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21.05.2003 at 17:00 Richmond Park Attendance:
Rep of Ireland Under 19 3 - 2 Switzerland
Referee: Per Ivar Staberg (NOR) European Qualifier / PROG-match

Neil Mc Caferty (55)
Neil Mc Caferty (57)
William Flood (66)
Johan Vonlanthen 31 mins;
Johan Vonlanthen 88 mins;
Opening squads
Paul Murphy (gk)
John Fitzgerald
Kevin Deery
Kilian Brennan
Pierre Ennis
William Flood
Richie Ryan
Neil Mc Caferty
Stephen Elliott
Paul Keegan
John Flood
1 Johnny Leoni
2 Tranquillo Barnetta
3 Phil Haid
4 Julien Gondolfo
5 Mijat Maric
6 Stefan Kohler
7 Xavier Margairaz
8 Christian Schwegler
9 Cédric Tsimba
10 Gerardo Clemente
11 Johan Vonlanthen
Timothy Dittmer
Timothy Clancy
Henry Mc Stay
Stephen Bradley
Glenn Whelan
Daniel Byrne
Patrick Mulvihill
# Swen König
13 Caryl Righetti
14 Carmine Pascariello
15 Slavlas Dugic
16 David Marazzi
17 Goran Antic
18 Arnaud Bühler
Glenn Whelan -> John Flood (56)
Stephen Bradley -> Neil Mc Caferty (75)
Henry Mc Stay -> Paul Keegan (85)
Phil Haid (out)
Arnaud Bühler (in)59 mins;
Gerardo Clemente (out)
Slavlas Dugic (in)69 mins;
Xavier Margairaz (out)
Caryl Righetti (in)79 mins
Yellow cards
Glenn Whelan
Paul Keegan
Kevin Deery (21)
Richie Ryan (45)
Stefan Kohler 51 mins;
Red cards
Glenn Whelan (70)
Tranquillo Barnetta 73 mins;
Mijat Maric 92 mins
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 19s came from behind to beat Switzerland 3-2 in an ill-tempered European qualifier at Richmond Park.

The result hardly mattered in the end as Englands 3-0 win over Slovenia at Dalymount meant that qualification for the Irish was impossible before the team even kicked off.

John Flood, Neil McCafferty and Will Flood grabbed the goals early in the second half to cancel out Johan Vonlanthens strike on the half-hour.

Three players in total were sent off as an awful pitch led to some careless tackling on both sides.

Irelands Glenn Whelan was the first to go, picking up a second yellow card midway through the second half. The Swiss finished the game with nine men as Tranquillo Barnetta and Mijat Maric both got their marching orders in the second half.

Maric was dismissed in the ninetieth minute just after a late goal from Vonlanthen, his second, gave the visitors some hope.

Teams:Republic of Ireland: Murphy (Leicester City); Deery (Derry City), Ennis (Aston Villa), Fitzgerald (Blackburn Rovers), Brennan (Peterborough); W Flood (Manchester City), Keegan (Leeds United), McCafferty (Charlton Athletic), Ryan (Sunderland); Elliott (Manchester City), J Flood (Bray Wanderers).

Subs: Whelan for J Flood (56 mins), Bradley (Arsenal) for McCafferty (73 mins), McStay (Leeds United) for Keegan (85 mins).

Booked: Deery, Ryan, Whelan, Keegan Sent off: Whelan

Switzerland: Leoni (Sion); Barnetta (St Gallen), Gandolfo (Grasshoppers), Maric (Malcamptone), Haid (St Gallen); Schwegler (Luzern), Kohler (Grasshoppers), Clemente (Juventus), Margairaz (Lausanne); Tsimba (Servette), Vonlathen (BSC Young Boys).

Subs: Buhler (Lausanne) for Haid (59 mins), Dugic (Servette) for Clemente (68 mins), Righetti (Xamax) for Margairaz (80 mins).

Booked: Maric, Kohler Sent off: Barnetta, Maric
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