Monday 26 February 2018

New Ireland women's coach gets first win as Stephanie Roche finds the net in Cyprus Cup victory

13 February 2017; Republic of Ireland Women's Senior manager Colin Bell during the Republic of Ireland Women's Senior Team press conference at FAI HQ, Abbotstown, Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
13 February 2017; Republic of Ireland Women's Senior manager Colin Bell during the Republic of Ireland Women's Senior Team press conference at FAI HQ, Abbotstown, Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland women's football coach Colin Bell got off to a winning start in charge of the Girls in Green as his side saw off Czech Republic 2-0 in the first game of the Cyprus Cup tournament.

Goals from Stephanie Roche and Aine O'Gorman ensured the team got off to a perfect starter under Bell, who recently replaced Sue Ronan as manager.

"I'm delighted with the performance," Bell said.

"The players were a credit to themselves today, they put in so much effort across the pitch for the entire 90 minutes.

"They did everything we asked. They were able to sit back and use the ball well as we've got a lot of players at different stages but they all found the level which was required."

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