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    Lost 2-0. Even a victory in Norway won't keep it in their own hands now.

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    Just back from the game now. Colin Bell had the team well-organised but very defensively with three (Toland, Fahey and, for the most part, Duggan) holding in front of the back four. As a result, Ireland didn’t test the Norwegian keeper in the first half and only a great run by a very courageous Leanne Kiernan at the start of the second half and a volley over while under pressure by Karen Duggan late on were all the Irish team could muster in the second period. Well done also to Claire O’Riordan, an attacker for Wexford, who had to come on as a centre-half when Louise Quinn went off injured after half an hour and had a stirring game. Otherwise, I thought Sophie Perry, Diane Caldwell and particularly Denise O’Sullivan played well. However, Ireland had six domestic players on the pitch at the end – none of whom presumably earn a bean from the game – and you can’t really expect, in this day and age, for such an XI to progress against what looks like a fully professional team and that gap is only going to get wider. So, if the FAI is really serious about developing the women’s game in this country, it needs to get its act together.
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    The game today (away to Norway) is live on RTÉ 2. Coverage begins at 16:35, k/o 17:00.

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    Remember Caoimhin Fowler? He's been discussed on the forum a few times. Born in Australia to an Irish father, and has played underage for Ireland. His sister Mary is being courted by both Ireland and Australia, despite being only 15: https://www.foxsports.com.au/footbal...d803912e825862
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    The women's team are playing Italy in a friendly at 5:30, and the game is being streamed on RTE Player


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    Just saw the score coming up on sky sports news as Italy 2 : Republic of Women 1 !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by liamoo11 View Post
    Just saw the score coming up on sky sports news as Italy 2 : Republic of Women 1 !!
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    Think we need to thank the great leader for this, because of their hard work our women’s team get to actually play a game this year! Splendid!

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    Beat Greece 1-0 in Tallaght tonight. Deserved the win, could have been more. Greece never really looked like scoring.
    On ten points now, six points clear of the Greeks, and facing Montenegro, who have zero points and a goal difference of -16, on Tuesday

    As things stand, the team are the second ranked second placed team, but have played a game more than a lot of the other sides, and still have to face Germany twice
    Table of second placed sides: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_W...d-placed_teams


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    Decent crowd again. Need a win on Wednesday and a draw in Ukraine to secure a play-off spot and hopefully get a full house for the visit of Germany at the end when an automatic spot might still be within reach, if they pull off a shock.

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    I didn't realise three of the second placed teams qualify automatically. That injury time equaliser in the first match might prove very costly.

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    Goal difference isn't great either, second worst of the second placed sides, and the worst side are bottom of that table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samhaydenjr View Post
    Decent crowd again. Need a win on Wednesday and a draw in Ukraine to secure a play-off spot and hopefully get a full house for the visit of Germany at the end when an automatic spot might still be within reach, if they pull off a shock.
    A draw in the Ukraine is far from certain. That is the key game. You would assume Ukraine will beat Greece twice and Montenegro twice.
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    Gutted to hear that Chloe Mustaki, a smashing player, suffered an ACL injury prior to the match. Having overcome serious illness, I'm sure she can overcome this as well. Best of luck to her.

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    The qualifier against Montenegro just kicked off and is available internationally on the RTE player: https://www.rte.ie/player/onnow/66546216064
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    Full time: Montenegro 0-3 Rep of Ireland (Caldwell, McCabe, O'Sullivan)

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    Top the group ahead of the last three games, albeit with a game more played than Germany in second. We'll take whatever we can get from Germany in a few weeks, but realistically we're looking at the game against Ukraine in June to confirm second placed.

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