2019 Review: Ireland U15

2019 Review: Ireland U15

The Republic of Ireland Under-15s had a busy 2019 competing in 13 games in five different countries.
22nd Dec 2019

Jason Donohue’s team went head-to-head with the likes of Spain, The Netherlands, England and the Czech Republic, losing once to those sides over 80 minutes.

The Under-15s ended the year incredibly strong. They won the UEFA Development Tournament in Mayo in October and beat England 3-1 at St George’s Park in December.

Their record over 80 minutes for the year makes for impressive reading with eight wins, three draws and two losses.

RESULTS
January 30: Spain 1-1 Ireland - *Spain win 4-1 on penalties (Friendly)
February 1: Netherlands 2-2 Ireland - *Netherlands win 4-2 on penalties (Friendly)
February 3: Hungary 0-3 Ireland (Friendly)
March 5: Cyprus 1-1 Ireland (Friendly)
March 7: Cyprus 2-1 Ireland (Friendly)
April 2: Czech Republic 0-1 Ireland (Friendly)
April 4: Czech Republic 5-1 Ireland (Friendly)
October 17: Ireland 3-1 Latvia (UEFA Development Tournament)
October 19: Ireland 4-0 Faroe Islands (UEFA Development Tournament)
October 21: Ireland 8-0 Luxembourg (UEFA Development Tournament)
November 19: Ireland 2-1 Poland (Friendly)
November 21: Ireland 2-1 Poland (Friendly)
December 15: England 1-3 Ireland (Friendly)

PLAYER STATS

Minutes Played
451 – Glory Nzingo
441 – Sean Grehan
439 – Sam Curtis, Cathal Heffernan
418 – Cian Kelly
410 – John Ryan
394 – Kevin Zefi
370 – Evan Ferguson
365 – Tommy Fogarty
355 – Aaron Maguire
332 – Ben Quinn
329 – Ben Curtis
321 – Darragh Reilly
317 – Luke O’Brien
315 – Finn Cowper Gray, Caden McLoughlin
306 – Jamie Mullins, Aaron O’Reilly
288 – Justin Ferizaj
286 – James McManus
283 – Cian Barrett
278 – Michael Leddy
277 –  Adam Murphy
273 – Conor Walsh
269 – Luke McGlynn
263 – Joe O’Brien Whitmarsh
246 – Daniel Kelly
218 – Adam Nugent
207 – Shane O’Leary
206 – Edwin Agbaje
171 –  Giddeon Tetteh
163 – Trisden Hughes
158 – John Joe Power
151 – Ciaran O’Sullivan
135 – Jack Ross
122 – Liam Murray
114 – Craig King
111 – Mark Tansey, Rocco Vata
104 – Eanna Fitzgerald
97 – Conor Barrett
80 – Lee Morris, Alex Nolan
72 – Conor Campbell
62 – Zayd Abada, Sean Fitzpatrick

Goals Scored
5 – Kevin Zefi
4 – Caden McLoughlin, Adam Nugent
3 – Cian Kelly, Michael Leddy
2 – Sam Curtis, Evan Ferguson, Adam Murphy
1 – Darragh Reilly, Ben Quinn, Cathal Heffernan, Daniel Kelly, Giddeon Tetteh, Rocco Vata

Clean Sheets
1 –- Aaron Maguire, Shane O'Leary, Conor Walsh

KEY STATS

  • Ireland Under-15s have won six games out of six this season scoring 20 goals and conceding just four
  • Spain, Netherlands and England have failed to beat Jason Donohue’s team over 80 minutes in 2019
  • Of the 45 players to represent the U15s, 40 played for Irish-based clubs