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Watch: Ireland’s Georgie Poynton Scores Stunner Against France

Georgie Poynton’s stunner capped off a fantastic result for the Irish Colleges and Universities team in Longford on Tuesday.

The long-range free-kick proved to be the difference as Greg Yelverton’s side beat the French 2-1. To put the victory into context, Ireland had never beaten France prior to Tuesday’s victory, and Les Bleus currently sit at #2 spot in the world rankings.

Darragh Gibbons also scored on a fantastic day for the Irish, but it is Poynton’s long-range stunner that will grab the headlines. The Dundalk man’s set-piece bulleting into the top corner.

The keeper was left with no chance, as the confident Poynton scored a goal to remember for the Boys In Green.

It was the first of three fixtures against the French and the Ireland camp was in high spirits following the victory.

The teams lined out as follows:

Ireland: Matthew Connor (Cathal O’Hanlon 68); Shane Elworthy, Conor Keeley, Liam Scales, Conor Kane (Darragh Gibbons 24) (Pierce Phillips 63); Jonny Bonner (Jamie Hollywood 68); Dáire O’Connor (Carlton Ubaezuonu 64), Georgie Poynton, Anthony McAlavey, Shane Daly Butz (Adrian Delap 82); Georgie Kelly (Jack O’Keeffe 64).

France: Anthony Lefebre (Bastien Rempp 46); Gabriel Melis (José Machado 46), Jacques-Antoine Pelletier (Alex Marchadier 46), Roméo Vendiambu (Ryan Ebene Talla 46), Clément Bassin (Clement Tourtelot 46); Mick Dash Hatime (Tanguy Guerineau 46), Tidiane Keita (Léo Servanton 46), Brian Feneuil (G Guerineau 46), Mathieu Blasco; Sami Ayachi (Florian Chavanon 46), Kevin Cardinali (Vincent Roux 46).

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