Seven changes for second U16 friendly against Czech Rep

Seven changes for second U16 friendly against Czech Rep

Republic of Ireland Under-16 manager John Morling will give all seven substitutes from Tuesday night's 2-1 victory the Czech Republic a starting place in tonight's line-up for the second part of the double-header
26th Nov 2009

 

Republic of Ireland Under-16 manager John Morling will give all seven substitutes from Tuesday night's 2-1 victory the Czech Republic a starting place in tonight's line-up for the second part of the double-header (7.30pm).

 

The match, which is being played at Kingspan Century Park in Monaghan, will be used by Morling to assess how these newcomers fare against a talented Czech side.

 

 

"The lads did very well to come from behind and win on Tuesday but, importantly, the performance was extremely satisfactory," said Morling.

 

 

"Once we settled down after conceding, the players showed good discipline in keeping to their passing game and we created a number of good chances.

 

 

"However, At Under-15 and Under-16 levels, it's all about seeing as many players in action within an international setting to ensure Sean McCaffrey has a strong pool to choose from when it comes around to the Under-17 European Championship qualifying campaign early next season. For that reason, I am giving starts to all the substitutes from Tuesday and will be interested to gage their performance at this level."

 

 

REP OF IRELAND U16 V CZECH REP (26 Nov '09): Ian Lawlor (Home Farm); John Kavanagh (Ringmahon Rangers), Joseph O'Brien (Salthill Devon), Jamie Smith (Cherry Orchard), Steven Smith (Arsenal); Brandon Miele (Cherry Orchard), Paul Devereux (St. Josephs Boys), Kealan Dillon (Belvedere), Michael Hehir-Drennan (Evergreen); Carel TioFack (Ballincollig AFC); Kieran Sadlier (West Ham United).

Substitutes: Shane Griffin (Carrigaline United), Eoin Hyland (Belvedere FC), Michael Hyland (Milwall), Philip Roberts (Norwich City), Sami Ade Osobe (Glenmuir Utd), Kenny McEvoy (Villa, Waterford), Joe Coll (Glenea Utd).

 

Under-16 Friendly internationals:

Tuesday November 24 (7.30pm)
Republic of Ireland 2 (Drennan pen [35], Roberts [50] Czech Republic 1 (Filip [30])
Rock Celtic FC, Blackrock, County Louth


Thursday November 26 (7.30pm)
Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic
Kingspan Century Park, Monaghan.

- Ticket prices are €5 for adults and €2 for children under 16.