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Ireland Under-17s Seal European Championship Quarter Final Place

2018 UEFA European Under 17 Championship Group C, St. George's Park, Burton, England 11/5/2018 Bosnia & Herzgovina vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's Troy Parrott celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Andrew Fosker

Ireland’s under-17s booked their place in the last eight of the European Championships with a 2-0 win against Bosnia & Herzegovina on Friday.

Following Tuesday’s series of matches, the Boys in Green knew that even a draw against Bosnia to follow up the 1-0 victory over Denmark would be enough toe send them through – but went above and beyond that and earned all three points,

As as the case against the Danes, Troy Parrott sopened the scoring, with the Tottenham striker netting a free kick with just over twenty minutes remaining.

Norwich City striker Adam Idah, overall top scorer in the qualification campaign, opened his finals account to put the icing on the cake deep into stoppage time, making sure of the three points and sealing the quarter final place in the process.

 

 

Ireland now progress to the last eight where they will face the Netherlands. That, however, will be a hugely tricky proposition for the Boys in Green, as the Dutch were the only side (along with Ireland) to win all six of their Euro qualifiers, and have made short work of group opposition Spain and Germany thus far.

That match will take place next Monday, with the winners going on to face either Norway or defending champions and hosts England in the semi-finals.

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