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03.03.2017 at 14:30 Attendance:
Ireland 0 - 0 Hungary
Referee: Cyprus Cup-match

Goalscorers
None. None
Opening squads
Marie Hourihan
Harriet Scott
Sophie Perry
Megan Connolly
Louise Quinn
Karen Duggan
Stephanie Roche
Diane Caldwell
Roma Mc Laughlin
Katie Mc Cabe
Aine O'Gorman
Substitutes
Savannah Mc Carthy
Claire O Riordan
Leanne Kiernan
Substitutions
Claire O Riordan -> Roma Mc Laughlin (73)
Leanne Kiernan -> Megan Connolly (84)
Savannah Mc Carthy -> Katie Mc Cabe (90)
None
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


Pictures from the match
Stato: Stephanie Roche 50th Cap;
debut for keeper Marie Hourihan.

3 Mar 2017 14:30
Hungary vs Republic of Ireland

Ireland 0-0 Hungary
WNT remain unbeaten in Cyprus
Republic of Ireland Women's National Team continued their unbeaten run in the Cyprus Cup with a 0-0 draw against Hungary.

The result means Ireland will now face Wales in the final group game to decide the winner after the Welsh drew with the Czech Republic.

Ireland were gifted the best chance of the game with just one minute on the clock as Megan Connolly closed the keeper down but after winning the ball, her shot was blocked.

Ireland continued to create chances as the impressive Harriet Scott, in just her second appearance for the national side, burst down the left to find Aine O'Gorman with a low cross, but the UCD Waves striker saw her shot well saved.

A minute after the break, the tireless Katie McCabe worked a neat position just outside the area after a weighted-flick from Stephanie Roche, who claimed her 50th cap, but her powerful effort was well saved.

Hungary could have won the game with just under 30 minutes to go as they were awarded a penalty after Aine O'Gorman fouled Gabriella Toth in the area but Fanni Vago's penalty went well wide of Hourihan's right-hand post.

After the final whistle, Head Coach Colin Bell was delighted with the character and the effort shown from the group.

Bell said: "I'm really pleased with the group. It was a really intensive match against a really strong side in Hungary who have played together for some time.

"They stuck to the game-plan and even when they made mistakes, the effort levels to recover was fantastic. We should have been 1-0 up at half-time if we took our chances.

"We had a little bit of luck in the second half with the penalty miss but I think we deserved as Hungary didn't create another chance in the entire 90 minutes.

"We're trying to lay the foundations. We want to stay compact and get teams on the break. When we start training together and the team gets fitter, we can then start moving the ball better and become a much better side."

Next game

Wales v Republic of Ireland
08/03/2017, 12.30pm (GMT)
Cyprus Cup


The result means that Ireland will now face Wales in the final Group C game to decide the winner after the Welsh drew with Czech Republic.

Ireland were gifted the best chance of the game with just one minute on the clock as Megan Connolly closed the opposition goalkeeper down but after winning the ball, her shot was blocked.

Ireland continued to create chances as the impressive Harriet Scott, in just her second appearance for the national side, burst down the left to find Aine O'Gorman with a low cross, but the UCD Waves striker saw her shot well saved.

A minute after the break, the tireless Katie McCabe worked her way into a neat position just outside the area after a weighted-flick from Stephanie Roche, who claimed her 50th cap, but her powerful effort was well saved.

Hungary could have won the game with just under 30 minutes to go as they were awarded a penalty after O'Gorman fouled Gabriella Toth in the area but Fanni Vago's penalty went well wide of debutant Marie Hourihan's right-hand post.

After the final whistle, Head Coach Colin Bell was delighted with the character and the effort shown from the group.

Bell said: "I'm really pleased with the group. It was a really intensive match against a really strong side in Hungary who have played together for some time.

"They stuck to the game-plan and even when they made mistakes, the effort levels to recover was fantastic. We should have been 1-0 up at half-time if we took our chances.

"We had a little bit of luck in the second half with the penalty miss but I think we deserved as Hungary didn't create another chance in the entire 90 minutes.

"We're trying to lay the foundations. We want to stay compact and get teams on the break. When we start training together and the team gets fitter, we can then start moving the ball better and become a much better side."

Republic of Ireland: Hourihan; Perry, Caldwell, Quinn, Scott; McLaughlin (O'Riordan 73), Duggan; McCabe (McCarthy 90), Connolly (Kiernan 84), O'Gorman; Roche.
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