Colin O’Brien’s Republic of Ireland Under-17s qualified for the 2017 UEFA U17 European Championships with three wins from three in their Elite Stage qualifiers in Cyprus.
O’Brien was delighted with how the players performed to reach the final tournament which takes place in Croatia in May.
“The players were a credit to themselves this week,” O’Brien said. “There were a few tired bodies at the end but they’ve given great commitment to the cause this week and got their reward by topping the group.”
Watch highlights from the games below:
Wednesday, 15 March: Republic of Ireland 4-0 Faroe Islands, Paphos
Friday, 17 March: Republic of Ireland 1-0 Slovakia, Paphiakos Stadium, Paphos
Monday, 20 March: Republic of Ireland 1-0 Cyprus, Kouklia Community Stadium, Paphos