Ferguson and Curtis feature again

Story by Conall Collier

Friday, 1st February, 2019 10:12pm

Ferguson and Curtis feature again

Republic of Ireland u-15s

Meath duo Evan Ferguson and Ben Curtis featured for the the Republic of Ireland u-15s in a 2-2 draw with the Netherlands in the second match of an International Tournament in Spain's Pinatar Arena today..

The Dutch won a developmental penalty shoot-out 4-2.

Jason Donohue's side came from behind twice, with second-half goals from captain Cian Kelly and Michael 
Leddy giving Ireland a deserved draw.

Under tournament rules, a penalty shoot-out follows all draws and the Dutch won 4-2, with Luke McGlynn and Evan Ferguson finding the net.

All 20 players in the squad have now started a game, with Sean Grehan and Ciaran O'Sullivan making their 
debuts.

Speaking after the match, Donohue was proud of the effort his side have shown this week in Spain.

"The lads were terrific. It was a cagey first half, but after the break we played excellently. 

"We have a lot of character and maturity in this team. The togetherness of the squad showed in the second-half. 

"The team really stepped it up today against the Dutch.

"All 20 players have started one of our opening two games, and none of them looked out of place. 

"I couldn't be any prouder of them," he concluded.

Republic of Ireland - Lee Morris; Craig King, Sean Grehan, Aaron O'Reilly, Cian Kelly, Glory Nzingo, Jamie Mullins, Edwin Abaje, Ben Quinn, Evan Ferguson, Ciaran O'Sullivan. Subs - Ben Curtis for King, John Ryan for O'Sullivan and Michael Leddy for Abaje all 44 mins,  Darragh Reilly for Mullins and Luke McGlynn for Nzingo 52m

Referee - Jose David Martinez Montalban (Spain).
NEXT UP
Sunday
- Republic of Ireland v Hungary.

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