The Republic of Ireland Junior International team go into today’s final game of the Umbro Quadrangular tournament with Northern Ireland, knowing that they are almost certain to win the competition for the first time since 2001.
There are a number of permutations going into the final round of games today that could see the Republic of Ireland crowned champions. Firstly, if the Republic of Ireland win or draw, they will win the competition outright on points. But, if Northern Ireland are victorious in Fairgreen, and Scotland beat the Isle of Man in the Pike Complex, that would leave three teams on six points and goal difference would then come into play.
The Republic of Ireland already have a goal difference of +8, Scotland are on 0 and Northern Ireland are -2, so it would take a heavy defeat for the Republic at the hands of Northern Ireland and a large victory for Scotland against the Isle of Man for the Republic’s goal difference to be matched or bettered.
If a situation arose where two teams ended up on the same goal difference, it would go to a head-to-head to decide the winner of the tournament.
Umbro Junior International Quadrangular Tournament 2013
|Republic of Ireland||6||2||2||0||0||8||0||+8|
|Isle of Man||0||2||0||0||2||1||7||-6|