Ronan McKinley netted a penalty as the Republic of Ireland overcame Turkey 5-2 in a shoot-out in the UEFA Development Tournament in Sweden.
McKinley came into the game as a substitute and the Newtowncunningham schoolboy bagged one of the goals as Ireland won the penalties 5-3.
Joe Hodge, McKinley, Conrad Egan-Riley and Kennedy all scored their penalties, before Matt Healy scored the deciding spot kick for Paul Osam’s side.
Sean Kennedy had scored late on to send the game to penalties.
Osam said he was pleased to see the team improve throughout the tournament.
“We played well, considering we conceded five goals in the previous two games. Today, we played more compact and on the counter-attack.
“We limited a very good Turkey side to two attempts in the game. It’s nice to finish the tournament with a win. The team did excellently today defensively.
“We played three really good teams this week. The team were a match for Sweden, Austria and today against Turkey, although the results didn’t show it overall. There was very little between all four teams in the tournament.”
Sligo Rovers’ Seamas Keogh, a student in Ballyshannon, started the game for Ireland.Tags: