Ireland U19: Domestic friendlies prepare side for Elite Round


Ireland U19: Domestic friendlies prepare side for Elite Round

Tom Mohan's Republic of Ireland played two friendlies on Tuesday against an FAI/ETB XI and Drogheda United, in preparation for the upcoming UEFA Under-19 European Championship Elite Round phase in Russia.
6th Feb 2019

Both games took place in the FAI National Training Centre, with the afternoon selection defeating the FAI/ETB side 2-1, before the evening selection drew 1-1 with Drogheda United.

Mohan used two separate starting lineups in both games, as he looks to finalise his squad for the upcoming games against Romania, Azerbaijan and Russia in late March.

In the opening match, captain Richard O'Farrell and Colm Whelan both scored in the second-half to give Mohan's side the win.

Hours later, the Under-19 side drew 1-1 with Drogheda United in the FAI NTC. Callum Ross-Lynch scored the goal to make sure the Republic of Ireland Under-19s ended the day unbeaten.

Republic of Ireland Under-19 (v FAI/ETB Selection)
George McMahon, Kieran Farren, Ryan Burke, James Clarke, Ciaran Brennan, Jack Connolly, Promise Omechere, Alex Hunt, Ryan Cassidy, Richard O'Farrell (capt), Tyreik Wright
Substitutes: Shadrach Ogie, Conor Grant, Jack Kelly, Colm Whelan, Brian Maher, Darren Prendergast

Republic of Ireland Under-19 (v Drogheda United)
Brian Maher, Michael Gallagher, Jack James (capt), Tom Gaston, Kameron Ledwidge, Dylan Thornton, Darren Crowley, Shane Farrell, Callum Ross-Lynch, Rowan Roache, Liam Kerrigan
Substitutes: Andy Spain, Niall Morehan, Niall McGinley, Cian Murphy, Kian Clarke