Republic of Ireland 2 - 1 Netherlands | 2019 - UEFA Under-19 Championship | 2023873

UEFA Under-19 Championship | City Calling Stadium , Longford
16 October 2018 - 13:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 2 - 1 Netherlands

Idah(29) Ferry(70) Full-time Romenij(15)
Republic of Ireland Netherlands

WATCH: Dutch delight as Mohan's men top group

The Republic of Ireland Under-19s came from behind to defeat the Netherlands 2-1 and top Group 10 in the UEFA Under-19 Championship Qualifying Round.
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16th Oct 2018

Goals from Adam Idah and Will Ferry mean Ireland secured top spot in their group ahead of the Elite Round in March, after previously beating Bosnia & Herzegovina and Faroe Islands.

The Dutch took the lead in Longford's City Calling Stadium. Striker Ole Romenij opened the scoring on 15 minutes as Maarten Stekelenburg's side looked on course to top the group.

Ireland equalised just before the half-hour mark. Briliant link-up play by Lee O'Connor and Troy Parrott saw Jason Knight's shot parried into Idah's path. The striker got his shot away just ahead of goakeeper Jasper Schendelaar to score his second goal of the Qualifying Round.

The winner came 20 minutes from full-time. Knight's shot beat Schendelaar to send the home crowd into a frenzy.

Ireland Under-19 Head Coach Tom Mohan spoke post-match of his delight at the performance.

"It was great to win the game. The boys showed great character and resilience. It's a great group. They know they can play against the best of teams," Mohan said.

"We defended really well, right from the front to the back. We limited the Dutch to very few chances. We had numerous chances and could have scored more."

Mohan was delighted with the hard work put in by players and staff over the course of the three games.

"The players and staff had a great spirit in camp which carried us through the week. The staff put in a massive effort all week. It was a massive group effort."

With three games in Longford's City Calling Stadium, Mohan was delighted with the support the side received in Longford.

"We had fantastic facilities. The club put in a massive effort for all three games, especially to make sure Saturday's game went ahead."

The draw for the Elite Round will take place in Nyon on December 6.

Republic of Ireland: Brian Maher; Andy Lyons, Lee O'Connor (capt), Nathan Collins, Jack James; Conor Coventry, Aaron Bolger; Jason Knight, Troy Parrott, Will Ferry; Adam Idah (Jonathan Afolabi 80).

Netherlands: Jasper Schendelaar; Jurriën Timber, Lutsharel Geertruida, Kik Pierie (capt), Juan Familio-Castillo (Millen Baars 82); Ludovit Reis (Wouter Burger 71), Orkun Kökcü, Ryan Gravenberch (Mohamed Mallahi 60); Mohammed Ihattaren (Jurgen Ekkelenkamp 82), Daishawn Redan, Ole Romenij (Ian Smeulers 71)

Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia).

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Ireland U19: Mohan delighted to qualify with game to spare

Republic of Ireland Under-19 Head Coach Tom Mohan hopes his side can end the UEFA European Under-19 Championship with a win against the Netherlands on Tuesday.
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15th Oct 2018

Victories over Bosnia & Herzegovina and the Faroe Islands has ensured that Mohan's side have qualified for the Elite Round with a game to spare.

The Dutch have also qualified for the Elite Round with wins over the same opposition, and will guarantee top spot in Group 10 if they avoid defeat to Ireland in Longford's City Calling Stadium.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday's tie, Mohan has said the side will do all they can to win the group, despite already qualifying.

"We want to win the group. We want to be as highly seeded as possible. That's the challenge now for the players. We're treating this as an Elite Phase game, against Elite Phase opponents", Mohan revealed.

"Spirits are high in the camp ahead of the game. It's a brilliant reward for the players to have qualified for the Elite Round with a game to spare."

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 Results
Bosnia & Herzegovina 1-3 Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland 3-0 Faroe Islands

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

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Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Maher (G) 3 James 4 L. O'Connor (C) 5 Collins 6 Bolger 8 Coventry 9 Idah 10 Parrott 11 Ferry 12 Lyons 15 Knight

Netherlands

16 Schendelaar (G) 2 J. Timber 3 Geertruida 4 Pierie (C) 5 Familio-Castillo 6 Reis 7 Ihattaren 8 Gravenberch 9 Redan 10 Kökcü 11 Romenij

Substitutes

  • 1 Kjell Scherpen (G)
  • 12 Wouter Burger
  • 13 Noah Lewis
  • 14 Sven Botman
  • 15 Ian Smeulers
  • 17 Mohamed Mallahi
  • 18 Peer Koopmeiners
  • 19 Millen Baars
  • 20 Jurgen Ekkelenkamp

Officials

  • Referee Filip Glova
  • Assistant Referee František Ferenc
  • Assistant Referee Levan Varamishvili
  • 4th Referee Giorgi Kruashvili
  • Uefa Delegate Lukasz Wachowski
  • Referee Observer Emil Bozinovski

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Orkun Kökcü (Netherlands).
  • 3" Ole Romenij (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland).
  • 3" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 5" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 5" Jasper Schendelaar (Netherlands) blocks a shot.
  • 9" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 9" Ryan Gravenberch (Netherlands) fouls.
  • 10" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 10" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 12" Jack James (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Jurriën Timber (Netherlands).
  • 15" Ole Romenij (Netherlands) scores!
  • 17" Ole Romenij (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland).
  • 20" Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 20" Jasper Schendelaar (Netherlands) blocks a shot.
  • 21" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 21" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 23" Ludovit Reis (Netherlands) misses the target.
  • 24" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 26" Andrew Lyons (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 27" Mohammed Ihattaren (Netherlands) is flagged for offside.
  • 28" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Jurriën Timber (Netherlands).
  • 29" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 29" Jasper Schendelaar (Netherlands) blocks a shot.
  • 29" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 31" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jurriën Timber (Netherlands).
  • 36" Mohammed Ihattaren (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 38" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 39" Orkun Kökcü (Netherlands) takes the corner.
  • 41" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 43" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 43" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 44" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 45" Ryan Gravenberch (Netherlands) fouls.
  • 45" Ludovit Reis (Netherlands) is cautioned by the referee.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 48" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 48" Jasper Schendelaar (Netherlands) blocks a shot.
  • 56" Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 57" Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Jurriën Timber (Netherlands).
  • 60" Ryan Gravenberch (Netherlands) has a shot blocked.
  • 60" Mohamed Mallahi (in) - Ryan Gravenberch (out) (Netherlands)
  • 61" Mohammed Ihattaren (Netherlands) takes the corner.
  • 62" Mohammed Ihattaren (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 63" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 64" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 66" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 67" Mohamed Mallahi (Netherlands) is penalised for a foul on Jack James (Republic of Ireland).
  • 68" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Orkun Kökcü (Netherlands).
  • 69" Mohammed Ihattaren (Netherlands) takes the corner.
  • 69" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 70" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 71" Wouter Burger (in) - Ludovit Reis (out) (Netherlands)
  • 71" Ian Smeulers (in) - Ole Romenij (out) (Netherlands)
  • 75" Orkun Kökcü (Netherlands) fouls.
  • 75" Orkun Kökcü (Netherlands) is booked.
  • 77" Mohammed Ihattaren (Netherlands) is penalised for a foul on Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland).
  • 77" Mohammed Ihattaren (Netherlands) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 78" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 78" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 80" Jonathan Afolabi (in) - Adam Idah (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 82" Millen Baars (in) - Juan Familio-Castillo (out) (Netherlands)
  • 82" Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (in) - Mohammed Ihattaren (out) (Netherlands)
  • 84" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 84" Jasper Schendelaar (Netherlands) blocks a shot.
  • 85" Jonathan Afolabi (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 86" Jonathan Afolabi (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kik Pierie (Netherlands).
  • 88" Wouter Burger (Netherlands) misses the target.
  • 88" Ali Reghba (in) - William Ferry (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 89" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 89" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Wouter Burger (Netherlands).
  • 90" Kik Pierie (Netherlands) is flagged for offside.
  • 90+1" Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mohamed Mallahi (Netherlands).
  • 90+1" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Netherlands

Corners Won

4 5

Shots on Target

7 1

Shots off Target

5 2

Fouls Committed

13 7
  • Republic of Ireland

    Netherlands

  • 2Goals1
  • 3Yellow Card(s)3
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 7Shots on Goal1
  • 5Shots Wide2
  • 1Shot(s) Blocked1
  • 0Save(s)5
  • 13Total Shots4
  • 13Fouls Committed7
  • 4Corner(s)5
  • 5Offside(s)2