Women's Soccer Colleges Association of Ireland

World University Games Women Ireland 0-1 France

04 July 2009

Ireland bow out of WUG with a defeat to France

World University Games, Belgrade, Serbia
Team Ireland
Saturday round-up - Football  
By Chris Barnes
Team Ireland Press Officer in Belgrade

In football, the Irish women bowed out of the competition after losing 1-0 to France at the FC Lokomotiva stadium.
A scrappy first-half goal from the French was enough to knock the Irish out of the main competition leaving them in third place of Group D with only the top two advancing to the quarter finals.
Ireland pressed hard for the equalizer but couldn’t find a way through the French defence. A hail storm 10 minutes from time saturated the players and pitch, and the game was halted for the severe weather to subside.
The games resumed after a five minute respite, but the break had knocked the Irish women off their rhythm and they didn’t find the two goals they needed.
Manager Sue Ronan said: “I think that we lost our momentum with the rain just finishing us off. But we played well and pressured the French throughout. I think we were unlucky not to get anything from the game which is disappointing for the girls.”

Women First Round Pool D Match 23

Referee   CAN  - Pye Michelle  4th Official   POL  - Radzik Karolina  
Assistant Referee 1   SRB  - Petkovic Nemanja  Assistant Referee 2   MNE  - Kaludjerovic Jovan  
Match Commissioner   SRB  - Segrt Jovan  Match Commissioner   SRB  - Jovanovic Zoran  

0Shots Goal3
5Fouls Commited9
0Corner Kicks7
1Free Kicks0
0Penalty Kicks0
0Own Goals0
0Yellow Cards0
0Red Cards0
 IRL  - Ireland    vs      FRA  - France   
0:1 (0:1)
 IRL  - Ireland 
1Mckenna TiarnaGK 1      
2Parkes AmandaD        
3Murray GraceD        
5Quinn Louise (C)D        
6Mulcahy NiamhD    1   
8Waldron MaryF    12  
9Mcgrath SarahM     1  
10Grant Lynn MarieM    23  
13Moran CarlaM     2  
14Sinnott NicolaM     1  
15Fahy RuthM    1   
4Furness RachelM        
7Jenkins RachelM        
12Donovan SusanF        
16Sheridan BronaghGK        
17Doherty ZoeM        
18Flatley EmerD        
19O'connell LornaF        
20Burke NakitaM        
Coach :  O'Connor Thomas
 FRA  - France 
1Gerard MelineGK        
2Pele GwenaelleD        
5Delannoy Sabrina (C)D        
8Faye Chellali AlixD        
10Ayachi ZohraM    3   
12Castera Marie-PierreF  1/2 1   
13Plaza MelissaM1 1/2 13  
14Prevost CandiceM  0/1 2   
17Loze CharlotteM        
18Cairaty OceaneD        
19Kaci AurelieM  1/1 1   
4Tandia SigaD        
6Pizzala CarolineM        
7Soyer JulieD        
9Peslerbe CharlotteF  0/1     
11Houara JessicaM     1  
15Cugat AudreyM    11  
16Bayol Marie OceaneGK        

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