Wales have regained the John Coughlan Memorial Cup after victory over the Republic of Ireland in Tramore.
The sides played out a scoreless draw at Graun Park on Tuesday.
However goals from Harri Horwood and Charlie Williams saw the visitors secure a 2-0 victory this afternoon.
Both team had chances to take the lead in the first half, as Ireland’s Cian Power and Wales winger Horwood both going close. His shot on the stroke of half-time was dropped by Luke McNicholas but the Irish goalkeeper recovered excellently to avoid conceding.
Wales started the stronger in the second-half, but took until the 69th-minute to take the lead. Striker Liam Doherty saw his show saved, before Horwood tapped in. The win was guaranteed in the 82nd minute when Williams’ shot beat substitute goalkeeper Adam Leonard.
Speaking after the game, Head Coach Jim Crawford said whoever scored the first goal was going to be crucial.
“It was an evenly contested game, with both defences dominating. The game opened up after we made some changes and Wales took advantage.”
“This week was about these players sampling international football. I hope they can kick on their careers, and play in the National League.”
Republic of Ireland: Luke McNicholas (Adam Leonard 75); Lee McKevitt, Calum Doyle (capt) (Cathal Crowley 73), Denim McLaughlin, John Barry; Lorcan Towey, Zach Quinlivan; Jordan Payne (Justin McGee 73), Lee Kavanagh (Keegan Hegarty 57 (Ethan Varian 82)), Pat Loughrey (Shane Farrell 57); Cian Power.
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) February 22, 2018