Ireland claim Glendwyr Cup

A second win in two days over Wales saw Ireland pick up the Glendwyr Cup for their troubles in Wrexham but more importantly for Paul Revington’s side they were more effective in front of goal, racking up a 3-1 win.

Once again, they dominated possession in the early phases, taking the lead through John Jermyn’s drag-flick. Stephen Butler nailed a corner of his own to make it 2-0 by the interval before David Hobbs supplied an outstanding solo effort to complete the scoring.

The C of I man (pictured) bamboozled two defenders before reversing low into the backboard in the 52nd minute. Wales got a consolation goal in the 64th minute from a penalty stroke converted by Rick Gay.

Speaking afterwards, Revington was happier with his side’s efforts though plenty of room for improvement exists. “This was an improved performance from the team in terms of possession, penetration and defensive pressure. The team has still a bit to go to turn today’s possession and penetration into more goal scoring opportunities”

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