Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team

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Republic of Ireland Under-21
Association Football Association of Ireland (FAI)
Head coach Noel King
Most caps Shane Redmond (21)
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)
Best result Have 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 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. 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 2017-18[edit]

2019 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Group stage[edit]
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 8 6 1 1 29 6 +23 19 Final tournament
2  Norway 8 4 2 2 13 10 +3 14 Play-offs if among four best runners-up
3  Republic of Ireland 8 4 2 2 11 10 +1 14
4  Kosovo (E) 9 3 3 3 9 9 0 12
5  Israel (E) 8 2 2 4 11 17 −6 8
6  Azerbaijan (E) 9 0 2 7 5 26 −21 2
Updated to match(es) played on 11 September 2018. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(E) Eliminated.

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 friendly match against Iceland on 22 March 2018 and the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifying match against Azerbaijan on 27 March 2018.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 27 March 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kieran O'Hara (1996-04-22) 22 April 1996 (age 22) 5 0 England Macclesfield Town
16 1GK Liam Bossin (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 22) 3 0 England Nottingham Forest

3 2DF Danny Kane (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 21) 7 0 England Fylde
4 2DF Ryan Sweeney (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 21) 7 0 England Mansfield Town
2 2DF Corey Whelan (1997-12-10) 10 December 1997 (age 20) 7 0 England Crewe Alexandra
5 2DF Shaun Donnellan (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 21) 6 1 England Yeovil Town
6 2DF Declan Rice (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 19) 5 0 England West Ham United
18 2DF Ryan Delaney (1996-09-06) 6 September 1996 (age 22) 2 0 England Rochdale
12 2DF Liam Kinsella (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 22) 2 0 England Walsall

7 3MF Josh Cullen (1996-04-07) 7 April 1996 (age 22) 15 1 England Charlton Athletic
10 3MF Ryan Manning (1996-06-14) 14 June 1996 (age 22) 7 3 England Rotherham United
20 3MF Olamide Shodipo (1997-07-05) 5 July 1997 (age 21) 6 1 England Queens Park Rangers
13 3MF Jake Mulraney (1996-04-05) 5 April 1996 (age 22) 5 1 Scotland Hearts
8 3MF Connor Dimaio (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 22) 5 0 England Stockport County

9 4FW Reece Grego-Cox (1996-11-12) 12 November 1996 (age 21) 8 5 England Crawley Town
11 4FW Ronan Curtis (1996-03-29) 29 March 1996 (age 22) 7 0 England Portsmouth
17 4FW Joe Quigley (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 21) 4 0 England Maidstone United
15 4FW Ronan Hale (1998-09-08) 8 September 1998 (age 20) 2 1 Republic of Ireland Derry City

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 Caoimhin Kelleher (1998-11-23) 23 November 1998 (age 19) 0 0 England Liverpool v.  Iceland, 22 March 2018

DF Jimmy Dunne (1997-10-19) 19 October 1997 (age 20) 1 0 England Burnley v.  Iceland, 22 March 2018
DF Conor Shaughnessy (1996-06-30) 30 June 1996 (age 22) 1 0 England Leeds United v.  Norway, 14 November 2017
DF Connor O'Grady (1997-12-05) 5 December 1997 (age 20) 0 0 England Sheffield Wednesday v.  Kosovo, 25 March 2017
DF Ethan Boyle (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers v.  Kosovo, 25 March 2017
DF Kevin Toner (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Republic of Ireland St. Patrick's Athletic v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016
DF Noe Baba (1996-08-08) 8 August 1996 (age 22) 1 0 England Macclesfield Town v.  Norway, 17 November 2015
DF Dan Cleary (1996-03-09) 9 March 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Dundalk v.  Norway, 17 November 2015

MF Rory Hale (1996-11-27) 27 November 1996 (age 21) 1 1 Republic of Ireland Derry City v.  Iceland, 22 March 2018
MF Jake Doyle-Hayes (1998-12-30) 30 December 1998 (age 19) 1 0 England Aston Villa v.  Iceland, 22 March 2018
MF Harry Charsley (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 21) 12 2 England Bolton Wanderers (on loan from Everton) v.  Norway, 14 November 2017
MF Connor Ronan (1998-03-06) 6 March 1998 (age 20) 2 0 England Portsmouth (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) v.  Norway, 14 November 2017
MF Jack Byrne (1996-04-24) 24 April 1996 (age 22) 13 0 England Oldham Athletic v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016
MF Josh Barrett (1998-06-21) 21 June 1998 (age 20) 0 0 England Coventry City (on loan from Reading) v.  Slovenia, 28 March 2016

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

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