Republic of Ireland 5 - 0 Gibraltar | 2015 - Under 17 | 2013353

UEFA Under-17 ChampionshipQualifying Round | Athlone Stadium, Athlone
22 September 2014 - 19:30 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 5 - 0 Gibraltar

Elbouzedi(29) Clarke(36, 63) Davis(54) McCourt(79) Full-time
Republic of Ireland Gibraltar

Winning start for Ireland in UEFA U17 qualifiers

TOM Mohan’s Republic of Ireland U17 side began their UEFA Championships Qualifying Round with an emphatic 5-0 victory over Gibraltar at Athlone Town Stadium this evening.
Elbouzedi v Gibraltar.jpg
22nd Sep 2014

Republic of Ireland 5-0 Gibraltar

TOM Mohan’s Republic of Ireland U17 side began their UEFA Championships Qualifying Round with an emphatic 5-0 victory over Gibraltar at Athlone Town Stadium this evening.

The Irish had a let off in the 13th minute when Gibraltar's Byron Espinosa beat keeper Ross Treacy with a rasping drive from 25 yards out that smacked off an upright.

Ten minutes later Zach Elbouzedi thought he had broken the deadlock but his powerful strike whistled narrowly wide of the Gibraltar goal.

West Brom winger Elbouzedi found the net in the 29th minute when he calmly slotted home after great work down the left by substitute Trevor Clarke.       

Three minutes later Elbouzedi brilliantly burst down the right flank before cutting the ball back for Jake Doyle Hayes, who saw his powerful shot blocked by a defender.

Ireland went 2-0 up in the 36th minute when Clarke broke through the Gibraltar defence and fired home after a great cross-field ball by Corey O'Keeffe.

Conor Davis steered the ball home from close range after good work by JJ Lunney to make it 3-0 in the 54th minute.

Visiting keeper Bradley Banda made a good stop to deny Clarke in the 62nd minute but two minutes later it was Clarke again who forced his way into the Gibraltar box and drilled home number four.

In the 78th minute Davis had a volleyed effort brilliantly saved by Banda and from the resulting corner from Doyle-hayes, Robbie McCourt headed to the net.

Two minutes into injury-time Davis had a strike from 20 yards pushed to safety by keeper Banda.

Ireland will meet the Faroe Islands in their next group match on Wednesday evening in Galway's Eamon Deacy Park (7.30pm).

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Treacy, O'Keeffe, Lunney (Leahy 73), Hanney, McCourt, Doyle-Hayes, Payne (McDonagh 64), Masterson (Clarke 7), Levingston, Davis, Elbouzedi.

GIBRALTAR: Banda, Payas, Crisp, Mascarenhas-Olivero, Ronco (Prescott 71), De Los Santos, Espinosa (Thorne 60), Hernandez, Clinton, Cottrel (Britto 75), Pizarro.

FIXTURES & RESULTS

Monday, September 22

UEFA U17 Championships Qualifying Round Group 1

Republic of Ireland 5-0 Gibraltar, Athlone Town Stadium;

Scotland 4-0 Faroe Islands, Eamon Deacy Park, Galway.

Wednesday, September 24

UEFA U17 Championships Qualifying Round Group 1

Faroe Islands v Republic of Ireland, Eamon Deacy Park, Galway (7.30pm);

Scotland v Gibraltar, City Calling Stadium, Longford (3.00pm)

Saturday, September 27

UEFA U17 Championships Qualifying Round Group 1

Republic of Ireland v Scotland, City Calling Stadium, Longford (7.30pm);

Gibraltar v Faroe Islands, Athlone Town Stadium (7.30pm).

Ireland U17s begin UEFA Championships campaign in Athlone

THE Republic of Ireland U17 side begin their UEFA Championships qualifying campaign with a home game against Gibraltar at Athlone Town’s Lisseywoollen ground tomorrow night (7.30pm).
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21st Sep 2014

THE Republic of Ireland U17 side begin their UEFA Championships qualifying campaign with a home game against Gibraltar at Athlone Town’s Lisseywoollen ground tomorrow night (7.30pm).

Tom Mohan’s side are in a four-team group with Scotland and Faroe Islands meeting in the other Group 1 fixture at Eamon Deacy Park, Galway, in the afternoon (3.00pm).

The top two from each group progress to the elite qualifying round alongside the five third-placed teams with the best record against the top pair in their groups.  The tournament finals take place in Bulgaria next May with 16 sides – 53 nations are vying for 15 slots alongside the hosts.

Ireland beat Gibraltar 4-1 when the sides met at the same stage last season in what was the Mediterranean state’s first ever competitive fixture as a UEFA nation.

“We’re into our fifth day of preparation and all has gone well. The lads have trained very well,” said Mohan.

“We have our game-plan together for Gibraltar. That’s all we can focus on – tomorrow’s challenge – and lads chomping at the bit looking forward to playing.

“They’ve a few players still eligible from last season and they were decent enough last season. They were well organised and had pace in attack. We dominated for long periods last year and could have scored more than four but that’s in the past and we have to be ready for this game.

“In football any group can throw up a surprise and you don’t want to be one of those teams caught out. There’s no room for complacency. We’ll treat them with the respect they deserve. We’ve got to concentrate on our own jobs.”

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND:

Caoimhin Kelleher (Ringmahon Rangers)

Ross Treacy (St Kevin’s Boys)

Corey O’Keefe (Birmingham City)

Shane Hanney (Shamrock Rovers)

Robbie McCourt (West Bromwich Albion)

JJ Lunney (Preston North End)

Conor Masterson (Liverpool)

Jake Doyle Hayes (Aston Villa)

Brandon Payne (Celtic)

Conor Levingston (Wolves)

Darragh Leahy (St Kevin’s Boys)

Joshua Barrett (Reading)

Steven Kinsella (Everton)

Zachary Elbouzedi (West Bromwich Albion)

Gerry McDonagh (Nottingham Forest)

Avis Ganiyu (Sunderland)

Trevor Clarke (Middlesbrough)

Conor Davis (Reading)

FIXTURES

UEFA U17 Championships Qualifying Round Group 1

Monday, September 22

Republic of Ireland v Gibraltar, Athlone Town Stadium (7.30pm);

Scotland v Faroe Islands, Eamon Deacy Park, Galway (3.00pm)

Wednesday, September 24

Faroe Islands v Republic of Ireland, Eamon Deacy Park, Galway (7.30pm);

Scotland v Gibraltar, City Calling Stadium, Longford (3.00pm)

Saturday, September 27

Republic of Ireland v Scotland, City Calling Stadium, Longford (7.30pm);

Gibraltar v Faroe Islands, Athlone Town Stadium (7.30pm).

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Treacy (G) 2 O'Keeffe 3 Lunney 4 Hanney 5 McCourt 6 Doyle-Hayes 8 Payne 11 Masterson (C) 14 Levingston 15 Davis 17 Elbouzedi

Gibraltar

1 Banda (G) 2 Payas 3 Crisp 4 Olivero (C) 6 Ronco 8 De Los Santos 9 Espinosa 10 And. Hernandez 11 Clinton 12 Cottrel 17 Pizarro

Substitutes

  • 13 Ayden Vinales (G)
  • 7 Liam Thorne
  • 14 Phillip Gillingwater Pederson
  • 15 Ethan Britto
  • 16 Cecil Prescott
  • 18 Karl Poggio

Officials

  • Referee Erik Lambrechts
  • Assistant Referee Rien Vanyzere
  • Assistant Referee Carmine Sangiovanni
  • 4th Referee Sven Bindels
  • Uefa Delegate Ivan Lekov
  • Referee Observer Peter Jones

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 4" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 7" Theo Pizarro (Gibraltar) is penalised for a foul on Shane Hanney (Republic of Ireland).
  • 7" Trevor Clarke (in) - Conor Masterson (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 8" Conor Davis (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 8" Bradley Banda (Gibraltar) blocks a shot.
  • 10" Leon Clinton (Gibraltar) is flagged for offside.
  • 10" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Leon Clinton (Gibraltar).
  • 12" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 13" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Leon Clinton (Gibraltar).
  • 13" Byron Espinosa (Gibraltar) misses the target.
  • 13" Corey O'Keeffe (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Andrew Hernandez (Gibraltar).
  • 14" Byron Espinosa (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 15" Theo Pizarro (Gibraltar) fouls.
  • 15" Leon Clinton (Gibraltar) takes the corner.
  • 17" Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Kevagn Ronco (Gibraltar).
  • 17" Leon Clinton (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 17" Leon Payas (Gibraltar) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 18" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 22" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 23" Zachary Elbouzedi (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 24" Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kevagn Ronco (Gibraltar).
  • 25" Robert McCourt (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 25" Andrew Hernandez (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 26" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 28" Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 29" Zachary Elbouzedi (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 31" Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Theo Pizarro (Gibraltar).
  • 31" Leon Clinton (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 33" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 33" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shaun De Los Santos (Gibraltar).
  • 34" Byron Espinosa (Gibraltar) fouls.
  • 34" Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 35" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 35" Robert McCourt (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Andrew Hernandez (Gibraltar).
  • 36" Leon Clinton (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 36" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 38" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Leon Clinton (Gibraltar).
  • 39" Byron Espinosa (Gibraltar) is flagged for offside.
  • 40" Shaun De Los Santos (Gibraltar) fouls.
  • 40+1" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 40+1" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 43" Conor Davis (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 44" Shane Hanney (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Theo Pizarro (Gibraltar).
  • 45" Shaun De Los Santos (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 45" Leon Payas (Gibraltar) is flagged for offside.
  • 46" Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shaun De Los Santos (Gibraltar).
  • 46" Shaun De Los Santos (Gibraltar) misses the target.
  • 48" Conor Davis (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 51" Shaun De Los Santos (Gibraltar) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 51" Shaun De Los Santos (Gibraltar) fouls.
  • 52" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 52" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 54" Leon Clinton (Gibraltar) has a shot blocked.
  • 54" Conor Davis (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 56" Jonathan Lunney (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 57" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 57" Bradley Banda (Gibraltar) blocks a shot.
  • 57" Conor Davis (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 60" Liam Thorne (in) - Byron Espinosa (out) (Gibraltar)
  • 60" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 61" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 62" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 62" Bradley Banda (Gibraltar) blocks a shot.
  • 63" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 64" Gerry McDonagh (in) - Brandon Payne (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 65" Liam Crisp (Gibraltar) is penalised for a foul on Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland).
  • 66" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 66" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 71" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 71" Cecil Prescott (in) - Kevagn Ronco (out) (Gibraltar)
  • 71" Theo Pizarro (Gibraltar) is flagged for offside.
  • 73" Conor Davis (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 73" Darragh Leahy (in) - Jonathan Lunney (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 75" Ethan Britto (in) - Max Cottrel (out) (Gibraltar)
  • 78" Andrew Hernandez (Gibraltar) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 78" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 78" Conor Davis (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 78" Bradley Banda (Gibraltar) blocks a shot.
  • 79" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 79" Robert McCourt (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 80" Conor Davis (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 80+2" Conor Davis (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 80+2" Bradley Banda (Gibraltar) blocks a shot.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Gibraltar

Corners Won

8 1

Shots on Target

10 0

Shots off Target

7 2

Fouls Committed

13 7
  • Republic of Ireland

    Gibraltar

  • 5Goals0
  • 0Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 10Shots on Goal0
  • 7Shots Wide2
  • 3Shot(s) Blocked1
  • 0Save(s)5
  • 20Total Shots3
  • 13Fouls Committed7
  • 8Corner(s)1
  • 6Offside(s)5