Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team
|Association||Football Association of Ireland (FAI)|
|Head coach||Noel King|
|Most caps||Shane Redmond (21)|
|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)
|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.
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
|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 2017-18
2019 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
|2||Republic of Ireland||6||4||1||1||10||3||+7||13||Play-offs if among four best runners-up|
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(E) Eliminated; (Z) Cannot qualify directly, but can still qualify via play-offs.
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.
Caps and goals updated as of 27 March 2018.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Kieran O'Hara||22 April 1996||5||0||Manchester United|
|16||GK||Liam Bossin||15 July 1996||3||0||Nottingham Forest|
|3||DF||Danny Kane||23 April 1997||7||0||Fylde|
|4||DF||Ryan Sweeney||15 April 1997||7||0||Mansfield Town|
|2||DF||Corey Whelan||10 December 1997||7||0||Liverpool)|
|5||DF||Shaun Donnellan||16 October 1996||6||1||Yeovil Town|
|6||DF||Declan Rice||14 January 1999||5||0||West Ham United|
|18||DF||Ryan Delaney||6 September 1996||2||0||Rochdale|
|12||DF||Liam Kinsella||23 February 1996||2||0||Walsall|
|7||MF||Josh Cullen||7 April 1996||15||1||West Ham United|
|10||MF||Ryan Manning||14 June 1996||7||3||Queens Park Rangers|
|20||MF||Olamide Shodipo||5 July 1997||6||1||Queens Park Rangers)|
|13||MF||Jake Mulraney||5 April 1996||5||1||Hearts|
|8||MF||Connor Dimaio||28 January 1996||5||0||Stockport County F.C|
|9||FW||Reece Grego-Cox||12 November 1996||8||5||Crawley Town|
|11||FW||Ronan Curtis||29 March 1996||7||0||Portsmouth|
|17||FW||Joe Quigley||10 December 1996||4||0||Maidstone United|
|15||FW||Ronan Hale||8 September 1998||2||1||Derry City|
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||23 November 1998||0||0||Liverpool||v. Iceland, 22 March 2018|
|DF||Jimmy Dunne||19 October 1997||1||0||Burnley||v. Iceland, 22 March 2018|
|DF||Conor Shaughnessy||30 June 1996||1||0||Leeds United||v. Norway, 14 November 2017|
|DF||Connor O'Grady||5 December 1997||0||0||Sheffield Wednesday||v. Kosovo, 25 March 2017|
|DF||Ethan Boyle||4 January 1997||0||0||Shamrock Rovers||v. Kosovo, 25 March 2017|
|DF||Kevin Toner||18 July 1996||0||0||St. Patrick's Athletic||v. Serbia, 6 September 2016|
|DF||Noe Baba||8 August 1996||1||0||Macclesfield Town||v. Norway, 17 November 2015|
|DF||Dan Cleary||9 March 1996||0||0||Dundalk||v. Norway, 17 November 2015|
|MF||Rory Hale||27 November 1996||1||1||Derry City||v. Iceland, 22 March 2018|
|MF||Jake Doyle-Hayes||30 December 1998||1||0||Aston Villa||v. Iceland, 22 March 2018|
|MF||Harry Charsley||1 November 1996||12||2||Bolton Wanderers (on loan from Everton)||v. Norway, 14 November 2017|
|MF||Connor Ronan||6 March 1998||2||0||Portsmouth (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)||v. Norway, 14 November 2017|
|MF||Jack Byrne||24 April 1996||13||0||Oldham Athletic||v. Serbia, 6 September 2016|
|MF||Josh Barrett||21 June 1998||0||0||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.
- 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
- "Ireland U21: King selects squad for Iceland & Azerbaijan". FAI. Retrieved 19 March 2018.