Competition: UEFA European 2017 Women’s Championship Qualifying Round Group 2   Venue: Tallaght Stadium    Attendance: 2,905   Referee: Jana Adamkova (CZE)
Rep of Ireland Women
Rep of Ireland Women

Katie McCabe - Yellow Card (75')

Meabh de Burca - Yellow Card (83')

Mon 21 Sep 2015

0 - 2


(Full Time)
Finland Women
Finland Women

Emma Koivisto - Goal (12')

Linda Sallstrom - Goal (70')



Starting Lineup
(G) Emma Byrne
(D) Louise Quinn
(D) Sophie Perry
(D) Meabh de Burca
(D) Megan Campbell
(M) Julie-Ann Russell*
(M) Denise O'Sullivan
(M) Niamh Fahey
(M) Diane Caldwell
(F) Aine O'Gorman
(F) Katie McCabe
Substitutes
Clare Shine
Stephanie Roche
Niamh Reid Burke
Grace Murray
Ruesha Littlejohn
Siobhan Killeen
Karen Duggan



Game Matchtracker



Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 2 Finland Women
90' -

Great performance from Ireland. 

Unfortunately, an early goal against the run of play had the girls in green chasing the game from the start.

Excellent spells of play with numerous chances but they could not find the crucial equaliser.

 

Ireland's next Euro 2017 qualifier is away to Portugal on October 27th.

 

Stay tuned for the post game features and match report by @Aaron_C91

 

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 2 Finland Women
90' - Full Time - The game has ended between Rep of Ireland Women and Finland Women.
Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 2 Finland Women
87' -

Killeen darts into the box and pulls the ball back to Caldwell.

Caldwell hits it wide of target.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 2 Finland Women
83' - Yellow Card - Meabh de Burca is booked for Rep of Ireland Women.
Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 2 Finland Women
82' -

Finland have been dominating the last few minutes of play.

Ireland finding it hard to get into a rhythm after conceeding the seocnd goal.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 2 Finland Women
75' - Yellow Card - Katie McCabe is booked for Rep of Ireland Women.
Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 2 Finland Women
72' - Substitution - Stephanie Roche replaces Aine O'Gorman for Rep of Ireland Women.
Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 2 Finland Women
72' - Substitution - Siobhan Killeen replaces Julie-Ann Russell for Rep of Ireland Women.
Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 2 Finland Women
71' -

Hyyrynen delivers a ball from the corner into the Irish box and it's Sallstrom who pounces to put the ball into the back of the net.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 2 Finland Women
70' - Goal - Linda Sallstrom scores for Finland Women.
Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
69' -

O'Gorman gets caught on the ball and Quinn blocks the shot.

Deflects out for a corner to Finland.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
66' -

Free to Ireland and Korpela again smothers the ball inside the six yard box.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
63' -

It's a messy night out there.

Corner from Finland and Byrne skins her fist off the ball but Quinn's boot clears the danger.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
61' -

Another chance for Ireland.

 

Denise O'Sullivan heads wide of the target.

 

 

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
56' -

Littlejohn hits a shot with the inside of her boot.

 

Draws the save from Korpela who pushes the ball over the bar with one hand.

We are getting closer!

 

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
51' -

Lovely through ball on the ground by Littlejohn splitting the Finland defence.

Korpela dives to smother the ball and beats McCabe in the foot race.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
47' -

Ireland get us underway here for the second half and have been putting pressure on Finland.

The rain is pelting down in Tallaght Stadium and it is adding to the speed of the ball.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
46' - Second Half - The second half between Rep of Ireland Women and Finland Women has started.
Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
45' -

Interesting first half here in Tallaght Stadium.

Ireland have been playing some fantastic football with both O'Sullivan and McCabe making some decent runs splitting the defence on numerous occassions. A poor goal was conceded against the run of play but the team have continued to press and had a number of chances to equalise.

Unfortunately, Megan Campbell has been replaced due to injury so we are minus a key player and set piece specialist (including her speciality : throw-in) heading into the second half. However, we do have Ruesha Littlejohn in there now, who is a tough cookie and will not only defend but can add to our attack. 

We need to use the space on the wings and make space to split the defence. Westerlund in the Finland defence is the key player, we need to by-pass.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
45' - Half Time - It is half-time between Rep of Ireland Women and Finland Women.
Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
44' -

Free kick to Ireland here. Sophie Perry with the long range free but into the hands of Korpela

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
44' -

Campbell is replaced by LittleJohn due to injury.

Commentary reports Campbell has been replaced due to blurred vision.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
43' - Substitution - Ruesha Littlejohn replaces Megan Campbell for Rep of Ireland Women.
Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
40' -

Clever ball from McCabe into the path of O'Gorman who hits a shot.

Korpela makes a double save in the Finland net, as she stops the rebound of O'Sullivan too.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
38' -

O'Gorman robs the ball off the toe of the Finnish player and slides her way through a number of players before releasing a shot.

Unfortunatlely for Ireland, she doesn't have the Finnishing product ;)

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
35' -

Free kick to Ireland as Russell is taken down by two Finland players on the touchline.

 

Russell was the most fouled player in the FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers campaign.

Is she starting the trend again?

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
33' -

Byrne comes charging to stop an incoming attack.

She takes out both the Finnish forward plus her own defender but the ball has been secured and launched away from danger.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
29' -

Long range free kick by Megan Campbell is met by the head of Aine O'Gorman.

O'Gorman beats the keeper and the ball is heading towards the net but Westerlund intercepts.

 

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
28' -

Shared possesion here in Tallaght.

Finland starting to come into the game more with a string of passes.

 

Hopefully they don't get too comfortable! #COYGIG

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
22' -

McCabe is called offside on the other end.

Nice link up play from Denise O'Sullivan who heads the ball through the space into the feet of McCabe.

 

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
21' -

Byrne is called into the action as she leaps to save the shot of Kukkonen.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
20' -

First corner of the match coming up for Finland.

 

 

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
16' -

Katie McCabe delivers a cross into Denise O'Sullivan on the six yard box.

Not enough power behind the header and safely gathered by Korpela in the Finnish net.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
12' -

Kovisto hits a shot from the edge of the box from distance and beats Emma Byrne who was standing off her line in the Irish net. Disappointing goal to concede, Ireland were confident going forward.

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 1 Finland Women
12' - Goal - Emma Koivisto scores for Finland Women.
Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 0 Finland Women
11' -

Great reaction from Denise O'Sullivan who picks up the ball in mistake by Finland centre back Westerlund.

Unfortuantely, O'Sullivan hits it wide of the target.

 

#COYGIG
 

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 0 Finland Women
8' -

Russell delivers the ball into the danger zone but Finland's Salistrom does the splits to clear the danger!

 

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 0 Finland Women
7' -

Aine O'Gorman causing a bit of trouble on the right handside.
Earns a throw in and De Burca plays it into the box.

 

Finland quick to clear.

#COYGIG

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 0 Finland Women
1' -

First shot of the game inside the opening minute and it's Finland who strike high over the Irish crossbar.

 

Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 0 Finland Women
1' - Kick-off - The game between Rep of Ireland Women and Finland Women has kicked off.
Rep of Ireland Women 0 - 0 Finland Women
0' -

Welcome to the Republic of Ireland's Women's National Team opening match of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifiers. @RachaelStackIE and @Aaron_C91 here providing all the coverage of the women's game.

 

The road to Holland begins tonight for the girls in green in Tallaght Stadium versus Finland, who already have 3 points on the board after a 1 - 0 victory versus Montenegro last week.

Anthems are underway!

#COYGIG





Starting Lineup
(G) Tinja-Rikka Korpela
(D) Katri Mattisson
(D) Emma Koivisto
(D) Tuija Hyyrynen
(D) Anna Westerlund
(M) Annika Kukkonen
(M) Natalia Kuikka
(M) Nora Heroum
(M) Emmi Alanen
(F) Adelina Engman
(F) Linda Sallstrom
Substitutes
Juliette Kemppi
Jenny Danielsson
Minna Meriluoto
Ria Oling
Linda Ruutu
Maija Saari
Julia Tunturi