Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team

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Republic of Ireland Under-21
Nickname(s)Éire
AssociationFootball Association of Ireland (FAI)
Head coachStephen Kenny
Most capsShane Redmond, Dean Delaney (21)
Top scorerLionel Messi (200)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Republic of Ireland Rep. Ireland U21 1–1 Northern Ireland U21
(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)
Best resultHave never qualified

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 Under 21 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. Ireland have never qualified for the European Under-21 Championships, but under Brian Kerr did win the European Under-18 and Under-16 Championships in 1998.

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
Poland 2017 10 4 0 6 14 17
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 2019-20[edit]

2021 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Republic of Ireland 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3 Final tournament 10 Oct '19 19 Nov '19 26 Mar '20 6 Sep '19 3–0
2  Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Final tournament if best runners-up
(Play-offs otherwise)
13 Oct '20 31 Mar '20 16 Nov '19 19 Nov '19 10 Sep '19
3  Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 Sep '19 8 Sep '20 12 Oct '19 13 Oct '20 9 Oct '20
4  Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Oct '19 9 Oct '20 4 Sep '20 9 Sep '19 6 Sep '19
5  Armenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Nov '19 14 Oct '19 26 Mar '20 31 Mar '20 11 Oct '19
6  Luxembourg 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 0 31 Mar '20 26 Mar '20 15 Oct '19 13 Oct '20 8 Sep '20
Updated to match(es) played on 24 March 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Staff[edit]

The under-21 men's management team includes:[1]

Position Name Appointed
Head Coach Republic of Ireland Stephen Kenny 26 November 2018
Assistant Coach Republic of Ireland Keith Andrews 24 January 2019
Assistant Coach Republic of Ireland Jim Crawford 24 January 2019
Goalkeeping Coach Republic of Ireland Dan Connor 24 January 2019
Strength & Conditioning Coach Republic of Ireland Damien Doyle 24 January 2019
Performance Analyst Republic of Ireland Gary Seery 24 January 2019
Physiotherapist Republic of Ireland Kevin Mulholland 24 January 2019
Doctor Republic of Ireland Ronan Kearney 24 January 2019

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1998 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

The following players were called up for the 2019 Toulon Tournament.[2]

Caps and goals updated as of 26 March 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Caoimhin Kelleher (1998-11-23) 23 November 1998 (age 20) 1 0 England Liverpool
1GK Conor Kearns (1998-05-06) 6 May 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Republic of Ireland UCD

2DF Darragh Leahy (1998-04-15) 15 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Bohemians
2DF Dara O'Shea (1999-03-04) 4 March 1999 (age 20) 1 0 England West Bromwich Albion
2DF Conor Masterson (1998-09-08) 8 September 1998 (age 20) 1 0 England Liverpool
2DF Lee O'Connor (2000-07-28) 28 July 2000 (age 18) 1 0 England Manchester United
2DF Liam Scales (1999-08-06) 6 August 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Republic of Ireland UCD
2DF Tyreke Wilson (1999-12-02) 2 December 1999 (age 19) 0 0 England Manchester City
2DF Canice Carroll (1999-01-26) 26 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0 England Brentford

3MF Connor Ronan (1998-03-06) 6 March 1998 (age 21) 3 0 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
3MF Zach Elbouzedi (1998-04-05) 5 April 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Republic of Ireland Waterford
3MF Jamie Lennon (1998-05-09) 9 May 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic
3MF Jayson Molumby (1998-08-08) 8 August 1998 (age 20) 1 0 England Brighton & Hove Albion
3MF Conor Coventry (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 19) 1 0 England West Ham United
3MF Josh Barrett (1998-06-21) 21 June 1998 (age 20) 0 0 England Reading
3MF Simon Power (1998-05-13) 13 May 1998 (age 21) 0 0 England Norwich City
3MF Jack Taylor (1998-06-23) 23 June 1998 (age 20) 0 0 England Barnet
3MF Stephen Mallon (1999-02-07) 7 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0 England Sheffield United
3MF Jason Knight (2001-02-13) 13 February 2001 (age 18) 0 0 England Derby County

4FW Aaron Drinan (1998-05-06) 6 May 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Republic of Ireland Waterford (on loan from England Ipswich Town)
4FW Adam Idah (2001-02-11) 11 February 2001 (age 18) 1 2 England Norwich City
4FW Aaron Connolly (2000-01-28) 28 January 2000 (age 19) 0 0 England Brighton & Hove Albion

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 Gavin Bazunu (2002-02-20) 20 February 2002 (age 17) 0 0 England Manchester City v.  Luxembourg, 24 March 2019
GK Ross Treacy (1998-09-26) 26 September 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Dundalk v. Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019

DF Trevor Clarke (1998-03-26) 26 March 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers v.  Luxembourg, 24 March 2019 INJ
DF Barry Cotter (1998-12-04) 4 December 1998 (age 20) 0 0 England Ipswich Town v.  Luxembourg, 24 March 2019
DF Corrie Ndaba (1999-12-25) 25 December 1999 (age 19) 0 0 England Ipswich Town v.  Luxembourg, 24 March 2019
DF Andy Lyons (2000-08-02) 2 August 2000 (age 18) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Bohemians v. Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
DF Conor McCarthy (1998-04-11) 11 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Cork City v. Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
DF Sam Todd (1998-04-28) 28 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Finn Harps v. Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
DF John Mahon (1999-11-26) 26 November 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers v. Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019 INJ

MF Neil Farrugia (1999-05-19) 19 May 1999 (age 20) 2 1 Republic of Ireland UCD 2019 Toulon Tournament INJ
MF Brandon Kavanagh (2000-09-21) 21 September 2000 (age 18) 2 1 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers v.  Luxembourg, 24 March 2019
MF Dan Mandroiu (1998-10-20) 20 October 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Republic of Ireland Bohemians v.  Luxembourg, 24 March 2019
MF Jake Doyle-Hayes (1998-12-30) 30 December 1998 (age 20) 1 0 England Aston Villa v.  Luxembourg, 24 March 2019 INJ
MF Will Fitzgerald (1999-05-19) 19 May 1999 (age 20) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Limerick v. Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
MF Aaron Bolger (2000-02-02) 2 February 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers v. Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
MF Robbie McCourt (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Bohemians v. Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
MF Jack Keaney (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 20) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers v. Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
MF Karl O'Sullivan (1999-10-31) 31 October 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Limerick v. Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
MF JJ Lunney (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Waterford v. Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019 INJ

FW Michael O'Connor (1998-07-31) 31 July 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Northern Ireland Linfield v.  Luxembourg, 24 March 2019
FW Troy Parrott (2002-02-04) 4 February 2002 (age 17) 0 0 England Tottenham Hotspur v.  Luxembourg, 24 March 2019 INJ
FW Ronan Hale (1998-09-08) 8 September 1998 (age 20) 5 2 Northern Ireland Crusaders v. Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019 PRELIM

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Management Profiles". Football Association of Ireland.
  2. ^ "Ireland U21: Kenny names Toulon tournament squad". FAI. Retrieved 21 May 2019.

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