27.02.2015 at 15:00 Tallaght Stadium
Rep of Ireland Under 19
2 - 0
Elgyun Ulukhanov ,
Renat Agaverdiev ,
Mahir Madatov ,
Emin Zamanov ,
Fahmin Muradbayli ,
Mansur Nahavandi ,
Mirkamil Hashimli ,
Vadim Agaragimov ,
Ulukhanov 79 mins,
Sadigov 82 mins
Republic of Ireland 2-0 Azerbaijan
Paul Doolin's side were always in control in a scrappy game that was heavily influenced by a strong breeze.
The Irish went ahead with a 26th minute penalty after Ryan Manning was taken down in the area by Elgyun Ulukhanov then stepped up to score from the spot-kick.
Ireland extended their lead just three minutes later when Jack Hallahan drifted in behind the visiting defence and slotted the ball cleverly under keeper Aghaseyid Gasimov.
Gasimov had a lucky break in the 56th minute when he spilled a low strike from Manning and then Val Feeney was unfortunate to see his follow-up effort cleared off the line by Renat Agaverdiev.
Two minutes later Hallahan almost scored an unusual goal when his wind-assisted corner bounced off the Azeri crossbar.
The game became a scrappy affair after that with Ulukhanov sent-off for a second booking in the 79th minute then three minutes later they were reduced to nine players when Ilkin Sadigov was also dismissed for a second caution.
"It's been a good week. I was delighted to get access to the players in a non-FIFA week and I'm very grateful to the clubs for that," said Doolin.
"We scored eight goals in two games and have now scored 20 goals in ten games with this group. The 1996-born players are a decent crop and we will go into the UEFA Elite Qualifying Round with confidence after two good displays."
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Liam Bossin, Noe Baba, Fiacre Kelleher, Sean Heaney, Timmy Murphy, Jack Hallahan, Josh Cullen, Harry Charsley, Ryan Goldsmith, Val Feeney, Ryan Manning. Subs: Liam Kinsella for Baba 46 mins; Eoghan Stokes for Feeney 63; Ross Mann for Hallahan 63; Harry Doherty for Bossin 71; Billy Murphy for Cullen 78; Kevin Toner for Heaney 89.
AZERBAIJAN: Aghaseyid Gasimov, Elgyun Ulukhanov , Renat Agaverdiev , Mahir Madatov , Emin Zamanov , Fahmin Muradbayli , Mansur Nahavandi , Yusif Nabiyev, Mirkamil Hashimli , Vadim Agaragimov , Bahlul Mustafazade. Subs: Elnur Suleymanov for Nahavandi 46; Ilkin Sadigov for Suleymanov 65; Tayyar Mammadov for Agaragimov 79'
U19 International Friendlies
Wednesday, February 25
Republic of Ireland 6-0 Azerbaijan, Tallaght Stadium
Friday, February 27
Republic of Ireland 2-0 Azerbaijan, Tallaght Stadium