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South East represented in a potential historic evening

South East represented in a potential historic evening

Jim Crawford's Republic of Ireland U-21 side is a single game away from history, as they face Israel in their European Championship play-off 2nd leg.

The boys in green make the trip to Tel Aviv for a 6.15 pm kick-off, with the sides playing out a 1-1 draw from the first leg.

A win tonight will guarantee their place at an underage European Championship Finals for the first time.

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There were many positives to take from the home leg in Dublin, with many leaving Tallaght feeling aggrieved with the result.

Former Villa FC man Lee O'Connor is among the expected starters for this evening's fixture.

The Waterford man is a member of EFL side Tranmere Rovers and is Ireland's highest capped underage player.

Wexford's Festy Ebosele made an appearance from the bench in the first leg and will be hoping he made enough of an impression to push for a starting birth.

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He's currently on the books of Italian giants Udinese.

The FAI has confirmed that the match will be available on big screens around the Aviva Stadium, with kick-off in this winner takes all tie at 6:15 pm Irish time.

The region's quartet trio of Ebosele, O'Connor,ย  John O'Shea and Ollie O'Neill will be hoping to etch their names in the history books of Irish football.

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