Poland 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland | 2018 - U17 Championship | 2023641

UEFA Under-17 ChampionshipElite Round | Miedz, Legnica
27 March 2018 - 16:00 (local time)

Poland 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland

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Poland Republic of Ireland

Ireland U17: Poland win secures 100% qualifying record

The Republic of Ireland Under-17s ended their UEFA Under-17 European Championship Elite Round with a 1-0 win over Poland.
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27th Mar 2018

A penalty from Troy Parrott eight minutes into the second-half guaranteed three points and top spot in Group 3.

The win also ensured that Ireland will be the only team to qualify for the UEFA Under-17 European Championship with six wins from six in the Qualifying and Elite Rounds.

Under-17 Head Coach Colin O'Brien was delighted to end the campaign unbeaten.

"It's been a fantastic campaign. There was a lot of tension today with Poland looking to qualify too. The crowd were trying to get behind their team from the off.

"People in the squad are playing for places for the European Championships now. We made changes today and those player impressed. It's all about making the squad stronger ahead of the Finals.

"The players can enjoy the next few days, but then the focus starts on the Finals. It's a great day today for youth football in Ireland.

The draw for the Finals takes place in England on April 5th.

Republic of Ireland: Kian Clarke; Max Murphy, Oisin McEntee, Nathan Collins (capt), Kameron Ledwidge; Tyreik Wright (Sean Brennan 64), Adam O’Reilly, Jason Knight, Troy Parrott (Callum Thompson 78); Barry Coffey, Jordan McEneff (Adam Idah 55)

Poland: Marcel Lotka; Karol Smajdor, Wiktor Pleśnierowicz (capt), Maik Nawrocki, Michał Bogacz (Olaf Kobacki 59); Paweł Żuk (Mateusz Żukowski 55), Michał Karbownik, Javier Hyjek (Szymon Czyż 67), Patryk Richert; Mateusz Bogusz, Bartosz Bida

Referee: Ivar Orri Kristjansson (ISL)

Ireland U17: O'Brien says team are focused on Elite Round finale

Republic of Ireland Under-17 Head Coach Colin O'Brien has said his side are fully focused on Tuesday's Elite Round game against Poland, despite already qualifying for the UEFA Under-17 European Championship.
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26th Mar 2018

Saturday's 3-0 win over Georgia, booked Ireland's spot in England this May. Despite qualifying, O'Brien says the team have "prepared properly" ahead of their final match.

"This will be a highly competitive game. Poland need something out of it to qualify for the European Championships. A point may be good enough for them.

"They have played already in Legnica twice in the past week and know the setup. They will have a strong home support too, but we'll be prepared for it."

O'Brien's side have won all five games in the Qualifying and Elite Rounds on the way to qualification. He says the team have improved over the season.

"There's competition within the squad. I'm not the type of coach that looks at goals for or goals against over a campaign. It's more about looking at the performance of the players and making sure they are working in a good environment.

2018 UEFA Under-17 Championship Elite Round
Poland v Republic of Ireland, Stadion Miejski, Legnica, 4pm (3pm Irish Time)

Tactical Lineups

Poland

1 Lotka (G) 2 Smajdor 4 Nawrocki 5 Pleśnierowicz (C) 6 Karbownik 7 Żuk 8 Bogusz 9 Bida 14 Bogacz 17 Richert 18 Hyjek

Substitutes

  • 12 Jędrzej Grobelny (G)
  • 3 Mateusz Maćkowiak
  • 10 Szymon Czyż
  • 11 Olaf Kobacki
  • 13 Sebastian Mach
  • 15 Oskar Nowak
  • 16 Bartłomiej Eizenchart
  • 19 Mateusz Żukowski
  • 20 Mikołaj Nawrocki

Republic of Ireland

1 Clarke (G) 2 Murphy 3 Ledwidge 4 McEntee 5 Collins (C) 6 Knight 8 Coffey 10 Parrott 14 O'Reilly 15 Mceneff 17 Wright

Officials

  • Referee Ivar Orri Kristjansson
  • Assistant Referee Birkir Sigurdarson
  • Assistant Referee Tomáš Vorel
  • 4th Referee Boris Marhefka
  • Uefa Delegate Arturs Gaidels
  • Referee Observer Igor Satchi

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Michał Karbownik (Poland) is penalised for a foul on Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland).
  • 2" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 2" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 5" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) takes the corner.
  • 5" Maik Nawrocki (Poland) misses the target.
  • 7" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 7" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 8" Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 9" Bartosz Bida (Poland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 9" Kian Clarke (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 11" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) delivers the corner.
  • 11" Paweł Żuk (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 11" Paweł Żuk (Poland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 13" Patryk Richert (Poland) misses the target.
  • 17" Patryk Richert (Poland) is flagged for offside.
  • 18" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 22" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 23" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) is penalised for a foul on Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland).
  • 24" Oisin McEntee (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Patryk Richert (Poland).
  • 25" Patryk Richert (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 26" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) takes the corner.
  • 26" Wiktor Pleśnierowicz (Poland) misses the target.
  • 26" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 26" Marcel Lotka (Poland) blocks a shot.
  • 29" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 30" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 30" Bartosz Bida (Poland) misses the target.
  • 30" Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Karol Smajdor (Poland).
  • 35" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Michał Karbownik (Poland).
  • 36" Javier Hyjek (Poland) delivers the corner.
  • 37" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) takes the corner.
  • 37" Bartosz Bida (Poland) has a shot blocked.
  • 39" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 39" Karol Smajdor (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 40+1" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 40+2" Michał Bogacz (Poland) is penalised for a foul on Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland).
  • 40+2" Michał Bogacz (Poland) is booked.
  • 40+2" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 42" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bartosz Bida (Poland).
  • 42" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 43" Bartosz Bida (Poland) is flagged for offside.
  • 44" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) fouls.
  • 45" Jordan Mceneff (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 45" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 46" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Patryk Richert (Poland).
  • 46" Javier Hyjek (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jordan Mceneff (Republic of Ireland).
  • 47" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 47" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) was fouled in the penalty area by Maik Nawrocki (Poland)
  • 47" Maik Nawrocki (Poland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 48" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) scores from the penalty spot.
  • 49" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Michał Karbownik (Poland).
  • 49" Javier Hyjek (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 50" Patryk Richert (Poland) has a shot blocked.
  • 54" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) takes the corner.
  • 55" Adam Idah (in) - Jordan Mceneff (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 55" Mateusz Żukowski (in) - Paweł Żuk (out) (Poland)
  • 58" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) has a shot blocked.
  • 59" Javier Hyjek (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland).
  • 59" Olaf Kobacki (in) - Michał Bogacz (out) (Poland)
  • 60" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 60" Bartosz Bida (Poland) has a shot blocked.
  • 60" Michał Karbownik (Poland) misses the target.
  • 61" Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 61" Marcel Lotka (Poland) blocks a shot.
  • 64" Sean Brennan (in) - Tyreik Wright (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 66" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Patryk Richert (Poland).
  • 67" Szymon Czyż (in) - Javier Hyjek (out) (Poland)
  • 67" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 69" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) has a shot blocked.
  • 69" Bartosz Bida (Poland) misses the target.
  • 70" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 70" Marcel Lotka (Poland) blocks a shot.
  • 70" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Olaf Kobacki (Poland).
  • 70" Patryk Richert (Poland) misses the target.
  • 73" Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 73" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 74" Szymon Czyż (Poland) has a shot blocked.
  • 74" Maik Nawrocki (Poland) has a shot blocked.
  • 74" Szymon Czyż (Poland) delivers the corner.
  • 74" Maik Nawrocki (Poland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 75" Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 75" Szymon Czyż (Poland) misses the target.
  • 78" Callum Thompson (in) - Troy Parrott (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 79" Karol Smajdor (Poland) is penalised for a foul on Callum Thompson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 80" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Patryk Richert (Poland).
  • 80" Marcel Lotka (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 80+1" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 80+2" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 80+2" Wiktor Pleśnierowicz (Poland) fouls.
  • 80+4" Mateusz Bogusz (Poland) takes the corner.
  • 80+4" Szymon Czyż (Poland) delivers the corner.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Poland
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

9 3

Shots on Target

1 4

Shots off Target

8 3

Fouls Committed

10 14
  • Poland

    Republic of Ireland

  • 0Goals1
  • 3Yellow Card(s)2
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 1Shots on Goal4
  • 8Shots Wide3
  • 7Shot(s) Blocked2
  • 3Save(s)1
  • 16Total Shots9
  • 10Fouls Committed14
  • 9Corner(s)3
  • 3Offside(s)2