Gibraltar 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland | 2020 - UEFA European Qualifiers | 2026034

UEFA European ChampionshipQualifying Round | Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar
23 March 2019 - 18:00 (local time)

Gibraltar 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland

Full-time Hendrick(49)
Gibraltar Republic of Ireland

Ireland start EURO campaign with three points

The Republic of Ireland began their UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifying with a 1-0 win over Gibraltar, in Victoria Stadium.
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23rd Mar 2019

The Republic of Ireland began their UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifying with a 1-0 win over Gibraltar, in Victoria Stadium.

A goal from Jeff Hendrick was enough to give manager Mick McCarthy the win in his first match back as Republic of Ireland manager.

Hendrick’s goal came from some good play down the left. David McGoldrick played the ball into the Dubliner’s feet as his shot easily beat Gibraltar goalkeeper Kyle Goldwin.

In a dominant performance, chances came at a premium for the visitors with the likes of Shane Duffy and David McGoldrick going close.

Despite strong resistance from the home side, Darren Randolph was never tested on a strong night for Mick McCarthy’s men.

The Republic of Ireland return to action on Tuesday night against Georgia in Aviva Stadium. Tickets are available for the game at fai.ie/tickets

Man of the Match: Conor Hourihane

Gibraltar: Kyle Goldwin; John Sergeant, Louie Annesley (Adam Priestley 64), Roy Chipolina (captain), Joseph Chipolina; Anthony Hernandez (Alain Pons 77), Anthony Bardon, Liam Walker, Jayce Olivero; Tjay De Barr, Lee Casciaro

Republic of Ireland: Darren Randolph; Seamus Coleman (capt), Shane Duffy, Richard Keogh, Enda Stevens; Matt Doherty (Robbie Brady 56), Jeff Hendrick, Conor Hourihane, James McClean; David McGoldrick, Sean Maguire (Harry Arter 71)

Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (GRE)

Tactical Lineups

Gibraltar

1 Goldwin (G) 3 J. Chipolina 4 Sergeant 6 Annesley 7 L. Casciaro 8 Bardon 10 L. Walker 12 Olivero 14 R. Chipolina (C) 18 Ant. Hernandez 19 De Barr

Substitutes

  • 13 Matt Cafer (G)
  • 23 Dayle Coleing (G)
  • 2 Jean-Carlos Garcia
  • 5 Ethan Jolley
  • 9 Reece Styche
  • 11 Alain Pons
  • 15 Erin Barnett
  • 16 Aymen Mouelhi
  • 17 Andrew Hernandez
  • 20 Ethan Britto
  • 21 Jamie Coombes
  • 22 Adam Priestley

Republic of Ireland

23 Randolph (G) 2 Coleman (C) 3 Stevens 4 Duffy 5 Keogh 7 Doherty 8 Maguire 9 McGoldrick 11 McClean 13 Hendrick 17 Hourihane

Officials

  • Referee Anastasios Papapetrou
  • Assistant Referee Tryfon Petropoulos
  • Assistant Referee Iordanis Aptosoglou
  • 4th Referee Aristotelis Diamantopoulos
  • Uefa Delegate Peter Oskam
  • Referee Observer Guy Goethals
  • Anthony Jouslin
  • Denis Alvarez
  • Frank Paauw
  • Media Officer Wolfgang Resch

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Liam Walker (Gibraltar) has a shot blocked.
  • 2" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 3" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Anthony Hernandez (Gibraltar).
  • 4" Liam Walker (Gibraltar) misses the target.
  • 5" Matthew Doherty (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Louie Annesley (Gibraltar).
  • 5" Joseph Chipolina (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 5" Louie Annesley (Gibraltar) fouls.
  • 5" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 7" David McGoldrick (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 9" Liam Walker (Gibraltar) takes the corner.
  • 11" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 11" Richard Keogh (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 11" Kyle Goldwin (Gibraltar) blocks a shot.
  • 13" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Tjay De Barr (Gibraltar).
  • 14" Joseph Chipolina (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 14" John Sergeant (Gibraltar) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 15" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 23" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 23" Kyle Goldwin (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 24" Lee Casciaro (Gibraltar) fouls.
  • 24" Enda Stevens (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 26" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 26" Matthew Doherty (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 27" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 28" Tjay De Barr (Gibraltar) is penalised for a foul on Richard Keogh (Republic of Ireland).
  • 28" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 28" Kyle Goldwin (Gibraltar) blocks a shot.
  • 29" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 29" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 29" Roy Chipolina (Gibraltar) blocks a shot.
  • 30" David McGoldrick (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 30" Kyle Goldwin (Gibraltar) blocks a shot.
  • 32" Joseph Chipolina (Gibraltar) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland).
  • 32" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 39" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 39" Kyle Goldwin (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 41" David McGoldrick (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 41" John Sergeant (Gibraltar) blocks a shot.
  • 41" Lee Casciaro (Gibraltar) is penalised for a foul on James McClean (Republic of Ireland).
  • 41" Lee Casciaro (Gibraltar) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 42" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 43" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lee Casciaro (Gibraltar).
  • 44" Kyle Goldwin (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 45+1" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 45+1" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 45+1" Roy Chipolina (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Liam Walker (Gibraltar) delivers the corner.
  • 46" Roy Chipolina (Gibraltar) has an effort on goal.
  • 46" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 47" Liam Walker (Gibraltar) takes the corner.
  • 47" David McGoldrick (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Louie Annesley (Gibraltar).
  • 48" Joseph Chipolina (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 49" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 52" Liam Walker (Gibraltar) misses the target.
  • 53" Tjay De Barr (Gibraltar) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland).
  • 53" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 54" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 55" Joseph Chipolina (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 56" Robbie Brady (in) - Matthew Doherty (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 57" Joseph Chipolina (Gibraltar) is penalised for a foul on Seán Maguire (Republic of Ireland).
  • 57" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 57" Seán Maguire (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 57" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 62" Liam Walker (Gibraltar) misses the target.
  • 63" Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jayce Olivero (Gibraltar).
  • 63" Joseph Chipolina (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 63" Lee Casciaro (Gibraltar) misses the target.
  • 64" Adam Priestley (in) - Louie Annesley (out) (Gibraltar)
  • 67" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 67" Enda Stevens (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 67" Joseph Chipolina (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 68" David McGoldrick (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 68" Joseph Chipolina (Gibraltar) blocks a shot.
  • 71" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 72" Harry Arter (in) - Seán Maguire (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 73" Lee Casciaro (Gibraltar) is penalised for a foul on Enda Stevens (Republic of Ireland).
  • 74" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 74" Liam Walker (Gibraltar) has a shot blocked.
  • 74" Richard Keogh (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 74" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 76" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 76" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 77" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lee Casciaro (Gibraltar).
  • 77" Alain Pons (in) - Anthony Hernandez (out) (Gibraltar)
  • 78" John Sergeant (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 82" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 82" Anthony Bardon (Gibraltar) takes the free-kick.
  • 83" Liam Walker (Gibraltar) has an effort on goal.
  • 83" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 83" Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 83" Roy Chipolina (Gibraltar) blocks a shot.
  • 84" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 84" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 88" Anthony Bardon (Gibraltar) is penalised for a foul on Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland).
  • 89" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 89" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 90" Anthony Bardon (Gibraltar) handles the ball.
  • 90" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+2" Tjay De Barr (Gibraltar) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland).
  • 90+2" Tjay De Barr (Gibraltar) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 90+3" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+3" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Gibraltar
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

3 8

Shots on Target

2 3

Shots off Target

4 7

Fouls Committed

12 12
  • Gibraltar

    Republic of Ireland

  • 0Goals1
  • 2Yellow Card(s)2
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 2Shots on Goal3
  • 4Shots Wide7
  • 2Shot(s) Blocked4
  • 7Save(s)5
  • 8Total Shots14
  • 12Fouls Committed12
  • 3Corner(s)8
  • 0Offside(s)1