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]
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 8 6 2 0 25 5 +20 20 Play-offs
2  Romania 8 3 3 2 14 19 −5 12
3  Montenegro 8 3 2 3 12 11 +1 11
4  Republic of Ireland 8 2 2 4 10 12 −2 8
5  Faroe Islands 8 1 1 6 9 23 −14 4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

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 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifying matches against Lithuania on 9 October 2015 and Italy on 13 October 2015.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 17 November 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Danny Rogers (1994-03-23) 23 March 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Scotland Falkirk
16 1GK Eric Grimes (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 21) 0 0 England Leeds United
2 2DF Sean Long (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 20) 3 0 England Reading
3 2DF Jack Connors (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 21) 5 0 England Dagenham & Redbridge
4 2DF Darragh Lenihan (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 21) 3 0 England Blackburn Rovers
5 2DF Glen Rea (1994-09-03) 3 September 1994 (age 21) 2 1 England Southend
14 2DF Shane Griffin (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 21) 5 0 England Reading
15 2DF Seán Hoare (1994-03-15) 15 March 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic
6 3MF Alan Browne (1995-04-15) 15 April 1995 (age 20) 2 1 England Preston North End
7 3MF Callum O'Dowda (1995-04-23) 23 April 1995 (age 20) 0 0 England Oxford United
8 3MF Josh Cullen (1996-04-07) 7 April 1996 (age 19) 1 1 England West Ham United
10 3MF Jack Byrne (1996-04-24) 24 April 1996 (age 19) 4 0 Netherlands SC Cambuur
11 3MF Sean Kavanagh (1994-01-24) 24 January 1994 (age 22) 1 0 England Fulham
12 3MF Harry Charsley (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 19) 0 0 England Everton
13 3MF Kenny McEvoy (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 21) 5 0 England Tottenham
17 3MF Dylan Connolly (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 20) 3 1 England Ipswich Town
9 4FW Conor Wilkinson (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995 (age 21) 3 0 England Barnsley
18 4FW Sean Maguire (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Dundalk

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 21) 3 0 England Manchester City v.  Lithuania, 9 October 2015 INJ
DF Tommie Hoban (1994-01-24) 24 January 1994 (age 22) 4 0 England Watford v.  Lithuania, 9 October 2015 INJ
DF Brian Lenihan (1994-06-08) 8 June 1994 (age 21) 3 0 England Hull City v.  Lithuania, 9 October 2015 INJ
DF Lee Desmond (1995-01-22) 22 January 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic v.  Lithuania, 9 October 2015 INJ
DF Pierce Sweeney (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 21) 3 0 England Reading v.  Andorra, 26 March 2015 INJ
DF Bradley Garmston (1994-01-18) 18 January 1994 (age 22) 2 0 England Gillingham v.  Andorra, 26 March 2015 INJ
DF Niall Keown (1995-04-05) 5 April 1995 (age 20) 0 0 England Reading v.  Andorra, 26 March 2015 INJ
DF Mason Watkins-Clark (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 21) 4 1 England Stoke City v.  United States, 15 November 2014
DF Eoghan O'Connell (1995-08-13) 13 August 1995 (age 20) 2 0 England Oldham v.  United States, 15 November 2014
DF Bradley Lewis (1995-01-24) 24 January 1995 (age 21) 1 0 England Halesowen Town v.  Qatar, 24 May 2014
MF Will Hayhurst (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 21) 5 0 England Notts County v.  United States, 15 November 2014
MF Liam Kelly (1995-11-22) 22 November 1995 (age 20) 1 0 England Reading v.  United States, 15 November 2014
MF Luke Gallagher (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Bray Wanderers v.  Qatar, 24 May 2014
FW Sam Byrne (1995-07-23) 23 July 1995 (age 20) 3 0 England Everton v.  Lithuania, 9 October 2015 INJ
FW Reece Grego-Cox (1996-11-12) 12 November 1996 (age 19) 2 0 England QPR v.  Lithuania, 9 October 2015 INJ
FW Shamir Fenelon (1994-08-03) 3 August 1994 (age 21) 0 0 England Crawley v.  Lithuania, 9 October 2015 INJ
FW Matthew Hamilton (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 20) 2 0 England Wigan Athletic v.  Andorra, 26 March 2015 INJ
FW Kieran Sadlier (1994-09-14) 14 September 1994 (age 21) 4 0 England Peterborough v.  United States, 15 November 2014
FW Philip Roberts (1994-04-07) 7 April 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Free Agent v.  Norway, 9 October 2014
FW Michael Drennan (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers v.  Qatar, 24 May 2014

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "King announces provisional U21 squad for double header". FAI. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 

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