INTERNATIONAL SOCCER

Donegal players on duty at international level

Local players involved in busy week of games

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International soccer

Patrick McGarvey and Fionnan Coyle who played for Ireland U-15s

Finn Harps U15 players Patrick McGarvey and Fionnan Coyle were members of the Republic of Ireland U15 squad who went down 2-0 to Poland at Whitehall in Dublin on Tuesday. Goalkeeper McGarvey was in the starting eleven and saved a 23rd minute penalty before being replaced late in the game. Full-back Coyle came on as a 65th minute substitute.

The two sides met again on Thursday as part of the back-to-back friendly fixtures and on this occasion, played out a 1-1 draw.

McGarvey didn't feature in this game but Coyle played from the start and had a fine game. 

Meanwhile Derry City's Ronan Curtis from St. Johnston was on the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side that lost 2-1 away to Norway on Tuesday - their first defeat in their UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign.

Republic of Ireland U-21s who lost out to Norway on Tuesday. Donegal's Ronan Curtis is pictured on the back row wearing No. 11.