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)
Best result Uefa U21 Winners 1998

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 8Winners 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  Republic of Ireland 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6 Final tournament
2  Kosovo 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 6 Play-offs if among four best runners-up
3  Israel 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
4  Germany 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
5  Norway 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
6  Azerbaijan 2 0 0 2 2 6 −4 0
Updated to match(es) played on 5 September 2017. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

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 Azerbaijan on 5 September 2017.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 25 March 2017.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Liam Bossin (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 21) 2 0 England Nottingham Forest
1GK Kieran O'Hara (1996-04-22) 22 April 1996 (age 21) 1 0 England Manchester United

2DF Shaun Donnellan (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 20) 1 0 England Walsall (on loan from West Bromwich Albion )
2DF Ryan Sweeney (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 20) 1 0 England Bristol Rovers (on loan from Stoke)
2DF Danny Kane (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 20) 1 0 England Huddersfield Town
2DF Corey Whelan (1997-12-10) 10 December 1997 (age 19) 1 0 England Liverpool
3MF Liam Kinsella (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 21) 0 0 England Walsall
2DF Ryan Delaney (1996-09-06) 6 September 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Cork City
2DF Declan Rice (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 18) 0 0 England West Ham
2DF Conor Shaughnessy (1996-06-30) 30 June 1996 (age 21) 0 0 England Leeds United

3MF Josh Cullen (1996-04-07) 7 April 1996 (age 21) 9 1 England Bolton (on loan from West Ham)
3MF Harry Charsley (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 20) 8 1 England Everton
4FW Reece Grego-Cox (1996-11-12) 12 November 1996 (age 20) 4 1 England Queens Park Rangers
3MF Connor Dimaio (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 21) 4 0 England Chesterfield
4FW Jake Mulraney (1996-04-05) 5 April 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Scotland Inverness Caledonian Thistle
3MF Ryan Manning (1996-06-14) 14 June 1996 (age 21) 1 0 England Queens Park Rangers
3MF Connor Ronan (1998-03-06) 6 March 1998 (age 19) 0 0 England Wolves

4FW Ronan Curtis (1996-03-29) 29 March 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Derry City
4FW Joe Quigley (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Wales Newport (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 21) 0 0 England Bradford (on loan from Aston Villa) v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016

MF Jack Byrne (1996-04-24) 24 April 1996 (age 21) 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 21) 1 0 England Birmingham v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016
MF Dylan Watts (1997-04-11) 11 April 1997 (age 20) 0 0 England Leicester v.  Serbia, 6 September 2016

FW Josh Barrett (1998-06-21) 21 June 1998 (age 19) 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 21) 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. ^ "Squad selected for Azerbaijan qualifier". FAI. Retrieved 29 August 2017. 

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