WU16 | Review of 2022
Head Coach Tom Elmes knew that the step up to international football would be testing for some of his players, but that is what brings out the best in them so he arranged three double headers and also a UEFA Development Tournament.
First up was a trip to Portugal, where his players showed a lot of character - particularly in the second of two games against the hosts - and that stood to them when they travelled to Malta in April. Three wins, 16 goals scored and three clean sheets showed that they were learning fast.
The changing of seasons, come September, brought a new crew in and Elmes brought them to Wales, where they produced two excellent performances. The year was rounded off with two tough games at home to Switzerland.
24/01 | Republic of Ireland 1-3 Portugal (International Friendly)
26/01 | Portugal 1-0 Republic of Ireland (International Friendly)
14/04 | Republic of Ireland 4-0 Turkey (International Friendly)
16/04 | Lebanon 0-4 Republic of Ireland (International Friendly)
19/04 | Republic of Ireland 8-0 Malta (International Friendly)
13/09 | Wales 1-5 Republic of Ireland (International Friendly)
15/09 | Wales 0-1 Republic of Ireland (International Friendly)
01/11 | Republic of Ireland 2-3 Switzerland (International Friendly)
03/11 | Republic of Ireland 3-1 Switzerland (International Friendly)
6 – Katie Lawlee
5 – Jess Fitzgerald, Grace Flanagan, Jodie Griffin, Aoife Kelly, Alice Lillie, Jodie Loughrey, Heidi Mackin, Amy Madden, Lia O’Leary, Joy Ralph, Aoife Turner
4 – Fiana Bradley, Aoibhe Brennan, Clodagh Daly, Rebecca Devereux, Ellen Dolan, Emma Duffy, Ciara Fitzpatrick, Kayla Maguire, Lauryn McCabe, Sarah McCaffrey, Sorcha Melia, Hannah O’Brien, Lucy O’Rourke, Amy Tierney, Niamh Tyrrell, Chloe Wallace
3 – Anna Cantwell, Grace Fitzpatrick Ryan, Katie Keane, Nicole Nix
2 – Libby Bermingham, Anna Butler, Skye Corcoran, Della Cowper Grey, Cache Crumlish, Orlaith Doherty, Laura Fanning, Clodagh Fitzgerald, Emily Fitzgerald, Freya Healy, Hannah Healy, Ava Mullins, Finley Newell, Katie O’Reilly, Kiera Sena
1 – Lila Conroy, Jill Giles
5 – Lia O’Leary
2 – Aoibhe Brennan, Katie Lawlee, Jodie Loughrey, Sorcha Melia, Lauryn McCabe, Hannah O’Brien, Joy Ralph
1 – Libby Bermingham, Fiana Bradley, Rebecca Devereux, Grace Flanagan, Aoibhe Fleming, Aoife Kelly, Heidi Mackin
2 – Katie Keane, Nicole Nix
1 – Clodagh Fitzgerald