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Friday 15 December 2017

Ireland U19s beat England in Euro group

A second-half fight-back saw the Republic of Ireland Under-19s record a 2-1 victory over England to move top of Group B in the UEFA Women's Championship finals.

Headed goals from Savannah McCarthy and Keeva Keenan cancelled out England's opener as Ireland logged their second successive victory in this tournament ahead of their clash with Sweden on Monday night.

England scored the first goal on 36 minutes. A break down the right saw Millie Turner chip a cross into Claudia Walker, who headed past keeper Brooke Dunne from close range.

Ireland got back level when McCarthy powered her way past two defenders to meet Connolly's delivery from a corner kick and head in via the far post. It was exactly what they deserved.

While Shine went off with a neck injury, Ireland continued to improve and substitute Keenan followed McCarthy's example by getting on the end of a set-piece from Connolly to head in.

Stars come out for Paul

Former Irish international and League of Ireland soccer stars have united together to organise a challenge soccer match to help Ballyfermot man Paul O'Brien turn his dream of publishing his book "Fair Play" into reality, with all proceeds from the book sales going to Crumlin Children's Hospital.

The game will take place tomorrow at Cherry Orchard Football Club, Elmdale upper Ballyfermot Road with a 1.0pm kick-off where the Ireland Over-40s squad will take on League of Ireland legend John Cleary's Scafform team.

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