Ireland U18s face Italy


Ireland’s Under-18 side start their European Olympic Tournament tonight with a game against the hosts, Italy, tonight.

Noel O’Reilly has included two debutants, Eugene Ferry (Derry City) and Darren Dennehy (Kerry Schoolboy’s), in the starting line-up.

St Josephs Boys striker Alan Judge is also in.

The game is taking place in Lignano, Sabbiadoro (kickoff was at 7pm Irish time).

The Republic of Ireland is hoping for a repeat of the tournament four years ago, when Noel O’Reilly took his side to gold at the European Youth Multi-Sports Olympics in Murcia, Spain.

Republic of Ireland:
Eugene Ferry (Derry City), Kevin McArdle (Shelbourne), Alan Power (Crumlin United), Darren Dennehy (Kerry Schoolboys), Stephen O’Shea (Tramore, Waterford), John Connellan (Belvedere), James O’Sullivan (Belvedere), Mark Byrne (Crumlin United), Aidan Downes (Tolka Rovers, Dublin), Alan Judge (St Josephs Boys), Adam Rooney (Crumlin United)


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