Republic of Ireland - Armenia | 2021 - U21 Mens Friendlies | 2026496

UEFA Under-21 ChampionshipQualifying Round, Group One | Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
6 September 2019 - 20:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Armenia

Parrott(31) Full-time
Republic of Ireland Armenia

Ireland U-21: O'Connor targets win in 'great week'

Republic of Ireland Under-21 defender Lee O'Connor is aiming to end an important week with an important victory against Armenia at Tallaght Stadium tomorrow night.
5th Sep 2019

The 19-year old full-back had to report for international duty on Tuesday due to his deadline day transfer from Manchester United to Scottish Champions Celtic.

After an early flight from Glasgow, O'Connor trained with the squad on Tuesday morning ahead of the important qualifier on Friday.

Ireland welcome Armenia to Tallaght Stadium as they look to make it two wins from two in their UEFA U-21 European Championships qualifying group, with kick-off at 8pm at Tallaght Stadium.

After their opening 3-0 win over Luxembourg in March was watched by over 4,300 at Tallaght Stadium and O'Connor hopes for a similar size support on Friday.

"It was an incredible atmosphere that night, something that a lot of us wouldn't have experienced at international level," said the Waterford-native.

"It really made an impact and for us to have that type of support is fantastic as it really adds to the special experience of playing for your country if that many people are there to watch.

"It's a really important game as we want to build on the Luxembourg result and also take what we did in Toulon into the group form and continue the progress we've already made."

O'Connor was also part of the Ireland U-19 squad who reached the semi-finals of the UEFA European Championships in the summer, often playing in central midfield.

With the move to Celtic now completed, O'Connor says he is fully focused on international duty and admits he is thoroughly enjoying playing under Stephen Kenny.

"You look at what he has achieved in the game and the type of manager he is, he fills us full of confidence and makes sure we're ready for every match," continued O'Connor.

"It's different coming into the U-21s squad because there is a lot more travel involved to different matches which isn't always the case at U-19 level. It gets you fully prepared for what senior football will be like and that's what you want to experience as a young footballer.

"I was delighted to get the deadline day move completed, a big day for me and my family. It's been a busy week but a great one and I can't wait for the game tomorrow."

Tickets for the match at Tallaght Stadium will be available from the ground with tickets priced at €5 for adults, €2 for students/OAPs and FREE for U-16s.

TEAM NEWS: Ireland U-21 manager Stephen Kenny has a fully fit squad to choose from for the Armenia qualifier.

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Kelleher (G) 2 L. O'Connor 3 Leahy 4 Masterson 5 O'Shea 6 Coventry 8 Molumby (C) 9 Idah 10 Parrott 11 Connolly 17 Kilkenny

Armenia

1 Aslanyan (G) 3 Nazaryan 4 Khachumyan 5 E. Grigoryan 7 Melkonyan 10 Nahapetyan 11 Bichakhchyan 14 Nadiryan (C) 18 Kurbashyan 20 Mkrtchyan 22 Ghubasaryan

Substitutes

  • 12 Mark Grigoryan (G)
  • 16 Grigorii Matevosian (G)
  • 6 Erik Vardanyan
  • 9 Arlen Tsaturyan
  • 13 Arman Mkrtchyan
  • 15 Artur Khachatryan
  • 17 Armen Asilyan
  • 21 Edgar Movsesyan
  • 23 Aram Khamoyan

Officials

  • Referee Fyodor Zammit
  • Assistant Referee Duncan Sultana
  • Assistant Referee Theodore Zammit
  • 4th Referee Darryl Agius
  • Uefa Delegate Veiko Soo
  • Referee Observer Ferenc Székely

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 3" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Artur Nadiryan (Armenia).
  • 4" Armen Nahapetyan (Armenia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland).
  • 4" Edgar Grigoryan (Armenia) fouls.
  • 5" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 5" Conor Masterson (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 6" Artur Nadiryan (Armenia) takes the corner.
  • 10" Rudik Mkrtchyan (Armenia) is penalised for a foul on Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland).
  • 10" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 11" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 11" Sevak Aslanyan (Armenia) blocks a shot.
  • 12" Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Armen Nahapetyan (Armenia).
  • 16" Vahan Bichakhchyan (Armenia) fouls.
  • 17" Vahan Bichakhchyan (Armenia) has an attempt on goal.
  • 17" Caoimhin Kelleher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 18" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 18" Sevak Aslanyan (Armenia) blocks a shot.
  • 18" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Rudik Mkrtchyan (Armenia).
  • 20" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 21" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 21" Conor Masterson (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Albert Khachumyan (Armenia).
  • 23" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 23" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 28" Armen Nahapetyan (Armenia) fouls.
  • 29" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 30" Edgar Grigoryan (Armenia) is flagged for offside.
  • 31" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 32" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 34" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 34" Sevak Aslanyan (Armenia) blocks a shot.
  • 34" German Kurbashyan (Armenia) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 36" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 36" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 36" Sevak Aslanyan (Armenia) blocks a shot.
  • 37" Artur Nadiryan (Armenia) misses the target.
  • 38" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 38" Sevak Aslanyan (Armenia) blocks a shot.
  • 39" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 42" Armen Nahapetyan (Armenia) misses the target.
  • 43" Karen Melkonyan (Armenia) is penalised for a foul on Dara O'Shea (Republic of Ireland).
  • 45+1" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 45+1" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Edgar Grigoryan (Armenia).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 48" Vahan Bichakhchyan (Armenia) fouls.
  • 53" Rudik Mkrtchyan (Armenia) misses the target.
  • 54" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 54" Sevak Aslanyan (Armenia) blocks a shot.
  • 55" German Kurbashyan (Armenia) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 58" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Karen Melkonyan (Armenia).
  • 58" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 58" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 62" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 65" Artur Nadiryan (Armenia) fouls.
  • 65" Zachary Elbouzedi (in) - Gavin Kilkenny (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 66" Daniel Mandroiu (in) - Adam Idah (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 66" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 66" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 69" Edgar Movsesyan (in) - German Kurbashyan (out) (Armenia)
  • 70" Karen Melkonyan (Armenia) has an effort on goal.
  • 70" Caoimhin Kelleher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 72" Erjanik Ghubasaryan (Armenia) is penalised for a foul on Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland).
  • 74" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 76" Aram Khamoyan (in) - Vahan Bichakhchyan (out) (Armenia)
  • 76" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 76" Sevak Aslanyan (Armenia) blocks a shot.
  • 78" Daniel Mandroiu (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 79" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Artur Nadiryan (Armenia).
  • 80" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 81" Arlen Tsaturyan (in) - Armen Nahapetyan (out) (Armenia)
  • 81" Erik Vardanyan (in) - Artur Nadiryan (out) (Armenia)
  • 82" Jonathan Afolabi (in) - Troy Parrott (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 82" Erik Vardanyan (Armenia) fouls.
  • 86" Arlen Tsaturyan (Armenia) is penalised for a foul on Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland).
  • 86" Arlen Tsaturyan (Armenia) is shown a yellow card.
  • 87" Jonathan Afolabi (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Edgar Grigoryan (Armenia).
  • 89" Jason Knight (in) - Aaron Connolly (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 90+4" Jonathan Afolabi (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Armenia

Corners Won

6 1

Shots on Target

8 2

Shots off Target

8 3

Fouls Committed

8 12
  • Republic of Ireland

    Armenia

  • 1Goals0
  • 1Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 8Shots on Goal2
  • 8Shots Wide3
  • 2Shot(s) Blocked0
  • 2Save(s)7
  • 18Total Shots5
  • 8Fouls Committed12
  • 6Corner(s)1
  • 1Offside(s)2