Ireland start UEFA U17 campaign with a draw
UEFA U17 Championships Qualifying Round Group 10
Republic of Ireland 1 Sweden 1
TOM MOHAN'S Republic of Ireland U17 side were held to a 1-1 draw by Sweden in Kumanovo, FYR Macedonia, today.
Dean O'Halloran had put the Irish in front three minutes into the second half but a Gustav Engvall equaliser in the 68th minute gave the Swedes a share of the spoils.
The Irish will meet the hosts of Tuesday in their next fixture before they meet Romania on Thursday. The top two sides qualify for the Elite Qualifying Round.
Republic of Ireland: Peter Burke, Robin Dempsey, Ryan Rainey, Daniel Cleary, Noe Baba, Craig Donnellan, Dean O'Halloran (Val Feeney 80), Cody Mulhall, Eoghan Stokes (Cory Galvin 76), Jack Byrne, Jake Mulraney (Stephen Confrey 76).
Sweden: Strömgren, Bergman, Ramhorn, Ramhorn, Wahlqvist, Andersson, Cosic (Lipovac 65), Ssewankambo, Citaku (Salétros 56), Engvall, Halvadzic.