Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team

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Republic of Ireland Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Association of Ireland (FAI)
Head coach Noel King
Most caps Shane Duffy (20)
Top scorer Robbie Brady (7)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Republic of Ireland Rep. Ireland U21 1-1 Northern Ireland U21 Northern Ireland
(Dublin; 8 March 1978)
Biggest win
Republic of Ireland Rep. Ireland U21 5-0 Estonia U21 Estonia
(Tallaght Stadium, Dublin; 10 August 2010)
Biggest defeat
Germany Germany U21 8-0 Rep. Ireland Republic of Ireland
(Baunatal; 23 March 1993)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances None

The Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team, is the national under-21 football team of the Republic of Ireland and is controlled by the Football Association of Ireland and competes in the biennial European Under-21 Football Championship and has competed since 1978.

Competitive Record[edit]

As a European U21 team, the Republic of Ireland compete for the European Championship, with the finals every odd-numbered year, formerly even-numbered years. There is no Under-21 World Cup, although there is an Under-20 World Cup. For the first five (1978–1986) European Under-21 Football Championships, Ireland did not enter but in 1988 they entered for the first time but failed to qualify.

UEFA European Under-21 Championship Record[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1978 Did not enter
1980
1982
1984
1986
1988 Did not qualify 4 0 2 2 3 7
1990 Did not enter
1992 Did not qualify 6 1 0 5 5 14
France 1994 8 1 1 6 7 20
Spain 1996 8 2 2 4 7 9
Romania 1998 8 3 0 5 11 7
Slovakia 2000 8 4 2 2 13 12
Switzerland 2002 8 4 1 3 10 7
Germany 2004 8 2 2 4 8 11
Portugal 2006 8 1 2 5 10 14
Netherlands 2007 2 1 0 1 2 1
Sweden 2009 8 1 2 5 4 14
Denmark 2011 10 1 4 5 5 11
Israel 2013 8 4 1 3 15 10
Czech Republic 2015 Qualifying in progress
Total 0/19 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 25 19 50 106 141
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.

Results and fixtures 2013–2015[edit]

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Group stage[edit]
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 6 4 2 0 15 5 +10 14
 Montenegro 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11
 Romania 6 2 3 1 10 8 +2 9
 Republic of Ireland 7 2 2 3 10 10 0 8
 Faroe Islands 7 0 1 6 8 23 –15 1
  Faroe Islands Germany Montenegro Republic of Ireland Romania
Faroe Islands  0–3 1–4 2–2
Germany  3–2 2–0
Montenegro  3–0 1–1 0–0 3–2
Republic of Ireland  5–2 0–4 1–2 0–1
Romania  3–1 2–2 0–0

Friendly matches[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1992 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

The following players were named in the squad for the friendly match against the Qatar Olympic team on 24 May 2014.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 24 May 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ian Lawlor (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 19) 1 0 England Manchester City
1GK Justin Merz (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Germany Karlsruher SC
2DF Mason Watkins-Clark (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 19) 1 1 England Stoke City
2DF Jack Connors (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 19) 1 0 England Dagenham & Redbridge
2DF Kevin Feely (1992-08-30) 30 August 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Wales Newport County
2DF Bradley Garmston (1994-01-18) 18 January 1994 (age 20) 1 0 England West Bromwich Albion
2DF Shane Griffin (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 19) 1 0 England Reading
2DF Brian Lenihan (1994-06-08) 8 June 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Cork City
2DF Bradley Lewis (1995-01-24) 24 January 1995 (age 19) 1 0 England Aston Villa
2DF Pierce Sweeney (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 19) 1 0 England Reading
3MF Will Hayhurst (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 20) 3 0 England Preston North End
3MF Kenneth McEvoy (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 19) 2 0 England Peterborough United
3MF Jack Byrne (1996-04-24) 24 April 1996 (age 18) 1 0 England Manchester City
3MF Luke Gallagher (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 20) 1 0 England Burnley
3MF Darragh Lenihan (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 20) 1 0 England Blackburn Rovers
4FW Michael Drennan (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994 (age 20) 2 0 England Aston Villa
4FW Kieran Sadlier (1994-09-14) 14 September 1994 (age 19) 1 0 England West Ham United
4FW Conor Wilkinson (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995 (age 19) 1 0 England Bolton Wanderers

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad and remain eligible:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Aaron McCarey (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 22) 10 0 England Wolverhampton Wanderers v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
GK Sean McDermott (1993-05-30) 30 May 1993 (age 21) 6 0 Norway Sandnes Ulf v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
DF Shane Duffy (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 22) 20 1 England Everton v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
DF Sean McGinty (1993-08-11) 11 August 1993 (age 21) 10 0 England Rochdale v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
DF Matt Doherty (1992-01-16) 16 January 1992 (age 22) 8 4 England Wolverhampton Wanderers v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
DF John Egan (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 21) 6 0 England Gillingham v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
DF Tommie Hoban (1994-01-24) 24 January 1994 (age 20) 0 0 England Watford v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
DF Anthony O'Connor (1992-10-25) 25 October 1992 (age 21) 8 0 England Plymouth Argyle v.  Montenegro, 19 November 2013
DF Derrick Williams (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 21) 6 0 England Bristol City v.  Montenegro, 19 November 2013
DF Michael Harriman (1992-10-23) 23 October 1992 (age 21) 4 0 England Queens Park Rangers v.  Montenegro, 19 November 2013
DF Joe Shaughnessy (1992-07-06) 6 July 1992 (age 22) 4 0 Scotland Aberdeen v.  Montenegro, 19 November 2013
DF Charles Dunne (1993-02-13) 13 February 1993 (age 21) 1 0 England Blackpool v.  Montenegro, 19 November 2013
DF Carl McHugh (1993-02-05) 5 February 1993 (age 21) 2 0 England Plymouth Argyle v.  Romania, 15 October 2013
DF Cian Bolger (1992-03-12) 12 March 1992 (age 22) 1 0 England Southend United v.  Portugal, 25 March 2013
DF Mark O'Brien (1992-11-20) 20 November 1992 (age 21) 0 0 England Derby County v.  Netherlands, 6 February 2013
MF Anthony Forde (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 20) 11 2 England Walsall v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
MF Sean Murray (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 20) 11 1 England Watford v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
MF Callum Reilly (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 20) 8 0 England Birmingham City v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
MF Jeff Hendrick (1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 22) 7 0 England Derby County v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
MF Jack Grealish (1995-09-10) 10 September 1995 (age 18) 5 1 England Aston Villa v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
MF Samir Carruthers (1993-04-04) 4 April 1993 (age 21) 10 3 England Milton Keynes Dons v.  Montenegro, 19 November 2013
MF John O'Sullivan (1993-09-18) 18 September 1993 (age 20) 4 0 England Blackburn Rovers v.  Montenegro, 19 November 2013
MF Frankie Sutherland (1993-12-06) 6 December 1993 (age 20) 6 0 England Queens Park Rangers v.  Romania, 15 October 2013
MF Barry McNamee (1992-02-17) 17 February 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Derry City v.  Germany, 9 September 2013
MF Kane Ferdinand (1992-10-07) 7 October 1992 (age 21) 2 0 England Peterborough United v.  Faroe Islands, 14 August 2013
MF Daryl Horgan (1992-08-10) 10 August 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Dundalk v.  Denmark, 31 May 2013
MF Christopher Forrester (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 21) 2 0 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic v.  Portugal, 25 March 2013
MF Robbie Brady (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 22) 12 7 England Hull City v.  Italy, 10 September 2012
FW Aiden O'Brien (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 20) 10 5 England Millwall v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
FW Connor Smith (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 21) 4 0 England Watford v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
FW Liam McAlinden (1993-09-26) 26 September 1993 (age 20) 1 0 England Wolverhampton Wanderers v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
FW Graham Burke (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 20) 2 0 England Aston Villa v.  Romania, 15 October 2013
FW Danny Morrissey (1993-12-13) 13 December 1993 (age 20) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Cork City v.  Romania, 15 October 2013
FW Selcuk Tidim (1992-06-28) 28 June 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Germany F.C. Hansa Rostock II v.  Denmark, 31 May 2013

Note: Names in italics denote players that have been capped for the Senior team.

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