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Date: 7 p.m. Aug. 13, 2013
Venue: Carlisle Grounds
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Scored: 23'
- Morten Strand 23'



Ireland U19s lose friendly game by a single goal

Tue, Aug 13 2013

Action from the clash in the Carlisle Grounds Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

Republic of Ireland 0 Norway 1

 

The Republic of Ireland Under-19 team suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss to Norway in a friendly international at the Carlisle Grounds this evening.

 

Morien Strand headed the only goal in the 23rd minute when he connected from close range to a free-kick by Zymer Bytyqi.

 

The Norwegians had produced the only other strike of note in the 19th minute when Mariin Troen fired straight at Eric Grimes from the edge of the box after intercepting a wayward pass from Eoghan O’Connell.

 

Ireland were more lively after the break and Sam Byrne came close to leveling with a powerful strike from 25 yards out that bulleted narrowly over in the 68th minute.

 

Substitute Jack Byrne forced a top drawer save from keeper Pal Vesily Heigre with a strike from just outside the box in the 80th minute and despite some added pressure from corners in particular the equalizer never came.

 

"These games are about looking at players in preparation for the UEFA Championships in October and I felt we learned a lot about what these lads are capable of," said Head Coach Paul Doolin.

 

"A lot of them are in their first year at this age group and can play again next year so we had a very young squad really. At this age group an extra year can make a difference.

 

"Having said that I was very pleased with our defending and Dean O'Halloran did very well out wide for us. We used Noe Baba in midfield for the first time to see how that went and you could see that there are things he has to learn about that role but overall I was pleased."

 

The two sides will meet again in a second friendly at UCD Bowl on Thursday (1.00pm).

 

Republic Of Ireland: Eric Grimes, Seán Long, Kyle McFadden, Eoghan O’Connell (Ryan McConnell 79), Evan Finnegan, Dean O’Halloran, Noe Baba, Cody Mulhall (Alan Browne 71), Jake Mulraney (Seán Coyne 66), Adam Wixted (Jack Byrne 56), Sam Byrne (C).

 

Norway: Pal Vesily Heigre, Alexander Jones (Kent-Are Antonsen 90), Vergard Bergan, Bjorn Inge Uivik, Marvis Hoibraten, Kasper Skaanes, Sondre Tronstad (Kamer Qaka 56), Morien Strand, Zymer Bytyqi (Frederik Hursnes 79), Mariin Troen (Alexander Sorloth 46), Bard Finne.

 

Referee: Paula Brady.

 



Republic of Ireland U19
Eric Grimes
Goalkeeper
Evan Finnegan
Defender
Sean Long
Defender
Kyle McFadden
Defender
Eoghan O'Connell
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Defender
Noe Baba
Midfielder
Cody Mulhall
71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Midfielder
Jake Mulraney
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Midfielder
Dean O'Halloran
Midfielder
Sam Byrne
Forward
Adam Wixted
Forward

Substitutes
Alan Browne
71'
71Subbed On: 71'
Midfield
Jack Byrne
56'
56Subbed On: 56'
Midfield
Sean Coyne
66'
66Subbed On: 66'
Defender
Ryan McConnell
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Defender
Norway U19
Pål Vestly Heigre
Goalkeeper
Alexander Jones
Defender 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Marius Christopher Hoibraten
Defender
Vegard Bergan
Defender
Morten Strand
Midfielder
23Scored: 23'
Kasper Skaanes
Midfielder
Sondre Tronstand
Midfielder 56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
Bjørn Inge Utvik
Midfielder
Bård Finne
Forward
Zymer Bytygi
Forward 79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Martin Troen
Forward 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'

Substitutes
Alexander Sorloth
Forward
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Kamar Qaka
Midfield
56Subbed On: 56'
56'
Fredrik Aursnes
Midfield
79Subbed On: 79'
79'
Kent-Are Antonsen
Midfield
90Subbed On: 90'
90'


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