On Saturday the 25th of July Peamount were well represented with a total of five players in the Irish under 17 squad friendly win over Northern Ireland This age group is now coached David Bell and the Irish boss was pleased with the performance his new charges produced. The fixture was arranged to launch the famous Northern Ireland Milk Cup which will feature female teams for the first time next year.

Peamounts Tiegan Ruddy put Bell’s side ahead in the 55th minute when she turned the ball home after getting in front of her marker to steer home from her club team mate Lauryn O’Callaghan free-kick.

Niamh Sheehan added the second Irish goal two minutes from time when she found the net after an excellent passing move by the visitors.

Next game up is in September when the squad play Scotland in a double-header.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Sophie Lenihan (Ballindaggin United FC), Eimear Kiely (Lakewood), Zoe Green (Lagan Harps), Leah Reybet-Degat (Shelbourne Girls FC), Niamh Farrelly (Peamount United), Alexandra Kavanagh (Shelbourne Girls FC), Saoirse Noonan (Douglas Hall), Heather Payne (Salthill Devon), Lauryn O’Callaghan (Peamount United), Tiegan Ruddy (Peamount United).

Subs: Caoimhe Walsh (Lagan Harps) for Payne 55 mins, Lauren Kelly (Peamount United) for Kiernan 55, Niamh Sheehan (St Joseph’s FC) for Kiely 55, Naoise McAloon (Peamount United) for 60, Rachel Baynes (Castlebar Celtic) for Reybet-Degat 60, Lauren Homan (Lakewood) for Ruddy 60, Nicole Plunkett (Shelbourne Girls FC) for Farrelly 66, Tara O’Gorman (Douglas Hall) for Kavanagh 66, Jade Reddy (Shelbourne Girls FC) for O’Callaghan 66. Leanne Kiernan (Shelbourne Girls FC).

RESULT

Women’s U17 Friendly International

Northern Ireland 0-2 Republic of Ireland, Showgrounds, Ballymena