world universty games men ireland 4-1 ghana

World Universty Games Men Ireland 4-1 Ghana

08 July 2009

Ireland got their first win at the World University games today against Ghana.

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A Davy O'Sullivan headed hat-trick was the difference between the sides. Ghana started well and had a goal from Dawson after 7 mins. Ghana continued to threaten Ireland and Ryan Coulter had to be sharp on a number of occasions.

Ireland got into the game with Mark Forker and Alan Taggert passing well, after 20mins Ireland got one back. A free kick from Gareth Harkin was headed back by Brian Cleary and Davy O'Sullivan headed powerfully to the Ghana net. O'Sullivan put Ireland ahead after 30mins with another header this time from a Graham Risk cross after good play from Dean Roche. In an open game chances were missed by both teams and Ireland were happy to get to the break 2-1 up in the sweltering heat.

Ireland dominated the second half moving the ball extremely well as a consequence Ghana tired. O’Sullivan got his hat-trick on 56 mins with a powerful header from another Rusk cross. Brian Cleary wrapped up the game  ith a tap in after 70mins after excellent play from Peter McMahon and Alan Taggert.

Ireland now play Morocco in their sixth and final game on Friday at 5.30 in FC Jakova.

Men Classification 13 - 16 Match 34

Referee   THA  - Aonruk Apisit  4th Official   ITA  - De Marco Andrea  
Assistant Referee 1   FRA  - BACTELOMEU Varela  Assistant Referee 2   SRB  - Stojkovic Uros  
Match Commissioner   SRB  - Simic Milojko  

9Shots Goal6
13Fouls Commited7
11Corner Kicks4
1Free Kicks0
0Penalty Kicks0
0Own Goals0
3Yellow Cards0
0Red Cards0
 GHA  - Ghana    vs      IRL  - Ireland   
1:4 (1:2)
-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)
 GHA  - Ghana 
3Boadi Saeed   0/2     
4Nyadedzor Godwin Edem   0/1     
6OWUSU-AMSAH Eric   2/4 21  
7Afriyie Owusu   1/2 21  
8Boateng Frank (C)   0/2 12  
9Sarpong Yaw   1/1     
11Yawson Nelson Kwesi 1 2/3 1 1 
13Arthur EmmanuelD    2   
16Appiah-Kubi EmmanuelGK 4      
18Zutah Joseph Tetteh   1/3  1  
22Adjetey Isaac Adjei     22  
1Armah EmmanuelGK        
2Hammond William   0/1 1 1 
5Darko Samuel Kwame         
10Baiden Emmanuel Kojo     1   
14Amponsah Bismark Akwasi         
17Bantiu Cabral Vwawoje         
20Bukari Mohammed Alhassan   2/2 1 1 
39Afriyie Nicholas         
 IRL  - Ireland 
1Coulter RyanGK 1      
2Zambra Dean     1   
5Forde Ciaran         
7Rusk Graham      2  
8Harkin Gareth      2  
10Costello James   0/2  1  
11O'sullvian David 3 3/4 24  
13Cleary Brian 1 1/1     
17Teggart Alan   0/1 11  
18Daly Brendan (C)   1/1 21  
20Forker Mark      1  
3Boyd Ciaran         
4Surgenor Mark     1   
6Dineen John         
9Mulroy John         
12Mcsweeney Michael         
14Mcmenamin Oisin         
15Roche Stephen         
16Brennan Billy         
19Mcmahon Peter   1/1  1  
Coach :  Harding Kieran
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