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12th Nov 2019

Disappointment for Ireland as Greece equalise in final minutes of Euro qualifier

A heartbreaking finish for the team.

Ireland have equalised in this afternoon’s match against Greece.

Facing Greece in today’s match in Athens’ Nea Smyrni Stadium, the Irish women’s team entered the game hoping to make three wins out of three in their Euro 2021 qualifying campaign.

The first goal came 13 minutes into the game from Amber Barrett, who followed the ball from Katie McCabe into the Greek penalty area, sending it sailing into the net.

As full time neared closer, Barrett was taken off due to injury and replaced by Stephanie Roche. The game followed into injury time after the 90 minutes, allowing Greece’s Anastasia Spyridonidou the chance to score, equalising the match.

The score at full time was Greece 1 – 1 Ireland.

Ahead of today’s match, Shelbourne defender Jamie Finn said that it had been difficult to pave a way in the squad, but that the team’s high standard is testament to their hard work.

“It’s going to be difficult, but I’m just going to take it day by day,” she told RTE Sport.

“The girls played great [last month], and the crowd pushed them on a bit. It was great to see them all there.

“It’s great to have someone like Vera Pauw coming in with her experience and coaching us. I think it can work going forward.”

Pauw was appointed manager of the Irish women’s football team on September 4.