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08.04.2021 at 18:30 Tallaght Stadium Attendance:
Ireland 0 - 1 Denmark
Referee: Louise Thompson (NIR). Friendly / PROG-match

None. Nicoline Sorensen 9 mins,
Opening squads
Grace Moloney
Niamh Fahey
Keeva Keenan
Diane Caldwell
Jamie Finn
Megan Connolly
Louise Quinn
Katie Mc Cabe
Amber Barrett
Denise O Sullivan
Heather Payne
Lene Christensen,
Rikke Sevecke,
Simone Boye,
Sanne Troelsgaard,
Nadia Naim,
Pernille Harder,
Katrine Veje,
Sifie Junge
Nicoline Sorensen
Signe Bruun
Sofie Svava
Courtney Brosnan
Eva Badana
Claire O Riordan
Claire Walsh
Ellen Molloy
Hayley Nolan
Aine O Gorman
Rianna Jarrett
Kyra Carusa
Emily Whelan
Katrine Svane
Kathrine Larsen,
Olivia Moller Holdt,
Nanna Christiansen
Emma Snerle
Stina Larsen
Frederikke Thogersen
Sara Thrige
Sara Holmgaard
Caroline Moller
Kathrine Kuhl
Josefine Hasbo
Luna Gevitz
Emily Whelan -> Heather Payne (46)
Ellen Molloy -> Megan Connolly (61)
Rianna Jarrett -> Amber Barrett (61)
Aine O Gorman -> Keeva Keenan (72)
Snerle for Pedersen 46 mins,
Thogersen for Svava 61 mins;
Gevitz for Veje 72 mins
Muller Holdt for Bruun 72 mins;
Larsen for Harder 80 mins,
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 | Preview
It may have ended in a narrow defeat but the Republic of Ireland can take a lot of positives from Vera Pauw's first international friendly game as they lost 1-0 to Denmark.
8th Apr 2021

The game had hardly got going when Denmark took the lead on nine minutes through Nicoline Sorensen, when the ball fell kindly to her unmarked inside the penalty area and she fired in.

Ireland attempted to respond by pressing their opponents high with Amber Barrett and Heather Payne both working incredibly hard to force the Danish backline into mistakes.

The more pressure that Ireland applied, the more vulnerable Denmark looked as they misplaced passes and left gaps between the lines. But the final pass or breakaway evaded the home team.

On 53 minutes, Katie McCabe cut inside and unloaded a shot from distance. As it glided through the air, Danish goalkeeper Lene Christensen could only look on as it smashed back off the crossbar.

A number of changes gave Ireland some extra energy with Emily Whelan and Ellen Molloy introducing a spark to the attacking play. The latter fired wide with a shot from distance.

At the other end, goalkeeper Grace Moloney had to be at her best on 68 minutes to deny Signe Bruun following a swift counter attack from Denmark. It was a fine save from the Reading stopper.

Moloney was at it again on 76 minutes to deny Sorensen, but Ireland finished strongly as they went in search of a goal to level matters. It didn't come but the effort was laudable.

This is clearly an Ireland team that is moving in the right direction, under Pauw's watch, and next up is a friendly away to Belgium.

Republic of Ireland: Moloney; Keenan (O’Gorman 72), Fahey, Quinn, Caldwell, McCabe; Finn, Connolly (Molloy 61), O’Sullivan; Payne (Whelan 46), Barrett (Jarrett 61).

Denmark: Christensen; Sevecke, Boye, Veje (Gevitz 72); Sorensen, Junge, Troelsgaard, Svava (Troelsgaard 61); Harder (Larsen 80), Bruun (Muller Holdt 72), Nadim.

Referee: Louise Thompson (NIR).
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