Mary Logue, Graham Shaw and Johnny Caren have all been confirmed in coaching roles with the former duo taking on roles in the women’s setup while Caren will take on the Irish U-21 men’s side; Irish U-18 boys Euro squad also named
Both Irish U-21 men and women picked off comfortable wins to advance their European hopes; the men won 8-0 against Lithuania to confirm their place in the final; the women beat Turkey 4-0 in their opening game
Ireland’s U-21 men created European junior nations history as they recorded the highest win since the U-21 grade was introduced in 1976 with Stephen Dowds scoring five times in a 17-0 defeat of Bulgaria
The numbers continue to pile up for the Irish U-21 boy’s side as they brought their tally to five wins from five and 19 goals to their name to build up for the European ‘C’ division campaign in Bratislava next week.
Graham Shaw felt his side were “arguably the better side” over the course of their three game series against England in Belfield this week but the sharp-shooting that defined their Celtic Cup win deserted them this week.
Ireland’s boys retained European U-16 top tier status and claim a fifth place finish in Austria; the girls finished fourth following a narrow loss to Spain; both the U-18 girls and boys won their Celtic Cups, U-21 women fall 3-2 to Germany
Irish U-16 girls set to playoff for European bronze after big Czech win; boys face tough battle after Spanish loss; Irish U-18 boys and girls both well on course for Celtic glory while U-21s fall to Germany
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