world university games - mens ireland 1-2 italy

World University Games - Mens Ireland 1-2 Italy

02 July 2009

Ireland had mixed fortunes in their second group games at the World University Games in Belgrade with the women tasting success against Hungary and the men going out of the competition after losing to Italy.

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Ireland were unlucky to lose a game in which they played much of the better football. They went 1-0 down after a 20 minute volley from Girolamo D’Alessandro. Ireland fought hard to seek an equaliser and almost conceded a second but for the brilliance of Billy Brennan in between the sticks.
Peter MacMahon eventually made the scores level in the 57th minute with a strike from outside the box which deflected to Marco Dessena’s left in the Italian goal.
A suspicion of offside surrounded the Italian winner as Pasquale Iadaresta flicked the ball passed an onrushing Brennan, just after the hour.
Ireland worked a dogged Italian defence hard right to the final whistle and were unlucky not to take something from the game.
The Irish men play their final group game against South Korea at the FC Indjija stadium.
By Chris Barnes
Team Ireland Press Officer in Belgrade

Men First Round Pool C Match 14

Referee   UKR  - Moseichuk Yurii  4th Official   SRB  - Stankovic Dragomir  
Assistant Referee 1   SRB  - Radojicic Igor  Assistant Referee 2   SRB  - Panic Vladanko  
Match Commissioner   SRB  - Cetnik Stevan  

9Shots Goal11
22Fouls Commited9
2Corner Kicks3
2Free Kicks5
0Penalty Kicks0
0Own Goals0
1Yellow Cards2
0Red Cards0
 IRL  - Ireland    vs      ITA  - Italy   
1:2 (0:1)
 IRL  - Ireland 
3Boyd Ciaran     13  
4Surgenor Mark (C)     3   
6Dineen John     21  
8Harkin Gareth   1/1 31  
11O'sullvian David   5/7 31  
13Cleary Brian     1   
14Mcmenamin Oisin   1/1 1   
16Brennan BillyGK 2      
18Daly Brendan     2   
19Mcmahon Peter 1 1/2 31  
20Forker Mark   1/1 111 
1Coulter RyanGK        
2Zambra Dean         
5Forde Ciaran         
7Rusk Graham         
9Mulroy John         
10Costello James         
15Roche Stephen         
17Teggart Alan         
Coach :  Harding Kieran
 ITA  - Italy 
5Rudi Roberto      2  
6Pippa Andrea   0/1     
7Cuomo Luigi (C)     11  
8Lolaico Giuseppe 1 2/3 12  
10Galbiati Jacopo      5  
11Amantini Francesco   1/1 2   
12Dessena MarcoGK 1   1  
14D'alessandro Girolamo 1 3/4  11 
17Vriz Giovanni   4/4 14  
18Iadaresta Pasquale   1/4  2  
20Ramaglia Mario     2   
1Nicastro FedericoGK        
4Salvadori Samuele         
9De Franco Ciro      11 
16Fusari Roberto         
19Mosca Alessandro         
Coach :  Veneri Giorgio

-nn Time when player substituted out
+nn Time when player substituted in
2Y=R 2nd Yellow = Red Card
A Absent
FC Fouls Committed
FS Fouls Suffered
GA Goals Against
GF Goals For GK Goalkeeper
Min Minutes Played
PK Penalty Kicks (Goals/Shots)
Pos Position
R Expulsions (Red Cards)
SG/S Shots on Goal/Shots
Y Cautions (Yellow Cards)

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