Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team

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Republic of Ireland Under-19
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Association of Ireland
Head coach Paul Doolin
First colours
Second colours
UEFA U-19 Championship
Appearances 20 (First in 1948)
Best result Winner: 1998

The Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team, is the national under-19 football team of the Republic of Ireland and is controlled by the Football Association of Ireland and competes in the biennial European Under-19 Football Championship.

The team has competed in several championships.

Achievements[edit]

The Republic won the UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship in Cyprus in 1998 and that remains their best performance to date.

  • U-18 European Championship in 1998 – 1st place (Coach Brian Kerr)

In July 2011 Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team reached the semi-finals of the 2011 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship held in Romania where they were eliminated by Spain.

Honours[edit]

Champions (0):
Runner-up (0):
    • Under-18 era, 1957–2001
Champions (1): 1998
Runner-up (0):

Results and fixtures[edit]

2011 UEFA European Under–19 Football Championship[edit]

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9
 Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Greece 3 1 0 2 2 3 –1 3
 Romania 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
20 July 2011
21:00
Greece  1 – 2  Republic of Ireland
Katidis Goal 5' Report O'Connor Goal 2'51'
Stadionul Buftea, Buftea
Attendance: 100
Referee: Pawel Gil (Poland)

23 July 2011
19:00
Czech Republic  2 – 1  Republic of Ireland
Brabec Goal 69'
Lácha Goal 71'
Report O'Sullivan Goal 10'
Stadionul Mogoşoaia, Mogoşoaia
Attendance: 400
Referee: Tamás Bognar (Hungary)

26 July 2011
19:00
Republic of Ireland  0 – 0  Romania
Report
Stadionul Berceni, Berceni
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (Kazakhstan)

Semifinals[edit]

29 July 2011
20:45
Spain  5 – 0  Republic of Ireland
Deulofeu Goal 27'
Sarabia Goal 40'
Juanmi Goal 46'
Morata Goal 79'90+1' (pen.)
Report
Stadionul Concordia, Chiajna
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)

2012 UEFA European Under–19 Football Championship qualification[edit]

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
 Republic of Ireland 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 Bulgaria 3 1 0 2 3 6 –3 3
 Russia 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0
6 October 2011
15:00
Republic of Ireland  4 – 1  Bulgaria
Smith Goal 3'
Byrne Goal 12'
Carruthers Goal 66'
Forde Goal 87'
Report Nedelev Goal 71'
Hristo Botev Stadium, Plovdiv
Referee: Paolo Valeri (Italy)

8 October 2011
14:00
Bosnia-Herzegovina  2 – 0  Republic of Ireland
Maletić Goal 27'
Prcić Goal 84'
Report
Hristo Botev Stadium, Plovdiv
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (Lithuania)

11 October 2011
15:00
Republic of Ireland  3 – 1  Russia
George Goal 63'
G. Smith Goal 66'
Forde Goal 80'
Dzhalilov Goal 23'
Lokomotiv Stadium, Plovdiv
Referee: Antti Munukka (Finland)

2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite qualification[edit]

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9
 Ukraine 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
 Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
 Israel 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1
26 May 2012
19:00
Portugal  1 – 0  Republic of Ireland
Barker Goal 87' (o.g.) Report
Estádio José Arcanjo, Olhão
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (Belgium)
28 May 2012
17:00
Republic of Ireland  0 – 3  Ukraine
Report Taschy Goal 53'
Churko Goal 56'
Bratkov Goal 66' (pen.)
Estádio Municipal Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (Switzerland)
31 May 2012
19:00
Israel  1 – 1  Republic of Ireland
Hirsh Goal 89' Report O'Brien Goal 50'
Estádio da Nora, Ferreiras
Referee: Danilo Grujić (Serbia)

Friendly matches[edit]

2013 UEFA European Under–19 Football Championship qualification[edit]

Group 5

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 12 2 +10 7
 Republic of Ireland 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7
 Macedonia 3 1 0 2 1 6 −5 3
 Luxembourg 3 0 0 3 2 11 −9 0
11 October 2012
19:00
Republic of Ireland  5 – 2  Luxembourg
Drennan Goal 8'21'80'
Hoban Goal 27'
Byrne Goal 55'
Report Pereira Goal 43'
Todorovic Goal 78'
13 October 2012
17:00
Macedonia  0 – 1  Republic of Ireland
Report Drennan Goal 81'
Stade Alphonse Theis, Hesperange
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (Kazakhstan)
16 October 2012
19:00
Republic of Ireland  2 – 2  Germany
Byrne Goal 58'
Coombes Goal 61'
Report Kerk Goal 7'
Yeşil Goal 28'

2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite qualification[edit]

Group 2

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Serbia 3 1 1 1 4 1 +3 4
 Switzerland 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 Slovakia 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
 Republic of Ireland 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
6 June 2013
17:30
Republic of Ireland  2 – 2  Switzerland
Byrne Goal 16'
Sadlier Goal 23'
Report Frey Goal 43'
Campo Goal 52'
FK Obilić Stadium, Belgrade
Referee: Sergei Lapochkin (Russia)

8 June 2013
17:30
Slovakia  2 – 2  Republic of Ireland
Marcin Goal 54'
Rusnák Goal 90'
Report Byrne Goal 24'
Smith Goal 90+2'
FK Obilić Stadium, Belgrade
Referee: Orel Greenfeld (Israel)

11 June 2013
17:30
Republic of Ireland  0 – 0  Serbia
Report
Karađorđe Stadium, Novi Sad
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (Lithuania)

2014 UEFA European Under–19 Football Championship qualification[edit]

Group 3

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Republic of Ireland 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 6
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
 Azerbaijan 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
10 October 2013
14:00
Republic of Ireland  2–0  Azerbaijan
O'Sullivan Goal 34'
O'Hanlon Goal 83'
Report
Ängelholms IP, Ängelholm
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
12 October 2013
16:00
Republic of Ireland  1–0  Sweden
Kelly Goal 83' Report
Ängelholms IP, Ängelholm
Referee: Dimitar Meckarovski (Macedonia)
15 October 2013
14:00
Bosnia-Herzegovina  1–1  Republic of Ireland
Predragović Goal 24' Report Crowe Goal 45+2'

2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite qualification[edit]

(Host nation: Republic of Ireland

Group 4

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Republic of Ireland 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
 Serbia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
 Turkey 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
 Iceland 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
28 May 2014
Republic of Ireland  2–1  Iceland
Report


30 May 2014
Turkey   Republic of Ireland
Report


2 June 2014
Republic of Ireland   Serbia
Report

Current Squad[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1994 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

The following players were named in the squad for the qualifying UEFA Elite Round commencing Thursday, June 6, 2013.

No. Name DOB Club Caps (goals)
Goalkeepers
1 Eric Grimes (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 20) England Leeds United 4 (0)
16 Shane Fagan (1995-02-23) 23 February 1995 (age 20) Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 2 (0)
Defenders
4 Steven Smith (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 20) England Leicester City 3 (0)
5 Pierce Sweeney (c) (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 20) England Reading 5 (0)
2 Noe Baba (1996-08-08) 8 August 1996 (age 18) England Fulham 4 (0)
18 Sean Long (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 19) England Reading 0 (0)
15 Shane Griffin (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 20) England Reading 6 (0)
Evan Finnegan (1995-08-05) 5 August 1995 (age 19) England Doncaster Rovers 3 (0)
Midfielders
11 Sean Kavanagh (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 21) England Fulham 0 (0)
13 Carel Tiofack (1994-05-20) 20 May 1994 (age 20) Spain Cádiz CF 1 (0)
10 Luke Gallagher (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 20) England Burnley 7 (0)
7 Kenneth McEvoy (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 20) England Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
3 Bradley Garmston (1994-01-18) 18 January 1994 (age 21) England West Bromwich Albion 8 (0)
6 Brandon Miele (1994-08-28) 28 August 1994 (age 20) England Newcastle United 6 (0)
17 Will Hayhurst (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 21) England Preston North End 1 (0)
14 Adam Evans (1994-05-03) 3 May 1994 (age 20) England Burnley 1 (0)
Forwards
8 Kieran Sadlier (1994-09-14) 14 September 1994 (age 20) England West Ham United 7 (1)
9 Sam Byrne (1995-07-23) 23 July 1995 (age 19) England Manchester United 5 (3)
12 Sean Maguire (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 20) England West Ham United 3 (0)

List of previous championship finals appearances[edit]

Competition Host Country Tournament Winner Finished
1948 FIFA Youth Tournament  England  England 5th
1953 FIFA Youth Tournament  Belgium  Hungary Quarterfinals
1954 FIFA Youth Tournament  West Germany  Spain Group stage (16th)
1964 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  Netherlands  England Group stage
1965 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  West Germany  East Germany Quarterfinals
1972 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  Spain  England Group stage
1973 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  Italy  England Group stage
1975 UEFA European Under-18 Championship   Switzerland  England Group stage
1977 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  Belgium  Belgium Group stage
1982 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  Finland  Scotland Group stage
1983 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  England  France Group stage
1984 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  Soviet Union  Hungary 4th
1990 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  Hungary  Soviet Union Quarterfinals (5th)
1996 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  France
 Luxembourg
 France Group stage
1997 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  Iceland  France 4th
1998 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  Cyprus  Republic of Ireland Winners
1999 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  Sweden  Portugal 3rd
2002 UEFA European Under-19 Championship  Norway  Spain 4th
2011 UEFA European Under-19 Championship  Romania  Spain Semi-finals

See also[edit]

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