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13.02.2019 at 15:00 Marbella Spain Attendance:
Poland 0 - 1 Rep of Ireland
Referee: Guillermo Paradas Mazuela (ESP) Tournament-match

None Joshua Giurgi (3)
Opening squads
Mikolaj Bieganski,
Nikodem Niski,
Lukasz Bejger,
Filip Dymerski,
Jakub Kaminski,
Kacper Kozlowski,
Hubert Turski,
Michal Rakoczy (capt),
Bartosz Zynek,
Daniel Dudzinski,
Jakub Niewiadomski
Gavin Bazunu
Anselmo Garcia Mc Nulty
Seamus Keogh
Joshua Giurgi
James Furlong
Sean Kennedy
Joe Hodge
Sean Mc Evoy
Timi Sobowale
Conor Carty
Ronan Mc Kinley
Roland Idowu
Andrew Omibamidele
Brandon Holt
Mateusz Stepien for Dudzinski 65 mins;
Jan Bieganski for Zynek 65 mins;
Daniel Szelagowski for Kaminski 74 mins;
Brandon Holt -> Sean Kennedy (55)
Andrew Omibamidele -> Timi Sobowale (61)
Roland Idowu -> Ronan Mc Kinley (61)
Yellow cards
None None.
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 Under-17s won their opening match of 2019, after an impressive 1-0 win against Poland in Marbella.
13th Feb 2019

Joshua Giurgi scored the only goal of the game, in the third-minute, as Colin O'Brien's side continue their preparations for this May's UEFA Under-17 European Championships.

Giurgi cut in from the left wing, before his right-footed shot curled into the bottom-right corner, beating Mikolaj Bieganski.

Speaking after the game, Under-17 Head Coach Colin O'Brien was happy to get the win against quality opposition.

"Overall, it was a good performance. We still need to tidy up in certain areas, and the players know that. We were really good defensively. There was a lot of good things today, but there's plenty to work on."

With only three more matches, before this year's European Championships, O'Brien knows time is tight, to work with his players, but was happy with what he saw against the Polish.

"We're still educating players about tournament football, and now look forward to the game later this week."

O'Brien's side return to action on Friday, with an International Friendly against Belgium, in Marbella.

Poland: Mikolaj Bieganski, Nikodem Niski, Lukasz Bejger, Filip Dymerski, Jakub Kaminski (Daniel Szelagowski 74), Kacper Kozlowski, Hubert Turski, Michal Rakoczy (capt), Bartosz Zynek (Jan Bieganski 65), Daniel Dudzinski (Mateusz Stepien 65), Jakub Niewiadomski

Republic of Ireland: Gavin Bazunu; James Furlong, Anselmo Garcia MacNulty, Timi Sobowale (Andrew Omobamidele 61), Sean McEvoy; Seamas Keogh (capt), Joe Hodge, Ronan McKinley (Roland Idowu 61); Joshua Giurgi, Sean Kennedy (Brandon Holt 55), Conor Carty

Referee: Guillermo Paradas Mazuela (ESP)
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