Flashback: 1994 U-16 EUROs

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Flashback: 1994 U-16 EUROs

As part of the build-up to the 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championships, we look back on the Republic of Ireland teams who competed in this tournament.
25th Apr 2019

1994 UEFA European Under-16 Championships

For the first time, Ireland were selected as hosts for a UEFA tournament. The late Dr. Tony O'Neill was the tournament director.

The venues for the games were Bishopstown Stadium, St Colman's Park, Turner's Cross (Cork), United Park (Drogheda), Oriel Park (Dundalk), Belfield Park, Dalymount Park, Frank Cooke Park, RDS, Richmond Park, Tolka Park, Whitehall Stadium (Dublin), Cooke Park (Tipperary).

For the second year in a row, Ireland faced both Czechslovakia and England in the group stages - failing to beat them on either occasion - while Portugal also made up Group B.

With Turlough O'Connor leading the Ireland squad, they had high hopes but it didn't go exactly to plan even with some really talented players involved.

Turkey would eventually lift the trophy after they defeated Portugal 1-0 in the RDS.

Republic of Ireland Squad
Derek O’Connor (Crumlin United), Alan Hughes (Stella Maris), Dave Worrell (Home Farm), Ross Darcy (Stella Maris), Colin Hawkins (Newcastle Galway), Stephen Murphy (Belvedere), John Burns (Belvedere), Michael Cummins (Crumlin), Alan Kirby (Johnville Waterford), Alan Mahon (Crumlin), Alan Mannix (Stella Maris), Brian Frawley (Belvedere), Graham Cassin (Belvedere), Simon Webb (Stella Maris), Graham O’Hanlon (Stella Maris), Des Baker (Manchester United)

Results
Republic of Ireland 0-1 Czechoslovakia
Republic of Ireland 1-1 England
Republic of Ireland 0-3 Portugal

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