2020 Euro Qual D
Date: 7:45 p.m. March 26, 2019
Venue: Aviva Stadium

Conor Hourihane 36' -
Scored: 36'


Live Updates for Republic of Ireland -v- Georgia

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FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Republic of Ireland and Georgia.

Well Ireland did not make that easy for themselves one bit. Ultimately, a win is a win and the Boys in Green have six from six. That's all you can really ask for. Bigger tests will certainly lie ahead although 

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One more minute to go...

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The referee is urged to blow this one up. Not much longer left now....

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Ireland on the attack again as Whelan shoots horribly wide for a throw. Ball is in the right place... 

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There will be four minutes of added time as David McGoldrick is named Man of the Match after a slight hiccup from the PA Announcer 

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The tension here is palpable. Georgia looking menaciong as Kankava shoots well over from a knock down. Glenn Whelan is urging calmness... 

87'

Kankava with the shot even..... The Aviva erupts in song of the Fields of Athenry as customary 

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Substitution

Tornike Okriashvili replaces Otar Kakabadze for Georgia.

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I don't mean to alarm you but Georgia have hit the post. Kakabade with a wonderstrike that clips off the post for the Georgians....

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Substitution

Matt Doherty replaces David McGoldrick for Republic of Ireland.

The Aviva salutes McGoldrick's heroic efforts up top. Sublime performance it must be said 

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Slight nervousness among the Aviva crowd for a quick second as Hendrick passed a heavy ball to Randolph who cleared well. No panic! 

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McGoldrick sees his effort blocked after being delightfully fed in by Hendrick. Promising opening for Ireland who have created chances this second half

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Ypu get the feeling Ireland need just one more to make sure of this. Georgia, while they haven't had a real opening have threatened at times here. Nervy last 15 ahead I suspect

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Substitution

Aiden O'Brien replaces Robbie Brady for Republic of Ireland.

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Substitution

Valeri Qazaishvili replaces Vato Arveladze for Georgia.

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CHANCE! McGoldrick gets on the end of a long ball, takes the ball around Loria but he runs oout space and it goes harmlessly wide. Another Georgia change

69'

Enda Stevens burst through. His cross is clocked before Hourihane sees his effort also blocked. The ball then comes back to Stevens who miscues the ball and fires wide. Good chance that 

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Kiteishvili fires over from outside the box for Georgia after Gvilia's corner kick went wayward. Quiet opening to the second period here but Ireland are winning, that'll do quite nicely...

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Brief penalty shout for Ireland but it was never going to be given...Georgia break but it comes to nothing

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Substitution

Levan Kharabadze replaces Davit Khocholava for Georgia.

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Corner Kick

Republic of Ireland have won a corner kick. Conor Hourihane will take it.

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An official attendance of 40,317 has been announced.

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Corner Kick

Republic of Ireland have won a corner kick. Conor Hourihane will take it.

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McGoldrick latches onto a loose ball and goes on a mazy run which gets the crowd excited. However, it goes aimlessly high and wide over the bar

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McGoldrick has led the line superbly tonight. McCarthy's faith has certainly paid off in the striker 

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IRELAND SCORE! But it's offside. Henrick taps into an empty net to no avail. 

54'

Gvilia heads wide after a central ball in from Kverkeshi. Decent opening for Georgia who have started the second half well

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Whelan gets caught on the ball but Gvilia can't puonce with a dreadful pass out wide. Poor from Georgia 

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Free Kick

Republic of Ireland have won a free kick. Conor Hourihane will take it.

It comes to nothing despite Georgia looking all over the place defensively. Still 1-0 ireland 

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Corner Kick

Georgia have won a corner kick. Valerian Gvilia will take it.

Poor, very poor from Gvilia 

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The crowd is slowly filtering back to their seats as it gets noticeably colder up here in the gods

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Second Half

The second half between Republic of Ireland and Georgia has started.

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Second Half

The second half between Republic of Ireland and Georgia has started.

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Half Time

It is half-time between Republic of Ireland and Georgia.

Ireland deservedly lead but Georgia threatened at the end of that half. Food for thought with both sides as Ireland go into the break 1-0 up. 

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Randolph to the rescue! The Middesbrough keeper saves from close range from Gvilia as Georgia get successive corners....

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Kvekverkeshi smashes over from a long, long way out..... Not Georgia's half one bit at all

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There will be four minutes of added time. No doubt that's for the tennis balls...

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Corner Kick

Republic of Ireland have won a corner kick. Conor Hourihane will take it.

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Ireland are still pressing but Georgia are holding firm 

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Ireland still pressing here. Will we see them get a second before the break? 

38'

Who knew a tennis ball would be the catalyst for an Irish goal? Brilliant atmosphere inside here now once more after a bit of a lull

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GOAL!

Conor Hourihane scores for Republic of Ireland.

Hourihane with his first goal for Ireland and what a goal that is! McGoldrick was taken down outside the box. After the delay, Hourihane curls his effort into the net! 1-0 Ireland and it is no more than they deserve 

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Free Kick

Republic of Ireland have won a free kick. Conor Hourihane will take it.

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And we have the tennis balls.... 

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Yellow Card

Guram Kashia is booked for Georgia.

30'

Corner Kick

Republic of Ireland have won a corner kick. Conor Hourihane will take it.

Duffy is adjudged to have fouled a Georgian defender as Hourihane's ball in comes to nothing

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McGoldrick wiggles out of a difficult situation well to release the play. Ireland on the front foot again... 

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Corner Kick

Georgia have won a corner kick. Valerian Gvilia will take it.

Free header which Ireland clear off the line. Lucky escape there for Ireland 

25'

Georgia staring to string a few passes together. Not threatening yet though... 

22'

Coleman surges through but his cross escapes the grasp of McGoldrick. McClean's later cross is well saved soon after. All Ireland here at the Aviva Stadium

21'

The first of many Icelandic thunderclaps eventually rings out into a 'Come on you Boys in Green' chant. Hourihane looking very good on the ball

18'

The crowd have reacted well to Ireland's start this evening. McCarthy will be pleased despite it being scoreless so far... McGoldrick heads wide from a McClean cross 

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Free Kick

Republic of Ireland have won a free kick. Glenn Whelan will take it.

Whelan lays it off to Brady who shoots over the bar.... McClean initially won the free kick after being chopped down by Kankava

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Yellow Card

Jaba Kankava is booked for Georgia.

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Free Kick

Republic of Ireland have won a free kick. Robbie Brady will take it.

Poor from Brady... 

13'

Hourihane wins a free kick.... Not sure who'll take it

12'

What a chance  for Ireland! Hendrick breaks up play for Hourihane to go clean through with only Loria to beat. However, Loria saves! McGoldrick goes mightily close seconds after.... Some start in terms of action it must be said

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Glenn Whelan is acting as the screen here. Good opening for Ireland as Coleman is fed in by Hourihane but his cross is too high. Encouraging stuff from Mick McCarthy's side 

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Corner Kick

Republic of Ireland have won a corner kick. Conor Hourihane will take it.

It goes too long as Brady collects and fires just wide of the goal. Lively start here

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Brady on free kick duty which Loria saves well. Khocholva down injured as we speak

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Busy enough start here. Georgia on the attack as I type.... Which comes to nothing 

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GAME ON!

The game between Republic of Ireland and Georgia has kicked off.

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GAME ON!

The game between Republic of Ireland and Georgia has kicked off.

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GAME ON!

The game between Republic of Ireland and Georgia has kicked off.

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No sign of tennis balls may I add....

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Let's go!

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And now, the anthems

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Michael D. Higgins exchanging some brief pre match words with the players now. DEcent enough crowd inside now

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And the players are in the tunnel now before the pre game pleasantaries. Coleman and Kankava leading out their respective sides!

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The Republic of Ireland look to be using a 4-3-3 this evening while Georgia look set to use their familair 4-1-4-1 shape. Almost ready to go now!

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Have you read our preview? If not, make sure you do. Shane Duffy starts along with Glenn Whelan which are arguably the two major selection calls from Mick McCarthy this evening

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In terms of averages, 29,031 patrons have descended on the Aviva Stadium for games between the two teams at the recently redeveloped Dublin venue. Notably, only once has over 40,000 watched a game between the two sides in Dublin.

45,000 supporters watched on in 2009 as Giovanni Trappatoni’s Ireland came up trumps in a 2-1 win at Croke Park. A late show from Robbie Keane secured all three points on that occasion.

Will we see more than that figure this evening? We shall find out soon enough

 

 

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In the previous nine games between the two sides there has been 22 goals scored between both teams. The Republic of Ireland have won eight out of nine while there has also been one draw recorded.

 

 

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On Mick McCarthy’s last opener at home, the Republic of Ireland fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Russia at the old Lansdowne Road venue. Former Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane played on that occasion for the now 60-year-old’s side.

Will we see a repeat? Let's hope not!

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Ireland have never been defeated by Georgia in a senior international clash. The closest Georgia have come to beating the Boys in Green was during the last time these sides met. Despite dominating, Georgia were held to a 1-1 draw against Martin O’Neill’s side.

 

 

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Teams are in and Irealnd have made two changes from Saturday night's win in Georgia. Doherty and Maguire are out for Whelan and Brady. Georgia have made four themselves, I won't bother with the names as I will 10000% make a mess out of it! KO in just under an hour 

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Good evening folks and welcome to Extratime.ie's live updates of the pivotal Group D EURO 2020 Qualifying clash between the Republic of Ireland and Georgia. 

I'm Andrew Dempsey and I will be taking you all through tonight's action at the Aviva Stadium.

Extratime.ie are well represented here in Dublin 4 with Dylan O'Connell joining me in the press box while we also have Michael P Ryan, Daniel Tutty, Hugh de Paor and Peter J Fitzpatrick pitchside on photography. 

Team news will be posted as soon as it arrives here in the media centre! 



Photo Gallery for Republic of Ireland -v- Georgia



Republic of Ireland
Darren Randolph
Goalkeeper
Enda Stevens
Defender
Richard Keogh
Defender
Shane Duffy
Defender
Séamus Coleman
Defender
James McClean
Midfielder
Conor Hourihane
36Scored: 36'
Midfielder
Jeff Hendrick
Midfielder
Robbie Brady
74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Midfielder
Glenn Whelan
Midfielder
David McGoldrick
82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Forward

Substitutes
Kieren Westwood
Goalkeeper
Mark Travers
Goalkeeper
Aiden O'Brien
74'
74Subbed On: 74'
Forward
Sean Maguire
Forward
Kevin Long
Defender
Alan Judge
Forward
John Egan
Defender
Matt Doherty
82'
82Subbed On: 82'
Defender
Joshua Cullen
Midfield
James Collins
Forward
Jack Byrne
Midfield
Harry Arter
Midfield
Georgia
Giorgi Loria
Goalkeeper
Soloman Kverkvelia
Defender
Davit Khocholava
Defender 65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Guram Kashia
Defender
33Booked: 33'
Otar Kakabadze
Defender 85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Nika Kvekveskiri
Midfielder
Otar Kiteishvilli
Midfielder
Jaba Kankava
Midfielder
15Booked: 15'
Valerian Gvilia
Midfielder
Vato Arveladze
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Georgi Kvilitaia
Forward

Substitutes
Georgi Navalovsky
Unknown
Giorgi Merebashvili
Forward
Giorgi Makaridze
Goalkeeper
Saba Lobzhanidze
Midfield
Roin Kvaskhvadze
Goalkeeper
Levan Kharabadze
Unknown
65Subbed On: 65'
65'
Nika Katcharava
Unknown
Jambul Jigauri
Unknown
Tornike Okriashvili
Midfield
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
Lasha Parunashvili
Unknown
Valeri Qazaishvili
Unknown
73Subbed On: 73'
73'
Vakhtang Tchanturishvili
Unknown