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25.10.2002 at 19:00 Turner's Cross - Cork - Attendance:
Rep of Ireland 1 - 1 Slovenia
Referee: Milos Rus European Qualifier-match

Stephen Foley- Sheridan (40)
Sandro Bloudek 71 mins;
Opening squads
Conrad Logan
David Elbert
Damien Kelly
Gerard Nash
Patrick Cregg
Aidan Mc Geady
Stephen Foley- Sheridan
Mark Sheridan
Darren O'Brien
Gerry Gill
Ciaran Lyng
Sebastjan Kotar
Sebastjan Komel
Enis Mulavdic
Zoran Jankovic
Goran Cvijanovič
Rok Elsner
Bojan Ilic
Sanel Kalaković
Valter Birsa
Dragan Jelič
Evzal Dzeladini
Cathal Carroll
Kevin Mulcahy
Stephen O'Donnell
Niall Flynn
Andrew Keogh
Ryan Mc Gavigan
Leon Best
Darjan Curanovic
Jan Pahor
Matej Sekoranja
Bojan Jokič
Mario Tutic
Sandro Bloudek
Maksut Azizi
Andrew Keogh -> Gerry Gill (59)
Stephen O'Donnell -> Stephen Foley- Sheridan (67)
Niall Flynn -> Mark Sheridan (76)
Evzal Dzeladini (out)
Maksut Azizi (in)41 mins;
Bojan Ilic (out)
Mario Tutic (in) 41 mins;
Rok Elsner (out)
Sandro Bloudek (in) 67 mins;
Yellow cards
Mark Sheridan (25)
Niall Flynn (78)
Mario Tutic 45 mins;
Sandro Bloudek 72 mins;
Red cards
None. None
Match report

Pictures from the match
Ireland’s under-17 charges dominated the entire game but still failed to beat Slovenia in this European qualifier at Turner’s Cross on Friday night, October 25th.

Brain Kerr will no doubt be disappointed with the way this qualifying tournament turned out for his side, having lost two and drawn one. However the Irish deserved all the points against Slovenia, and although they failed to win, they still finish in third place on goal difference.

Stephen Foley gave Ireland the lead after 40 minutes. Patrick Cregg created the goal and Foley powerfully smashed his pass home from 16 yards.

Ireland continued to be the better side in the second half and could have added to their tally but it was the visitors who found the target in the 70th minute. A cross from Zoran Jankovic was headed across the goalmouth by Dragan Jelic and tapped in by Sandro Bloudek.

Foley was Ireland’s best player on the night but he will have taken little joy from the overall result.

Ireland: Logan, Kelly, Elebert, Nash, Lyng, Cregg, Foley (O’Donnell 67), O’Brien, McGeady, Sheridan (Flynn 75), Gill (Keogh 58).

Slovenia: Kotar, Cviganovic, Mulavdic, Jankovic, Komel, Dzeladini (Tutic 46), Ilic (Azizi 46), Elsner (Bloudek 67), Kalakovic, Birsa, Jelic.

Referee: R Rogalla (Switzerland)

Teams Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Germany 3 2 1 0 6 1 7
France 3 2 1 0 3 1 7
Slovenia 3 0 1 2 3 6 1
Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 1 5 1
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