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'It's in the hands of the Gods' - Euro qualification hopes in the balance for Ireland U17s

After yesterday’s 0-0 draw against Hungary, Dave Connell’s girls won’t know if the have done enough until tomorrow.

Dave Connell speaks to his team Dave Connell speaks to his team after yesterday's game. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Updated at 17.30

IRELAND MUST WAIT on results elsewhere to book a place at this summer’s Uefa Women’s U17 Championship.

After victory over England and a draw against the Dutch, Dave Connell’s girls only managed a 0-0 stalemate with Hungary at Turner’s Cross yesterday — meaning their fate was taken out of their hands.

The six group winners and the runners-up with the best record against the first and third placed teams will join hosts Iceland for the finals, which take place between 22 June and 4 July.

Uefa Source: UEFA.com

And while Ireland are currently in line to progress thanks to the four points they accumulated in their games with England and the Netherlands, they will be watching on closely as events unfold in the final matches of Groups 1 & 6 tomorrow.

U17s groups

“It would have been lovely to get the automatic place into the finals but we will have to wait and see what happens in other groups,” manager Dave Connell told the FAI afterwards.

But we didn’t concede a goal and defensively we were very good. I just thought the girls looked drained and whether that was down to the three games or the occasion, we don’t know.

“We’re very proud of what they have achieved but we hope we can get in there but it’s in the hands of the Gods.”

Originally published at 14.50 on 15 April

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