Ireland commence UEFA U17 Finals with defeat…05/05/2018

Ireland commenced their 2018 UEFA U17 Championship challenge when they went down to a two nil defeat by Belgium in their opening Group C encounter on Saturday evening in the Loughborough University Stadium. Ireland entered the finals as top qualifying seeds but a very poor performance belied that status. Fellow Group C rivals, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Denmark met at the same venue earlier in the afternoon with Bosnia coming from behind to secure a three two victory.