Two wins for WU16s over Wales
In the first game, Ireland were 5-1 victors thanks to goals from Lauryn McCabe, Aoibhe Brennan, Hannah O’Brien (penalty), Sorcha Melia and Rebecca Devereux.
It was an impressive display by a group of players who were newly assembled but the work that Head Coach Tom Elmes, and his staff, did in advance paid off as Ireland executed their game-plan.
For the second game, Elmes made some changes to the line-up and his side were competitive in the first period against a very good opponent.
There was a noticeable improvement in the second half as Ireland found their groove and won the game courtesy of a single goal from Shelbourne's Hannah O'Brien.
Elmes will be pleased by the two performances as many of the players involved were experiencing an elite level of international football for the first time.
Next up is an international friendly at home to Switzerland as Elmes continues to aid the development of this squad of players.
Republic of Ireland: Clodagh Fitzgerald; Lucy O'Rourke (Ciara Fitzpatrick 55), Kayla Maguire, Clodagh Daly (Chloe Wallace 46); Aoibhe Brennan (Della Cowper Grey 55), Freya Healy (Emma Duffy 46), Hannah Healy (Amy Tierney 55), Kiera Sena (Rebecca Devereux 55); Lauryn McCabe (Sarah McCaffrey 55), Hannah O'Brien (Anna Butler 55), Katie Lawlee (Sorcha Melia 55).
Republic of Ireland: Laura Fanning; Chloe Wallace (Lucy O'Rourke 55), Ciara Fitzpatrick (Kayla Maguire 46), Clodagh Daly (Kiera Sena 55); Della Cowper Grey (Aoibhe Brennan 46), Emma Duffy (Freya Healy 55), Sarah McCaffrey (Hannah Healy 55), Rebecca Devereux (Katie Lawlee 55); Amy Tierney (Lauryn McCabe 46), Anna Butler (Hannah O'Brien 55), Lila Conroy (Sorcha Melia 46).