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 See also
- 5 References
- 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
|4||Republic of Ireland||8||2||2||4||10||12||−2||8|
|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'|
|9 October 2014||Norway||4–1||Republic of Ireland||Marienlyst Stadion, Drammen, Norway|
|Report||Browne 76' (pen.)|
|15 November 2014||United States||1–0||Republic of Ireland||San Pedro Stadium, Marbella, Spain|
|17 November 2014||Russia||2–2||Republic of Ireland||Marbella Football Center, Marbella, Spain|
Players born on or after 1 January 1994 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
Caps and goals updated as of 17 November 2014.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Danny Rogers||23 March 1994||9||0||Falkirk (on loan from Aberdeen)|
|16||GK||Ian Lawlor||27 October 1994||4||0||Bury (on loan from Man City)|
|3||DF||Jack Connors||24 October 1994||14||0||Boreham Wood (on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge)|
|12||DF||Shane Griffin||8 September 1994||11||0||Reading|
|17||DF||Seán Long||2 May 1995||10||1||Braintree (on loan from Reading)|
|4||DF||Glen Rea||3 September 1994||9||1||Luton Town (on loan from Brighton)|
|2||DF||Brian Lenihan||8 June 1994||5||0||Hull City|
|13||DF||Seán Hoare||15 March 1994||4||0||St Patrick's Athletic|
|5||DF||Niall Keown||5 April 1995||1||0||Reading|
|6||MF||Darragh Lenihan||16 March 1994||13||0||Blackburn Rovers|
|11||FW||Callum O'Dowda||23 April 1995||9||1||Oxford United|
|10||MF||Jack Byrne||24 April 1996||9||0||SC Cambuur (on loan from Man City)|
|7||MF||Harry Charsley||1 November 1996||4||0||Everton|
|8||MF||Kevin O'Connor||7 May 1995||2||0||Cork City|
|15||MF||Brandon Miele||28 August 1994||2||0||Shamrock Rovers|
|9||FW||Conor Wilkinson||23 January 1995||12||2||Portsmouth (on loan from Bolton)|
|14||FW||Sean Maguire||1 May 1994||9||1||Cork City|
|18||FW||Josh Barrett||21 June 1998||0||0||Reading|
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||Eric Grimes||4 February 1995||4||0||Leeds United||v. Norway, 18 November 2015|
|DF||Tommie Hoban||24 January 1994||7||1||Watford||v. Italy, 24 March 2016 INJ|
|DF||Lee Desmond||22 January 1995||3||0||St Patrick's Athletic||v. Norway, 18 November 2015|
|DF||Pierce Sweeney||11 September 1994||3||0||Reading||v. Andorra, 26 March 2015 INJ|
|DF||Bradley Garmston||18 January 1994||4||0||Gillingham||v. Andorra, 26 March 2015 INJ|
|DF||Mason Watkins-Clark||1 January 1995||4||1||Stoke City||v. United States, 15 November 2014|
|DF||Eoghan O'Connell||13 August 1995||2||0||Cork City (on loan from Celtic)||v. United States, 15 November 2014|
|DF||Bradley Lewis||24 January 1995||1||0||Halesowen Town||v. Qatar, 24 May 2014|
|MF||Alan Browne||15 April 1995||11||3||Preston North End||v. Italy, 24 March 2016 INJ|
|MF||Josh Cullen||7 April 1996||5||1||Bradford City (on loan from West Ham)||v. Italy, 24 March 2016 INJ|
|MF||Kenny McEvoy||4 September 1994||7||0||York City||v. Italy, 24 March 2016 INJ|
|MF||Dylan Connolly||2 May 1995||10||1||Bray Wanderers||v. Italy, 24 March 2016 PRE|
|MF||Sean Kavanagh||24 January 1994||10||2||Mansfield Town (on loan from Fulham)||v. Norway, 18 November 2015|
|MF||Noe Baba||8 August 1996||1||0||Birmingham||v. Norway, 18 November 2015|
|MF||Will Hayhurst||24 February 1994||3||0||Notts County||v. United States, 15 November 2014|
|MF||Liam Kelly||22 November 1995||1||0||Bath City (on loan from Reading)||v. United States, 15 November 2014|
|MF||Luke Gallagher||29 July 1994||1||0||Drogheda United||v. Qatar, 24 May 2014|
|FW||Shamir Fenelon||3 August 1994||3||0||Crawley Town||v. Italy, 24 March 2016 INJ|
|FW||Sam Byrne||23 July 1995||2||0||Everton||v. Lithuania, 9 October 2015 INJ|
|FW||Reece Grego-Cox||12 November 1996||3||1||Queens Park Rangers||v. Lithuania, 9 October 2015 INJ|
|FW||Matthew Hamilton||20 November 1995||2||0||Wigan Athletic||v. Andorra, 26 March 2015 INJ|
|FW||Kieran Sadlier||14 September 1994||4||0||Sligo Rovers||v. United States, 15 November 2014|
|FW||Philip Roberts||7 April 1994||1||0||Sligo Rovers||v. Norway, 9 October 2014|
|FW||Michael Drennan||2 February 1994||2||0||Shamrock Rovers||v. Qatar, 24 May 2014|
Note: Names in italics denote players that have been capped for the Senior team.
- European Under-21 Football Championship
- Republic of Ireland national football team
- Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team
- Republic of Ireland national under-17 football team
- "King names provisional U21 squad for Italy & Slovenia". FAI. Retrieved 11 March 2016.