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Watch: Ireland U17s Get Crucial 1-0 Win Against Denmark At European Championships

Watch: Ireland U17s Get Crucial 1-0 Win Against Denmark At European Championships

Ireland won 1-0 in their second game of the European U17 Championships on Tuesday. Colin O'Brien's side defeated Denmark at St. George's Park thanks to a Troy Parrott goal just four minutes into the game.

Parrott picked up the ball on the left wing and then cut inside, firing a shot bouncing shot which found its way past the Danish keeper.

After losing their opening game against Belgium, yesterday's win leaves Ireland with an excellent chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals.

A win or a draw against Bosnia on Friday - a game which kicks off at 1pm - would see Ireland progress.

Speaking to FAI TV after the game, head coach Colin O'Brien was pleased with the performance.

It was a real team performance. We had a positive start with a good goal, we should have had a couple of goals in the second half and we need to take those opportunities. At 1-0, there’s always a chance that they will get a set-play or a counter on you. That’s something we need to get better at.

Some of our defensive structure in the second half, even though the Danes had a lot of the ball, they found it difficult to penetrate. Everybody stood up and it was a really magnificent performance.

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You can watch highlights of the game below.

Picture credit: Sportsfile

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