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Monday 18 December 2017

Ireland into the elite section

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Lee O'Connor of Republic of Ireland celebrates after scoring against Serbia during the UEFA European U19 Championship Qualifier match between Republic of Ireland and Serbia at RSC in Waterford. Photo: Sportsfile
Lee O'Connor of Republic of Ireland celebrates after scoring against Serbia during the UEFA European U19 Championship Qualifier match between Republic of Ireland and Serbia at RSC in Waterford. Photo: Sportsfile

The Republic of Ireland Under 19s have qualified for the UEFA European Championship Elite Round following a 2-1 win over Serbia in Waterford RSC.

Tom Mohan's side topped the group with seven points from nine thanks to the come-from-behind win. Ireland now enter the elite round as one of the top seeds.

Serbia took the lead in the 29th minute with a brilliant free-kick from Luka Ilic.

Ireland came out flying after the restart and got their reward within 15 minutes as Lee O'Connor headed Tom Mohan's side level. The comeback was completed in the 70th minute when UCD attacker Neil Farrugia nipped in to put Lee O'Connor's knockdown into the goal.

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