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    2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

    Qualifying round kicking off today in Bulgaria: http://www.uefa.com/under17/season=2...224/index.html

    The Irish team's first game is against Azerbaijan. line up from https://twitter.com/FAIreland/status...33566859108352
    #IRLU17 team to face Azerbaijan: Clarke (GK), Murphy, Ledwidge, McEntee, Collins (C), Knight, Thompson, Coffey, Idah, Wright, Brennan.
    Live stream here: https://mycujoo.tv/bfunion?id=9899

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    All goals, yellow and red cards tweeted in real time: http://twitter.com/irish_abroad and posted to facebook: https://www.facebook.com/irishfootballstatisics

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    2 from Adam Idah and 1 each from Sean Brennan and Max Murphy as Ireland lead 4-0 coming up to half time.
    6-0 now Tyriek Wright and Idah hat trick.

    Squad for info:
    Goalkeepers Club
    Sean Bohan Bohemian
    Kian Clarke Bohemian
    Defenders
    Nathan Collins Stoke City
    Kameron Ledwidge Southampton
    Oisin McEntee Newcastle United
    Max Murphy Stoke City
    Kevin O'Reilly St Patrick's Athletic
    Andrew Spain Shamrock Rovers
    Midfielders
    Sean Brennan Southampton
    Barry Coffey Glasgow Celtic
    Jake Ellis Bray Wanderers
    Jason Knight Derby County
    Sean Mahon St Patricks Athletic
    Adam O'Reilly Preston North End
    Callum Thompson Wolverhampton Wanderers
    Marc Walsh Swansea City
    Forwards
    Ciaran Brennan Waterford
    Adam Idah Norwich City
    Troy Parrott Tottenham Hotspur
    Tyriek Wright Aston Villa
    Last edited by joe_denilson; 10/10/2017 at 2:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_denilson View Post
    Idah hat trick.
    Three underage international hat-tricks in four days! Not bad.

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    So what you're saying we have lads coming through?
    DID YOU NOTICE A SIGN OUTSIDE MY HOUSE...?

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    Idah seems to be a goal machine that volleyed finish today looked quality https://mycujoo.tv/bfunion?vid=63605 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieShels View Post
    So what you're saying we have lads coming through?
    Some serious talents coming through in a few of our underage teams. Obviously,a lot will fall by the wayside and it might be the unheralded one that becomes a Seamus Coleman.

    I'm confident for our future. Last year St Kevin's u13s beat Barcelona in Dublin and their coach said what a good team kevin's are. Those lads wouldn't be on the international scene yet so it bodes well that this might be a sign of good things to come rather than one or two good batches.

    Have to admit i have only seen him once but parrott is meant to be really special.

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    Really hope okoflex who has already played for Arsenal under 18s a few times at 15 doesn't end up staying with the Brit's. Still an under 16 like parrot hoped he would be in this squad. Be awful to see a lad born in Ireland and live here till 11 or 12 play for the Brit's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liamoo11 View Post
    Really hope okoflex who has already played for Arsenal under 18s a few times at 15 doesn't end up staying with the Brit's. Still an under 16 like parrot hoped he would be in this squad. Be awful to see a lad born in Ireland and live here till 11 or 12 play for the Brit's.
    Who do you rate as our best underage player liamoo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bungle View Post
    Who do you rate as our best underage player liamoo?
    not a very sexy one but for me kelleher the Liverpool keeper who was under 19s keeper last year is the best keeper I have seen underage since given I think. Great with his feet really assured and good shot stopper. I see a fair bit of him on Liverpool TV cause I'm a pool fan. Problem for him is gabara the polish keeper who is a few months younger is also a savage keeper so they share the 23s and friendlies. Be great if he got to go on loan. Outfield I suppose Lee o Connor at Utd looks like our future right full. Didn't get to Waterford this week unfortunately but wood have been real interesting seeing him play in advanced right midfield. I think he was injured in the euros last may and we didn't see him at his best. Was surprised as well that idah didn't end up at a much bigger club than Norwich he was unreal quality in that victory shield tournament last year and even in the euros playing a year up looked quality. Still ever since Richie partridge and mcphail didn't really make it after looking outrageous everytime I saw them underage I've given up hoping these come through! You'd have to hope that Ronan at wolves will be an important creative player for us and we will have been very glad to have robbed him from the brits

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    Second game of the qualifiers today. Ireland 2-0 up on Bulgaria, just approaching half time
    Live text commentary here: http://www.uefa.com/under17/season=2...&match=2021383
    Idah and Coffey with the goals

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    I can't remember what it's like to lose! That's in Bulgaria as well so a really good scoreline, not that it's too hostile over there I'd imagine.

    I saw on the FAI Facebook page the stats on what has been "an incredible 22 days for Ireland's senior & underage teams in competitive qualifying matches":


    • Played 12
    • Won 10
    • Drawn 2
    • Lost 0
    • Scored 27
    • Conceded 1

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    Finished 3-0, Idah with the third. Ukraine thumped Azerbaijan 6-1 in the other game, so Ireland top the group due to not conceding in the qualifiers yet. Final group positions to be decided in the final game on Monday against Ukraine
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Finished 3-0, Idah with the third. Ukraine thumped Azerbaijan 6-1 in the other game, so Ireland top the group due to not conceding in the qualifiers yet. Final group positions to me decided in the final game on Monday against Ukraine
    Just went back over Idah's record for the U-17s - I think he made his debut in a friendly against Slovenia in August 2016 - since then, by my count, he's scored 16 times, including 10 competitive goals! That's pretty phenomenal. Anyone know if that's a record for this age group? Or any underage group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liamoo11 View Post
    not a very sexy one but for me kelleher the Liverpool keeper who was under 19s keeper last year is the best keeper I have seen underage since given I think. Great with his feet really assured and good shot stopper. I see a fair bit of him on Liverpool TV cause I'm a pool fan. Problem for him is gabara the polish keeper who is a few months younger is also a savage keeper so they share the 23s and friendlies. Be great if he got to go on loan. Outfield I suppose Lee o Connor at Utd looks like our future right full. Didn't get to Waterford this week unfortunately but wood have been real interesting seeing him play in advanced right midfield. I think he was injured in the euros last may and we didn't see him at his best. Was surprised as well that idah didn't end up at a much bigger club than Norwich he was unreal quality in that victory shield tournament last year and even in the euros playing a year up looked quality. Still ever since Richie partridge and mcphail didn't really make it after looking outrageous everytime I saw them underage I've given up hoping these come through! You'd have to hope that Ronan at wolves will be an important creative player for us and we will have been very glad to have robbed him from the brits
    https://www.thisisanfield.com/2017/1...eturn-melwood/ seems a great prospect kelleher.

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    team announced for the final qualifying group game: https://twitter.com/FAIreland/status...34923733196802
    #IRLU17 to face Ukraine @ 16:30: Clarke (GK), Murphy, Ledwidge, McEntee, Collins (C), Knight, Coffey, Idah, Wright, Brennan, A. O'Reilly.
    Should be a stream available to watch the game while you ride out the storm
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    Stream here: https://mycujoo.tv/bfunion?id=9903
    Ukraine just gone 1-0 up
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    Finished 3-1 to Ireland, Idah with two and O'Reilly with the other. Ireland top the group with a 100% record and concede only one goal in the qualifying round!

    Draw for the Elite qualifying round is on 6th December
    Last edited by tetsujin1979; 16/10/2017 at 5:20 PM.
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    Idah is a bloody goal-machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    Idah is a bloody goal-machine.
    it will be an interesting likely totally irrelevant comparison case study to see how 2 of our most talented goalscorers underage Of The last 20 yrs fare over the next 5 years one mccauley at a massive club with crazy resources playing with the best young talent and been coached by Gerard and the other idah at a small club like Norwich With limited resources. Hopefully both go on to play top flight football despite being at such different UK clubs

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    Definiteky. McAuley has a lot of ground to make up on the international front anyway.

    The 42 are reporting that Idah is of Nigerian and Irish descent. What's his background exactly, do you know?

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