LAGAN Harps’ Zoe Green played the full game last night, but the Republic of Ireland Women’s Under 17s lost 3-0 to Scotland in Edinburgh.
Full-back Green is the sole Donegal representative on the squad for this week’s games against the Scots.
They play again on Friday at Ainslie Park, Edinburgh on Friday and Green will be aiming to get in on the action again.
Dave Bell, the Irish manager, is using therfixtures to work closer with his squad ahead of their upcoming UEFA European Championship qualifiers in Turkey.
Two early goals from Scotland’s Brogan Hay added to Kaela McGregor’s opener to dent Ireland’s plans, but Bell was encouraged by how his players improved as the game wore on.
“A lot of our play was quite good,” he said.
“We probably had a bigger percentage of play in the first half and still went 3-0 down due to our mistakes, which was a little disappointing.
“In the second half, we improved a lot and created a few good chances. I was pleased with how we responded in the second half. It’s something that we all have to work together with. There were some pluses for us to take from this game though.
“We have to make sure that we are better defensively going into the second game on Friday and that is an opportunity for girls to show what they can do and try to book a place in the squad for when we go to Turkey.”