Our 2020 European U17 Championship qualifying campaign kicked-off at 7.30pm on Tuesday evening in Turner’s Cross when Head Coach Colin O’Brien saw his young charges ease to a comfortable six nil Group Three victory over bottom seeds Andorra.
Ireland got off to a flying start with Robert Mahon finding the net after just 3 minutes. Mahon added a second on 22 minutes and a brace from Evan Ferguson followed in the next 6 minutes to effectively end the contest.
Second half goals from Colin Conroy and substitute Calum Kavanagh set the seal on the expected victory.
D Rose; G O’Brien, L Kavanagh, AG McNulty, T Adaramola; K Conway, B McCormack, C Conroy; S Armstrong, E Ferguson, R Mahon
O Crowe for Conway 46′
O O’Neill for Armstrong 46′
K Barlow for O’Brien 61′
A Moran for McCormack 61′
C Kavanagh for Ferguson 73′
The opening Group fixture between Montenegro and Israel kicked-off at 3pm in St Colman’s Park, Cobh and saw Israel score the only goal after just seven minutes.
Tuesday 12 November 2019
Montenegro 0-1 Israel 15.00 St Colman’s Park, Cobh
Republic of Ireland 6-0 Andorra 19.30 Turner’s Cross, Cork
Friday 15 November 2019
Israel v Andorra 15.00 St Colman’s Park, Cobh
Republic of Ireland v Montenegro 19.30 Turner’s Cross, Cork
Monday 18 November 2019
Andorra v Montenegro 14.00 St Colman’s Park, Cobh
Israel v Republic of Ireland 14.00 Turner’s Cross, Cork
Goalkeepers: Josh Keely(St Patrick’s Athletic), Daniel Rose(Everton)
Defenders: Tayo Adaramola(Crystal Palace), Oisin Hand(Shamrock Rovers), Leigh Kavanagh(Bray Wanderers), Anselmo Garcia McNulty(Wolfsburg), Gavin O’Brien(Bohemian), Daragh Reilly(St Patrick’s Athletic)
Midfielders: Colin Conroy(Bohemian), Kyle Conway(St Patrick’s Athletic), Oran Crowe(Cork City), Olabosun Lawal(Watford), Ben McCormack(St Patrick’s Athletic), Andrew Moran(Bray Wanderers)
Forwards: Sinclair Armstrong(Shamrock Rovers), Kailin Barlow(Sligo Rovers), Evan Ferguson(Bohemian), Calum Kavanagh(Middlesbrough), Robert Mahon(Bohemian), Oliver O’Neill(Fulham)