Ireland 1-1 Korea

The second test of Ireland's series with Korea was a much tighter affair than the opener, finishing in a 1-1 draw.

There was a man-of-the-match performance in goal from David Fitzgerald, who produced some stunning saves for the Green Machine. 

Korea had the first real chance in the 20th minute but the shot was off target. 

A minute later Paul Gleghorne’s aerial was beautifully controlled by Chris Cargo, and only excellent Korean defence cleared the danger. 

A pinpoint cross from Timmy Cockram was turned in by a diving Kyle Good to give Ireland the half-time lead.

Korea were back on level terms scoring from their fourth penalty corner of the game with a lovely touch at the near post by Jung Jun Lee.  

In the fourth and final quarter it was all Korea in the early stages, with Fitzgerald called into action on several occasions, pulling off top-notch saves to keep Ireland in the game. 

With the clock counting down, Mitch Darling made a great run and it looked as if Gareth Watkins would score, but a Korean defender cleared off the line. 

A minute later it was Darling again, earning a corner, and from the penalty corner John Jermyn’s drag hit the post and Korea countered, but Fitzgerald saved yet again.

Ireland: D Fitzgerald, J Bell, C Cargo, J Jermyn, M Bell, M Darling, T Cockram, K Good, P Gleghorne, R Gormley, P Caruth, D Carlisle,

Subs: E Magee, G Watkins, N Glassey, S Loughrey, L Cole, D Harte

Korea: D-P Hong, J Seo, S You, N Lee, D Y Lee, J Yang, M Kang, J-J Lee, J-S Bae, H You, M Jung, T I Hwang, J-H Kim, J Kim, Y Lee, W-H Seo, H-J Kim, J Kim