Ireland's women's team suffer 1-0 loss to Denmark

Ireland's women's team suffer 1-0 loss to Denmark

A DISAPPOINTING loss for the Irish women's team.

On a chilly night in Tallaght, the Denmark side defeated an Ireland side who can ultimately be happy with their performance.

Ireland went behind early in the first half, after Nicoline Sorensen slotted home a tidy finish from inside the box after a decent cross from the left.

The Girls in Green kept playing some tidy football, carving out the odd chance, but ultimately to no avail.

The second half was much improved, with the Irish coming out and attacking at every opportunity.

As is often the case, Katie McCabe was the best player on the pitch, and was nearly rewarded for an amazing performance with what would have been a goal of the year contender.

She pinged the ball from 30-yards out, but it just rattled off the underside of the crossbar and bounced away to safety.

A real pity, as her performance really deserved a goal.

McCabe then went close again from a free-kick just outside the box, but the Arsenal lady's low effort was just wide of the post.

The game petered out from there, with neither side doing too much in the closing 15 minutes, aside from one half-chance for Ireland in the last minute.

It's a trip to Belgium next for the Girls in Green. They travel to Brussels on Sunday night, with the game available to watch on the RTÉ Player.