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26.05.2011 at 17:00 Baltyk Koszalin Attendance:
Ukraine 0 - 0 Rep of Ireland Under 19
Referee: Bardhyl Pashaj (ALB) European Qualifier Elite Stage-match

None None.
Opening squads
1 Maxym Koval (GK)
3 Ivan Ordets
5 Anton Bratkov
6 Ruslan Babenko
8 Oleksandr Noyok (C)
9 Vladislav Kalitvintsev
10 Vitaliy Ivanko
14 Oleksandr Nasonov
15 Pylyp Budkivskiy
18 Oleksandr Chornomorets
19 Vitaliy Buyalskyy
Aaron Mc Carey
Anthony O'Connor
Derrick Williams
Matthew Doherty
John Egan
Declan Walker
John O Sullivan
Jeff Hendrick
Anthony Forde
Eoin Wearen
Conor Murphy
12 Artur Denchuk (GK)
4 Dmytro Ryzhuk
7 Oleksandr Karavayev
11 Volodymyr Koval
13 Igor Ozarkiv
17 Serhiy Podrigulia
21 Borys Tashchy
Sean Mc Dermott
Kevin Knight
Graham Burke
Joe Shaughnessy
Sean Murray
Samir Carruthers
Robero Lopes
Tashchy fotr Buyalskyy 46 mins;
Noyok for Karavayev 58 mins;
Koval for Ivanko 84 mins.
Sean Murray -> Declan Walker (62)
Graham Burke -> Conor Murphy (74)
Yellow cards
None Anthony O'Connor (76)
Eoin Wearen (81)
Sean Murray (84)
Aaron Mc Carey (89)
Red cards
None Eoin Wearen (90)
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
UEFA Under-19 European Championship Elite Stage Group 4

Republic of Ireland 0-0 Ukraine

The Republic of Ireland kept alive their prospects of reaching July's European Championship finals today by drawing against Ukraine in Koszalin.

The result gives Ireland four points after of their opening pair of elite stage qualifiers, two points behind Italy whom they face in Sunday's final fixture.

Italy's 3-1 victory over mini-group hosts Poland today means that Paul Doolin's Irish side must beat the Italians in Kolobrzeg to leapfrog them and snatch the one qualifying place on offer from the group.

Doolin's startling line-up today showed two changes from the team which beat Poland 1-0, with Declan Walker and Eoin Wearen replacing Sean Murray and Samir Carruthers.

Ukraine, needing victory to remain in qualification contention, started the better and caused the Irish some nervy moments from set-pieces.

But it was a corner kick at the other end which produced the first chance on 18 minutes when Matt Doherty towered above his marker to get a header on target but the effort was cleared off the goal-line by the Ukraine defence.

Kalitintsev whistled a free-kick wide on the half hour as Ukraine looked for the breakthrough but that was as close as they came in the opening 45 minutes.

Anthony Forde almost fired Ireland into the lead on 66 minutes following a lay-off by Anthony O'Connor but they could have behind ten minutes later as Kalitintsev's thunderbolt rattled the crossbar.

Ireland finished strong, though, and the industrious John O'Sullivan was denied the winner six minutes from full-time by a brilliant Maxym Koval stop.

The Irish ended the game with ten men as, in stoppage-time, midfielder Eoin Wearen collected his second yellow card, ruling him out of Sunday's game.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: McCarey (Wolves); Doherty (Wolves), O'Connor (Blackburn Rovers), Egan (Sunderland), Williams (Aston Villa); Walker (Wrexham), O'Sullivan (Blackburn Rovers), Hendrick (Derby County), Wearen (West Ham United); Forde (Wolves), Murphy (Bray Wanderers).

Substitutions: Murray (Watford) for Walker (Wrexham) [62], Burke (Aston Villa) for Murphy [74 mins]
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