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UEFA Under-17 ChampionshipFinal Tournament - Group Stage | St. George's Park Stadium, Burton-on-Trent
11 May 2018 - 13:00 (local time)

Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 - 2 Republic of Ireland

Full-time Parrott(69) Idah(80+ 4)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Republic of Ireland

U17 EURO: Ireland beat Bosnia to seal quarter final spot

Bosnia & Herzegovina 0–2 Republic of Ireland
Troy Parrott
11th May 2018

Troy Parrott’s sensational free kick set Ireland on the way to a fantastic 2-0 win over Bosnia & Herzegovina at St George’s Park.

The Ireland forward hit a smashing free kick over the wall and into the top corner of Luka Kacavenda’s net with Adam Idah's late goal sealing Ireland’s place in the quarter finals. Idah’s goal increased his tally for the season to 9 goals from 9 games.

The Republic of Ireland now face the Netherlands in Monday’s quarter final in a game that will be shown live on RTE 2. Time and venue will be confirmed by UEFA later this evening. 

Republic of Ireland: Corcoran; Ledwidge, McEntee; Collins ©, Connell (Murphy 58); Knight, Brennan (Thompson 64), Coffey, O’Reilly; Wright (Walsh 75), Idah, Parrott.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Kacavenda; Muminovic (Đokanović 46), Rankic, Voloder, Islamovic; Nikolic, Mehic; Hasic, Saric (Bačevac 58), Stanic; Memisevic.

Referee: Halil Umut Meler (TUR) 

U17 EURO: Ireland ready for Bosnian showdown

The Republic of Ireland Under 17’s face Bosnia & Herzegovina in a do-or-die Group C clash at a sold out St George’s Park on Friday.
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10th May 2018

Ireland currently sit second in the Group, ahead of Bosnia on goal difference, with Colin O’Brien’s side guaranteed a quarter final place with either a win or a draw.

A defeat for Ireland will see the Bosnians take their place in Monday’s last eight clash with Group D winners Netherlands.

Ireland and Bosnia & Herzegovina are no strangers to each other having met at the same stage of last year’s competition – Ireland running out 2-1 winners that day thanks to goals from Adam Idah and Rowan Roache.

Speaking ahead of the game, Head Coach Colin O’Brien was pleased with the position of his side going into the final group game.

“We’ve had two days recovery since game two, we were back on the training field today with everybody available. It was a really good session, just a little bit of preparation left now ahead of the final game against Bosnia. We’re in a great position, we spoke before to tournament about making sure everything was alive for game three and we’ve done that,” the former Cork City man said.

Ireland come into this game off the back of a 1-0 win over Denmark in St George’s Park on Tuesday, with O’Brien taking plenty of positives from his team’s display.

“We limited the opposition’s goalscoring opportunities and made the better chances ourselves. It was a really good team performance and something we’ve got to carry into game three now,” O’Brien added.

Bosnia opened their campaign with an impressive late win over Denmark with O’Brien knowing a tough task awaits on Friday.

“They are fighters, they’ll play right to the end, they have a never say die attitude and they have a couple of quality players so if you don’t prepare right they’ll hurt you.” 

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, 1pm Tuesday 8 May, St. George's Park.

Bosnia & Herzegovina 0-4 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 

Tactical Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1 Kačavenda (G) 2 Muminović 3 Islamović 5 Rankić 6 Voloder 8 Mehić 9 Stanić 10 Hasić (C) 13 Nikolić 17 Memišević 20 Šarić

Substitutes

  • 12 Belmin Dizdarević (G)
  • 4 Dragan Matković
  • 7 Edin Mujić
  • 11 Denil Badžak
  • 14 Farid Bačevac
  • 15 Andrej Đokanović
  • 16 Asim Muratović
  • 18 Vedad Radonja
  • 19 Elmin Herić

Republic of Ireland

16 Corcoran (G) 3 Ledwidge 4 McEntee 5 Collins (C) 6 Knight 8 Coffey 9 Idah 10 Parrott 11 Brennan 17 Wright 18 Connell

Officials

  • Referee Halil Umut Meler
  • Assistant Referee Péter Kóbor
  • Assistant Referee Levan Todria
  • 4th Referee Tihomir Pejin
  • Uefa Delegate Vilmos Szabó
  • Referee Observer Vlado Svilokos

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 2" Luka Kačavenda (Bosnia and Herzegovina) blocks a shot.
  • 3" Malik Memišević (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has an attempt on goal.
  • 3" Jimmy Corcoran (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 3" Kristijan Stanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is flagged for offside.
  • 5" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 7" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 11" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Stefan Rankić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 13" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 14" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 14" Luka Kačavenda (Bosnia and Herzegovina) blocks a shot.
  • 15" Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) misses the target.
  • 16" Kristijan Stanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has an attempt on goal.
  • 16" Jimmy Corcoran (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 17" Elvir Muminović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland).
  • 18" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 18" Luka Kačavenda (Bosnia and Herzegovina) blocks a shot.
  • 18" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 22" Kristijan Stanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) fouls.
  • 23" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 23" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 23" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 23" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 24" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Luka Kačavenda (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 25" Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland).
  • 25" Malik Memišević (Bosnia and Herzegovina) fouls.
  • 26" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Stefan Rankić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 28" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 29" Kristijan Stanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) fouls.
  • 30" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Dino Islamović (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 34" Nemanja Nikolić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Luca Connell (Republic of Ireland).
  • 36" Kristijan Stanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) fouls.
  • 37" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Armin Šarić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 39" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 41" Andrej Đokanović (in) - Elvir Muminović (out) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 42" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 43" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Alen Mehić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 47" Kristijan Stanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) fouls.
  • 47" Andrej Đokanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) misses the target.
  • 48" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 49" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 49" Luka Kačavenda (Bosnia and Herzegovina) blocks a shot.
  • 49" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 50" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 50" Luka Kačavenda (Bosnia and Herzegovina) blocks a shot.
  • 51" Kristijan Stanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) misses the target.
  • 51" Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has a shot blocked.
  • 51" Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has a shot blocked.
  • 51" Malik Memišević (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is penalised for a foul on Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland).
  • 53" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 57" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Armin Šarić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 57" Alen Mehić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has a shot blocked.
  • 58" Farid Bačevac (in) - Armin Šarić (out) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 58" Max Murphy (in) - Luca Connell (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 59" Andrej Đokanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) fouls.
  • 60" Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Farid Bačevac (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 61" Malik Memišević (Bosnia and Herzegovina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland).
  • 65" Callum Thompson (in) - Sean Brennan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 67" Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) fouls.
  • 68" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 68" Farid Bačevac (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is penalised for a foul on Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 69" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 69" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 71" Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Andrej Đokanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 71" Kristijan Stanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has a shot blocked.
  • 73" Elmin Herić (in) - Malik Memišević (out) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 74" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 75" Marc Walsh (in) - Tyreik Wright (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 78" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 78" Callum Thompson (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 79" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 80" Kristijan Stanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is penalised for a foul on Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland).
  • 80+1" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 80+1" Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) takes the free-kick.
  • 80+1" Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) misses the target.
  • 80+3" Robert Voloder (Bosnia and Herzegovina) fouls.
  • 80+3" Robert Voloder (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 80+4" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

0 5

Shots on Target

2 7

Shots off Target

4 7

Fouls Committed

15 12
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Republic of Ireland

  • 0Goals2
  • 1Yellow Card(s)0
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 2Shots on Goal7
  • 4Shots Wide7
  • 4Shot(s) Blocked3
  • 5Save(s)2
  • 10Total Shots17
  • 15Fouls Committed12
  • 0Corner(s)5
  • 1Offside(s)2