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Ireland make history as they win Regions Cup for first time

Ireland 1 Croatia 0

Published 04/07/2015 | 17:53

David Lacey, Eastern Region IRL, celebrates with team mates after scoring the opening goal of the game. UEFA Regions Cup Final, Eastern Region IRL v Zagreb. Tallaght Stadium, Tallaght, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
David Lacey, Eastern Region IRL, celebrates with team mates after scoring the opening goal of the game. UEFA Regions Cup Final, Eastern Region IRL v Zagreb. Tallaght Stadium, Tallaght, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE

Gerry Smith's Ireland amateur team have made history as they saw off Croatia 1-0 to win the Regions Cup for the very first time.

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The victory was extra special for the Boys In Green as it was the first time to be played on Irish shores and it was Killester's David Lacey who scored the only goal when he headed home from a James Lee cross after just 10 minutes.

IRELAND: Brendan O'Connell, Noel Murray, Rilwan Sule, Greg Moorehouse, Kevin Lynch, Paul Breen, Ken Hoey, Darren Dunne, David Lacey, Lar Dunne, James Lee.

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