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Captain of St Paul’s Senior Team Plays for Ireland.

Troy Carey who is the current captain of St Paul’s Under 19 team represented Ireland at under 18 level on 16/12/’14 against Portugal.

U18 v Portugal

Portugal 2-0 Republic of Ireland


 TWO second half goals gave Portugal a 2-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland U18 side in a friendly international in Abrantes this afternoon.Paul Doolin’s youngsters produced a disciplined first half display after being put under a lot of pressure early on.Waterford United keeper Matthew Connor made a good save in the third minute to keep out an angled drive from Pedro Amaral to push the effort around an upright.Connor made another top save to keep out a powerful volley from Alexandre Silva in the eighth minute after the striker’s initial shot was blocked.Portugal were then denied by the crossbar in the tenth minute when Pedro Delgado produced a curling shot from the edge of box.Connor then showed his class three minutes later when he did well to parry a shot from Gonçalo Rodrigues wide.Ireland eventually settled and might have opened the scoring in the 34th minute when QPR winger Nathan Corkery showed good skill to cut inside and produced a strike which hit the home crossbar.UCD winger Troy Carey was then denied by keeper Fábio Duarte two minutes later after good work by Graham Kelly.Unfortunately for the Irish they went a goal down two minutes into the second half when Alexandre Silva scored after a connecting with a low cross to turn the ball home from close range.Ireland got a big opportunity to level in the in the 71st minute but goalkeeper Duarte saved a penalty from George Poynton  after a Nathan Benson was taken down following good work by Khius Metz.Portugal punished the visitors when André Ribeiro pounced on a half-clearance to drill home their second goal in the 78th minute.Doolin’s youngster showed plenty of spirit and in the 85th minute Burnley’s Khius Metz nipped in on a poor back pass but just couldn’t steer ball past the advancing keeper.In the 88th minute captain Jack Tuite headed home from a Nathan benson free-kick but the goal was disallowed for offside.Both sides will meet again in a second encounter in Bonitos on Thursday afternoon.Doolin was very pleased with the display his side put in after taking a while to settle. He said: “In the first half it took 20 minutes for us to settle. They hit the bar and had us under pressure but we weathered the storm and soon started to play quite well.“They were strong and athletic and very good players but once we got into the latter part of the first half we did well. We had some shots saved.“Overall we created lots of chances and made some great moves to get in the box nobody was there to finish.“We had basically two hours together, some of our play was fantastic, We had a lot of guys here who are basically part-time so the boys did really well.“I’m sure Portugal would have been disappointed because they didn’t create an awful lot. We did very well but international level is an extremely high standard.”


 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Matthew Connor; Jack Tuite, Nathan Benson, Ross Taheny, Graham Kelly, George Poynton, Anthony Dolan, Adam McDonnell, Nathan Corkery, Troy Carey, Frankie Mulhern.Subs: Khius Metz for Mulhern 58, Malike Benrouguibi  for Dolan 58, Kyron Farrell for McDonnell 58.



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