PREVIEW | U17 EURO | Ireland v Hungary

PREVIEW | U17 EURO | Ireland v Hungary

Ireland produced a stunning 3-0 display against Wales on Saturday to get their European Championships up and running.
22nd May 2023

Ireland produced a stunning 3-0 display against Wales on Saturday to get their European Championships up and running.
Naj Razi scored from a penalty-rebound before Ike Orazi netted his second goal of the tournament. Romeo Akachukwu wrapped it up with a stunning 30-yard strike.

The win means they head into a clash with the hosts tomorrow needing another victory to progress out of Group A and into the Quarter Finals.

The teams have already faced each other this year in friendly action with Ireland winning one game 1-0 and drawing the other 0-0.

Like Ireland, Hungary also suffered defeat to Poland (3-5) and claimed a 3-0 victory over Wales but the Hungarian's will be backed by vocal home support as they too seek a place in the last eight.
Match Details
Fixture: Ireland MU17 v Hungary MU17
Date: Tuesday, May 23
Venue: Puskás Akadêmia Pancho Arena, Felcsut
Kick-off: 7pm (Irish time)
Where to watch: RTÉ News Channel & RTÉPlayer
Tickets: Tickets for the game and the remaining tournament fixtures can be purchased here TICKETS
Latest team news: Ireland have no serious injury concerns ahead of their final game.

Ireland Men’s Under-17 Head Coach said: “I've enjoyed watching this team grow from when they were first in with us last year, through two qualification campaigns and to a European Championships. They've learned so much and we're counting on the experience they'd learned for this final group game against a very good Hungary side.

"It will stand to the players so much being at these finals as they are up against the best players from Europe at their age level. I think it's great for their learning and development because you have to be pushed as a player to progress. I still think as a team we're growing and we've one final group game and regardless of what happens with it we have some very talented players in this squad and the age groups below - that's the big picture."
Ireland Men’s Under-17s forward Naj Razi said: "It's a proud moment for me and my family to represent my country. It's great to be involved and have two starts, two assists and a goal. Saturday was a great reaction from the boys, the first game wasn't us so it was great so show who we are.

"We've played Hungary earlier this year but in a tournament it's obviously going to be tougher. They're a tough opponent but we'll prepare right and go all out for the three points."

Ireland Under-17 Squad 

Goalkeepers: Joe Collins (Bohemians), Jason Healy (Waterford) 

Defenders: Stanley Ashbee (Hull City), Daniel Babb (UCD), Jake Grante (Crystal Palace), Kaylem Harnett (Wexford FC), Cory O’Sullivan (Shamrock Rovers), Ade Solanke (Shamrock Rovers) 

Midfielders: Romeo Akachukwu (Waterford), Rhys Bartley (St. Patrick’s Athletic), Luke Kehir (St. Patrick’s Athletic), Matthew Moore (Cork City), Danny McGrath (Bohemians), Taylor Mooney (Bohemians), Freddie Turley (Shamrock Rovers) 

Forwards: Mason Melia (St. Patrick’s Athletic), Matthew Murray (Cork City), Ike Orazi (Shamrock Rovers), Nickson Oksoun (Bohemians), Naj Razi (Shamrock Rovers)