National Teams (109)
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)