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Preview: Rep of Ireland Under 19 - Slovenia
European Qualifier
13.11.2015 at 17:00 - Eamon Deacy Park

THE Republic of Ireland U19 side will look to get off to a winning start in their UEFA U19 Championships Qualifying Round campaign when they meet Slovenia in Galway (4.00pm) tomorrow.

Paul Doolin side know that a solid start in Group 1 could have a massive impact on whether they progress to the Elite Phase. The top two sides from each progress alongside the third-placed team with the best record against the top pair in their group.

Ireland lost Burnley striker Khius Metz to an ankle injury this week so Dundalks Michael O Connor has been added to the squad.

"It is going to be a tough game for us. Slovenia are a decent team. They have had 11 friendlies and look like they have been together longer than us. They have strong players and pace out wide," said Doolin.

"For us we have got to try and do our thing right. Training has been very good, the players have taken on board what we have asked of them so we will be going into it in the right frame of mind.

"We will have to adapt to the conditions whatever happens. We are hoping to start well. You have two teams coming out of the group but the first game is vital. We have qualified for five campaigns in a row so it would be good to continue that run.

"We are a good team. Friendlies are one thing but the competitive games are where the serious stuff starts and we will be looking to begin with a good performance and result."

Meanwhile, the other group game - Scotland v Latvia - which takes place tomorrow afternoon has been switched to Markets Field, Limerick (2.30pm).


Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool FC)

James Talbot (Sunderland AFC)

Dan Casey (Sunderland AFC)

Ethan Boyle (Waterford United FC)

Danny Kane (Huddersfield Town FC)

Robbie McCourt (West Bromwich Albion)

Stephen Best (Bohemians FC)

Shane Elworthy (Fulham FC)

Olamide Shodipo (Queens Park Rangers FC)

Connor Ronan (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC)

Graham Kelly (Sheffield United FC)

Ryan Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon)

Dylan Watts (UCD AFC)

George Poynton (Dundalk FC)

Colm Deasy (St Patricks Athletic FC)

Jason McClelland (UCD AFC)

Michael O Connor (Dundalk FC)

Frankie Mulhern (Leeds United FC)


Friday, November 13

Scotland v Latvia, Markets Field, Limerick (2.30pm)

Republic of Ireland v Slovenia, Eamon Deacy Park, Galway (4.00pm)

Sunday, November 15

Slovenia v Scotland, Markets Field, Limerick (2.30pm)

Republic of Ireland v Latvia, Eamon Deacy Park, Galway (7.30pm)

Wednesday, November 18

Scotland v Republic of Ireland, Markets Field, Limerick (3.30pm)

Latvia v Slovenia, Eamon Deacy Park, Galway (3.30pm)
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H / A / N Matches W D L Goals + / -
H 6 4 0 2 7 - 4 +3
A 2 0 0 2 0 - 3 -3
N 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 +0
Total 8 4 0 4 7 - 7 +0

Date&time Comp. H / A / N Final score
13.11.2015 at 17:00 European Qualifier H 1 - 0
05.09.2013 at 15:00 Friendly H 2 - 0
03.09.2013 at 19:00 Friendly H 0 - 3
05.09.2011 at 15:00 *No teams A 0 - 1
03.09.2011 at 15:00 *No teams A 0 - 2
25.02.2004 at 11:00 Friendly H 0 - 1
23.02.2004 at 19:00 *No teams H 2 - 0
23.05.2003 at 19:30 European Qualifier H 2 - 0
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