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
(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
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 2015-16[edit]

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Group stage[edit]
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 10 7 3 0 17 3 +14 24 Final tournament
2  Serbia 10 7 2 1 27 8 +19 23 Play-offs
3  Slovenia 10 5 0 5 18 11 +7 15
4  Republic of Ireland 10 4 0 6 14 17 −3 12
5  Lithuania 10 3 1 6 5 17 −12 10
6  Andorra 10 1 0 9 1 26 −25 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Friendly matches[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1996 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

The following players were called up for the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifying match against Kosovo on 25 March 2017.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 17 April 2016.


0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Liam Bossin (1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Belgium Anderlecht
1GK Kieran O'Hara (1996-04-26) 26 April 1996 (age 20) 0 0 England Manchester United

2DF Shaun Donnellan (1997-05-22) 22 May 1997 (age 19) 0 0 England West Bromwich Albion
2DF Danny Kane (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 19) 0 0 England Huddersfield Town
2DF Connor O'Grady (1997-12-05) 5 December 1997 (age 19) 0 0 England Sheffield Wednesday
2DF Ryan Sweeney (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 19) 0 0 England Bristol Rovers (on loan from Stoke)
2DF Corey Whelan (1997-12-10) 10 December 1997 (age 19) 0 0 England Liverpool

3MF Josh Cullen (1996-04-07) 7 April 1996 (age 20) 8 1 England Bradford City (on loan from West Ham)
3MF Harry Charsley (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 20) 7 1 England Everton
3MF Connor Dimaio (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 21) 3 0 England Chesterfield
3MF Olamide Shodipo (1997-07-05) 5 July 1997 (age 19) 3 0 England Port Vale (on loan from Queens Park Rangers)
3MF Ethan Boyle (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Finn Harps
3MF Rory Hale (1996-11-27) 27 November 1996 (age 20) 0 0 England Aston Villa
3MF Liam Kinsella (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 21) 0 0 England Walsall
3MF Ryan Manning (1996-06-14) 14 June 1996 (age 20) 0 0 England Queens Park Rangers

4FW Reece Grego-Cox (1996-11-12) 12 November 1996 (age 20) 3 1 Wales Newport County F.C. (on loan from Queens Park Rangers)
4FW Jake Mulraney (1996-04-05) 5 April 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Scotland Inverness Caledonian Thistle
4FW Ronan Curtis (1996-03-29) 29 March 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Derry City
4FW Joe Quigley (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 20) 0 0 England Gillingham (on loan from Bournemouth)

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
DF Dylan Barnett (1996-12-05) 5 December 1996 (age 20) 0 0 England Brighton v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016
DF Sean Heaney (1996-01-27) 27 January 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016
DF Declan Rice (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 18) 0 0 England West Ham v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016
DF Kevin Toner (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 20) 0 0 England Bradford (on loan from Aston Villa) v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016

MF Jack Byrne (1996-04-24) 24 April 1996 (age 20) 13 0 England Blackburn Rovers (on loan from Manchester City) v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016
MF Noe Baba (1996-08-08) 8 August 1996 (age 20) 1 0 England Birmingham v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016
MF Dylan Watts (1997-04-11) 11 April 1997 (age 19) 0 0 England Leicester v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016

FW Josh Barrett (1998-06-21) 21 June 1998 (age 18) 0 0 England Reading v.  Slovenia, 28 March 2016
FW Jamie McGrath (1996-09-30) 30 September 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Dundalk v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016
FW Ciaran O'Connor (1996-07-04) 4 July 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Dundalk v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "King announces Under 21 squad for Kosovo qualifier". FAI. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 

External links[edit]