Ireland started the game well and went ahead in the 6th minute with a strike from debutant Andre Paval. Things got even better when they increased their lead through a shot from Ryan Nolan.*
In a busy opening period,*Ireland had a total of eight*shots on target in the*first half, while Irish goalkeeper Mark Barry had*been nothing more than a spectator but when called upon stood up to the mark.
The home team started the second half by conceding a corner, the cross was picked up by*Paval, and the Irish quick broke to create a 2 v 1 situation. Paval did not need the assistance of*young Charlie Byrne and rolled the ball into the corner of the net for*his*second goal.*
With 17 minutes gone in the second half, Ireland led by four. Captain Joe Markey unleashed a fine strike from 20 yards that flew into the back of the net to give them a commanding lead.
Denmark did get a constellation goal back through a penalty very late on. Unfortunately new goal keeper Mark McGrath*couldn’t keep out the spot kick.
There was to be more late drama, late into added time Ireland gave away their second*penalty of the game. Again, Denmark rolled the ball into the bottom corner.
Ireland won this one though and will take a lot of confidence from it, including from the first appearances of Paval, Sean Markey, Adam Free, Charlie Byrne and Richard Carroll.
Next up for Sean Moore's team is a Home Nations tournament in October.
Starting 7:*Mark Barry,*Joe Markey,*Carl McKee,*Ryan Nolan,*Josh Tracey,*Andre Paval,*Charlie Byrne

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In what was the their first game in 18 months, the Ireland Cerebral Palsy Team overcame Denmark 4-2 in the AUL Complex in an international friendly.