Champions Challenge 1 2014 (W)
Glasgow, Scotland - April 27 - 4, 2014

KOR V IRL ( QF1 ) Champions Challenge 1 2014 (W)

KOR
1 - 2
IRL

Match Review KOR - IRL 1-2

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
IRL 3 24 MULLAN Kathryn PC 0 - 1
KOR 49 9 HAN Hye Lyoung PC 1 - 1
IRL 57 26 O'FLANAGAN Anna PC 1 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
IRL 10 32 BEATTY Emily G
IRL 18 10 McCAY Shirley G
IRL 51 18 O'FLYNN Audrey Y
KOR 53 15 CHO Eunji G

KOR

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 LEE Sinhye
13
4 KIM Young Ran
X
8 AN Hyo Ju
44
9 HAN Hye Lyoung 1
X
10 PARK Mi Hyun
X
11 KIM Jong Eun
X
12 KIM Da Rae
X
13 CHEON Seul
8
14 JEON Yu Mi
X
15 CHO Eunji 1
X
17 KIM Ok Ju
X
19 OH Sun Soon
X
20 PARK Ki Ju
Bench
22 JANG Soo Ji
X
23 LEE Young Sil
19
27 CHO Yun Kyoung
20
29 CHO Hye Jin
8
32 CHEON Eun Bi
  Team Manager HONG, Kyung Suep
  Stand-In Manager KIM Sang Ryul
  Head Coach HAN Jin Soo
  Assistant Coach KIM Yoon
  Physiotherapist YANG Hye Jung

IRL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 GRAY Emma
6
3 HARVEY Michelle
X
5 SARGENT Cliodhna
X
6 SMYTH Emma
X
8 EVANS Nicola
X
10 McCAY Shirley 1
X
11 FRAZER Megan
8
14 CARROLL Naomi
X
18 O'FLYNN Audrey 1
Bench
19 McFERRAN Ayeisha
X
20 WATKINS Chloe
X
22 DALY Nicola
X
24 MULLAN Kathryn 1
X
26 O'FLANAGAN Anna 1
4
27 PINDER Gillian
4
29 DILLON Kate
6
30 MEEKE Alison
6
32 BEATTY Emily 1
  Team Manager GOODE Mary
  Physiotherapist RYAN Deirdre
  Stand-In Manager PETRAKOS George
  Head Coach SMITH Darren
  Assistant Coach SHAW Graham

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 YAMADA Emi
Umpire 2 SCHMITZ Gabriele
Reserve Umpire GIDDENS Maggie
Judge 1 FENNER Juriah
Judge 2 SCHWEDE Sonja
Technical Officer WOTHERSPOON Anne

Defying the odds and at times pulling off some near miraculous feats of defending, Ireland overcame pre-tournament favourites Korea 2-1 to earn a place in the semi-finals.

As the team that finished in last place in their pool, Ireland were not expected to win this encounter, but from the start the Ireland team played attacking, confident hockey that rocked the composure of the Korea team. Ireland were the first to strike in the 3rd minute, when Kathyrn Mullan scored from a penalty corner. The rest of the first half was a case of attack and counter-attack, with Korea building patiently up the right-hand side of the pitch, and Ireland relying on solid defending and quick breaks. A series of penalty corners towards the end of the half yielded no joy for the team in red, with Emma Gray performing heroics in the Ireland goal.

Nicola Evans, who was one of Ireland's energetic midfielders, said: "At half-time we spoke about playing our game and building up play in phases. We knew that if we could suck up the pressure then we would be able to get behind the Korea defence with quick breaks. We had identified that this is where there were gaps to be exploited."

Standing up to the Korea pressure was definitely a feature of the second half. Korea came out with a renewed intensity and spent much of the half trying to break the Ireland defence down. Driven by their captain Jong Eun Kim in midfield, the Koreans piled the pressure on the Ireland circle and this paid off when Hye Lyoung Han (49) scored from a penalty corner.

With the game back on even terms the Koreans began to increase the pace of their game, switching the ball quickly around the pitch and forcing the Irish team to work hard to regain possession. Three penalty corners for Ireland gained the initiative back for the team in green, and Anna O'Flanagan (57) was able to strike from the left and make it 2-1. This signalled a renewed attack from the Koreans and for the next five minutes Korea were camped in the Irish circle, with Gray called into action time and again. 

"I think Korea ran out of ideas," added Evans, complimenting the defence for the battling display that helped propel Ireland into Saturday's semi-finals. 

 

  • Match 13
  • Date Thu, 1 May 2014
  • Time 13:00
  • Pool/Class QF1
  • Venue

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