Mur­ray on the mark for Ir­ish schools

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ARK­LOW Town’s Shane Mur­ray sprang from the bench this week to save the Repub­lic of Ire­land U-18 Schools team in their match against New Zealand.

Mur­ray en­tered the fray with 67 min­utes gone in the match and then with just ten min­utes re­main­ing, the young stal­wart tripped in­side the area by a New Zealand de­fender fol­low­ing a through-ball from Ire­land cap­tain Ja­son Hughes. Mur­ray then dusted him­self down be­fore calmly con­vert­ing the spot kick, send­ing the ball into the bot­tom left cor­ner of the net.

This put the wind into the Ir­ish sails and they took the lead then in the 87th minute. ‘The Boys in Green’ couldn’t hang on how­ever, and the men from down un­der equalised with sec­onds re­main­ing.

Shane Mur­ray

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