2019 Review: Ireland U18

2019 Review: Ireland U18

The Republic Ireland Under-18s began the year with Jim Crawford in charge before he joined Stephen Kenny’s Under-21s team and Andy Reid took over as his replacement.
26th Dec 2019

Under Crawford, a home-based Under-18 team impressed as they beat Wales 1-0 and 3-2 to lift the annual John Coughlan Cup.

With Reid taking the reins in March he led Ireland in a friendly double-header in Turkey where they lost the first game and drew the second.

In September, Ireland took part in a tournament in Sweden where they faced strong opposition. A draw against the hosts was one of the stand-out performances. 

RESULTS
February 26: Wales 0-1 Republic of Ireland
February 28: Wales 2-3 Republic of Ireland
March 23: Turkey 4-0 Republic of Ireland
March 26: Turkey 0-0 Republic of Ireland
September 5: Austria 4-0 Republic of Ireland
September 7: Sweden 0-0 Republic of Ireland 
September 9: Norway 1-0 Republic of Ireland

PLAYER STATS

Minutes Played
270 – Charlie McCann, Andrew Omobamidele, Timi Sobowale
225 – Alex Dunne
209 – Sean McEvoy
192 – Seamas Keogh
189 – Brandon Holt
180 – Jimmy Corcoran, Rian Ashe, Conor Brady, Rory O’Donnell, Hakeem Ryan, Mark McFadden, Niall Connolly, Aaron McDaid, Max Murphy, Callum Thompson, Ryan Cassidy
174 – Barry Coffey
172 – Josh Derham
159 – Alan Greene
150 – Sean Bohan, Josh Furlong
139 – Josh Giurgi
137 – Gabriel Adebambo
135 – Adam O’Reilly
134 – Donal Higgins
131 – Sean Brennan
130 – Sean Kennedy
117 – Andrew Spain
114 – Conor Carty
90 – Niall McSweeney, Patrick Martyn, Mark Melody, Ray O’Sullivan, Harry Halwax, Jaden Charles, Nico Jones, Callum Finnegan
81 – Reece Staunton
76 – Louie Watson
63 – Eiran Cashin
60 – Luke Turner
45 – George Nunn
39 – Kian Leavy
35 – Cole Kiernan
30 – Bobby Jones, Tony Springett
21 – Jack Doyle
13 – Ross Tierney
8 – Jordan Waters

Goals Scored
2 – Rian Ashe
1 – Josh Derham, Aaron McDaid

Clean Sheets
1 – Callum Finnegan, Sean Bohan, Jimmy Corcoran