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UEFA Under-17 Championship | Paphiakos Stadium, Paphos
15 March 2017 - 15:15 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 4 - 0 Faroe Islands

Connolly(9, 23) Idah(41) Doherty(43) Full-time
Republic of Ireland Faroe Islands

REPORT: U17s beat Faroes 4-0 in opener

The Republic of Ireland Under 17 side got off to an impressive start in the UEFA U17 Championships Elite Qualifying Round with an emphatic 4-0 win over Faroe Islands in Paphos.
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15th Mar 2017

Colin O’Brien’s side scored two goals either side of half-time to claim all three points. Brighton’s Aaron Connolly bagged two first-half goals with Adam Idah and Jordan Doherty scoring early in the second half.

Slovakia beat hosts Cyprus 2-1 in the other game in Group 8. Ireland meet Slovakia in Paphos on Friday in their next fixture.

Galway native Connolly opened the scoring in the ninth minute when he got onto an excellent long pass from Nathan Collins on the left flank then cut in on his right foot before finding the net in the far corner with a top class finish.

Connolly hit the net once more in the 23rd minute when he got his head to a Lee O’Connor cross from the right to steer the ball home after good work in the build-up by Glen McAuley.

College Corinthians striker Adam Idah put Ireland 3-0 up just one minute into the second half when he connected with a sublime pass by Rowan Roache  before producing a clinical finish.

Just two minutes later Jordan Doherty grabbed the fourth Irish goal when he found the net following a Roache corner that Idah did well to cut back for Doherty.

"I’m very pleased with our start to the group. We’d a very positive approach to it and were the dominant side from the start. It was a very professional performance," said O’Brien.

"The  Faroes defended very deep early on and got lots of men behind the ball but we’ve been in that position before and the players knew how to manage it. We moved the ball well and we scored two good goals in the first half.

"In the second half, they came out and looked to press us and we took advantage when the opportunities arose.

"Slovakia are next. Recovery mode kicks in for us now. Tomorrow everything will be focused on getting everything right for Slovakia, who showed by beating Cyprus that they’re a good side and we’ll have to be ready for that challenge."

Republic of Ireland: Maher; O'Connor, Collins, Doherty, Ledwidge; Roache (Kavanagh 71), Bolger (O’Farrell 52), Coventry; McAuley, Idah, Connolly (Nolan 63).

Faroe Islands: B Reynatroo; Edmundsson, Fordason, Rasmussen, Petersen (Lokin 48); Solheim (Lioa 67), Olsen, Jacobsen; Giessing, Radosavlevic, Sigvardsen.

Referee: Jason Lee Barcelo (Gibraltar).

Fixtures
Friday, 17 March: Republic of Ireland v Slovakia, Paphiakos Stadium, Paphos (CYP), KO 13:15
Monday, 20 March: Republic of Ireland v Cyprus, Kouklia Community Stadium, Paphos (CYP), KO 13:00

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Maher (G) 2 L. O'Connor (C) 3 Ledwidge 4 Doherty 5 Collins 6 Bolger 7 McAuley 8 Coventry 9 Roache 10 Idah 11 Connolly

Faroe Islands

1 B. Reynatrøð (G) 3 Fróðason 4 Edmundsson 5 Rasmussen (C) 9 Radosavlevic 10 Giessing 11 Petersen 15 Jacobsen 16 Sólheim 17 Olsen 18 Sigvardsen

Substitutes

  • 12 Bjarti Vitalis Mørk (G)
  • 13 Steffan Løkin
  • 14 Filip Í Liða

Officials

  • Referee Jason Barcelo
  • Assistant Referee Johan Ward
  • Assistant Referee Georgios Savva
  • 4th Referee Neophytos Neophytou
  • Uefa Delegate Igor Satchi
  • Referee Observer Igor Satchi

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 7" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 9" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 11" Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 12" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 13" Andrias Edmundsson (Faroe Islands) takes the free-kick.
  • 14" Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 18" Andrias Edmundsson (Faroe Islands) takes the free-kick.
  • 19" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 19" Bárður Á Reynatrøð (Faroe Islands) blocks a shot.
  • 20" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 23" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 28" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 28" Jordan Doherty (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 30" Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 30" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 31" Stefan Radosavlevic (Faroe Islands) takes the free-kick.
  • 36" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 37" Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 39" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 40" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Stefan Radosavlevic (Faroe Islands).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 41" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 43" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 43" Jordan Doherty (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 45" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 47" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 48" Steffan Løkin (in) - Jógvan Petersen (out) (Faroe Islands)
  • 50" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 52" Richard O'Farrell (in) - Aaron Bolger (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 53" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 54" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 57" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 57" Bárður Á Reynatrøð (Faroe Islands) blocks a shot.
  • 58" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 63" Luke Nolan (in) - Aaron Connolly (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 66" Stefan Radosavlevic (Faroe Islands) fouls.
  • 67" Filip Í Liða (in) - Símun Sólheim (out) (Faroe Islands)
  • 68" Sølvi Sigvardsen (Faroe Islands) is penalised for a foul on Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland).
  • 68" Sølvi Sigvardsen (Faroe Islands) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 71" Brandon Kavanagh (in) - Rowan Roache (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 73" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Tórur Jacobsen (Faroe Islands).
  • 76" @@player1 (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 76" Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 76" Bárður Á Reynatrøð (Faroe Islands) blocks a shot.
  • 78" Brandon Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 78" Bárður Á Reynatrøð (Faroe Islands) blocks a shot.
  • 80" Glen McAuley (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 80+2" Lukas Giessing (Faroe Islands) takes the corner.
  • 80+3" Brandon Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Andrias Edmundsson (Faroe Islands).
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Faroe Islands

Corners Won

6 1

Shots on Target

9 0

Shots off Target

4 0

Fouls Committed

8 2
  • Republic of Ireland

    Faroe Islands

  • 4Goals0
  • 0Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 9Shots on Goal0
  • 4Shots Wide0
  • 0Shot(s) Blocked0
  • 0Save(s)4
  • 13Total Shots0
  • 8Fouls Committed2
  • 6Corner(s)1
  • 1Offside(s)0