Dara O’Shea played 90 minutes for Republic of Ireland Under-21s as they made a strong start to the Maurice Revello Toulon Tournament on Monday afternoon.
Stephen Kenny’s team, playing in the competition for the first time in 17 years, overcame China 4-1 in their opening Group C game thanks to goals from former Baggie Zachary Elbouzedi and Brighton & Hove Albion forward Aaron Connolly, as well as Adam Idah's brace of penalties.
FULL-TIME | China🇨🇳 1-4 #IRLU21🇮🇪— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) June 3, 2019
Fantastic performance from Stephen Kenny's side as two Adam Idah penalties and goals from Zach Elbouzedi and Aaron Connolly seal an opening game victory at the @TournoiMRevello!
Well done lads! #COYBIG 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/N3FxHq64N4
Next up for Dara and Ireland is a game against Mexico on Thursday (ko 6.30pm) at Stade Parsemain. The North American side beat Bahrain 2-0 in their first match of the tournament.