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26.11.2015 at 15:00 Tallaght Stadium Attendance:
Ireland 0 - 3 Spain
Referee: Stephanie Frappart (France) European Qualifier-match

Goalscorers
None. Losada 30 mins
Hermosa 44 Mins Pen
Sophie Perry OG 90+3
Opening squads
Emma Byrne
Niamh Fahey
Sophie Perry
Diane Caldwell
Siobhan Killeen
Karen Duggan
Louise Quinn
Aine O'Gorman
Denise O Sullivan
Ruesha Littlejohn
Julie Ann Russell
Gallardo,
Serrano,
Torrejon,
Paredes,
Serrano,
Garcia,
Corredera,
Losada,
Putellas.
Sampedro,
Hermoso.
Substitutes
Niamh Reid Burke
Grace Murray
Ciara Rossiter
Meabh De Burca
Savannah Mc Carthy
Stephanie Roche
Clare Shine
Panos,
Jimenez,
Landa
Bermudez,
Paz,
Alexandra,
Garcia
Substitutions
Meabh De Burca -> Siobhan Killeen (46)
Clare Shine -> Ruesha Littlejohn (66)
Stephanie Roche -> Karen Duggan (80)
Garcia for Corredera,58 mins
Jimenez for Sampedro 81 mins,
Alexander for Losada 87 mins
Yellow cards
Aine O'Gorman (32)
Denise O Sullivan (36)
Corredera 17 mins
Garcia 78 mins
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
Debut for Clare Shine

The Republic of Ireland Women's senior team lost 3-0 to Spain at Taillight Stadium in Group 2 of UEFA European Championship qualifying.

A noisy crowd of 2,763 in Tallaght Stadium cheered on the hosts, though Spain showed ther clinical side too grab two first-half goals and three points.


Two first-half goals and a last minute strike saw Spain secure any easy three points, meaning Ireland have lost both home games in this qualifying campaign.

The Spanish were very nearly in front on 21 minutes after a near calamity in the Irish defence, after Emma Byrne scrambled away Jennifer Hermoso’s corner.

Karen Duggan attempted clearance ricocheted off an Irish jersey before rattling the post, Aine O’Gorman restored to full back clearing the danger.

The Spanish took the lead on the half hour after a continued spell of pressure. Vicky Losada placed her left side foot finish into the corner of Byrne’s net, outside the reach of the Arsenal keeper.

Byrne saved Ireland again four minutes before the break, Hermoso unlocking the Irish defence for Amanda Sampedro, Byrne was out quick to block with her legs.

Karen Duggan and Sophie Perry both blocking Hermoso and Losada’s follow up shots. Hermoso doubled the Spanish lead from the penalty spot one minute before half time after Sophie Perry had bundled the tricky Losada over.

Ireland started the second half with fresh impetus, Rusheda Littlejohn unable to connect with Denise O’Sullivan’s chip through, the closest Ireland had come.

Denise O’Sullivan’s deflected 63rd minute shot, played Sophie Perry in on goal, Perry’s shot couldn’t make it past Dolores Gallardo who had narrowed the angle.

Byrne pushed away Olga Garcia’s swerving edge of the box shot in the third minute of stoppage time only to see the ball ricochet in off Sophie Perry.

Ireland lie in third place in Group two with three points from their opening three games, three points behind second placed Finland.



Republic of Ireland: Byrne, O’Gorman, Fahey, Quinn, Perry, Killeen (DeBurca h-t), Caldwell, Duggan (Roche 80), Russell, O’Sullivan, Littlejohn (Shine 66).



Spain: Gallardo, Serrano, Torrejon, Paredes, Serrano, Garcia, Corredera (Garcia 58), Losada (Alexandra 87), Putellas. Sampedro (Jimenez 81), Hermoso.



Referee: Stephanie Frappart (France).
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