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02.06.2014 at 15:00 Tallaght Stadium Attendance: 807
Rep of Ireland Under 19 1 - 3 Serbia
Referee: Benoit Bastien (FRA) European Qualifier Elite Stage / T/S-match

Sam Byrne (70)
Veljko Simić 36, 67 mins
Staniša Mandić 46 mins
Opening squads
Eric Grimes
Sean Long
Noe Baba
Kyle Mc Fadden
Colm Crowe
Alan Browne
Dylan Barnett
Stephen Mc Carthy
Alex O Hanlon
Dylan Connolly
Sam Byrne
Vanja Milinković Savić,
Milan Gajić,
Sergej Milinković Savić,
Miladin Stevanović,
Srđan Babić,
Veljko Simić,
Nemanja Maksimović,
Staniša Mandić,
Andrija Živković,
Mihailo Ristić,
Saša Zdjelar.
Liam Bossin
Ryan Robinson
Liam Kelly
Alan O Sullivan
Thomas Mulroney
Ryan Goldsmith
Boris Radunović (GK)
Mijat Gačinović
Miroslav Bogosavac
Radovan Pankov
Danilo Pantić
Dejan Dražić
Ryan Robinson -> Colm Crowe (46)
Ryan Goldsmith -> Alex O Hanlon (46)
Alan O Sullivan -> Stephen Mc Carthy (84)
Mijat Gaćinović for Simić 70 mins,;
Radovan Pankov for Mandić 86 mins.
Yellow cards
Kyle Mc Fadden (82)
Srdjan Babić 58 mins,
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 U19s exit UEFA Championships at Elite Qualifying Round stage

Republic of Ireland 1-3 Serbia

THE Republic of Ireland U19 side exited the UEFA U19 Championships at the Elite Qualifying Round stage after a 3-1 loss to holders Serbia at Tallaght Stadium this afternoon.

Paul Doolin’s side produced a spirited display but ultimately succumbed to the strongest side in the group. Although Turkey beat Iceland 4-3 in the other game in the group, Serbia will go to the final in Hungary next month.

Serbia looked sharp from the off. In the eighth minute a cross by Andrija Živković was tipped onto his own crossbar by Irish keeper Eric Grimes.

Leeds United keeper Grimes was impressive throughout the tournament and he was at his best today. He showed his quality in the 23rd minute when he raced out to save at the feet of Veljko Simić.

Ireland had a chance on the break moments later with Sam Byrne laying the ball off for Alex O'Hanlon but the Liverpool midfielder’s low shot pulls just wide of the Serbian upright.

Serbia had a big chance in the 26th minute when Sergej Milinković Savić fired in a powerful free-kick from the edge of that box that was blocked by Kyle McFadden and when the ball rebounded to the same Serb player his volley whistled just wide.

Two minutes later an impressive burst down the right flank by Dylan Connolly saw his cross deflected and despite a diving effort Sam Byrne could only head wide on the stretch.

Serbia grabbed the lead in the 36th minute. Some hesitant defending saw the ball arrive at the feet of Veljko Simić after a slip pass by Nemanja Maksimović and the striker slotted home into the bottom corner.

Ireland suffered a hammer blow just 40 seconds into the second half when again they allowed the Serbs get a simple scoring opportunity and Staniša Mandić turned the ball home from close range.

The ever-dangerous Veljko Simić then had a shot from a tight angle parried by Grimes in the 53rd minute while sixty seconds later Nemanja Maksimović rattled an upright with a stunning strike from the edge of the box.

Grimes had to do well to keep out another Simić effort in the 61st minute after a clever burst in from the left.

Ireland had a chance to pull one back in the 64th minute when Dylan Connolly came close with a low strike across the goal face.

Three minutes later it was 3-0 when the ball was slammed home from close range by Simić. Ireland pulled it back to 3-1 in the 69th minute when Sam Byrne fired home brilliantly into top corner from a free-kick.

Despite increased enthusiasm from the home side, the Serbs held out and Grimes had to make another impressive stop in the 78th minute to deny Staniša Mandić.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Eric Grimes, Noe Baba, Kyle McFadden, Sean Long, Dylan Barnett, Alan Browne, Dylan Connolly, Alex O’Hanlon, Colm Crowe, Steven McCarthy, Sam Byrne. Subs: Ryan Robinson for Crowe 46 mins; Ryan Goldsmith for O'Hanlon 46; Alan O’Sullivan for McCarthy 84.

SERBIA: Vanja Milinković Savić, Milan Gajić, Sergej Milinković Savić, Miladin Stevanović, Srđan Babić, Veljko Simić, Nemanja Maksimović, Staniša Mandić, Andrija Živković, Mihailo Ristić, Saša Zdjelar. Subs: Mijat Gaćinović for Simić 70; Radovan Pankov for Mandić 86.
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