Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 - 3 Republic of Ireland | 2019 - UEFA Under-19 Championship | 2023822

UEFA Under-19 ChampionshipQualifying Round | City Calling Stadium, Longford
10 October 2018 - 15:00 (local time)

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 - 3 Republic of Ireland

Božić(78) Full-time Ferry(56) Parrott(66pen) Idah(74)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Republic of Ireland

WATCH: U19 Second-half goals beat Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tom Mohan's Republic of Ireland Under-19s began their UEFA Under-19 European Championship Qualifying Round, with a 3-1 win against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Longford's City Calling Stadium.
Will Ferry
10th Oct 2018

Second-half goals from Will Ferry (above), Troy Parrott and Adam Idah were enough to claim the three points in a hard-fought encounter.

Bosnia and Herzegovina started the brighter, but it was Ireland who have the best chances in an entertaining opening period. 

Striker Adam Idah's shot from close range tested Adnan Kanuric in the opening 15-minutes, but the goalkeeper did excellently to palm his shot over the bar. 

Idah went close twice more before the break, but both efforts went just wide. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina's best effort of the opening period came from Milan Savic, briefly troubling Brian Maher in the Irish net.

It was Bosnia and Herzegovina who started the brighter after the break, but Ireland took the lead through Will Ferry. The winger combined well with Conor Coventry, and his shot beat Kanuric from close range.

Ireland's lead doubled ten-minutes later. Jack James was fouled in the box, and despite the best protests of Enio Zilic, Slovakian referee Filip Glova pointed to the spot. Troy Parrott stepped up and delicately chipped the ball down the middle to give Tom Mohan's side a 2-0 lead.

Adam Idah made it 3-0 in the 74th-minute. The striker scored from inside the box, cooly slotting past Kanuric.

Minutes later, substitute Mateo Bozic pulled one back for Bosnia and Herzegovina, as his deflected free-kick beat Maher.

Despite the late goal, Ireland held out to record a deserved 3-1 win.

Speaking after the game, Head Coach Tom Mohan said it was crucial to start the Qualifying Round with three points.

"It was a very important win. Bosnia and Herzegovina proved to be very tough opponents. They had us under pressure early on, but once we seen that out, we got a grip of the game.

"There was some great finishes from our players. The goals came at important times. Their goal left things edgy in the final minutes, but we were well deserving of the win." 

Mohan's side return to action on Saturday afternoon. They play the Faroe Islands in Longford. Kick-off is at 3pm.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Adnan Kanuric; Jusuf Gazibegovic, Enio Zilic, Nemanja Vjestica (Dzenan Osmanovic 70), Eldar Sehic (Adis Mujkic 59); Igor Savic, Marko Brkic (Dzani Salcin 70), Stefan Santrac (Mateo Bozic 58); Milan Savic, Faris Zubanovic (Milan Sikanjic 70), Ajdin Hasic

Republic of Ireland: Brian Maher; Andy Lyons, Lee O'Connor (capt), Nathan Collins, Jack James; Conor Coventry, Aaron Bolger; Glen McAuley (Barry Coffey 90+1), Troy Parrott, Will Ferry (Ali Reghba 67); Adam Idah

Referee: Filip Glova (SVK)

Ireland U19: Mohan names squad for Qualifying Round

Republic of Ireland Under-19 Head Coach Tom Mohan has named a 20-man squad for the upcoming UEFA Under-19 Chmapionship Qualifying Round games in Longford.
Tom Mohan NB.jpg
9th Oct 2018

After being eliminated by the eventual champions Portugal in the Elite Round last year, hopes are high that the side can qualify for next year's Finals in Armenia.

The Qualifying Round sees Ireland face Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands and the Netherlands in Longford's City Calling Stadium. Galway's Eamonn Deacy Park will also host matches in the group.

The squad include players from last year's team, and also some of the Under-17 players that reached the European Championship Quarter-Finals earlier this year.

Speaking as the squad was announced, Under-19 Head Coach Tom Mohan said he's looking forward to the three competitive matches in Longford.

"All three games will be very difficult, playing three different type of opponents. We've got to be ready for each game as it comes, but at the moment out sole focus is on Bosnia a& Herzegovina."

Both Bosnia & Herzegovina and the Netherlands both faced Colin O'Brien's Under-17s in the UEFA European Championships in England earlier this year, and Mohan knows his side will be familiar with the opposition in the coming week.

"Our lads have played against both sides before, so all three teams will be very familiar with each other."

Ireland begin their campaign on Wednesday afternoon against Bosnia & Herzegovina in Longford.

NOTE: FAI Season Ticket holders get into these games for free

Republic of Ireland Under-19 Squad
Goalkeepers:
Kian Clarke (Shamrock Rovers), Brian Maher (St. Patrick's Athletic)
Defenders: James Clarke (Burnley), Nathan Collins (Stoke City), Tom Gaston (Girondins de Bordeaux), Jack James (Luton Town), Andy Lyons (Bohemians), Lee O'Connor (Manchester United)
Midfielders: Aaron Bolger (Shamrock Rovers), Barry Coffey (Celtic), Conor Coventry (West Ham United), Jordan Doherty (Sheffield United), Jason Knight (Derby County)
Forwards: Jonathan Afolabi (Southampton), Will Ferry (Southampton), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Glen McAuley (Liverpool), Richard O'Farrell (St. Patrick's Athletic), Troy Parrott (Tottenham Hotspur), Ali Reghba (Bohemians)

UEFA Under-19 Championship Qualifying Round - Group 10 Fixtures
10/10: Bosnia and Herzegovina v Republic of Ireland, City Calling Stadium, KO 15:00
13/10: Republic of Ireland v Faroe Islands, City Calling Stadium, KO 15:00
16/10: Republic of Ireland v Netherlands, City Calling Stadium, KO 13:00

Tactical Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1 Kanuric (G) 3 Šehić 4 Brkić 5 Vještica 6 Zilić 7 Savić 8 Santrač 11 Zubanović 14 Gazibegović (C) 15 Savić 20 Hasić

Substitutes

  • 12 Jasmin Kršić (G)
  • 2 Elvir Muminović
  • 9 Milan Šikanjić
  • 10 Džani Salčin
  • 13 Adis Mujkić
  • 16 Haris Kotarević
  • 17 Dženan Osmanović
  • 18 Emir Sejdović
  • 19 Mateo Božić

Republic of Ireland

1 Maher (G) 3 James 4 L. O'Connor (C) 5 Collins 6 Bolger 7 McAuley 8 Coventry 9 Idah 10 Parrott 11 Ferry 12 Lyons

Officials

  • Referee Filip Glova
  • Assistant Referee František Ferenc
  • Assistant Referee Michael Nemetz
  • 4th Referee Julian Weinberger
  • Uefa Delegate Lukasz Wachowski
  • Referee Observer Sabri Celik

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Milan Savić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) misses the target.
  • 4" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 4" Andrew Lyons (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 5" Glen McAuley (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 6" Eldar Šehić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has an effort on goal.
  • 6" Brian Maher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 7" Stefan Santrač (Bosnia and Herzegovina) takes the corner.
  • 8" Jack James (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Milan Savić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 11" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 12" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 12" Adnan Kanuric (Bosnia and Herzegovina) blocks a shot.
  • 13" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 13" Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 15" Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) fouls.
  • 15" Glen McAuley (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 17" Igor Savić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is penalised for a foul on William Ferry (Republic of Ireland).
  • 17" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 17" Adnan Kanuric (Bosnia and Herzegovina) blocks a shot.
  • 17" Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 19" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 19" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 19" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 20" Milan Savić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has an attempt on goal.
  • 20" Brian Maher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 22" Jusuf Gazibegović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) fouls.
  • 25" Faris Zubanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has a shot blocked.
  • 25" Marko Brkić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) takes the corner.
  • 26" Marko Brkić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) misses the target.
  • 27" Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Stefan Santrač (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 27" Igor Savić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland).
  • 29" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 32" Andrew Lyons (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 34" Glen McAuley (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Eldar Šehić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 38" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 38" Ajdin Hasić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland).
  • 38" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 40" Marko Brkić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) fouls.
  • 43" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 45+1" Eldar Šehić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is penalised for a foul on Glen McAuley (Republic of Ireland).
  • 45+1" Eldar Šehić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is cautioned by the referee.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 51" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Marko Brkić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 53" Glen McAuley (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 54" Faris Zubanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is penalised for a foul on Brian Maher (Republic of Ireland).
  • 56" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 57" Milan Savić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland).
  • 57" Mateo Božić (in) - Stefan Santrač (out) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 60" Adis Mujkić (in) - Eldar Šehić (out) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 62" Jack James (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 62" Milan Savić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) takes the free-kick.
  • 63" Milan Savić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) misses the target.
  • 63" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Adis Mujkić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 63" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 65" Jack James (Republic of Ireland) was fouled in the penalty area by Enio Zilić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 65" Enio Zilić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is booked.
  • 66" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) scores from the penalty spot.
  • 67" Ali Reghba (in) - William Ferry (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 68" Milan Savić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) misses the target.
  • 70" Milan Šikanjić (in) - Faris Zubanović (out) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 70" Dženan Osmanović (in) - Nemanja Vještica (out) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 70" Džani Salčin (in) - Marko Brkić (out) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 72" Džani Salčin (Bosnia and Herzegovina) fouls.
  • 72" Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 73" Adis Mujkić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jack James (Republic of Ireland).
  • 74" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 77" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 78" Mateo Božić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) takes the free-kick.
  • 78" Mateo Božić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) scores from a direct free-kick
  • 82" Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 82" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 84" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 87" Dženan Osmanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has a shot blocked.
  • 89" Ali Reghba (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 90" Glen McAuley (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 90" Glen McAuley (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 90+1" Barry Coffey (in) - Glen McAuley (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 90+3" Jusuf Gazibegović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is penalised for a foul on Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland).
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

2 6

Shots on Target

3 5

Shots off Target

4 5

Fouls Committed

13 15
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Republic of Ireland

  • 1Goals3
  • 2Yellow Card(s)3
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 3Shots on Goal5
  • 4Shots Wide5
  • 2Shot(s) Blocked3
  • 2Save(s)2
  • 9Total Shots13
  • 13Fouls Committed15
  • 2Corner(s)6
  • 0Offside(s)0