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27.09.2022 at 16:00 Nantporth Stadium - Bangor Attendance:
Hungary 1 - 0 Rep of Ireland Under 19
Referee: Andrei Chivulete (Rou) European Qualifier-match

None Tom Lonergan (27)
Opening squads
Pécsi (GK), Bodnár (Farkas 62), Kovacs, Dragoner, Tuboly, Kállai (Bakti 79), Kocsis, Lisztes (Jurek 46), Gruber (Nagy 73), Berki (Szűcs 46), Babos Aron Maguire
Sean Grehan
James Abankwah
Harry Nevin
David Okagbue
John Clarke
Ed Mc Jannett
Oisin Gallagher
Harry Vaughan
Kevin Zeffi
Tom Lonergan
Reece Byrne
Alex Murphy
Sam Curtis
Justin Ferizaj
Ronan Maher
Rocco Vata
Mark O Mahony
Franco Umeh
Nathan Fraser
Jurek for Lisztes 46 mins,
Szucs for Berki 46 mins,
Farkas for Bodnar 62 mins,
Nagy for Gruber 73 mins,
Bakti for Kallai 79 mins,
Mark O Mahony -> Tom Lonergan (93)
Yellow cards
None John Clarke (47)
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
The Republic of Ireland finished their series of qualification games in Group 4 of the UEFA Under-19 Championships with a 1-0 win over Hungary.
27th Sep 2022

The win meant Tom Mohan’s men topped their group with maximum points with three wins from three as Tommy Lonergan’s goal was enough to seal the win in Bangor. Hungary were reduced to ten men as their captain Dragoner was sent off in the second half.

Ireland were awarded a penalty midway through the first half. Kevin Zefi broke into the Hungary area with a clever run and was taken down with the referee having no option but to award Ireland the spot kick. However, Zefi missed his effort after Pécsi denied him with a good save.

Tommy Lonergan was to make up for that miss with a goal for Ireland minutes later when Harry Vaughan made space in the Hungary area and found Zefi, whose clever touch was played into the path of Lonergan, to tap it past Pécsi to give Ireland the lead.

Hungary captain Dragoner saw red in the game's final quarter as his challenge on Lonergan was too strong and the referee issued a straight red.

For Hungary Jurek had a sight on goal but his effort did little to trouble Aaron Maguire. While Zefi went close to adding a second for Ireland but his effort went wide of the Hungarian goal.

Speaking after the game MU19 Head Coach Tom Mohan reflected on a week that went 'very well'.

He said: "Being in a qualifying phase with Wales and Hungary it was always going to be tight. But the win over Wales with the two late goals was a crucial result as it sent us through.

“We wanted to keep the unbeaten run going as it meant we go into the draw for the Elite phase as seeded.

“We had to adapt to the different opponents and different systems we faced over the week and It's been a good week. To get three wins from three is great.

“Our focus is now for next March as this window was moved early due to the World Cup.

“The players have been brilliant especially with their attitude. A there was a massive amount of work from our backroom staff who have worked very strong together.”

Hungary: Pécsi (GK), Bodnár (Farkas 62), Kovacs, Dragoner, Tuboly, Kállai (Bakti 79), Kocsis, Lisztes (Jurek 46), Gruber (Nagy 73), Berki (Szűcs 46), Babos

Republic of Ireland: Maguire (GK), Abankwah, Grehan, McJannet, Vaughan, Zefi, Nevin, Okagbue, Clarke, Gallagher, Lonergan (O'Mahony 90)
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