Republic of Ireland 2 - 0 Georgia | 2018 - U17 Championship | 2023625

UEFA Under-17 Championship | Chrobry Glogów, Glogów
24 March 2018 - 17:30 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 2 - 0 Georgia

Jangveladze(4og) Brennan(33) Full-time
Republic of Ireland Georgia

Ireland U17: Georgia win ensures European qualification

The Republic of Ireland Under-17s have qualified for the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, after a 2-0 win over Georgia.
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24th Mar 2018

The win, combined with Poland's 3-0 defeat of Macedonia means that Colin O'Brien's side are guaranteed to finish as one of the eight group winners or seven best runners-up from the Elite Round.

Striker Troy Parrott gave Ireland the lead inside the first five minutes at the team never looked back. Just after the half-hour mark Sean Brennan scored his second goal of the Elite Round phase to guarantee the win.

Speaking after the match, Head Coach Colin O'Brien said he was enormously proud of the side's achievement.

"It's a credit to the players and backroom staff. We handled tonight's occasion very well and deserved to qualify for our second European Championship Finals in a row.

"The team will celebrate tonight and enjoy the achievement, because it's a massive achievement, but we'll start looking ahead to the Poland game tomorrow."

The team conclude the Elite Round on Tuesday against hosts Poland, knowing a draw will be enough for the side to top Group 3.

Republic of Ireland: Kian Clarke; Max Murphy, Nathan Collins (capt), Kameron Ledwidge (Oisin McEntee 80+5), Luca Connell; Tyreik Wright (Adam O'Reilly 68), Jason Knight, Barry Coffey, Sean Brennan; Adam Idah, Troy Parrott (Callum Thompson 64)

Georgia: Luka Kharshiladze; Shota Nonikashvili (Aleksandre Kalandadze 10), Saba Chincharauli, Anzor Mekvabishvili; Giorgi Guliashvili, Nikoloz Talakhadze, Tsotne Chotalishvili (Luka-Sebastian Schwarz 53), Anatoli Mesiachenko, Elguja Jangveladze; Zuriko Davitashvili (capt), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Referee: Boris Marhefka (SVK)

Ireland U17: O'Brien expecting "tough test" from Georgia

Republic of Ireland Under-17 Head Coach Colin O'Brien expects Georgia to provide a "tough test" in Saturday's 2018 UEFA Under-17 Championship Elite Round.
Colin O'Brien
23rd Mar 2018

Ireland are top of Group 3, after a 3-0 win over Macedonia on Wednesday. Goals from Adam Idah, Sean Brennan and Tyreik Wright in the second-half gave O'Brien's side the perfect start to Elite Round.

With Georgia and Poland drawing their opening match, Ireland are in pole position to qualify for May's UEFA European Under-17 Championship in England. Despite the opening result, O'Brien feels the group is "wide open".

"Georgia and Poland are two decent teams. Georgia will want to get something out of the game tomorrow to make sure they have something to play for in the final match. I'm expecting a very attacking mentality from them." 

Striker Troy Parrott was substituted on and off in the second-half against Macedonia, but O'Brien said it was just precautionary after the Tottenham forward picked up a knock.

"Troy will train today. He was excellent when he came on against Macedonia, setting up our second goal. We took him off as a precaution, just to manage the injury."

2018 UEFA Under-17 Championship Elite Round
Republic of Ireland v Georgia, Stadion Chrobrego Głogów, Głogów, 5.30pm (4.30pm Irish time)

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Clarke (G) 2 Murphy 3 Ledwidge 5 Collins (C) 6 Knight 8 Coffey 9 Idah 10 Parrott 11 Brennan 17 Wright 18 Connell

Georgia

1 Kharshiladze (G) 2 Chincharauli 5 Nonikashvili 7 Kvaratskhelia 8 Chotalishvili 9 Guliashvili 10 Davitashvili (C) 11 Jangveladze 15 Mekvabishvili 18 Talakhadze 19 Mesiachenko

Substitutes

  • 12 Luka Kutaladze (G)
  • 4 Zurab Bakradze
  • 13 Giorgi Abzianidze
  • 14 Aleksandre Kalandadze
  • 16 Giorgi Mirzikashvili
  • 17 Luka-Sebastian Schwarz
  • 20 Lado Chikhradze

Officials

  • Referee Boris Marhefka
  • Assistant Referee Tomáš Vorel
  • Assistant Referee Bartosz Heinig
  • 4th Referee Sebastian Jarzebak
  • Uefa Delegate Andreas Schluchter
  • Referee Observer Andreas Schluchter

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Giorgi Guliashvili (Georgia).
  • 4" Anatoli Mesiachenko (Georgia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland).
  • 4" Elguja Jangveladze (Georgia) scores an own goal.
  • 6" Zuriko Davitashvili (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 8" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 8" Elguja Jangveladze (Georgia) has an effort on goal.
  • 8" Kian Clarke (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 9" Zuriko Davitashvili (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 10" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Anatoli Mesiachenko (Georgia).
  • 10" Aleksandre Kalandadze (in) - Shota Nonikashvili (out) (Georgia)
  • 12" Elguja Jangveladze (Georgia) has an attempt on goal.
  • 12" Kian Clarke (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 18" Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Georgia).
  • 20" Nikoloz Talakhadze (Georgia) takes the corner.
  • 22" Giorgi Guliashvili (Georgia) fouls.
  • 23" Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Georgia) has an effort on goal.
  • 23" Kian Clarke (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 23" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Anzor Mekvabishvili (Georgia).
  • 25" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nikoloz Talakhadze (Georgia).
  • 27" Anzor Mekvabishvili (Georgia) fouls.
  • 28" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Nikoloz Talakhadze (Georgia).
  • 29" Elguja Jangveladze (Georgia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland).
  • 30" Elguja Jangveladze (Georgia) fouls.
  • 31" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Anatoli Mesiachenko (Georgia).
  • 32" Anatoli Mesiachenko (Georgia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland).
  • 32" Anatoli Mesiachenko (Georgia) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 32" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 33" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 35" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 35" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 37" Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Tsotne Chotalishvili (Georgia).
  • 40" Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Georgia) takes the corner.
  • 40" Anatoli Mesiachenko (Georgia) has a shot blocked.
  • 40" Nikoloz Talakhadze (Georgia) delivers the corner.
  • 40" Giorgi Guliashvili (Georgia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Luca Connell (Republic of Ireland).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 43" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 43" Luka Kharshiladze (Georgia) blocks a shot.
  • 44" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 44" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 44" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 45" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 46" Nikoloz Talakhadze (Georgia) is penalised for a foul on Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland).
  • 47" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 47" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 47" Luka Kharshiladze (Georgia) blocks a shot.
  • 48" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 48" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Zuriko Davitashvili (Georgia).
  • 50" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 53" Aleksandre Kalandadze (Georgia) is penalised for a foul on Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland).
  • 53" Aleksandre Kalandadze (Georgia) is booked.
  • 53" Luka-Sebastian Schwarz (in) - Tsotne Chotalishvili (out) (Georgia)
  • 54" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 54" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 57" Zuriko Davitashvili (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 64" Callum Thompson (in) - Troy Parrott (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 67" Elguja Jangveladze (Georgia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 68" Adam O'Reilly (in) - Tyreik Wright (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 69" Anatoli Mesiachenko (Georgia) fouls.
  • 71" Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Anzor Mekvabishvili (Georgia).
  • 72" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Anzor Mekvabishvili (Georgia).
  • 73" Nikoloz Talakhadze (Georgia) fouls.
  • 73" Nikoloz Talakhadze (Georgia) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 75" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Giorgi Guliashvili (Georgia).
  • 77" Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 77" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 78" Giorgi Guliashvili (Georgia) is flagged for offside.
  • 79" Luca Connell (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Zuriko Davitashvili (Georgia).
  • 79" Luca Connell (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 80" Giorgi Guliashvili (Georgia) fouls.
  • 80+1" Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Georgia) has an attempt on goal.
  • 80+1" Kian Clarke (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 80+5" Oisin McEntee (in) - Kameron Ledwidge (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Georgia

Corners Won

5 3

Shots on Target

3 4

Shots off Target

2 3

Fouls Committed

17 13
  • Republic of Ireland

    Georgia

  • 2Goals0
  • 2Yellow Card(s)3
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 3Shots on Goal4
  • 2Shots Wide3
  • 1Shot(s) Blocked1
  • 4Save(s)2
  • 6Total Shots8
  • 17Fouls Committed13
  • 5Corner(s)3
  • 0Offside(s)1