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Wexford duo line out in Qatar

YOUNG SOCCER STARS IN IRELAND U-15 SQUAD

Published 08/01/2013 | 11:07

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Cory Chamber (No. 1) and Conor Levingstone (No. 14) with the Ireland U-15 squad in Qatar.

TWO YOUNG County Wexford soccer stars Corey Chambers (14) and Conor Levingston ( 14), who both come from Gorey, can now say they have beaten one of the most famous sides in the world, after a very successful trip to Qatar just before Christmas with the Republic of Ireland U15 team.

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There were two games played there, with the first one being the big one as the Irish squad lined up against their under-15 counterparts from Juventus. The Italian side had been unbeaten in their previous 13 games, and were always going to be a tough challenge.

Goalkeeper Corey started this match and Conor came on as a sub in the second half. This turned out to be an excellent match, with Ireland coming out on top with a fantastic 3- 0 win.

The second match was against the national under-15 development squad of hosts Qatar, and this time Conor started the match, with Corey coming on as a sub in the second half. Unfortunately, Ireland were down 3- 0 by the time Corey came on. The comeback started with Conor scoring his first goal for Ireland. Another two goals followed to finish the game at 3-3.

'All in all, this was a great debut for the two lads,' said Corey's dad Noel. 'Corey kept a clean sheet in both matches and Conor scored for his country. We couldn't have asked for a better result from a goalkeeper and a striker.'

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