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01.10.2005 at 14:30 Bannikov - Kiev - Ukraine Attendance:
Latvia 0 - 2 Rep of Ireland
Referee: Metin Aydogan (TUR) EC Qualifying Round-match

None Donal Mc Dermott (38)
Terry Dixon (66)
Opening squads
Edgars Portnojs
Ingus Slampe
Artjoms Jegorovs
Jevgenijs Golovins
Dmitrijs Lapkovskis
Aleksandrs Gramovics
Sergejs Visockis
Vladislavs Boguckis
Toms Mezs
Aleksandrs Sila
Oskars Engelis
Shane Redmond
Andrew Callaghan
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Gavin Donoghue
Gary Breen
Paul Cahillane
Graham Carey
Donal Mc Dermott
Michael Daly
Cillian Sheridan
Tom Lyons
Arturs Vaiculis
Konstantins Cmils
Jevgenijs Korsakovs
Dmitrijs Valegzanins
Artjoms Osipovs
Maksims Polevojs
Toms Aizgravis
Mark O'Toole
Corie Treacy
Shane Duggan
Stephen Lawless
Karl Byrne
Terry Dixon
Aleksandrs Sila (out)
Maksims Polevojs (in) 41 mins;
Jevgenijs Golovins (out)
Artjoms Osipovs (in) 41 mins;
Artjoms Jegorovs (out)
Dmitrijs Valegzanins (in) 56 mins;
Stephen Lawless -> Michael Daly (36)
Terry Dixon -> Tom Lyons (49)
Mark O'Toole -> Paul Cahillane (61)
Yellow cards
Aleksandrs Gramovics 32 mins; Lorcan Fitzgerald (68)
Red cards
None None.
Match report
Ireland finish top in UEFA U17 qualifying tourney

Ireland 2 — 0 Latvia

Ireland qualified spectacularly for the next qualifying stage of the UEFA U17 Championship by beating Latvia in Kiev to finish top of their group in the Ukraine.

Donal McDermott and Terry Dixon scored the goals as Ireland completed their programme in dominant mood.

Previously they had drawn 2 — 2 with Italy and beaten Ukraine 2 — 1 in their opening match.

The tournament hosts, Ukraine, drew 2 — 2 with Italy in their final match and so Ireland finished top of the table with seven out of a possible nine points. Italy advanced in second place.

Manager Sean McCaffrey was understandably elated by the team’s performances. Their win over Latvia extended their unbeaten run to seven matches since they won the Nordic Cup in August.

Republic of Ireland Squad
Garry Breen Manchester City
Karl Byrne Belvedere
Paul Cahillane Glasgow Celtic
Andrew Callaghan Millwall
Graham Carey Glasgow Celtic
Shane Duggan Fairview Rangers
Michael Daly Cherry Orchard
Terry Dixon Tottenham Hotspur
Gavin Donoghue Sunderland
Lorcan Fitzgerald West Ham United
Stephen Lawless Cherry Orchard
Thomas Lyons Crystal Palace
Donal McDermott Manchester City
Mark O’Toole Tottenham Hotspur
Shane Redmond Nottingham Forest
Cillian Sheridan Belvedere
Paul Skinner Glasgow Celtic
Corie Treacy Cherry Orchard

Sean McCaffrey

Teams Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Republic of Ireland 3 2 1 0 6 3 7
Italy 3 1 2 0 6 5 5
Ukraine 3 1 1 1 4 4 4
Latvia 3 0 0 3 1 5 0
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