku (Albania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shauna Brennan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 20" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 20" Antigona Hyska (Albania) blocks a shot.
  • 21" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 25" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 27" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 27" Antigona Hyska (Albania) blocks a shot.
  • 28" Matilda Gjergji (Albania) fouls.
  • 28" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 28" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 28" Antigona Hyska (Albania) blocks a shot.
  • 31" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 31" Antigona Hyska (Albania) blocks a shot.
  • 32" Iris Armoku (Albania) is penalised for a foul on Shauna Brennan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 33" Fabiola Caka (Albania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland).
  • 33" Ksenja Rizallaraj (in) - Iris Armoku (out) (Albania)
  • 34" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 39" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 39" Antigona Hyska (Albania) blocks a shot.
  • 40" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 44" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 45" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 45+1" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Aoibheann Clancy (in) - Orla Prendergast (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 46" Blessing Kingsley (in) - Rebecca Cooke (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 46" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 46" Antigona Hyska (Albania) blocks a shot.
  • 46" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 48" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 48" Matilda Gjergji (Albania) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 48" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 50" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 50" Vosjana Fera (in) - Antigona Hyska (out) (Albania)
  • 52" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 54" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 54" Therese Kinnevey (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Amarda Xhebrahimi (Albania).
  • 57" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 59" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Selma Armoku (Albania).
  • 63" Klea Hamonikaj (Albania) fouls.
  • 63" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 64" Ellie Ferguson (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 64" Mikaela Metalla (Albania) is penalised for a foul on Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland).
  • 65" Mikaela Metalla (Albania) is shown a yellow card.
  • 65" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 65" @@player2 (@@team2) was fouled in the penalty area by Mikaela Metalla (Albania)
  • 66" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) scores from the penalty spot.
  • 67" Katelyn Keogh (in) - Emily Kraft (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 68" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 69" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 75" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 81" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 81" Sophie Liston (in) - Emily Whelan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 82" Mia Dodd (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 83" Katelyn Keogh (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 84" Blessing Kingsley (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 85" Katelyn Keogh (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 87" Katelyn Keogh (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 90" Joana Mile (in) - Selma Armoku (out) (Albania)
  • 90+1" Iniada Delilaj (in) - Ksenja Rizallaraj (out) (Albania)
  • 90+1" Joana Nicku (in) - Amarda Xhebrahimi (out) (Albania)
  • 90+3" Mia Dodd (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • 2609404

Corners Won

4 0

Shots on Target

20 0

Shots off Target

6 0

Fouls Committed

4 11
  • Republic of Ireland

    2609404

  • 14Goals0
  • 0Yellow Card(s)2
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 20Shots on Goal0
  • 6Shots Wide0
  • 9Shot(s) Blocked0
  • 0Save(s)6
  • 35Total Shots0
  • 4Fouls Committed11
  • 4Corner(s)0
  • 4Offside(s)0