Norway 1 - 4 Republic of Ireland | 2017 - Under 15 Friendlies | 999943369

Under-15 Boys Friendlies U15 International Friendly | Artima, Prague, Czech Republic
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Norway 1 - 4 Republic of Ireland

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Ireland U15s set for Norway test in Prague tournament

THE Republic of Ireland U15 side will play Norway in their opening fixture at an invitational tournament in Prague tomorrow.
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17th Apr 2017

In the final activity of their international season the Irish side will meet the Norwegians on Tuesday afternoon then face the Czech Republic on Thursday. The Czechs beat Norway 4-3 in the opening game of the competition on Sunday.

Ireland Head Coach Jason Donohue has been more than pleased with how his side is shaping up as they head into the Norwegian encounter.

"Everything has gone according to plan. Travel and accommodation has been good and training has gone really well so I couldn't be happier," said the Irish coach.

"We've had a great response in training. The players watched the Czechs beat Norway 4-3 yesterday and the players did the analysis today and we worked on what they identified from the analysis in our training session.

"Norway were quite direct in a 4-4-2 shape so that's something different for the players to get used to as most of the teams they've played in international football before built out from the back.

"I think it'll be tight enough. From what I can see there's nothing between the three teams here. I've been happy with how the players have mixed, the new lads have gelled with the rest of the squad and our training has been excellent so we're just looking forward to the game now."

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND U15 SQUAD:
Matthew Everitt (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Jimmy Corcoran (Cherry Orchard)
Ronan McKinley (Finn Harps)
Josh Guirgi (Leixlip Utd)
Jack Funge (St Kevin’s Boys)
James Furlong (St Joseph's Boys)
Armstrong Okoflex (Arsenal)
Gavin Bazunu (Shamrock Rovers)
Brandon Holt (Belvedere)
Cian Kelly (St Joseph's Boys)
Sean Kennedy (Tralee Dynamos)
Seamus Keogh (Sligo Rovers)
Karl O'Callaghan (St Kevin’s Boys)
Matthew Healy (College Corinthians)
Sean McEvoy (St Kevin’s Boys)
Troy Parrott (Belvedere)
Timi Sobowale (Villa FC)
Alex Dunne (Belvedere)

FIXTURES
U15 Invitational Tournament
Tuesday, April 18
Republic of Ireland v Norway, Artima, Prague (2.00pm Irish)

Thursday, April 20
Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland, Brozany nad Ohří (3.30pm Irish)