Republic of Ireland Under-17s came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Turkey in Galway on Tuesday, with Tottenham Hotspur teenager Troy Parrot blasting home a stoppage time free-kick.
Ireland U-17 boss Colin O’Brien was pleased with the result of the first game in the friendly double-header, telling the FAI’s official website: “We definitely deserved to get something from the game. Over the 80 minutes we probably created the better of the chances. Troy showed great courage to take on that opportunity and the execution was top quality.
“It was a really tough battle. There were some pleasing aspects of our play and other facets we’ll have to work on. We’ll regroup now ahead of Thursday, assess the injuries and who needs minutes.”
— FAIreland ⚽🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) February 13, 2018
Ireland: Kian Clarke, Max Murphy, Ray O’Sullivan (Luca Connell 65’), Oisin McEntee, Nathan Collins, Jason Knight, Callum Thompson, Barry Coffey, Adam Idah, Troy Parrott, Marc Walsh (Tyriek Wright 55’).
Turkey: Ersin Destanogiu, Muhammed Emin Sarikaya, Bariscan Isik Altunbas, Erdogan Kaya, Atakan Gunduz, Muhammed Gumuskaya ( Muhammet Arslantas 50’), Mustafa Kaya, Serkan Bakan, Ali Yavuz Kol, Oguzhan Akgun, Suleyman Lus.