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17.05.2005 at 19:00 Paris Attendance:
France 0 - 1 Rep of Ireland
Referee: Friendly-match

None Adam Rooney (54)
Opening squads
Shane Redmond
Eddie Nolan
Simon Madden
Scott Davies
Michael Spillane
James Ryan
Keiran Murtagh
Stephen Gleeson
Gary Dunphy
Adam Rooney
William John Kiely
Michael Roddy
Alan Power
Alan Judge
None Alan Judge -> Keiran Murtagh (50)
Alan Power -> Gary Dunphy (60)
Michael Roddy -> Michael Spillane (75)
Yellow cards
None None.
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report
Ireland Under 17s fantastique against France

The Republic of Ireland Under 17s enjoyed a well-deserved 1-0 victory over France in Paris on Tuesday evening thanks to a wonderful goal from Adam Rooney.

Rooney scored the only goal of the game in the 54th minute when a Jimmy Ryan pass gave him a chance to run at the France goal and he held off two defenders before crashing an unstoppable shot into the net.

Ten minutes later, Rooney nearly grabbed a second when, after beating the goalkeeper, he sent his shot bobbling along the goal line before it hit the post and rebounded to safety.

Manager Sean McCaffrey said: It was a fantastic result. We played brilliantly against a very good France side and got a result that we deserved. Im delighted for the players who can gain a lot of confidence from how they played.

Team: Redmond (Cherry Orchard); Davis (Reading), Spillane (Norwich City), Nolan (Blackburn Rovers), Madden (Leeds United); Dunphy (Celtic), Gleeson (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Ryan (Liverpool), Murtagh (Charlton Athletic); Kiely (Aberdeen), Rooney (Crumlin United).

Subs: Judge (Blackburn Rovers) for Murtagh (50 mins), Power (Crumlin United) for Dunphy (60 mins), Roddy (Bolton Wanderers) for Spillane (75 mins).
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