Goals from Shamrock Rovers’ Kevin Zefi and Cork City defender Cathal Heffernan secured the victory for Jason Donohue’s side on a chilly night in Galway.
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In the first of a double-header between the two teams, it was the hosts who started the better. Captain James McManus came close to breaking the deadlock for Ireland but it was a Zefi wonder goal on 32 minutes that opened the scoring.*
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The forward collected the ball inside his own half and played a one-two with Caden McLaughlin. Zefi closed in on the angle of the area, skipped past a defender, feinted to shoot to beat another then cooly rolled the ball past Jan Sobczuk in the Polish goal
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The start to the second half was a much tighter affair with Poland sitting deep and looking to press Ireland.
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But on the 50th*minute came what proved to be the winning goal. Luke O’Brien’s inswinging free-kick wasn’t cleared properly by the Polish defence. Sam Curtis headed the ball back across goal for Heffernan to nod in from close range.
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The two-goal cushion only lasted two minutes when the visitors struck back through Marcel Szymanski to make the contest a much nervier affair.
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Alex Nolan of Cabinteely and Rocco Vata of Celtic were introduced later on in the game for their international debuts but the*home side managed to see out the contest to record their fourth win in four games.
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Ireland:*Walsh; O’Brien, Curtis, Heffernan, Cowper Gray; Ferizaj (Nolan 64), McManus (C) (Barrett 69), Murphy (Vata 64); Zefi, McLaughlin (Nugent 64), Tetteh (Whitmarsh-O’Brien 52).
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Fixture*
Thursday, November 21: Ireland v Poland, KO 12pm, Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway United
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Under 15 Boys


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Introduction:
The Republic of Ireland Under-15 team continued their impressive start to the season with a 2-1 friendly win over Poland at Eamonn Deacy Park.




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