National Teams (88)
Group 1: France, Sweden, Slovakia, FYR Macedonia
Group 2: Poland, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Lithuania
Group 3: Germany, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Albania
Group 4: Scotland, Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria
Group 5: Norway, Northern Ireland, Wales, Moldova
Group 6: Switzerland, Austria, Israel, Latvia
Group 7: Spain, Iceland, Greece, Kazakhstan
Group 8: Italy, Russia, Slovenia, Estonia
Group 9: Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Ukraine, Montenegro
Group 10: Sweden, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia
Group 11: England, Serbia, Belarus, Cyprus
Group 12: Denmark, Hungary, Turkey, Kosovo
The top two teams from each group, as well as the four best third-placed teams, will qualify for the Elite Round, with seven teams eventually qualifying for the finals in Georgia in 2020.
Scotland will host the 2019 finals in July.
Group 1: England, Greece, Hungary, Georgia
Group 2: Serbia, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland
Group 3: Spain, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia
Group 4: Germany, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Scotland
Group 5: France, Portugal, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland
Group 6: Denmark, Italy, Iceland, Slovenia
Group 7: Belgium, Austria, Finland, Wales
Group 1: England, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia
Group 2: Switzerland, Turkey, Romania, Moldova
Group 3: France, Iceland, Belarus, Malta
Group 4: Finland, Austria, Slovakia, Estonia
Group 5: Norway, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands
Group 6: Denmark, Russia, Wales, FYR Macedonia
Group 7: Republic of Ireland, Greece, Lithuania, Albania
Group 8: Czech Republic, Ukraine, Serbia, Georgia
Group 9: Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan
Group 10: Italy, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Montenegro
Group 11: Netherlands, Israel, Portugal, Latvia
O’Connor had the home side in front after ten minutes with a clinical finish from close range.
The UCD man started the move himself when he linked up with Shane Day-Butz, who went on to find Darragh Noone and he played the ball into O’Connor’s path for the midfielder to fire past Callum Davidson for the only goal of a closely fought game.
The Irish were the dominant side throughout and they created a couple of other chances to add to their total efforts. But Alan O’Sullivan, Shane Day-Butz and O’Connor all failed to find the target, while Adrian Delap hit the base of the upright with another great chance.
The Scots always posed a treat in counter attacks and Robbie McGlade and Anton Dowds tested Matt Connor in the home goal but they failed to make the breakthrough and grab an equaliser.
SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES: C Davidson (A Cadzow 85); C Windram (A Webb 83), M Verkaik, C Morgan, M Condie; R McGlade, F Daniels-Yeoman, R Kellock (R Calbacho 60); K Hall (M Bolotov 72), A Dowds, L Hunter (E Skjaeveland 66).
Referee: J Dyas (Dundalk)
Donald Park named his Scotland U19 squad that will travel to Spain to face Denmark and Austria at the end of February.
Rangers’ Matthew Shield, Wolves’ Elliot Watt, Kerr McInroy and Jack Aitchison of Celtic and Reading’s Ben House are all brought into the squad.
The two International Challenge Matches are part of the squad’s preparations for the Euros Elite Round qualifying stage where they will face Germany, the Netherlands and Norway for a place at the European Championships in Finland this summer.
The squad in full is:
Aidan McAdams (Rangers)
Kieran Wright (Rangers)
Aidan Wilson (Rangers)
Daniel Baur (Heart of Midlothian)
Matthew Shiels (Rangers)
Robbie Deas (Celtic)
Ryan Porteous (Hibernian)
Stephen Welsh (Celtic)
Wallace Duffy (Celtic)
Charlie Gilmour (Arsenal)
Elliot Watt (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Jamie Barjonas (Rangers)
Jordan Holsgrove (Reading)
Kerr McInroy (Celtic)
Ben House (Reading)
Fraser Hornby (Everton)
Fraser Murray (Hibernian)
Glenn Middleton (Rangers)
Jack Aitchison (Celtic)
Zak Rudden (Rangers)