WU17 | Review of 2021

WU17 | Review of 2021

It was a year to remember for the Republic of Ireland Women's Under-17s as they finished it as the best-ranked team in Europe.
27th Dec 2021

Becoming just the fourth different Ireland team to qualify for the WU17 European Championships is a target very much still in sight for James Scott's squad following their terrific results in the Qualifying Round.

Three wins from three games in Norway has set them up for the next round with the finals tournament in Bosnia & Herzegovina motivating an extremely talented group of players.

It was a slow start to the year with two scoreless draws against Northern Ireland and one win from two games away to Portugal, but the performances improved each time before they turned on the style in qualifying.

Results
18.08.21 |
 Republic of Ireland 0-0 Northern Ireland
20.08.21 | Northern Ireland 0-0 Republic of Ireland
20.09.21 | Portugal 3-1 Republic of Ireland
22.09.21 | Portugal 0-1 Republic of Ireland
09.10.21 | Republic of Ireland 3-1 Hungary
12.10.21 | Republic of Ireland 3-0 Bulgaria
15.10.21 | Republic of Ireland 2-1 Norway

Appearances
7 – Aoife Kelly, Abbie Larkin, Tara O'Hanlon, Orlaith O'Mahony
6 – Aoibhe Fleming, Michaela Lawrence, Ellie O'Brien, Joy Ralph
5 – Eve Dossen, Ellie Long, Keri Loughrey, Lia O'Leary, Meabh Russell
4 – Heidi Macken, Kate McCarn, Heidi O'Sullivan, Kate Thompson
3 – Claudia Keenan, Summer Lawless, Jodie Loughrey, Leah Riley
2 – Liaden Clynch, Grace Flanagan, Grace Fitzpatrick, Katie Law
1 – Chloe Atkinson, Katie Keane, Shauna Pearson

Goals
3 – Abbie Larkin
2 – Lia O'Leary
1 – Ellie Long, Jodie Loughrey, Heidi Macken, Orlaith O'Mahony, Joy Ralph