Republic of Ireland 3 - 0 Bulgaria | 2018 - U17 Championship | 2021383

UEFA Under-17 ChampionshipQualifying Round Group 11 | Ivaylo Stadium, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
13 October 2017 - 18:30 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 3 - 0 Bulgaria

Idah(3, 72) Coffey(18) Full-time
Republic of Ireland Bulgaria

Ireland U17: Idah fires Ireland into Elite Round

Bulgaria U17 0-3 Ireland U17
U17
13th Oct 2017

The Republic of Ireland Under 17 side have qualified for the UEFA European U17 Championship Elite Round following this evening’s 3-0 win away to Bulgaria.

The win followed Tuesday’s 6-0 win over Azerbaijan and ensured Colin O’Brien’s side sealed progression to the Elite Round with a game to spare.

Ireland will face fellow table toppers Ukraine on Monday needing just a point to confirm their progression as group winners thanks to their superior goal difference.

Following his hat-trick on Tuesday, Adam Idah picked up where he left off with a goal after just three minutes. Idah beat the offside trap to get on the end of Nathan Collins’ long ball to give Ireland the dream start.

Barry Coffey doubled the lead in the 17th minute with a ferocious finish from inside the area to give Ireland a commanding lead at the break.

O’Brien’s Ireland had to wait until eight minutes from time to add the third. Adam Idah showed impressive hunger to intercept a square ball from Gabriel Zemarski. He then beat Tomaslav Papazov and smashed the ball into the far corner to put the icing on a fantastic performance. Five goals in two games for the Cork man.

Attention now turns to Monday's showdown with Ukraine with top spot on the line.  

Ireland: Clarke (GK), Murphy, Ledwidge, McEntee, Collins (C), Knight, Thompson, Coffey, Idah, Wright, Brennan.

Subs: Bohan (GK), Mahon, A. O’Reilly, Spain, K. O’Reilly, Parrot, Brennan, Ellis

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Clarke (G) 2 Murphy 3 Ledwidge 4 McEntee 5 Collins (C) 6 Knight 7 Thompson 8 Coffey 9 Idah 10 Wright 11 Brennan

Bulgaria

1 Dichevski (G) 2 Stoyanov 3 Zemyarski 4 Papazov 5 Baurenski (C) 7 Hamud 9 Vasilev 11 Yordanov 15 Balinov 17 Petkov 21 Minchev

Substitutes

  • 12 Mario Uskov (G)
  • 6 Stoyan Vergiev
  • 8 Vladimir Nikolov
  • 10 Stanislav Shopov
  • 13 Kiril Yanakiev
  • 14 Nikola Ganchev
  • 18 Georgi Babaliev
  • 22 Hritiyan Chipev

Officials

  • Referee Peter Kjaesgaard-Andersen
  • Assistant Referee Christian Brixen
  • Assistant Referee Gian Marco Ercolani
  • 4th Referee Barbeno Luca
  • Uefa Delegate Yauheni Tratsiuk
  • Referee Observer Dejan Filipovic

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 3" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 7" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Yoan Baurenski (Bulgaria).
  • 8" Andrey Yordanov (Bulgaria) takes the free-kick.
  • 9" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ivan Dichevski (Bulgaria).
  • 12" Dimitar Balinov (Bulgaria) fouls.
  • 15" Yoan Baurenski (Bulgaria) is penalised for a foul on Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland).
  • 18" Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 22" Martin Minchev (Bulgaria) has a shot blocked.
  • 26" Martin Minchev (Bulgaria) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland).
  • 26" Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 27" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 29" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 32" Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Martin Minchev (Bulgaria).
  • 33" Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 33" Ivan Vasilev (Bulgaria) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland).
  • 34" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 35" Andrey Yordanov (Bulgaria) takes the free-kick.
  • 35" Martin Minchev (Bulgaria) misses the target.
  • 35" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Yoan Baurenski (Bulgaria).
  • 40" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Daniel Stoyanov (Bulgaria).
  • 40+1" Martin Minchev (Bulgaria) fouls.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 41" Kiril Yanakiev (in) - Andrey Yordanov (out) (Bulgaria)
  • 41" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ivan Vasilev (Bulgaria).
  • 41" Gabriel Zemyarski (Bulgaria) takes the free-kick.
  • 43" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 44" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 45" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 48" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 49" Dimitar Balinov (Bulgaria) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland).
  • 54" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 54" Ivan Vasilev (Bulgaria) is penalised for a foul on Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland).
  • 54" Ivan Vasilev (Bulgaria) is shown a yellow card.
  • 56" Georgi Babaliev (in) - Ivan Vasilev (out) (Bulgaria)
  • 57" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kiril Yanakiev (Bulgaria).
  • 58" Tomislav Papazov (Bulgaria) fouls.
  • 58" Tomislav Papazov (Bulgaria) is booked.
  • 62" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Yoan Baurenski (Bulgaria).
  • 65" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 67" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 67" Martin Minchev (Bulgaria) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Callum Thompson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 68" Georgi Babaliev (Bulgaria) fouls.
  • 68" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 69" Stanislav Shopov (in) - Iyad Hamud (out) (Bulgaria)
  • 71" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 72" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 72" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 73" Troy Parrott (in) - Sean Brennan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 77" Callum Thompson (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 78" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 78" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 80+1" Martin Minchev (Bulgaria) misses the target.
  • 80+2" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Yoan Baurenski (Bulgaria).
  • 80+2" Stanislav Shopov (Bulgaria) takes the free-kick.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Bulgaria

Corners Won

6 0

Shots on Target

3 0

Shots off Target

2 2

Fouls Committed

12 10
  • Republic of Ireland

    Bulgaria

  • 3Goals0
  • 1Yellow Card(s)2
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 3Shots on Goal0
  • 2Shots Wide2
  • 3Shot(s) Blocked1
  • 0Save(s)0
  • 8Total Shots3
  • 12Fouls Committed10
  • 6Corner(s)0
  • 3Offside(s)0