Ireland u-19s secure spot in Euro semi-finals with won over Czech Republic

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Barry Coffey of Republic of Ireland celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the 2019 UEFA U19 European Championship Finals group B match between Republic of Ireland and Czech Republic at the FFA Academy Stadium in Yerevan, Armenia. Picture: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The Republic of Ireland under-19s are preparing for their first European Championship semi-final in eight years.

The Boys in Green beat the Czech Republic 2-1 last night in Armenia, with the winning goal coming from Tipperary native Barry Coffey.

They meet the reigning European Champions Portugal on Wednesday.

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