Women's Soccer Colleges Association of Ireland

World University Games Womens -Ireland 3-2 Hungary

02 July 2009

Ireland had mixed fortunes in their second group games at the World University Games in Belgrade with the women tasting success against Hungary and the men going out of the competition after losing to Italy.

Ireland women'squad gave themselves every chance of qualifying for the quarter-final with a stunning comeback against Hungary. They fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at the FC Jakovo stadium.
The men lost 2-1 to the finalists of two years ago Italy, which ended their chances of qualifying for the quarter finals. They sit bottom of Group C with no points with South Korea and Uruguay leading the way on four points and the Italians on three.
The women sit in third place in Group D on three points, one point behind France and Japan. The women play France in the last game of the season which they must win to advance in the competition.
Manager of the Ireland women’s team, Sue Ronan, said: “I’m so delighted with the girls performance. We played some very nice football and I think as the game went on we got more composed and played some nice football.”
They were 1-0 down after 27 minutes and conceded a second 10 minutes into the second half. The game looked up for the Irish girls and spurred a few chances before Mary Waldron scored in 71st minute. Two goals in the last 10 minutes won it for Ireland.
A bullet header by Louise Quinn from a Waldron corner and a Rachel Jenkins bullet strike deflected up over the keeper to win the game.
A tough final match against France on Saturday is a must-win for the Irish women.

By Chris Barnes
Team Ireland Press Officer in Belgrade


Women First Round Pool D Match 16

Referee   GER  - Hussein Reim  4th Official   SRB  - Markovic Danijela  
Assistant Referee 1   SRB  - Veljkovic Dragana  Assistant Referee 2   SRB  - Veselinovic Nevena  
Match Commissioner   SRB  - Ponos Milan  

5Shots Goal9
8Fouls Commited14
3Corner Kicks6
1Free Kicks1
0Penalty Kicks0
0Own Goals0
0Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
 HUN  - Hungary    vs      IRL  - Ireland   
2:3 (1:0)
 HUN  - Hungary 
3Jakab Petra         
5Krenacs Lilla         
6Smuczer Angela   1/1     
7Toth Gabriella 1 1/1     
9Gaspar Cecilia (C)         
10Zagor Bernadett         
12Papp EszterGK 3      
14Mery Rita         
15Racz Zsofia   0/1     
17Jakab Reka   2/3     
18Talosi Szabina 1 1/1     
1Meszaros EnikoGK        
4Rohberg Zsanett         
8Szuh Erika         
11Pinter Eva         
13Tolgyesi Adrienn         
16Godvar Katalin         
 IRL  - Ireland 
2Parkes Amanda   0/2     
3Murray Grace   0/1     
5Quinn Louise 1 1/1     
6Mulcahy Niamh         
7Jenkins Rachel 1 2/3     
8Waldron Mary 1 3/4     
9Mcgrath Sarah   1/3   1 
10Grant Lynn Marie   1/1     
13Moran Carla         
14Sinnott Nicola         
16Sheridan BronaghGK 2      
1Mckenna TiarnaGK        
4Furness Rachel   1/1     
11Herbert Aoife         
12Donovan Susan         
15Fahy Ruth         
17Doherty Zoe         
18Flatley Emer         
19O'connell Lorna         
20Burke Nakita         

-nn Time when player substituted out
+nn Time when player substituted in
2Y=R 2nd Yellow = Red Card
A Absent
FC Fouls Committed
FS Fouls Suffered
GA Goals Against
GF Goals For GK Goalkeeper
Min Minutes Played
PK Penalty Kicks (Goals/Shots)
Pos Position
R Expulsions (Red Cards)
SG/S Shots on Goal/Shots
Y Cautions (Yellow Cards)

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