MU15 | Wins for Ireland over Hungary and Cymru in Wexford

MU15 | Wins for Ireland over Hungary and Cymru in Wexford

There were two victories for Ireland Men’s Under-15s as the took on Hungary and Cymru in back-to-back games in Wexford this afternoon.

An Irish MU15s side overcame Hungary 2-0 at North End United before a second Ireland team beat Cymru 3-0 at Ferrycarrig Park.

In the first game of the day Ireland took the lead against Hungary through Joel McPhail in the 26th minute. The hosts counter attacked quickly and Richard Ferizaj delivered a superb ball into the danger area for McPhail to flick home and score on his international debut. 

Two minutes later it was 2-0 to Ireland. Ferizaj again was the provider when his pin-point free-kick found the head of Samuel Ogungbe to net his first goal in Irish green.

In the second half Ireland were the stronger of the two teams but were made to work for their victory when the excellent Ferizaj was harshly shown a second yellow card and sent off just after the hour mark.

The young Irish held side out to claim the win over the Hungarians.

In the later kick-off Ireland started the brighter of the two sides. Captain for the day Victor Ozhianvuna had two great chances in the first half with the Cymru goalkeeper denied the Shamrock Rovers midfielder on each occasion.

The breakthrough eventually came when Dundalk’s TJ Molloy finished off a fast-flowing move to give Ireland a 1-0 lead three minutes into the second half.

Molloy would then turn provider when he played a slide-rule pass for Niall Sullivan who showed tremendous composure to dummy two Welsh defenders and fire home for 2-0 in the 50th minute.

The game was wrapped up in the final minute when Desmond Armstrong converted a penalty after he himself was felled.

The three nations will be back in action on Friday.

Ireland MU15 2-0 Hungary MU15 | Venue: North End United, Wexford

Ireland: Brunton (Wasilewski 74), Satel, Lawless, Burke (C), Collins (Gaynor, 67’), Quigley, McPhail, Ferizaj, Cooke (Tetteh, 74’), Ogungbae (Kelly, 41’, Duffy (Madu, 41’)

Hungary: Kilvinger, Acsai, Nyári, Tímár, Benedek, Kimmel, Milikovics (C), Somfalvi, Dudás, M.Kiss, N. Kiss. Substitutes: Ostoici, Varga, Szakàl, Ratkai, Varga, Makrai, Polonkai, Zsolnai, Szūcs, Berekméri-Szigeti, Balogh, Vincze

Ireland MU15 3-0 Cymru MU15 | Venue: Ferrycarrig Park, Wexford

Ireland: Moloney (Brogan, 71’), Spaight, Dumigan, Major, McGrath, Byrne, Ozhianvuna (C) (Gabbidon, 66’), Spelman, Molloy (Armstrong, 55’), Dunne (Ikechukwu, 55’), Sullivan (Murphy, 66’)

Wales: Lines, Robisnon, Evans, I. Thomas, Williams, Tankiewicz, Moss, Conaty (C), Jones, Lorimer, Gray.
Substitutes: Cross, E. Thomas, Pitt, Heywood, Jones, Papirnyk, Norris, Godfrey, Williams, Romano

 International Friendly Fixtures

Friday, February 16 
Ireland MU15 v Hungary MU15, North End United, KO 10.30am
Ireland MU15 v Cymru MU15, Gorey Rangers, KO 12.00pm

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