U19s win crucial contest on Saturday afternoon

Following their diaappointing opening draw with Slovakia at the Elite Stage of the 2018 European Championship, our U19 side defeated Kosova by three goals to nil on match day two in Vila do Conde this Saturday afternoon. The victory maintains their hopes of qualification for the July finals but that still remains a very tough ask as they must defeat hosts Portugal, who have won both their opening contests, in the group decider on Tuesday afternoon. This afternoon’s goal scorers were Michael Obafemi (Southampton), Lee O’Connor (Manchester United) and Rowan Roache (Blackpool).

Republic of Ireland: Mark Travers; Daniel McKenna (Aaron Connolly 70), Jordan Doherty (Callum Nicell 85), Dara O’Shea (capt), Tyreke Wilson; Stephen Mallon (Rian O’Sullivan 76), James Finnerty, Thomas O’Connor; Lee O’Connor, Michael Obafemi, Rowan Roache

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