Irish U19s face Dutch in Four Nations

THE Republic of Ireland U19 side begin preparations for the UEFA Championship qualifiers when they host the Clarion Hotels U19 Four Nations Tournament.

Sean McCaffrey’s side kick-off the tournament when they face the Netherlands at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, today (5pm) and the Irish boss has called up four new players following the withdrawal of Aaron Doran (injury), Gavin Gunning (called up to Irish U21 squad), Mark O’ Brien (injury) and Conor Henderson (injury).

Coming into the fold is Cork’s John Egan (Greenwood), Darren McAuley (Derry City), Callum O’Connor (Blackburn Rovers) and former Irish schools U18 international, Andrew Boyle (UCD).

The Republic of Ireland will compete against Turkey, Holland and Portugal, with matches being played at the Carlisle Grounds, Richmond Park, Tallaght Stadium and the UCD Bowl. Tickets are priced at €5 for adults and €1 for Under-16s, with all proceeds from the Under-16 tickets going to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

Republic of Ireland squad — Boyle (UCD), O’Connor (Blackburn Rovers), Gallagher (Finn Harps), Clifford (Chelsea), Hourihane (Sunderland), McCauley (Derry City), Morrissey (Blackburn Rovers), Hanley (Galway United), Cunningham (Man City), Adam (Barnsley), Egan (Greenwood), Mason (Plymouth), McEleney (Sunderland), Towell (Celtic), Brady (Man Utd), Kiernan (Watford), Murray (Ipswich Town), McDonnell (Celtic), McEleney (Derry City)

Today: Republic of Ireland v Netherlands, Carlisle Grounds, 5pm; Portugal v Turkey, 5pm, Richmond Park.

Sunday: Netherlands v Portugal, UCD Bowl, 5pm; Republic of Ireland v Turkey, Richmond Park, 7.30pm

Sept 8: Turkey v Netherlands, Carlisle Grounds, 1pm; Republic of Ireland v Portugal, Tallaght Stadium, 3pm.

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

More in this Section

Trap likes the luck of the draw

“He just kept saying: My leg, my leg”

I didn’t see Henry handball, says Gallas

Crying time is over, insists Trap


You might also like

Breaking Stories

Pat Lam eyes golden era for Connacht rugby after famous win

Cheat sheet: How Cristiano Ronaldo stole the limelight in Real Madrid's dramatic Champions League final win

5 things we learned from Real Madrid's Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid

Lifestyle

Labels to watch out for: Five Irish designers you need to know about

Orla Brady on playing designer and architect Eileen Gray in new movie

Highlights from the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine

What to watch on TV this week

More From The Irish Examiner