An incredible journey and story. From Strokestown Road to the Aviva Stadium. He gave Town fans some amazing memories, took us into the Premier Division, an FAI Cup Final and into Europe for the very first time. Put us firmly on the map of Irish and European football. And now the top job of Irish
The Republic of Ireland Under-19s came from behind to defeat the Netherlands 2-1 and top Group 10 in the UEFA Under-19 Championship Qualifying Round at City Calling Stadium.
Norwich City striker Adam Idah crashed home the Republic’s equaliser just before the half hour mark at the City Calling Stadium.
The Republic’s winning goal came on 70 minutes. Southampton’s Will Ferry beat Jasper Schendelaar with a tidy finish.
The Republic ended on top of their table with 3 wins from 3 at the City Calling Stadium. No doubt they’ll have happy City Calling Stadium memories for the rest of their lives.
Post match saw the human & personal touches as family and friends celebrated together. Already, many commentators are saying a number of these talented players who played 3 times in Longford Town’s City Calling Stadium should be included in the senior squad.
Troy Parrott of Tottenham Hotpsur bagged a hat-trick ensuring all three valuable points for the Republic of Ireland….all strikes pictured here.
After the ground staff got to work at half time, so too did the team who ran out 3-0 in the second half.
Apart from winning 3-0, the U19 Republic of Ireland U 19 players also had the pleasure of meeting family, friends and girlfriends after the match.
The home of Longford Town FC certainly lived up to its reputation as being the family friendly ground.
Mohan’s side will come up against Netherlands on Tuesday afternoon in Longford to finish off their Qualifying Round campaign.
Republic of Ireland: Brian Maher; Jordan Doherty, Lee O’Connor (capt), Nathan Collins, Jack James (Andy Lyons 69); Aaron Bolger (Jason Knight 83), Conor Coventry; Ali Reghba, Troy Parrott, Jonathan Afolabi; Adam Idah.
Faroe Islands: Bjarti Vitalis Mørk; Sjúrdur Nielsen, Andrias Edmundsson, Óli Poulsen, Pætur Skipanes; Lukas Giessing, Magnus Holm Jacobsen (capt), Elias El Moustage (Sølvi Sigvardsen 78), Hanus Sørensen; Stefan Radosavlevic (Bartal S. Petersen 85), Steffan Løkin (Jonn Johannesen 78)
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