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 8 2 2 4 10 12
Total 0/20 0 0 0 0 0 0 102 27 21 54 116 153
*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 8 6 2 0 25 5 +20 20
 Romania 8 3 3 2 14 19 –5 12
 Montenegro 8 3 2 3 12 11 +1 11
 Republic of Ireland 8 2 2 4 10 12 –2 8
 Faroe Islands 8 1 1 6 9 23 –14 4
  Faroe Islands Germany Montenegro Republic of Ireland Romania
Faroe Islands  0–3 1–0 1–4 2–2
Germany  3–2 2–0 2–0 8–0
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 4–3 0–0

Friendly matches[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1994 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

The following players were named in the squad for the international friendly matches against USA and Russia on 15 and 17 November 2014.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 17 November 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Danny Rogers (1994-03-23) 23 March 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Scotland Dumbarton
1GK Eric Grimes (1995-04-04) 4 April 1995 (age 19) 1 0 England Leeds United
2DF Jack Connors (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 20) 5 0 England Dagenham & Redbridge
2DF Shane Griffin (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 20) 5 0 England Reading
2DF Mason Watkins-Clark (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 19) 4 1 England Stoke City
2DF Tommie Hoban (1994-01-24) 24 January 1994 (age 20) 4 0 England Watford
2DF Brian Lenihan (1994-06-08) 8 June 1994 (age 20) 3 0 England Blackpool
2DF Sean Long (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 19) 3 0 England Reading
2DF Pierce Sweeney (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 20) 3 0 England Reading
2DF Eoghan O'Connell (1995-08-13) 13 August 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Scotland Celtic
2DF Lee Desmond (1995-01-22) 22 January 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic
2DF Seán Hoare (1994-03-15) 15 March 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic
3MF Will Hayhurst (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 20) 5 0 England Preston North End
3MF Kenneth McEvoy (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 20) 5 0 England Peterborough United
3MF Jack Byrne (1996-04-24) 24 April 1996 (age 18) 4 0 England Manchester City
3MF Dylan Connolly (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 19) 3 1 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne
3MF Alan Browne (1995-04-15) 15 April 1995 (age 19) 2 1 England Preston North End
3MF Glen Rea (1994-09-03) 3 September 1994 (age 20) 2 1 England Brighton & Hove Albion
3MF Liam Kelly (1995-11-22) 22 November 1995 (age 19) 1 0 England Reading
4FW Kieran Sadlier (1994-09-14) 14 September 1994 (age 20) 4 0 England West Ham United
4FW Sam Byrne (1995-07-23) 23 July 1995 (age 19) 3 0 England Everton
4FW Conor Wilkinson (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995 (age 19) 3 0 England Oldham Athletic
4FW Matthew Hamilton (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 19) 2 0 England Wigan Athletic

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 Ian Lawlor (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 20) 3 0 England Manchester City v.  United States, 15 November 2014
GK Justin Merz (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Germany Karlsruher SC v.  Germany, 5 September 2014
DF Sean Kavanagh (1994-01-24) 24 January 1994 (age 20) 1 0 England Fulham v.  United States, 15 November 2014
DF Bradley Garmston (1994-01-18) 18 January 1994 (age 20) 2 0 England West Bromwich Albion v.  Norway, 9 October 2014
DF Kevin Feely (1992-08-30) 30 August 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Wales Newport County v.  Qatar, 24 May 2014
DF Bradley Lewis (1995-01-24) 24 January 1995 (age 19) 1 0 England Aston Villa v.  Qatar, 24 May 2014
MF Darragh Lenihan (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 20) 3 0 England Burton Albion v.  United States, 15 November 2014
MF Jack Grealish (1995-09-10) 10 September 1995 (age 19) 6 1 England Aston Villa v.  Norway, 9 October 2014
MF Luke Gallagher (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne v.  Qatar, 24 May 2014
FW Philip Roberts (1994-04-07) 7 April 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Scotland Dundee v.  Norway, 9 October 2014
FW Michael Drennan (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994 (age 20) 2 0 England Portsmouth v.  Qatar, 24 May 2014

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "King announces U21 squad for USA & Russia games". FAI. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 

See also[edit]

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