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Irish girls unlucky to lose out

The Republic of Ireland Women's Under 17s lost 1-0 to Switzerland in their second Group B game at the UEFA Women's U17 European Championships yesterday.

Dave Connell's side largely created the best goalscoring chances and played some excellent attacking football, although a superb long-range strike from Alisha Lehmann handed the three points to Switzerland.

Having also lost to France on Monday, Ireland now have one group fixture remaining as they take on Norway on Sunday afternoon and Connell wants his team to put in another positive performance.

"It was another narrow defeat but we definitely should have got something out of the game. We created a lot of chances but we just didn't take them on the day and you're punished at this level for that and that's unfortunately what happened," said Connell afterwards.

"There have been some wonderful individual performances. The future looks bright for a lot of our girls."