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UEFA Under-17 Championship | St. George's Park Stadium, Burton-on-Trent
8 May 2018 - 13:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Denmark

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U17 EURO: Crucial win for Ireland over Denmark

Republic of Ireland 1–0 Denmark
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8th May 2018

Ireland got their Under 17 European Championship campaign right back on track this afternoon with a crucial win over Denmark at St George’s Park thanks to an early goal from Troy Parrott. 

Ireland came flying out of the blocks and went ahead in just the fourth minute. Sean Brennan expertly switched the play to find Adam O’Reilly in space. O’Reilly found Troy Parrott out wide, the Tottenham Hotspur forward then cut inside and drove a right footed strike past Daniel Andersen in the Danish goal.

The second half started lively once again with two clear cut chances for Ireland. First Adam Idah and then Troy Parrott both went close to extending the lead but both efforts went narrowly over the crossbar.

Ultimately it was the early goal that was decisive as Ireland head into a final group game on Friday against Bosnia & Herzegovina with it all to play for. 

Republic of Ireland: Corcoran; Ledwidge, McEntee; Collins ©, Connell; Knight, Brennan (Coffey 41), O’Reilly (McEneff 66); Wright (Thompson 58), Idah, Parrott.

Denmark: Andersen; Lassen (Sorensen 53), Jensen, Anker, Rafn Petersen (Andersen 65); Christensen, Frendrup, Isaksen, Pedersen, Rose-Villadsen; Brajanac (Rimmen 53).

Referee: Zbynek Proske (CZE)

Group C Fixtures/Results

Denmark 2-3 Bosnia & Herzegovina, Saturday 5 May, Loughborough University Stadium

Republic of Ireland 0-2 Belgium, Saturday 5 May, Loughborough University Stadium. 

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Denmark, Tuesday 8 May, St. George's Park. 

Bosnia & Herzegovina 0-4 Belgium, Tuesday 8 May, Rotherham United

Belgium v Denmark, 1pm Friday 11 May, Chesterfield FC

Bosnia & Herzegovina v Republic of Ireland, 1pm Friday 11 May, St. George's Park. SOLD OUT  

U17 EURO: Ireland set for sold out showdown with Denmark

Ireland Under 17's are set for a European Championship showdown with Denmark at a sold out St George's Park on Tuesday. (Kick off 13:00)
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7th May 2018

Colin O'Brien's side come into the game off the back of their first defeat of the season, a 2-0 reversal against Belgium on Saturday. 

Last season's quarter final appearance was Ireland's best finish in this competition, and with an opening group game defeat in 2017 O'Brien knows that Group C is still very much alive. 

"Preparations have gone well. Most of the players had a recovery day yesterday. The full squad trained today and every player is fully prepared for the task at hand tomorrow. We've got to be positive in our approach and try and get something out of the game," he said. 

"We were massively disappointed with the result on Saturday but when you put the game in perspective we performed really well in periods and created good chances. The players know they need to take those now and we're all looking forward to the Denmark game."

Denmark opened their campaign on Saturday with a 3-2 defeat against Bosnia & Herzegovina. A result tomorrow will put Ireland right in contention for a quarter final place ahead of Friday's final group game with Bosnia & Herzegovina.

"There are still six points on offer and there are still two places available to get out of the group. We've got to believe in the way we play, everybody has got to stay positive, stay part of the group and everybody has got to perform to the level we know we can achieve. We did create chances in game 1, and if we do that tomorrow I'm sure we'll convert them," the Ireland Head Coach emphasised.

"Denmark will be very good opposition. They have a very European style of play, very possession based. They can be expansive at times, they like to press high and have some good technical players. They'll be formidable but we've a good squad of players, we believe in ourselves and we're aiming to get something out of the game."

Live updates of the game will be available on FAI.ie along with extensive coverage across the FAI's social media channels. 

Republic of Ireland Under 17 Squad 

1. Kian Clarke 

Position: Goalkeeper

Club: Shamrock Rovers

2018 Campaign Appearances: 6

Clean Sheets: 5

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Dublin South

From: Tallaght, Dublin 

2. Max Murphy 

Position: Defender

Club: Stoke City

2018 Campaign Appearances: 7

Goals: 1

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Arklow

From: Ballybrack, Dublin

3. Kameron Ledwidge 

Position: Defender

Club: Southampton

2018 Campaign Appearances: 7

Goals: 0

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Dublin North

From: Finglas, Dublin 

4. Oisin McEntee 

Position: Defender

Club: Newcastle United

2018 Campaign Appearances: 6

Goals: 0

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Dundalk

From: Shercock, Cavan

5. Nathan Collins (Captain)

Position: Defender

Club: Stoke City

2018 Campaign Appearances: 7

Goals: 0

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Dublin South

From: Leixlip, Kildare

6. Jason Knight 

Position: Midfielder

Club: Derby County

2018 Campaign Appearances: 7

Goals: 0

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Arklow 

From: Loughlinstown, Dublin 

7. Callum Thompson

Position: Midfielder

Club: Wolves

2018 Campaign Appearances: 7

Goals: 0

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Arklow

From: Greystones, Wicklow

8. Barry Coffey 

Position: Midfielder

Club: Celtic

2018 Campaign Appearances: 7

Goals: 1

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Limerick

From: Nenagh, Tipperary

9. Adam Idah 

Position: Forward

Club: Norwich City

2018 Campaign Appearances: 7

Goals: 8

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Cork

From: Douglas, Cork

10. Troy Parrott 

Position: Forward

Club: Tottenham Hotspur

2018 Campaign Appearances: 6

Goals: 1

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Dublin North

From: Summerhill, Dublin

11. Sean Brennan 

Position: Midfielder

Club: Southampton

2018 Campaign Appearances: 7

Goals: 3

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Dublin North

From: Hartstown, Dublin

12. Marc Walsh 

Position: Midfielder

Club: Swansea City

2018 Campaign Appearances: 1

Goals: 0

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Letterkenny

From: Gweedore, Donegal 

13. Ray O’Sullivan 

Position: Defender

Club: Wolves

2018 Campaign Appearances: -

Goals: -

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Dublin North

From: Rush, Dublin

14. Adam O’Reilly 

Position: Midfielder

Club: Preston North End

2018 Campaign Appearances: 4

Goals: 1

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Cork

From: Mahon, Cork

15. Jordan McEneff 

Position: Forward

Club: Arsenal

2018 Campaign Appearances: 2

Goals: 0

From: Derry 

16. Jimmy Corcoran 

Position: Goalkeeper

Club: Cherry Orchard

2018 Campaign Appearances: 1

Clean Sheets: -

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Dundalk

From: Kells, Meath

17. Tyriek Wright 

Position: Midfielder

Club: Aston Villa

2018 Campaign Appearances: 7

Goals: 2

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Cork

From: Ovens, Cork

18. Luca Connell

Position: Defender

2018 Campaign Appearances: 2

Goals: 0

Club: Bolton Wanderers

From: Liverpool, England

19. Ryan Cassidy

Position: Forward

Club: Watford

2018 Campaign Appearances: -

Goals: -

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Dublin North

From: Castleknock, Dublin

20. Conor Grant 

Position: Midfielder

Club: Sheffield Wednesday 

2018 Campaign Appearances: -

Goals: -

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Dublin North

From: Donabate, Dublin

23. Sean Bohan

Position: Goalkeeper

Club: Bohemians

2018 Qualifying Appearances: - 

Clean Sheets: -

Emerging Talent Programme Centre of Excellence: Dublin North

From: Santry, Dublin

Group C Fixtures/Results

Denmark 2-3 Bosnia & Herzegovina, Saturday 5 May, Loughborough University Stadium

Republic of Ireland 0-2 Belgium, Saturday 5 May, Loughborough University Stadium. 

Republic of Ireland v Denmark, 1pm Tuesday 8 May, St. George's Park. SOLD OUT  

Bosnia & Herzegovina v Belgium, 7pm Tuesday 8 May, Rotherham United

Belgium v Denmark, 1pm Friday 11 May, Chesterfield FC

Bosnia & Herzegovina v Republic of Ireland, 1pm Friday 11 May, St. George's Park. SOLD OUT