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19.05.2006 at 11:00 FC Nitra Attendance:
Slovakia 3 - 2 Rep of Ireland Under 19
Referee: Tsvetan Georgiev (Bul) European Qualifier Elite Stage / PROG-match

Tomas Dubek 8 Mins,
Lukas Hnilica 31 mins,
Radoslav Augustin 74 mins,
Edward Nolan (pen.) (14)
Anthony Stokes (pen.) (60)
Opening squads
Lubos Kamenar,
Michal Krajnik,
Milos Simoncic,
Erik Grendel,
Tomas Dubek,
Marek Kuzma,
Lubos Hanzel,
Patrik Mraz,
Lukas Hnilica,
Mikulas Toth
Darren Randolph
Simon Madden
Sean Kelly
Darren O'Dea
Edward Nolan
Chris Mc Cann
Jonathan Hayes
Jon P Kelly
Ian Morris
Shane Long
Anthony Stokes
Lukas Hrosso
Matej Kosiky,
Roman Tarek,
Martin Belanik,
Jakub Petrovsky,
Radoslav Augustin
Anton Koncitik
Shane Supple
Martin Reilly
Stephen Gleeson
Billy Clarke
Adam Rooney
James O'Brien
Radoslav Augustin for Hnilica 46 mins,
Antonio Koncitik for Simonic 64 mins,
Jakub Petovsky for Kuzma 89 mins
Billy Clarke -> Shane Long (61)
Adam Rooney -> Jonathan Hayes (75)
Stephen Gleeson -> Chris Mc Cann (86)
Yellow cards
Michal Kranjnik 13 Mins,
Milos Simonic 43 mins,
Jonathan Hayes (67)
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report
Ireland were beaten today in the Under 19 Elite Round of the European Championships in Slovakia.

Ireland now face an uphill battle to qualify as Turkey defeated Georgia 6-0 and Ireland have to beat Turkey on Sunday to be in with any chance of qualification.

It could have been far worse as only quick action by Doctor Ronan O Callaghan saved the life of Chris Mc Cann who swallowed his tongue after a clash of heads and was unconscious for 4 minutes.

Gladly the news is good as Chris was brought to hospital where he has passed all medical scans and is currently sitting up in bed.

Also in the wars was Ian Morris who had to receive two stitches for a cut on his fore arm and is also off to hospital for an x ray on his wrist.

Scores for Ireland (were Nolan and Stokes) who were behind 1 nil, drew level with a penalty by Eddie Nolan went behind again only to draw level 2-2 through Anthony Stokes and eventually to conceed a third goal.

Republic of Ireland Team:
Darren Randolph (Charlton Athletic)
Sean Kelly (Arsenal)
Edward Nolan (Blackburn Rovers)
Darren O Dea (Celtic)
Simon Madden (Leeds United)
John Paul Kelly (capt) (Bohemians)
Ian Morris (Leeds United)
Christopher McCann (Burnley)
Jonathan Hayes (Reading)
Shane Long (Reading)
Anthony Stokes (Arsenal)

Subs: Adam Rooney for Long, Gleeson for Mc Cann and Clarke for Hayes
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