2019 Review: Ireland U16

2019 Review: Ireland U16

Paul Osam’s Republic of Ireland Under-16 side were involved in 10 fixtures in 2019 competing in two tournaments in Israel and Wales.
23rd Dec 2019

A 3-0 loss against Germany in the first game of the year was soon followed by a 2-0 win over Australia at Abbotstown. Next was a UEFA Development Tournament in Israel with Ireland sealing a 2-1 win over the hosts and 3-0 victory over Fiji.

A 2-1 defeat to Ukraine in the final game of the competition meant Ireland ended a positive tournament in second place.

This season saw Osam’s team compete five times in the UK with games against Denmark and England at St George’s Park and three games in the Victory Shield in Wrexham, Wales.

RESULTS
January 12: Germany 3-0 Ireland (Friendly)
January 19: Ireland 2-0 Australia (Friendly)
April 29: Israel 1-2 Ireland (UEFA Development Tournament)
May 1: Ireland 3-0 Fiji (UEFA Development Tournament)
May 3: Ukraine 2-1 Ireland (UEFA Development Tournament)
August 20: Denmark 4-2 Ireland (Friendly)
August 22: England 3-3 Ireland (Friendly)
October 28: Scotland 4-0 Ireland (Victory Shield)
October 30: Wales 4-0 Ireland (Victory Shield)
November 1: Ireland 1-1 Northern Ireland (Victory Shield)

PLAYER STATS

Minutes Played
400 – John Ryan
390 – Darragh Reilly
348 – Oisin Hand
310 – Ben Curtis
295 – Cian Kelly
285 – Gavin O’Brien
270 – Ben McCormack
265 – Adam Wells
260 – Aaron O’Reilly
250 – Glory Nzingo
248 – Sinclair Armstrong
238 – Kyle Conway
237 – Colin Conroy, Evan Ferguson, Oran Crowe
225 – Tom Lonergan
220 – Aaron Maguire
205 – Daniel Rose, Tom Fogarty
200 – Kevin Platon, Sean Grehan, Jamie Mullins
195 – James Abankwah
190 – Edwin Agbaje, Calum Kavanagh
170 – Andrew Moran
140 – Adam Wells
135 – Robbie Mahon
132 – Anselmo Garcia McNulty
120 – Josh Keeley, Michael Leddy
116 – Fionnan Coyle
115 – John Joe Power
105 – Ben Quinn
100 – Reece Byrne, Kailin Barlow
91 – Jamie Doyle
85 – Arlo Doherty
80 – Ciaran O’Sullivan, Jack Ross
70 – Billy Vance, Dylan Gavin
60 – Conor Barrett
55 – Sean Fitzpatrick
40 – Luke McGlynn, Corey McLaughlin
36 – Cian Philpott

Goals Scored
2  – Evan Ferguson, Tom Lonergan
1 – Colin Conroy, Ben McCormack, Andrew Moran, Kailin Barlow, Robbie Mahon, Cian Kelly, Edwin Agbaje, Ben Quinn

Clean Sheets
1 – Josh Keeley

KEY STATS

  • Sixteen players who played under Paul Osam in 2019 were involved in Colin O’Brien’s Under-17 team that qualified for the Elite Round of the UEFA Under17 European Championship in November
  • Of the 14 goals scored by Ireland in 2019, 12 were from players playing in the SSE Airtricity League
  • Not only did St Patrick’s Athletic midfielder Glory Nzingo play the most minutes for the Under-15s in 2019 (451) he also played the 10th most minutes (250) of the 47 players used by Paul Osam this year