Qualifying round (Group 2 : SWE / ITA / HUN / IRL / ROU) - 01/04/2007 - 16:00CET (15:00 local time) - Tolka Park - Dublin
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Ireland off to a EURO flier

Published: Sunday 1 April 2007, 18.11CET
Republic of Ireland 2-1 Hungary Katie Taylor and Susan Byrne ensured Ireland came from a goal down as UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying began.

Match statistics

Republic of IrelandHungary

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 2 : SWE / ITA / HUN / IRL / ROU

PPts
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland13
Sweden Sweden00
Italy Italy00
Romania Romania00
Hungary Hungary10
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:41 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Sunday 1 April 2007, 18.11CET

Ireland off to a EURO flier

Republic of Ireland 2-1 Hungary Katie Taylor and Susan Byrne ensured Ireland came from a goal down as UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying began.

The Republic of Ireland have got the UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying round under way with a 2-1 home win against Hungary at Tolka Park.

Byrne winner
The visitors took the lead in this Group 2 contest through Anita Pádár just before the half-hour but Ireland battled back to equalise through a 30-metre Katie Taylor shot as the interval approached. Susan Byrne then struck in the second half following Sharon Boyle's free-kick to send the home crowd home happy.

King 'thrilled'
Ireland manager Noel King said: "I was thrilled with the character shown by the players to come back from losing an early goal. Hopefully, we can build on this for our next game in the group against Italy on 31 May. We scored two great goals in the game and this win will build confidence at this initial stage of the group. The pitch didn’t lend itself to passing football so we had to adapt our game to a more direct approach but in the end, we got the three points we were looking for."

Qualifying system
Sweden and Romania are the other teams involved in this section with a total of 30 countries all bidding to join Finland in the 12-team finals next year. The winners of all six groups will earn an automatic place, while the runners-up and best four third-place teams will play off in October 2008 for the remaining five berths.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.40CET

http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/season=2009/matches/round=2381/match=85405/postmatch/report/index.html#ireland+euro+flier

Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Hungary

Hungary

3
BoyleSharon Boyle
13
VágóFanni Vágó
1
ByrneEmma Byrne (GK)
9
GaspárCecilia Gaspár
Goal28
4
ByrneSusan Byrne
Goal50
18
JakabfiZsanett Jakabfi
Substitution60
6
CurtinMarie Curtin
4
KantaKrisztina Kanta
9
CurtisStephanie Curtis
11
NagyAnett Nagy
Substitution18
2
FaheyNiamh Fahey
8
PádárAnita Pádár
Yellow Card87
7
GrantCiara Grant (C)
10
ParaoanuAranka Paraoanu (C)
5
MoranAlisha Moran
2
SebestyénGyörgyi Sebestyén
Yellow Card45
Substitution70
8
O'ConnorElaine O'Connor
6
SmuczerAngéla Smuczer
Yellow Card54
11
O'TooleOlivia Christin O'Toole
3
SümegiÉva Sümegi
10
TaylorKatie Taylor
Yellow Card37
Goal43
1
SzvordaMelinda Szvorda (GK)

Substitutes

14
CaldwellDiane Caldwell
15
GálTímea Gál
12
HislopLahra Anne Hislop
17
JakabRéka Jakab
17
MurrayNoelle Murray
12
KövesiGabriella Kövesi (GK)
13
O'BrienMichelle O'Brien
14
MegyeriBoglárka Megyeri
Substitution70
15
O'GormanAine O'Gorman
5
SzekérAnita Szekér
Substitution18
16
ConnollyCatriona Connolly
16
SzórádiNikolett Szórádi
18
MurrayGrace Murray
7
G. TóthGabriella Tóth
Substitution60

Coach

Noel King (IRL) Attila Vágó (HUN)

Referee

Marija Damjanović (CRO)

Assistant referees

Lidija Kraljić (CRO), Lidja Kunstek (CRO)

Fourth official

Hilda McDermott (IRL)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution