Sadlier aids Irish

West Ham United striker Kieran Sadlier helped the Republic of Ireland Under-16s to a 3-3 friendly draw with Czech Republic on Thursday.

The Academy youngster played the full 80 minutes as Ireland were pegged back by a last-minute equaliser at Kingspan Century Park in County Monaghan.

Sadlier was a threat throughout, winning a penalty that strike-partner Mickey Drennan converted to put the hosts 2-1 up.

Drennan, who plays for Kilkenny-based Evergreen FC, netted a hat-trick, only for Czech substitute Lukas Julis to score an equaliser with the last kick of the match.

The match was the second of a friendly double-header between the two nations. Ireland won 2-1 in County Louth on Tuesday, when Sadlier was an unused substitute.