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UEFA Under-17 ChampionshipQualifying Round | Flancare Park, Longford
27 September 2014 - 19:30 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Scotland

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Ireland finish UEFA U17 qualifying group with draw

THE Republic of Ireland U17 side played out a scoreless draw with Scotland to finish second in their final fixture in the UEFA Championships Qualifying Round at Longford’s City Calling Stadium tonight.
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27th Sep 2014

Republic of Ireland 0-0 Scotland

THE Republic of Ireland U17 side played out a scoreless draw with Scotland to finish second in their final fixture in the UEFA Championships Qualifying Round at Longford’s City Calling Stadium tonight.

Tom Mohan’s side missed out on top spot to the Scots on goal difference but both sides had already qualified for the Elite Phase.

The last game in the group was far from an eventful fixture as the visitors were content to hold what they had and the home side failed to carve open a clear-cut chance to seal the win.

In the 47th minute a low cross by Jake Doyle-Hayes flew across the Scottish goal and substitute Gerry McDonagh just failed to connect.

Eight minutes later a corner by Josh Barrett found the head of Doyle-Hayes and Trevor Clarke just failed to get his foot to the loose ball, which rolled wide.

Barrett was unlucky not to carve out a chance for himself in the 74th minute with a neat piece of skill and when he drove the ball goal-wards it was deflected wide to the relief of the wrong-footed Scottish keeper Robby McCrorie.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Kelleher, O'Keeffe, Lunney, Masterson (C), McCourt, Doyle-Hayes, Payne, Barrett, Ganiyu (McDonagh 41), Levingston, Clarke (Elbouzedi 58).

SCOTLAND: Robby McCrorie, Ross McCrorie, McIntyre, McKirdy (C), Hendry, Hill, Miller, Ross (McNaughton 81), Coote, Kidd, Norris (St Clair 41)

REFEREE: Sven Bindels  (LUX).

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 0-0 Scotland, City Calling Stadium, Longford;

Gibraltar 0-0 Faroe Islands, Athlone Town Stadium.

Ireland look to seal top spot in UEFA U17 qualifying group

THE Republic of Ireland and Scotland will compete for top spot in their UEFA U17 Championships qualifying group in Longford’s City Calling Stadium tomorrow night (7.30pm).
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26th Sep 2014

THE Republic of Ireland and Scotland will compete for top spot in their UEFA U17 Championships qualifying group in Longford’s City Calling Stadium tomorrow night (7.30pm).

Both sides have already sealed their place in the elite qualifying round after victories over Gibraltar and Faroe Islands but the group winners will be decided in this encounter.

The Scots have the advantage on goal difference so the hosts know they need the victory to clinch top spot. The tournament finals take place in Bulgaria next May with 16 sides qualifying.

Irish boss Tom Mohan will assess the fitness of a number of players before deciding upon his starting line-up for the clash and he admits that this is a game his side has been looking forward to.

“This game is like a derby – some of our guys know their players and are club-mates so there’s a little bit more to it. We’ve watched Scotland obviously and in the two games they’ve played we can see they’ve good players, strong in every department,” he said.

“It’ll be a different type of game for them against us than their previous two fixtures. Going by the results of both games it should be closer game for each side.

“Both countries will want to top the group and look for a kinder draw in the elite phase. The most important thing was to qualify for that elite phase. The players have recovered after Wednesday’s game and although there are some tired bodies we’re fresh.

“Scotland have good attacking players and have dominated possession in the middle of the park in their two games. We have to look to ourselves and see where we can improve. We’ll look to put a performance in.”

Ireland have scored nine goals in their two games so far and after entering the group with the weight of expectation upon them to qualify Mohan believes this game will be a different test for his squad.

“We’ve shown we have good attacking threat and can create chances. When you are favourites going into a game you are looking for better performances. We dominated against Gibraltar but the Faroes game was very stop-start and we never consistently put the passages of play together that we’re capable of,” he said.

“We know we’re capable of better and allowed the Faroes back into the game too easily. We gave them hope and no matter who you play it raises their spirit and they’ll sense an opportunity to get something out it. We should have killed them off. We missed several chances that would have sown the game up.

“Coming into the group everybody thought these two teams would have six points but there’s no easy games at this level and the smaller nations have improved, they are better organised and can make life difficult for you.

“Qualifying for the elite phase was the objective and we’ve achieved that. The players should be pleased that they’ve done that and it has come because of a lot of hard work put in my them and by the staff. We want to cap the week off with a good display.”

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, 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).

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

16 Kelleher (G) 2 O'Keeffe 3 Lunney 5 McCourt 6 Doyle-Hayes 8 Payne 10 Barrett 11 Masterson (C) 12 Ganiyu 14 Levingston 18 Clarke

Scotland

1 Robby McCrorie (G) 3 Ross McCrorie 4 McIntyre 6 McKirdy (C) 7 Hendry 8 Hill 9 Miller 10 Ross 11 Coote 13 Kidd 16 Norris

Substitutes

  • 12 Ross Doohan (G)
  • 2 Mark Finlayson
  • 5 Greig McNaughton
  • 14 Paul Stevenson
  • 15 Jordan Allan
  • 17 Harvey St Clair
  • 18 Josh Jeffries

Officials

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

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 3" Regan Hendry (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on Robert McCourt (Republic of Ireland).
  • 5" Mark Hill (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland).
  • 5" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 6" Alistair Coote (Scotland) fouls.
  • 7" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 7" Robert McCourt (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Tom McIntyre (Scotland).
  • 11" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 12" Conor Masterson (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Frank Ross (Scotland).
  • 12" Alistair Coote (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 13" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 13" Mark Hill (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 14" Mark Hill (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 14" Aaron Norris (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 15" Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Mark Hill (Scotland).
  • 16" Calvin Miller (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 16" Sean McKirdy (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jake Doyle-Hayes (Republic of Ireland).
  • 16" Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 18" Aaron Norris (Scotland) fouls.
  • 19" Aaron Norris (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 21" Calvin Miller (Scotland) delivers the corner.
  • 22" Calvin Miller (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 23" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 26" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 29" Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mark Hill (Scotland).
  • 29" Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 29" Regan Hendry (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 30" Corey O'Keeffe (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 30" Alistair Coote (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 35" Tom McIntyre (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland).
  • 36" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 37" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 38" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 39" Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 39" Robby McCrorie (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 41" Harvey St Clair (in) - Aaron Norris (out) (Scotland)
  • 41" Gerry McDonagh (in) - Avis Ganiyu (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 42" Alistair Coote (Scotland) delivers the corner.
  • 42" Tom McIntyre (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Conor Masterson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 42" Tom McIntyre (Scotland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 43" Corey O'Keeffe (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 45" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 47" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 47" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 48" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 49" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 55" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 55" Trevor Clarke (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 56" Sean McKirdy (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on Conor Masterson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 58" Zachary Elbouzedi (in) - Trevor Clarke (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 59" Josh Jeffries (in) - Sean McKirdy (out) (Scotland)
  • 59" Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 60" Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Harvey St Clair (Scotland).
  • 60" Regan Hendry (Scotland) fouls.
  • 60" Regan Hendry (Scotland) is booked.
  • 61" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 61" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 62" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 63" Calvin Miller (Scotland) delivers the corner.
  • 63" Tom McIntyre (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 64" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 68" Calvin Miller (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on Brandon Payne (Republic of Ireland).
  • 70" Josh Jeffries (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 71" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 71" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 71" Gerry McDonagh (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Tom McIntyre (Scotland).
  • 73" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 73" Conor Levingston (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 73" Calvin Miller (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 75" Conor Davis (in) - Jake Doyle-Hayes (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 75" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 76" Regan Hendry (Scotland) has an effort on goal.
  • 76" Caoimhin Kelleher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 76" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 79" Frank Ross (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 79" Frank Ross (Scotland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 79" Robert McCourt (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 80" Mark Hill (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 80+1" Greig McNaughton (in) - Frank Ross (out) (Scotland)
  • 80+3" Joshua Barrett (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 80+4" Corey O'Keeffe (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Scotland

Corners Won

9 3

Shots on Target

1 1

Shots off Target

7 3

Fouls Committed

10 12
  • Republic of Ireland

    Scotland

  • 0Goals0
  • 2Yellow Card(s)3
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 1Shots on Goal1
  • 7Shots Wide3
  • 4Shot(s) Blocked3
  • 1Save(s)1
  • 12Total Shots7
  • 10Fouls Committed12
  • 9Corner(s)3
  • 0Offside(s)0