Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team
|Association||Football Association of Ireland (FAI)|
|Head coach||Noel King|
|Most caps||Shane Duffy (20)|
|Top scorer||Robbie Brady (7)|
| Rep. Ireland U21 1-1 Northern Ireland U21
(Dublin; 8 March 1978)
| Rep. Ireland U21 5-0 Estonia U21
(Tallaght Stadium, Dublin; 10 August 2010)
| Germany U21 8-0 Rep. Ireland
(Baunatal; 23 March 1993)
|UEFA U-21 Championship|
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.
- 1 Competitive Record
- 2 Results and fixtures 2013–2015
- 3 Players
- 4 References
- 5 See also
- 6 External links
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
|UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship record||UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Qualification record|
|1978||Did not enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1988||Did not qualify||4||0||2||2||3||7|
|1990||Did not enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1992||Did not qualify||6||1||0||5||5||14|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.
Results and fixtures 2013–2015
2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
|14 August 2013||Faroe Islands||1 – 4||Republic of Ireland||Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands|
|18:30 (UTC)||Sørensen 13'||Report||Carruthers 23'
Doherty 68', 88'
|Referee: Petr Ardeleanu (Czech Republic)
|9 September 2013||Republic of Ireland||0 – 4||Germany||Showgrounds, Sligo, Republic of Ireland|
|19:45 (UTC)||Report||Leitner 12'
Volland 22', 24'
|Referee: Domagoj Vučkov (Croatia)
|11 October 2013||Romania||0 – 0||Republic of Ireland||Stadionul Ceahlăul, Piatra Neamț, Romania|
|19:30 (UTC+2)||Report||Referee: Yuriy Mozharovskyy (Ukraine)
|15 October 2013||Republic of Ireland||0 – 1||Romania||Showgrounds, Sligo, Republic of Ireland|
|15:00 (UTC)||Report||Martin 54'||Referee: Mete Kalkavan (Turkey)
|15 November 2013||Republic of Ireland||5 – 2||Faroe Islands||Showgrounds, Sligo, Republic of Ireland|
|15:45 (UTC)||Carruthers 17'
O'Brien 20', 42'
|Report||Zachariasen 26', 37' (pen.)||Referee: Alexandr Aliyev (Kazakhstan)
|19 November 2013||Montenegro||0 – 0||Republic of Ireland||Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro|
|17:00 (UTC+1)||Report||Referee: Vladimir Vnuk (Slovakia)
|5 March 2014||Republic of Ireland||1 – 2||Montenegro||Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland|
|15:00 (UTC)||Doherty 11'||Report||Đorđević 75'
|Referee: Nikolaj Hänni (Switzerland)
|5 September 2014||Germany||2 – 0||Republic of Ireland||Erdgas Sportpark, Halle, Germany|
|18:00 (UTC+2)||P. Hofmann 47'
J. Hofmann 50'
|Report||Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)
|6 February 2013||Republic of Ireland||3 – 0||Netherlands||Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland|
|19:30 UTC+1||O'Brien 10', 37'
Forde 57' (pen.)
|Report||Referee: Mervyn Smith (Northern Ireland)
|25 March 2013||Republic of Ireland||1 - 2||Portugal||Oriel Park, Dundalk, Republic of Ireland|
|19:30 UTC+1||Doherty 71'||Report||Referee: Mark Whitby (Football Association of Wales)
|31 May 2013||Denmark||0 - 0||Republic of Ireland||Billund, Denmark|
|24 May 2014||Republic of Ireland||1 - 1||Qatar||New Tivoli, Aachen, Germany|
|19:00 UTC+2||Watkins-Clark 90+2'||Report||Ahmed Alaaeldin 32'|
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 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification match against Germany on 5 September 2014.
Caps and goals updated as of 5 September 2014.
The following players have also been called up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad and remain eligible:
Note: Names in italics denote players that have been capped for the Senior team.
- "Irish U21 ready for German challenge". FAI. 5 September 2014.
- European Under-21 Football Championship
- Republic of Ireland national football team
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- Republic of Ireland national under-17 football team