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Ireland 4-0 Czech Republic

Updated: Sunday, 04 Mar 2012 10:28

John Jermyn was key to Ireland's win
John Jermyn was key to Ireland's win

Ireland made it three wins from three against the Czech Republic with a 4-0 success on Saturday.

Ireland’s first chance of the game came in the fourth minute but John Jermyn shot was wide of the target.

Ireland forced a penalty corner six minutes later but Conor Harte's drag was well saved.

The home side dominated proceedings for the remainder of the half with the breakthrough eventually coming in the 34th minute when a reverse stick shot from Bruce McCandless found the backboard.

In the final seconds of the half, Michael Watt Ireland forced another penalty corner which, from the third phase, was finished by Andy McConnell.

Jermyn could have scored twice in the first five minutes of the second half but both attempts were saved by the Czech keeper.

In the final minute Ireland were four up after Jonathan Bell took a Harte overhead drive down the right and laid off beautifully for Watt to finish.

Ireland: David Fitzgerald, John Jackson, John Jermyn, Peter Caruth, Jason Lynch, Ian Sloan, Bruce McCandless, Peter Blakeney, Conor Harte, Paul Gleghorne, Michael Watt

Non Starters: Geoff McCabe (capt), Chris Cargo, Andy McConnell, Jonathan Bell, Timmy Cockram, Stuart Loughrey.

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