U19 squad face Gibraltar in training match

U19 squad face Gibraltar in training match

REPUBLIC of Ireland U19 team head coach Paul Doolin is looking forward to finishing off a positive training week with his squad when they meet a Gibraltar XI at Victoria Stadium tomorrow night.
21st Mar 2013

REPUBLIC of Ireland U19 team head coach Paul Doolin is looking forward to finishing off a positive training week with his squad when they meet a Gibraltar XI at Victoria Stadium tomorrow night.

 

The Irish squad trained in Malaga this week in preparation for the UEFA U19 Championships Elite Qualifying Round which takes place In June. Ireland will travel to Serbia to meet the hosts, Switzerland and Slovakia with the winners progressing to the finals in Lithuania in July.

 

“I feel this has been a very productive week,” said Doolin.

 

“All of the players have come in and worked hard. The pace of the sessions has been good and with the warm weather it gives you the opportunity to work on things on the training ground that you can’t do in the wind and rain at home.

 

“I have to say that the clubs have been great in Ireland and abroad allowing us access to the players and the players have shown an appetite to take on board what we’re trying to get across to them.”

 

Spanish based duo Carel Tiofack of Cadiz CF and Paul Mahony of Elche CF will be amongst a small number of players featuring in the Gibraltar game that haven’t played under Doolin before.

 

“Their attitude has been first class. Carel knew the lads from having played alongside them at U17 level in the past but it was new for Paul but he’s coped well,” said Doolin.

 

“Gibraltar will provide a good test. Their trying to prove their deserve to have UEFA status and they’ve beaten Portsmouth, Bradford City and the Faroe Islands full team in recent times.”

 

 

Republic of Ireland U19 squad:

 

Ian Lawlor                           Manchester City FC

Danny Rogers                    Aberdeen FC

Shane Fagan                      Stoke City FC

Steven Smith                     Leicester City FC

Kyle McFadden                 Norwich City FC

Pierce Sweeney               Reading FC

Seán Long                           Reading FC

Shane Griffin                     Reading FC

Jack Doherty                      Waterford United FC

Seán Kavanagh                 Fulham FC

Kealan Dillon                      Hull City FC

Luke Gallagher                  Burnley FC

John Kavanagh                  Cork City FC

Kieran Sadlier                    West Ham Utd FC

Carel Tiofack                      Cadiz CF

Sam Byrne                          Manchester Utd FC

Paul Mahony                     Elche CF              

Seán Maguire                    West Ham Utd FC

Conor Pepper                    Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC

Adam Evans                       Burnley FC

Ryan Coombes                  Athlone Town FC

 

FIXTURE

 

Friday, March 22

Friendly Match

Gibraltar XI v Republic of Ireland U19, Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar (6.00pm Irish).