Republic of Ireland Women’s U-16s take two wins from tournament

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Republic of Ireland ended a UEFA WU16 Development Tournament with a 4-1 win over Czech Republic on Saturday.

Sue Ronan’s side played their third game in the tournament against the hosts in the Rošického Stadium in Prague.

Limerick’s Aoife Horgan put Ireland in front in the 20th minute, while just 4 minutes later Teegan Lynch doubled their lead to make it 2-0 at half-time.

And while the Czech Republic managed to pull one back through in the second half, Kerryanne Brown’s and Erin McLaughlin’s goals on the 47th and 71st minutes respectively saw Ireland secure victory.

Speaking after the game, Head Coach Sue Ronan outlined that the game was a real example of what the Development Tournaments are all about.

Ronan told fai.ie: “We’re very pleased with the game today, both the result and the performance. It was probably the best football that we played in the tournament. The girls obviously had a disappointment in the game against the USA on Thursday, so they did really well to put that behind them and do so well today.

“The goals were top-drawer too. The one goal we conceded was due to a mistake by us, but they will learn from that. The whole week has been a learning opportunity for them and they will definitely develop from here. I can see quite a few of them taking a step up to the next level very soon.”

Earlier in the week they had beaten Belgium 4-0 as an Ellen Molloy brace was added to by McLaughlin and Brown, but lost by the same scoreline to the USA.