Serbs far too good as Ireland fail to fire

IRELAND’S U19’s slipped to a comprehensive defeat against Serbia in Belgrade last night in the first of this week’s friendly away games.

Serbs far too good as Ireland fail to fire

Lazar Markovic gave them the lead on six minutes before Ivan Dragicevic’s doubled it on 38 minutes. Nikola Ninkovic added a third after half-time.

IRELAND: Gledhill (Portsmouth); Rafferty (Liverpool), Keane (Manchester United), McGinty (Manchester United), S. Kavanagh (Belvedere); George (Celtic), Webb (Arsenal), Byrne (Leicester City), McEvoy (Tottenham Hotspur); McGuinness (Bray Wanderers), Murphy (Reading).

Subs: Byrne (Notts Forest) for Rafferty, Markey (Notts Forest) for Murphy, O’ Brien (Millwall) for McGuinness (all 46), Garmston (West Brom) for Kavanagh (64), Dillon (Derby) for Webb (64), G Smith (Southend United) for McEvoy (75).

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