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25.03.2008 at 19:30 RSC Waterford Attendance: 1272
Rep of Ireland Under 19 0 - 3 France
Referee: Padraig Sutton Friendly / T/S-match

None. Oberton 38 mins;
Malonea (Pen)53 mins;
Oberton 58 mins;
Opening squads
Shane Redmond
Garry Breen
Danny Earls
Laurence Gaughan
Michael Spillane
Paul Cahillane
Michael Daly
Kurtis Byrne
Donal Mc Dermott
James Berrett
Ian Daly
Kana Biyick,
Mark O'Toole
Sam Sheridan
David Meyler
Barry Smith
David Meyler -> Paul Cahillane (57)
Sam Sheridan -> Garry Breen (57)
Mark O'Toole -> Danny Earls (73)
Barry Smith -> Ian Daly (83)
Pied for Guidilleye 46 mins;
Degre for Andrev 46 mins;
Loic Poujol for Kana Biyick 62 mins;
Dedola for Bakar 62 mins;
Fontaine for Schneiderlin 70 mins;
Ganalone for Sissoko 70 mins;
Yellow cards
None. None
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
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Under-19 International

Republic of Ireland 0-3 France

France showed why they are one of the favourites to become UEFA Under-19 Champions this season by claiming an impressive victory over Ireland on Tuesday night at the Waterford RSC.

Ireland began well and might have gone ahead through Donal McDermott’s shot which deflected wide but it was one-way traffic by the visitors thereafter.

The French hit the front on 38 minutes following a flowing move which saw Sissoko thread an a pass to Oberton and the Bordeaux striker drilled a low shot home from just inside the area

Ireland conceded a penalty eight minutes into the second half when Manchester City defender Garry Breen was adjudged to have tripped Malonea and the attacker showed his composure by converting the spot-kick himself.

The influential Oberton grabbed his second and France’s third goal after 58 minutes by curling an exquisite 30-yard shot high into the top corner past the helpless Shane Redmond in the Irish goal.

Ireland’s best opportunity to salvaging a consolation arrived with three minutes remaining when Kurtis Byrne’s low drive following a lay-off from substitute Sam Sheridan brought the best out of French net-minder Dreyer.

The nations meet again in the second part of the double-header on Thursday at Turner’s Cross (7.30pm)

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Redmond (Notts Forest), Spillane (Norwich City), Earls (Aston Villa), Gaughan (Celtic), Breen (Manchester City), Byrne (Hibernian), M. Daly (Manchester City), Berrett (Huddersfield Town), McDermott (Manchester City), Cahillane (Celtic), I. Daly (Manchester City).

Substitutes: Meyler (Cork City) for Cahillane and Sheridan (Bolton Wanderers) for Breen (both 57 mins), O’Toole (Norwich City) for Earls (73 mins), Smyth (Dundalk) for I. Daly (83 mins)

FRANCE: Dreyer, Gerard, Andrev (Degre 46), Coubronne, Kana Biyick (Loic Poujol 62), Sissoko (Ganalone 70), Schneiderlin (Fontaine 70), Guidilleye (Pied 46), Malonea, Bakar (Dedola 62), Obertan.
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