The Rep of Ireland Amateur team led by record-breaking team captain James Walsh of St. Michaelís FC played their final warm-up game prior to departure for San Marino this coming Monday for the UEFA Regions Cup 2013 qualifiers against England, Northern Ireland, and host San Marino next week.
This game played last night was in Whitehall, Dublin against Spanish representatives Catalonia that already qualified for the UEFA Regions Cup Finals in June.†The result was a 2-1†victory to the Irish.†
It was good news for the four Co. Tipperary players with James Walsh playing the 90 minutes, goalkeeper Adrian Walsh of Carrick United the opening 45 minutes with Paul Breen and Jimmy Carr from St. Michaelís coming on in the second half.
The Rep of Ireland squad represented by players from Leinster and Munster were as follows:
Adrian Walsh (Carrick United), C. Dillon, P. Murphy, R Carrig, James Walsh (Capt.) (St. Michaelís), L. Dunne, R. Whelehan, J. Lee, A. McCabe, N. Hoban, L. Murtagh
Subs: B. OíConnell for Adrian Walsh (46), Paul Breen (St. Michaelís) for Dillon, D. Somers for McCabe, S. Waters for Whelehan, Jimmy Carr (St. Michaelís) for Lee, B. Kavanagh for Murtagh Ė all 63 minutes
Best of luck to all four Co. Tipperary players next week