John Read Trophy | Irish retain title with victory over hosts England


John Read Trophy

Invitational Friendly | U15 Girls’


Saturday, March 10, 2018


Irish retain John Read Trophy


England 0-3 Republic of Ireland

                                                Ellen Molloy (30, 59), Erin McLaughlin (68)


RICHARD BEREKELEY’s Schools select retained the John Read Trophy following a comprehensive display against hosts England in Stafford Town FC this afternoon (March 10).


Its two wins on the bounce for Berkeley’s side as they overcame Northern Ireland 2-1 last month in his debut as Head Coach of the U15 Girls’ Republic of Ireland select taking over from Lorraine Counihan.


The Irish were impressive from the outset and produced several clear cut chances early on but it wasn’t until the half hour mark that Presentation SS, Kilkenny scholar Ellen Molloy headed home to break the deadlock.


Molloy added a second on the hour mark to give the visitors some breathing space in a physically demanding encounter.


The icing on the cake came two minutes from time when substitute Erin McLaughlin of Carndonagh CS came off the bench to convert the Republic of Ireland’s third of the day.


It was a very positive outing for the Irish which saw Berkeley use all his bench. The girls produced some fine defensive periods as well as being creative on the counter attack so all bodes well for the Bob Docherty Cup later this month.


POTM | Aoife HORGAN, St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Ballybunion was awarded the prestigious accolade following her heroics in the match.


REPUBLIC OF IRELAND | Rugile AskaInyte (St. Mary’s Holy Faith Convent, Glasnevin), Abbie Clarke (Muckross Park College, Donnybrook), Shauna Brennan (Claregalway College), Therese Kinnevey (St. Paul’s Secondary School, Ougherard), Jessie Stapleton (Palmerstown Community School), Aoibheann Clancy (Presentation Secondary School, Thurles), Aoife Horgan (St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Ballybunion), Della Doherty CAPTAIN (Coláiste Iosagain, Portarlington),

Anna Fahey (St. Paul’s Secondary School, Ougherard), Muireann Devaney (St. Clare’s Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton), Ellen Molloy (Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny)


SUBS USED | Erin McLaughlin (Carndonagh Community School) for Fahey (45), Emma O’Donoghue (Coláiste Muire, Ennis) for Kinnevey (45), Kate Slevin (Claregalway College) for Doherty (55), Kate O’Dowd (St. Nathy’s College, Ballaghaderreen) for Horgan (55), Leah Hayes Coen (Scoil Mhuire agus Íde, Newcastle West) for Askalnyte (64), Kerry Brown (Moville Community College) for Devaney (64), Emer O’Neill (St. Louis Community School, Kiltimagh) for Molloy (64)


MANAGEMENT | Head Coach Richard Berkeley (Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh)Coach Karen Byrne (St. Ultan’s National School, Navan) GK Coach Scott Gaynor (Presentation SS, Wexford), Performance Analyst Emma Mullin (IT Sligo),  Kit Person Karen Henry (Mulroy College, Milford), Physio Aoife Burke.


Republic of Ireland 10.03.18


ENGLAND | Lana Timson, Kiya Webb, Safia Paraiso, Ruby Hughes, Emily Slater, Amber Treweek, Kira Hockley, Sally Ann Hitchen, Emily Atkinson, Poppy Pryor, Tamara Abbie Wilcock, Alyssa Mae Aherne, Lauren Hart, Mia Ross, Libbi Mae McInnes, Mary Collier, Bebe Smith, Lily Jackson.

England U15 Girls







March 8, 2014

England 8-0 Republic of Ireland

Maidstone United

Brazil (45, 50), Russo (55), Stanway (60), Hughes (65), George (70, 72), Newsham (86)

March 21, 2015

Republic of Ireland 0-1 England

Home Farm FC

Miri Taylor (51)

March 6, 2016

England 1-0 Republic of Ireland

Egerton FC, Cheshire

Jody Hutton (35)

March 12, 2017

Republic of Ireland 2-1 England

AUL Complex, Dublin

Zara Foley (23), Jess Brown (63), Sophie Liston (70)

March 10, 2018

England 0-3 Republic of Ireland

Stafford Town FC

Ellen Molloy (30, 59), Erin McLaughlin (68)


Bob Docherty Cup | U15 Girls’ International Tournament

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Saturday, March 24, to Monday, March 26