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Preview: Rep of Ireland Under 19 - Norway
13.08.2013 at 19:00 - Carlisle Grounds, Bray

REPUBLIC of Ireland U19 Head Coach Paul Doolin has named his squad for the forthcoming friendly internationals against Norway.

The Irish will meet the Norwegians at the Carlisle Grounds, Bray, on Tuesday August 13 (7.00pm) and against UCD on Thursday August 15 (1.00pm).

Doolin led the Ireland U19s to an unbeaten run of ten games last season and they only missed out on a place at the finals tournament after being held to a scoreless draw by eventual winners Serbia in the elite qualifying round.

"Last years campaign when you go unbeaten in ten games and then see Serbia winning the UEFA U19s after we drew with them it has to be encouraging," said Doolin.

"We have a few guys in this years squad who played last year. Not to lose in ten internationals was fantastic.

"It is a start of another campaign for us. The U19s is about getting results so we are hoping we will get a good squad and good group mentality.

"Unfortunately you may not have a squad for very long depending on the first phase so it is important you get off to a good start."

Doolin worked with several of the latest crop of players in two under-18 friendlies against Switzerland last year but has drafted in some new faces for the campaign ahead.

"We had a look at a lot of the lads last year against Switzerland last year. The important thing is to get a squad together that will get us out of the group in October," he said.

"I have not worked with a few of them before like Eoghan O Connell, Kristian Scott and Alan Browne."

Scott is an English-born midfielder who has played some friendly international games for the USA as he is eligible for a number of countries. His grandmother is Irish and Doolin is hopeful that the Stoke City player will commit to Ireland in the long term.

"I have seen Kristian Scott play a couple of times. He is a good midfielder. I felt that section of the squad I wanted to have a look at a few different options. His grandmother is Irish so hopefully he will enjoy his time with us and that he will want to play for us. It is important when players come into the group they want to stay," he said.

"Alan Browne played very well with Cork City U19s last year and with the home-based U18s squad that played Wales last year. So he is another player I am looking forward to working with."


Eric Grimes (Leeds Utd FC)
Shane Fagan (Shamrock Rovers FC)
Noe Baba (Fulham FC)
Seán Long (Reading FC)
Kyle McFadden (Norwich City FC)
Ryan McConnell (Manchester United FC)
Evan Finnegan (Doncaster Rovers FC)
Kristian Scott (Stoke City FC)
Alan Browne (Cork City FC)
Jack Byrne (Manchester City FC)
Jake Mulraney (Nottingham Forest FC)
Adam Wixted (Derby County FC)
Sam Byrne (Manchester Utd FC)
Conor Wilkinson (Bolton Wanderers FC)
Alex O Hanlon (Liverpool FC)
Cody Mulhall (Hibernian FC)
Eoghan O Connell (Celtic FC)
Dean O Halloran (Fulham FC)

Tuesday August 13th
Under 19 International Friendly
Republic of Ireland v Norway
Carlisle Grounds, Bray (7.00pm)

Thursday August 15th
Under 19 International Friendly
Republic of Ireland v Norway
UCD Bowl (1.00pm)

Squad Update

REPUBLIC of Ireland U19 boss Paul Doolin has been forced into a number of changes to his squad for two friendly internationals against Norway this week.

Injuries have forced the withdrawal of Liverpools Alex O Hanlon and Stoke City midfielder Kristian Scott with Shamrock Rovers goalkeeper Shane Fagan withdrawn at the clubs request following an injury to Richard Brush.

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Aaron Myles has been drafted in to replace Fagan. Sheffield United midfielder Connor Dimaio and UCDs Sean Coyne have also been called up.

Ireland meet Norway at UCD Bowl on Tuesday, August 13 (7.00pm) and the same opponents at Carlisle Grounds, Bray, on Thursday, August 15 (1.00pm).


H / A / N Matches W D L Goals + / -
H 5 2 1 2 7 - 4 +3
A 6 4 1 1 12 - 3 +9
N 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 +0
Total 11 6 2 3 19 - 7 +12

Date&time Comp. H / A / N Final score
15.07.2019 at 15:45 European Finals H 1 - 1
10.02.2017 at 12:00 Tournament A 1 - 2
15.08.2013 at 13:00 Friendly H 1 - 2
13.08.2013 at 19:00 Friendly H 0 - 1
01.03.2006 at 18:00 Tournament A 1 - 0
08.02.2005 at 00:00 Tournament A 3 - 0
23.05.2004 at 00:00 European Qualifier A 3 - 0
10.04.2004 at 00:00 *No teams A 3 - 0
20.08.2003 at 00:00 Friendly H 3 - 0
18.08.2003 at 00:00 Friendly H 2 - 0
13.03.2003 at 00:00 *No teams A 1 - 1
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