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23.10.2008 at 14:00 Mardan Sport Complex - Field 2, Antalya (TUR) Attendance:
Netherlands 0 - 2 Womens International Under 17
Referee: Petra Chuda (SVK) European Qualifier-match

Ellen Jansen 48 mins;
Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens 68 mins;
Opening squads
Lynn Zondervan
Desiree Van Lunteren
Tessel Tina Middag
Stephanie Van der Gragt
Chelsea Disseldorp
Ellen Jansen
Siri Worm
Maria Wilhelmina Johanna Compier
Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens
Lisanne Grimberg
Mauri Adriana Silvestrina Van de Wetering
Sinead Crotty
Ciara O' Brien
Bronagh Kerins
Orla Devaney
Ciara Grant
Kirsty Louise Keogh
Megan Campbell
Dora Gorman
Rebecca Walsh
Niamh Mc Laughlin
Tanya Kennedy
Laura Anne Du Ry van Beest Holle
Vesna Veltrop
Dominique Bruinenberg
Eshly Lissa Bakker
Wendy Mulder
Merel Didi van Dongen
Aisling Dyer
Maria Delahunty
Yvonne Cahill
Maria Harrington
Katherine Flood
Rosanne Maguire
Johanna Byrne
Mauri Adriana Silvestrina Van de Wetering (out)
Wendy Mulder (in) 48 mins;
Lisanne Grimberg (out)
Merel Didi van Dongen (in)80 mins;
Maria Delahunty -> Kirsty Louise Keogh (73)
Rosanne Maguire -> Ciara O' Brien (73)
Yellow cards
None None.
Red cards
None None.
Match report
UEFA Women’s Championship first phase qualifier
Republic of Ireland 0-2 Holland

The Republic of Ireland Under-17 Women’s may still go through to the Elite phase of qualification series despite their loss to Holland on Thursday in their final game of the UEFA Championship qualifying first stage.

The Dutch scored twice in the second half to claim the points and take top spot in the group with a 100 per cent record from their three matches.

Noel King’s Ireland were guaranteed to finish at least second heading into today’s encounter following their wins over mini-group hosts Turkey and Faroe Islands during the previous five days.

The Irish needed victory to edge the Dutch out for the one available automatic qualifying place. They must now await the completion of the two remaining groups before they discover whether they secure one of the six berths for best runners-up across the ten qualifying pools.

Ireland started the game on the front foot and gave the Holland defence plenty to think about in the opening half.

Dora Gorman was close to giving Ireland the lead but was unable to get a decent connection on her shot while Kirsty Keogh was unlucky with her effort from the edge of the box.

It was the same pattern in the second half as Ireland continued to dominate but Holland grabbed the lead goal against the run of play.

The Irish responded magnificently and thought they had scored through Bronagh Kerins’ long-range effort but the referee decided against allowing the goal for an apparent infringement in the build-up.

Gorman had a penalty appeal turned down and Orla Devaney saw her shot blocked on the line as Ireland pressed for an equaliser.

Unfortunately, it was Holland who hit the back of the net and their second goal with with 15 minutes remaining killed off Ireland’s prospects of saving the tie.

Ireland manager Noel King said: “This was our best performance of the season and we were desperately unlucky to lose.

“We coped well with the hot weather conditions and we right in the game throughout. I’m very proud of the players. On other days, those chances would have gone but not today.

“Now, we must wait to see if we get through as a second-placed team. There is a lot of talent in this squad and the fact that seven of today’s starting team are eligible again for next season shows that there is plenty of potential there.”

Republic of Ireland:
Sinead Crotty - Connecticut Football Club (CFC) United
Bronagh Kerins - Strand Celtic
Tanya Kennedy - Finn Valley
Becky Walsh - Salthill Devon
Niamh McLaughlin - Greencastle FC
Megan Campbell - Drogheda Utd
Ciara Grant - Kilmacrennan Celtic
Ciara O'Brien - Tramore AFC
Dora Gorman - Salthill Devon
Kirsty Keogh - St Catherines
Orla Devaney - Ballina Town

Rosanne Maguire - Stella Maris for Devaney (65 mins)
Maria Delahunty- Benfica for O’Brien (65 mins)

UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship first qualifying stage:
Saturday, October 18
Republic of Ireland 2-1 Turkey

Monday, October 20
Republic of Ireland 3-0 Faroe Islands

Thursday, October 23
Holland 2-0 Republic of Ireland.
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