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UEFA EURO: Gibraltar - Republic of Ireland Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

GibraltarVictoria Stadium - GibraltarSaturday 23 March 2019 - 18.00CETGroup D - Matchday 1Republic of Ireland
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/09/2015QR (GS)Gibraltar - Republic of Ireland0-4
Faro-LouléChristie 26, Keane 49, 51 (P), Long 79
11/10/2014QR (GS)Republic of Ireland - Gibraltar7-0
DublinKeane 6, 14, 18 (P), McClean 46, 53, J. Perez 52 (og), Hoolahan 56
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Republic of Ireland11001100----2200110
Republic of Ireland------------------
Republic of Ireland------------------
Republic of Ireland11001100----2200110

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 22/03/2019 12:55CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Gibraltar - Squad list
Current season
-Dayle Coleing23/10/199622College Europa - 0000
-Matt Cafer27/09/199424Gibraltar Phoenix - 0000
-Kyle Goldwin24/04/198533Gibraltar United - 0000
-Roy Chipolina20/01/198336Lincoln Red Imps - 0000
-Joseph Chipolina14/12/198731Lincoln Red Imps - 0000
-Alain Pons16/09/199523Lincoln Red Imps - 0000
-Erin Barnett02/09/199622Gibraltar United - 0000
-John Sergeant27/02/199524West Didsbury & Chorlton - 0000
-Jayce Olivero02/07/199820Abingdon United - 0000
-Ethan Jolley29/03/199721College Europa - 0000
-Jean-Carlos Garcia05/07/199226Gibraltar Phoenix - 0000
-Ethan Britto30/11/200018Mons Calpe - 0000
-Louie Annesley03/05/200018Blackburn - 0000
-Aymen Mouelhi14/09/198632Gibraltar United - 0000
-Anthony Hernandez03/02/199524Lincoln Red Imps - 0000
-Andrew Hernandez10/01/199920St Joseph's - 0000
-Liam Walker13/04/198830College Europa - 0000
-Anthony Bardon19/01/199326North Texas - 0000
-Tjay De Barr13/03/200019College Europa - 0000
-Lee Casciaro29/09/198137Lincoln Red Imps - 0000
-Jamie Coombes27/05/199622West Didsbury & Chorlton - 0000
-Adam Priestley14/08/199028Ossett United - 0000
-Reece Styche03/05/198929Alfreton Town - 0000
-Julio Ribas08/01/195762 - 0000
Republic of Ireland - Squad list
Current season
-Darren Randolph12/05/198731Middlesbrough - 0000
-Keiren Westwood23/10/198434Sheff. Wednesday - 0000
-Mark Travers18/05/199919Bournemouth - 0000
-Richard Keogh11/08/198632Derby - 0000
-Shane Duffy01/01/199227Brighton - 0000
-Seamus Coleman11/10/198830Everton - 0000
-John Egan20/10/199226Sheff. United - 0000
-Enda Stevens09/07/199028Sheff. United - 0000
-Kevin Long18/08/199028Burnley - 0000
-Matthew Doherty16/01/199227Wolves - 0000
-Glenn Whelan13/01/198435Aston Villa - 0000
-Alan Judge11/11/198830Ipswich - 0000
-Harry Arter28/12/198929Cardiff - 0000
-Conor Hourihane02/02/199128Aston Villa - 0000
-Robbie Brady14/01/199227Burnley - 0000
-James McClean22/04/198929Stoke - 0000
-Jeff Hendrick31/01/199227Burnley - 0000
-Jack Byrne24/04/199622Shamrock Rovers - 0000
-Josh Cullen07/04/199622Charlton - 0000
-James Collins01/12/199028Luton - 0000
-Aiden O'Brien04/10/199325Millwall - 0000
-David McGoldrick29/11/198731Sheff. United - 0000
-Seán Maguire01/05/199424Preston - 0000
-Mick Mccarthy07/02/195960 - 0000

Last updated 23/03/2019 08:40CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Julio César Ribas

Date of birth: 8 January 1957
Nationality: Uruguayan
Playing career: Bella Vista (three times), Nacional Montevideo (twice), Liverpool Montevideo, Gimnasia LP, Sud América, Defensor Sporting, River Plate Montevideo (twice), Mayindú, Cartaginés
Coaching career: Sud América, Nacional Asunción, Bella Vista (twice), Peñarol (twice), Liverpool Montevideo, Venezia, Juventud de las Pedras, Oman, Deportivo Maldonado, Cartagena, Lincoln Red Imps, Gibraltar

• During a 17-year playing career that was mostly spent in his native Uruguay but also took him to Argentina's Gimnasia and Cartagines in Costa Rica, Ribas won the Uruguayan league with Nacional in 1977 and Bella Vista in 1990 and also won second division titles in his homeland with Liverpool and River Plate, in addition to his ten caps for Uruguay.

• His coaching career started successfully with a second division title for his first club, Sud América. Another second-tier championship success three years later with Bella Vista, whom he had represented three times as a player, earned a move to Montevideo giants Peñarol, where Ribas remained for three years, winning the Uruguayan national championship in 1999.

• His first move outside Uruguay brought him to Venice, but it did not go to plan as Venezia were relegated from Italy's Serie B. Ribas then tried his hand at international football, coaching Oman for a short spell in 2008.

• Back at Peñarol, he helped steer the club to the 2009 Uruguayan title but was soon on the move again, eventually ending up in Spain's Segunda División B (third tier) with Cartagena in 2014/15.

• He was appointed coach of Lincoln Red Imps, the perennial champions of Gibraltar, in April 2016, and although they were pipped to the title in his first full season, Ribas nevertheless made a name for himself by leading the team to a sensational 1-0 home first-leg win over Celtic in a UEFA Champions League qualifier (albeit in a 1-3 aggregate defeat) and then reclaiming the national title for Lincoln in 2017/18 before taking over as head coach of the Gibraltar national team.


Mick McCarthy

Date of birth: 7 February 1959
Nationality: Irish
Playing career: Barnsley, Manchester City, Celtic, Lyon, Millwall
Coaching career: Millwall, Republic of Ireland (twice), Sunderland, Wolves, Ipswich

• Mick McCarthy was appointed Ireland manager for the second time in November 2018, succeeding Martin O'Neill to return to a post he held with distinction for almost seven years. He had already enjoyed a distinguished playing career for Ireland, winning 57 caps and appearing at EURO '88 – Ireland's first major tournament – and the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

• Born in Barnsley, England, McCarthy – whose father was Irish – began his playing days with his home-town club, making his league debut in the fourth division in August 1977. A tough and committed central defender, he helped Barnsley to two promotions in his six years with the team before departing for Manchester City in 1983.

• Moved on to Celtic four years later, winning a Scottish league and cup double in 1987/88 and another Scottish Cup the following year. After a short stint in France with Lyon, McCarthy returned to England with Millwall, although injuries restricted his availability and he effectively hung up his boots when he was named player-manager by the London club in 1992.

• Installed as Ireland manager in February 1996 following Jack Charlton's departure, McCarthy's side narrowly missed out on the 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000, but reached the last 16 at the 2002 World Cup, losing to Spain on penalties; McCarthy stepped down that November.

• Then had three years in charge of Sunderland before occupying the Wolves helm between 2006 and 2012, guiding the team to promotion to the Premier League as champions in 2008/09, McCarthy's second Championship title following his 2005 success with Sunderland. Left Wolves in February 2012 and subsequently spent nearly six seasons at Ipswich, leaving the club in April 2018.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAnastasios Papapetrou (GRE)
  • Assistant refereesTryfon Petropoulos (GRE) , Iordanis Aptosoglou (GRE)
  • Fourth officialAristotelis Diamantopoulos (GRE)
  • UEFA DelegatePeter Oskam (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerGuy Goethals (BEL)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Anastasios Papapetrou13/01/1985024

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
04/05/2017U17GS-FTSerbiaRepublic of Ireland1-0Kostrena
24/03/2018U19ELITERepublic of Ireland26086983-0Vila do Conde

Last updated 22/03/2019 13:06CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group D - Group Standings
    Republic of Ireland0000000
    Gibraltar-Republic of Ireland
  • (07/06/2019)
  • (10/06/2019)
    Republic of Ireland-Gibraltar
  • (05/09/2019)
  • (08/09/2019)
  • (15/10/2019)
  • (15/11/2019)
  • (18/11/2019)

Republic of Ireland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group D - Group Standings
    Republic of Ireland0000000
    Gibraltar-Republic of Ireland
  • (26/03/2019)
    Republic of Ireland-Georgia
  • (07/06/2019)
    Denmark-Republic of Ireland
  • (10/06/2019)
    Republic of Ireland-Gibraltar
  • (05/09/2019)
    Republic of Ireland-Switzerland
  • (12/10/2019)
    Georgia-Republic of Ireland
  • (15/10/2019)
    Switzerland-Republic of Ireland
  • (18/11/2019)
    Republic of Ireland-Denmark

Last updated 22/03/2019 12:55CET


:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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