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Flanagan In Ireland Victory

3 September 2017

Kian Flanagan played 80 minutes of the Republic Of Ireland’s Under 19's 2-1 victory against the Czech Republic in the first of their two games on Saturday. This was the first of their two games against each other during this international break.

The midfielder made his development team debut aged just 15 back at the end of the 2014/15 season. Since then he has shared his time between the under-18s and the under-23s, with his displays last season seeing him named as Palace's Scholar of the Year.

In horrendous weather conditions in Ireland on Saturday Thomas Byrne gave Ireland the lead with a brilliant goal when he beat the offside trap before chipping a superb left-footed effort over the head of the advancing keeper from 20 yards.

The win was confirmed for the home side in the closing minutes of the game when Anthony Scully beat the offside trap to race onto a flick from Aaron Connolly before drilling a low right-footed shot under the body of the Czech keeper.

The sides meet again at the same venue on Monday afternoon. 

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