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23.10.2007 at 19:00 Holm Park, Armagh City Attendance:
N Ireland 0 - 1 Ireland Under 16
Referee: Friendly / TS-match

None Mark O'Brien (35)
Opening squads
Jack Duffin,
Michael Tieman,
Dean Jarvis,
Aaron Canning,
Curtis Woods,
James Knowles,
Gary Workman,
Matthew Johnston,
Michael Smith,
Patrick Mc Eleney
Robbie Hume
Aaron Mc Carey
Danny Fitzsimons
John Disney
Anthony O'Connor
Mark O'Brien
Jeff Hendrick
Daryl Horgan
Robert Benson
George Landais
Paul Mc Bride
Sean Skelly
Andrew Dickey,
Aaron Burns,
Jamie Douglas,
Scott Mc Cullough,
Andrew Burns,
Christopher Hegarty
Matthew King
Craig Sexton
Daniel Devine
Carl Mc Hugh
Anthony Bolger
Stephen Chambers
None Anthony Bolger -> Robert Benson (40)
Carl Mc Hugh -> Paul Mc Bride (40)
Stephen Chambers -> Daryl Horgan (75)
Daniel Devine -> Anthony O'Connor (80)
Yellow cards
None None.
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report
Tuesday, October 23rd

Northern Ireland V Republic Of Ireland

Holm Park, Armagh City (7pm)

The Republic of Ireland got off to a flying start and attacked from the kick-off as they pushed forward in search of goals. Athlone Town’s, Robert Benson almost broke the deadlock mid-way through the first half as he ran on to a neat through-ball at the edge of the area, he skilfully flicked the ball over the on-rushing keeper but was unlucky to see his goal-bound effort cleared by the backtracking defenders from the goal-line.

Midfielder, Jeff Hendrick was unlucky not to open the scoring minutes later as his powerful strike from the edge of the box was well saved by the Northern Ireland keeper.

The Republic of Ireland were in the lead after 35 minutes when an in-swinging corner caused havoc in their opponents box, Millwall striker, George Landis’s effort was cleared off the goal-line to Mark O’ Brien who smashed it to the back of the net from close range.

The Republic started the second half where they left off earlier and should have doubled their advantage but for the heroics of the Northern Ireland keeper. An in-swinging cross from the left wing caused hesitancy in the North’s backline, the ball broke to the ever dangerous George Landais whose powerful shot was saved by the impressive keeper.

Speaking after the game, Republic of Ireland manager, Vincent Butler was happy with his side’s victory, “I think our lads were fantastic tonight, I definitely think we deserved to win by a bigger margin such was our dominance in every part of the field. It’s never easy to come to Northern Ireland and get a result, they are always very well organised and difficult to beat but everyone on the pitch tonight produced a marvellous display.”

Republic of Ireland
Aaron McCarey - Monaghan Utd
John Disney - Stockport County
Mark O'Brien - Cherry Orchard
Anthony O'Connor - Nu Farm Athletic
Danny Fitzsimons - Millwall
Daryl Horgan - Salthill Devon
Jeff Hendrick - St. Kevin’s Boys
Sean Skelly - Belvedere
Paul McBride - Tottenham Hotspur
Robert Benson - Athlone Town
George Landais - Millwall

Craig Sexton - Belvedere
Daniel Devine - Crumlin United on for O’ Connor, 80 Mins
Anthony Bolger - St. Kevin’s Boys on for Benson, 40 Mins
Stephen Chambers - Shelbourne on for Horgan, 75 Mins
Carl McHugh - Dungloe Town on for McBride, 40 Mins
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