Faroe Islands 2 - 4 Republic of Ireland | 2015 - Under 17 | 2013379

UEFA Under-17 ChampionshipQualifying Round | Terryland Park, Galway
24 September 2014 - 19:30 (local time)

Faroe Islands 2 - 4 Republic of Ireland

Treacy(49og) Muller(70) Full-time O'Keeffe(7) Barrett(35) Kinsella(69) Clarke(80+ 2)
Faroe Islands Republic of Ireland

Ireland U17s clinch UEFA Championships progress

THE Republic of Ireland U17 team progressed to the Elite Phase of the UEFA U17 Championships qualifiers with a game to spare after a 4-2 victory over Faroe Islands at Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway, tonight.
Ireland U17 Faroes.jpg
24th Sep 2014

Faroe Islands 2-4 Republic of Ireland

THE Republic of Ireland U17 team progressed to the Elite Phase of the UEFA U17 Championships qualifiers with a game to spare after a 4-2 victory over Faroe Islands at Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway, tonight.

Tom Mohan's side can clinch top spot in the group when they meet Scotland in Longford on Saturday evening - both sides have six points from their two games.

The Irish produced a display that mixed some attacking class with occasional defensive lapses but they thoroughly deserved the victory.

Everton's classy attacking midfielder Steven Kinsella was central to much of the best Irish attacking play.

Surprisingly it was defender Corey O'Keeffe who opened the scoring in the seventh minute when he steered home from close range after a free-kick from Jake Doyle-Hayes escaped the Faroese defenders.

The impressive Josh Barrett then produced a dangerous cross that struck a defender and rebounded back off Conor Levingston in the 12th minute but the Faroes keeper Silas Eyðsteinsson made a reaction save.

Barrett made it 2-0 in the 35th minute with a superb chipped effort after racing onto an excellent through ball from Trevor Clarke.

Four minutes later brilliance by Kinsella saw his low cross from the left wing fly across goal mouth and somehow no team-mate could turn the ball in.

The Faroes pulled one back in the 49th minute when a Pætur Petersen cross was spilled into the Ireland goal by unfortunate keeper Ross Treacy.

Kinsella looked to have made it 3-1 in the 57th minute when he curled in a cross from the right flank that ended up in the Faroes net. Levingston was flagged offside and the goal was ruled out but it did not appear to take a touch.

Ever lively Clarke had an excellent low strike tipped around an upright by keeper Eyðsteinsson in the 59th minute before Kinsella made it 3-1 nine minutes later.

Kinsella headed home at the back post from a Gerry McDonagh cross after Eyðsteinsson had initially denied McDonagh in a 1v1 situation.

Remarkably the Faroes pulled one back less than 60 seconds later when a simple ball through the Irish defence saw the ball fall to David Muller and he steered the ball home after bursting through the middle.

Ireland secured the three points in injury-time when Clarke headed home from Zach Elbouzedi's cross.

FAROE ISLANDS: Eyðsteinsson, Olsen, Skoradal, B Petersen, Magnussen, Jacobsen, Andreasen, Samuelsen, Muller (Justinussen 80), Agnarsson (Høgnesen 76), P Petersen (Knudsen 54).

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Treacy, O'Keeffe, Lunney (C), Hanney, McCourt, Doyle-Hayes, Kinsella, Barrett (McDonagh 41), Levingston, Davis (Elbouzedi 54), Clarke (Ganiyu 83).

Referee: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)

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, Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway.

Wednesday, September 24

UEFA U17 Championships Qualifying Round Group 1

Faroe Islands 2-4 Republic of Ireland, Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway;

Scotland 4-0 Gibraltar, City Calling Stadium, Longford

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 look for second win in UEFA U17 qualifiers

TOM Mohan is looking for his Republic of Ireland U17 side to continue where they left off when they meet Faroe Islands in the second game of their UEFA U17 Championships Qualifying Round Group 1 games against Faroe Islands tomorrow.
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23rd Sep 2014

TOM Mohan is looking for his Republic of Ireland U17 side to continue where they left off when they meet Faroe Islands in the second game of their UEFA U17 Championships Qualifying Round Group 1 games against Faroe Islands tomorrow.

The Irish beat Gibraltar 5-0 in Athlone last night with goals from Zach Elbouzedi, Conor Davis, Robert McCourt and a Trevor Clarke double. Next up is the Faroes at Galway’s Eamon Deacy Park (7.30pm).

Victory would ensure qualification for the elite qualifying round as the top two from each group progress 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.

Mohan’s main concerns are injuries sustained against Gibraltar. Conor Masterson is receiving treatment on a knee injury while Brandon Payne went over an ankle. Neither trained today but will be assessed over the next 24 hours.

Steven Kinsella and Josh Barrett both trained this morning after sitting out the Athlone fixture with strains and are expected to feature against the Faroes – who lost their opener 4-0 against Scotland.

“The Faroe Islands have lost their first game so will come into our game looking to get something from it. We can’t read too much into their result,” said Mohan.

“We’re preparing for what we believe the challenge will be. All teams can make life difficult for you so we’ll have to be prepared for that.

“It’s pleasing to get off to a good start with five goals. This group of players can create chances so it’s a matter of being composed and taking those opportunities.

“We’re thankful for the five goals and the clean sheet. It will be once more at case of having to do our jobs at both ends of the field.

“I thought we conceded a few too many easy free-kicks against Gibraltar. Against physical teams you don’t want to give them frees in dangerous areas.”

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 & 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).

Tactical Lineups

Faroe Islands

1 Eyðsteinsson (G) 2 Olsen 3 Skoradal 4 B. Petersen 6 Magnussen 9 Jacobsen (C) 10 Andreasen 11 Samuelsen 13 Muller 15 Agnarsson 16 P. Petersen

Substitutes

  • 12 Bárður Á Reynatrøð (G)
  • 5 Mórits Heini Mortensen
  • 7 Adrian Justinussen
  • 8 Petur Knudsen
  • 14 Jóhan Waag Høgnesen
  • 17 Johann Gaardbo
  • 18 Eyðstein Zachariasen

Republic of Ireland

1 Treacy (G) 2 O'Keeffe 3 Lunney (C) 4 Hanney 5 McCourt 6 Doyle-Hayes 7 Kinsella 10 Barrett 14 Levingston 15 Davis 18 Clarke

Officials

  • Referee Erik Lambrechts
  • Assistant Referee Rien Vanyzere
  • Assistant Referee Goran Dujak
  • 4th Referee Edin Jakupović
  • Uefa Delegate Ivan Lekov
  • Referee Observer Ray Ellingham

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 2" Janus Samuelsen (Faroe Islands) is penalised for a foul on Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland).
  • 3" Fannhard Skoradal (Faroe Islands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland).
  • 3" Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 4" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 7" Ari Olsen (Faroe Islands) fouls.
  • 7" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 7" Corey O'Keeffe (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 8" Hannes Agnarsson (Faroe Islands) is flagged for offside.
  • 11" Pætur Petersen (Faroe Islands) is penalised for a foul on Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland).
  • 12" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 12" Silas Eyðsteinsson (Faroe Islands) blocks a shot.
  • 13" Pætur Petersen (Faroe Islands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland).
  • 13" Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 14" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 14" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 15" Robert McCourt (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 16" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 16" Jákup Andreasen (Faroe Islands) takes the free-kick.
  • 17" David Muller (Faroe Islands) is penalised for a foul on Shane Hanney (Republic of Ireland).
  • 19" Ari Olsen (Faroe Islands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland).
  • 20" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 20" Jákup Andreasen (Faroe Islands) takes the free-kick.
  • 20" Jákup Andreasen (Faroe Islands) misses the target.
  • 24" Janus Samuelsen (Faroe Islands) is penalised for a foul on Jonathan Lunney (Republic of Ireland).
  • 24" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 25" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 25" Silas Eyðsteinsson (Faroe Islands) blocks a shot.
  • 28" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 29" Conor Davis (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 30" Conor Davis (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 33" Svein Knút Magnussen (Faroe Islands) fouls.
  • 35" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 37" Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Teit Jacobsen (Faroe Islands).
  • 37" Jákup Andreasen (Faroe Islands) takes the free-kick.
  • 38" Pætur Petersen (Faroe Islands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland).
  • 39" Janus Samuelsen (Faroe Islands) fouls.
  • 40" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 40" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 40" Janus Samuelsen (Faroe Islands) is penalised for a foul on Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland).
  • 40" Janus Samuelsen (Faroe Islands) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 40+1" Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 41" Gerry McDonagh (in) - Joshua Barrett (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 43" Pætur Petersen (Faroe Islands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Corey O'Keeffe (Republic of Ireland).
  • 44" Teit Jacobsen (Faroe Islands) misses the target.
  • 46" Robert McCourt (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 46" Jákup Andreasen (Faroe Islands) takes the free-kick.
  • 47" Jákup Andreasen (Faroe Islands) is penalised for a foul on Conor Davis (Republic of Ireland).
  • 47" Jákup Andreasen (Faroe Islands) is shown a yellow card.
  • 47" Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 47" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 49" Ross Treacy (Republic of Ireland) scores an own goal.
  • 50" Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 52" Shane Hanney (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on David Muller (Faroe Islands).
  • 53" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 54" Petur Knudsen (in) - Pætur Petersen (out) (Faroe Islands)
  • 54" Zachary Elbouzedi (in) - Conor Davis (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 54" Jákup Andreasen (Faroe Islands) is penalised for a foul on Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland).
  • 55" Corey O'Keeffe (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 55" Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 56" Teit Jacobsen (Faroe Islands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland).
  • 56" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 58" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 59" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 59" Silas Eyðsteinsson (Faroe Islands) blocks a shot.
  • 59" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 60" Corey O'Keeffe (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 61" Janus Samuelsen (Faroe Islands) has an attempt on goal.
  • 61" Ross Treacy (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 62" Svein Knút Magnussen (Faroe Islands) is penalised for a foul on Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland).
  • 64" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 66" Petur Knudsen (Faroe Islands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland).
  • 67" David Muller (Faroe Islands) fouls.
  • 69" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 69" Silas Eyðsteinsson (Faroe Islands) blocks a shot.
  • 69" Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 70" David Muller (Faroe Islands) scores!
  • 72" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 72" Silas Eyðsteinsson (Faroe Islands) blocks a shot.
  • 72" Ari Olsen (Faroe Islands) is penalised for a foul on Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland).
  • 72" Ari Olsen (Faroe Islands) is booked.
  • 73" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 73" Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 75" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Petur Knudsen (Faroe Islands).
  • 76" Jóhan Waag Høgnesen (in) - Hannes Agnarsson (out) (Faroe Islands)
  • 77" Jóhan Waag Høgnesen (Faroe Islands) fouls.
  • 77" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Bjarni Petersen (Faroe Islands).
  • 78" Ari Olsen (Faroe Islands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland).
  • 79" Steven Kinsella (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 79" Adrian Justinussen (in) - David Muller (out) (Faroe Islands)
  • 80" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Janus Samuelsen (Faroe Islands).
  • 80" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 80+1" Teit Jacobsen (Faroe Islands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland).
  • 80+2" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 80+2" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 80+2" Avis Ganiyu (in) - Trevor Clarke (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 80+3" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 80+4" Teit Jacobsen (Faroe Islands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Faroe Islands
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

0 4

Shots on Target

2 9

Shots off Target

2 3

Fouls Committed

23 13
  • Faroe Islands

    Republic of Ireland

  • 2Goals4
  • 3Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 2Shots on Goal9
  • 2Shots Wide3
  • 0Shot(s) Blocked2
  • 5Save(s)1
  • 4Total Shots14
  • 23Fouls Committed13
  • 0Corner(s)4
  • 2Offside(s)8