25.05.2017 at 15:00 Solar 21 Park, Castlebar, Ireland
Ireland Under 16
3 - 4
Referee: Barry Blake
UEFA U16 Dev Tournament / *-match
Kevin O Reilly
Oisin Mc Entee
Andreas Søndergaard ,
Mikkel Møller Lassen,
Jacob Steen Christensen,
The Republic of Ireland Men's Under 16 team concluded their UEFA Development Tournament in Mayo with a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Denmark at Solar 21 Park.
25th May 2017
After a blistering opening 40 minutes scoring three goals, the home side took their foot off the gas in the second half as the visitors stormed into contention and snatched a winner with 11 minutes to go.
Despite the narrow loss, Paul Osam's side starved their opponents of opportunities in the first half, grabbing their first goal after 21 minutes.
Troy Parrott was alert at the back post when Sean Mahon's cross flew into the box and the striker confidently headed the ball to the back of the net.
Mahon provided another assist ten minutes later but this time, Ross Tierney got a toe to the cross to double his side's lead.
With the half-time whistle eminent, Mahon got on the score sheet himself with a rasping shot that beat Andreas Søndergaard at the near post.
Unfortunately for the Irish youngsters, this was the quintessential game of two halves.
Substitute Morten Frendrup was only on the field for seven minutes when his shot found the back of the net.
Frendrup's goal was quickly followed by another when Muamer Brajanac was afforded too much space in the Irish box.
With 20 minutes remaining, Nicolas Duhr grabbed a quick double for himself condemning a shocked Irish side to defeat.
The host nation pushed hard for an equaliser in the final minutes but Denmark's defence stood strong to hand the Republic of Ireland their first defeat in their final game.
Republic of Ireland: Harry Clarke, Max Murphy (Conor O'Reilly 75), Oisin McEntee, Andrew Spain, Kevin O'Reilly, Jason Knight, Barry Coffey (Marc Walsh 75), Sean Kennedy (Matt Everitt 63), Sean Mahon (Conor Grant 63), Ross Tierney (Jack Moylan 40), Troy Parrott (Ciaran Brennan 40).
Denmark: Andreas Søndergaard (Daniel G. Anderson 40), Frederik Nørrestrand, Jonas Mortensen (Thomas Gundelund 67), Mikkel Møller Lassen, Christoffer Petersen (Gustav Mogensen 74), Jacob Steen Christensen, Jeppe Pedersen (Andreas Pyndt Anderson 67), Oliver Villadsen (Gabriel A. A. Christensen 74) Nicolas Dyhr, Tobias Petersen (Morten Frendrup 40), Muamer Brajanac (Alexander Hjælmhof 80)
Referee: Barry Blake.