Ukraine 1 - 3 Republic of Ireland | 2018 - U17 Championship | 2021409

UEFA Under-17 ChampionshipQualifying Round | Ivaylo, Veliko Tarnovo
16 October 2017 - 18:30 (local time)

Ukraine 1 - 3 Republic of Ireland

Voloshyn(14) Full-time Idah(42, 80+ 2) O'Reilly(54)
Ukraine Republic of Ireland

Ireland U17's qualify with 100% record

Ukraine U17 1-3 Ireland U17
Ireland U17
16th Oct 2017

After three games, three wins and 12 goals scored, the Republic of Ireland Under 17s have advanced from the UEFA European Championship Qualifying Round as group winners and will be among the top seeds for the Elite Round.

Colin O’Brien’s side had to come from behind at the break this evening where two goals from Adam Idah and one from Adam O’Reilly ensured Ireland beat group rivals Ukraine in Bulgaria.

Idah’s double brings his tally to an impressive seven goals in three games in qualifying. Ireland now advance to the Elite Round as top seeds. Two teams from each group of four will progress to next May’s Finals tournament in England.

Head Coach Colin O’Brien spoke to FAI.ie following the win.

“We are delighted to have finished the group well,” he began. “Ukraine were a big test for us. They pressed us with intensity in the first half and forced us into difficult positions. I felt we were still well in the game at half-time and the team came out and clinically took the chances in the second half. We put together different types of moves and caused Ukraine problems in many ways.

“The whole squad can take credit for how this campaign has gone so far. That goes for players that had little or no game time too because their attitude was good and that kept the whole team pushing in training.

“There will be good teams in the Elite Round no matter who you get. The 100 per cent record is of course pleasing and that is down to the great work put in by the squad and the staff,” O’Brien added.

The draw for the Elite Round takes place on December 6 with the games to be played in early spring 2018.

Republic of Ireland: Clarke, Murphy, Ledwidge, McEntee, Collins, Knight, Coffey (Parrot 46), Idah, Wright (Thompson 72), Brennan, A. O'Reilly.

Qualifying Round Results

Tuesday, October 10: Ireland 6-0 Azerbaijan

Friday, October 13: Ireland 3-0 Bulgaria

Monday, October 16: Ukraine 1-3 Ireland

 

Tactical Lineups

Ukraine

1 Trubin (G)(C) 3 Aussi 4 Snisar 9 Voloshyn 10 Mudryk 11 Shulianskyi 15 Bodnia 17 Khondak 20 Pidruchnyi 21 Yarosh 22 Derogan

Substitutes

  • 12 Ruslan Neshcheret (G)
  • 5 Kristian Bilovar
  • 6 Artem Danyliuk
  • 7 Yaroslav Nadolskyi
  • 8 Stanislav Biblyk
  • 13 Roman Yakuba
  • 14 Danylo Sikan
  • 16 Vadym Melnyychuk
  • 18 Ivan Zhelizko

Republic of Ireland

1 Clarke (G) 2 Murphy 3 Ledwidge 4 McEntee 5 Collins (C) 6 Knight 8 Coffey 9 Idah 10 Wright 11 Brennan 14 O'Reilly

Officials

  • Referee Peter Kjaesgaard-Andersen
  • Assistant Referee Christian Brixen
  • Assistant Referee Miroslav Maksimov
  • 4th Referee Georgi Davidov
  • Uefa Delegate Terje Hauge
  • Referee Observer Terje Hauge

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Mykhailo Mudryk (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland).
  • 2" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 3" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 3" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 4" Artem Shulianskyi (Ukraine) has a shot blocked.
  • 6" Ivan Derogan (Ukraine) has a shot blocked.
  • 9" Adam O'Reilly (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mykhailo Mudryk (Ukraine).
  • 11" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 14" Vikentii Voloshyn (Ukraine) scores!
  • 17" Artem Shulianskyi (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland).
  • 17" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 20" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Vikentii Voloshyn (Ukraine).
  • 22" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 23" Denys Pidruchnyi (Ukraine) misses the target.
  • 23" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 25" Anatolii Trubin (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 26" Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 26" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 28" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 31" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 31" Anatolii Trubin (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 31" Oisin McEntee (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 32" Ivan Derogan (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 33" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 33" Anatolii Trubin (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 33" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Artem Shulianskyi (Ukraine).
  • 34" Denys Pidruchnyi (Ukraine) fouls.
  • 34" Denys Pidruchnyi (Ukraine) is shown a yellow card.
  • 39" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ivan Derogan (Ukraine).
  • 40+1" Mykhailo Mudryk (Ukraine) has an attempt on goal.
  • 40+1" Kian Clarke (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 40+2" Vikentii Voloshyn (Ukraine) delivers the corner.
  • 40+2" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 40+2" Anatolii Trubin (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 41" Troy Parrott (in) - Barry Coffey (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 42" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 45" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 45" Anatolii Trubin (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 46" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 46" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 49" Roman Bodnia (Ukraine) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland).
  • 49" Vikentii Voloshyn (Ukraine) fouls.
  • 50" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 51" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 51" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Alan Aussi (Ukraine).
  • 51" Ivan Zhelizko (in) - Denys Pidruchnyi (out) (Ukraine)
  • 53" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 53" Ivan Derogan (Ukraine) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland).
  • 54" Adam O'Reilly (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 55" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 57" Stanislav Biblyk (in) - Artem Shulianskyi (out) (Ukraine)
  • 57" Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 57" Anatolii Trubin (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 58" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 58" Ivan Derogan (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland).
  • 59" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 60" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 64" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 64" Anatolii Trubin (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 64" Danylo Sikan (in) - Ivan Derogan (out) (Ukraine)
  • 66" Danyil Khondak (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 69" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 69" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 69" Ivan Zhelizko (Ukraine) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Adam O'Reilly (Republic of Ireland).
  • 71" Callum Thompson (in) - Tyreik Wright (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 72" Roman Bodnia (Ukraine) fouls.
  • 72" Roman Bodnia (Ukraine) is booked.
  • 74" Adam O'Reilly (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ivan Zhelizko (Ukraine).
  • 74" Adam O'Reilly (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 75" Vikentii Voloshyn (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 75" Vikentii Voloshyn (Ukraine) has an effort on goal.
  • 75" Kian Clarke (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 76" Callum Thompson (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mykhailo Mudryk (Ukraine).
  • 76" Mykhailo Mudryk (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 77" Mykola Yarosh (Ukraine) fouls.
  • 77" Mykola Yarosh (Ukraine) is shown a yellow card.
  • 78" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 79" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Alan Aussi (Ukraine).
  • 80" Ivan Zhelizko (Ukraine) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Adam O'Reilly (Republic of Ireland).
  • 80" Danylo Sikan (Ukraine) fouls.
  • 80+1" Alan Aussi (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland).
  • 80+2" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 80+3" Callum Thompson (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mykola Yarosh (Ukraine).
  • 80+3" Stanislav Biblyk (Ukraine) fouls.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Ukraine
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

1 5

Shots on Target

3 8

Shots off Target

1 4

Fouls Committed

17 16
  • Ukraine

    Republic of Ireland

  • 1Goals3
  • 3Yellow Card(s)2
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 3Shots on Goal8
  • 1Shots Wide4
  • 2Shot(s) Blocked3
  • 6Save(s)2
  • 6Total Shots15
  • 17Fouls Committed16
  • 1Corner(s)5
  • 0Offside(s)1