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)
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 Italy on 26 March 2016 Slovenia on 28 March 2016.[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 22) 9 0 Scotland Falkirk (on loan from Aberdeen)
16 1GK Ian Lawlor (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 21) 4 0 England Bury (on loan from Man City)

3 2DF Jack Connors (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 21) 14 0 England Boreham Wood (on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge)
12 2DF Shane Griffin (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 21) 11 0 England Reading
17 2DF Seán Long (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 21) 10 1 England Braintree (on loan from Reading)
4 2DF Glen Rea (1994-09-03) 3 September 1994 (age 21) 9 1 England Luton Town (on loan from Brighton)
2 2DF Brian Lenihan (1994-06-08) 8 June 1994 (age 22) 5 0 England Hull City
13 2DF Seán Hoare (1994-03-15) 15 March 1994 (age 22) 4 0 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic
5 2DF Niall Keown (1995-04-05) 5 April 1995 (age 21) 1 0 England Reading

6 3MF Darragh Lenihan (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 22) 13 0 England Blackburn Rovers
11 4FW Callum O'Dowda (1995-04-23) 23 April 1995 (age 21) 9 1 England Oxford United
10 3MF Jack Byrne (1996-04-24) 24 April 1996 (age 20) 9 0 Netherlands SC Cambuur (on loan from Man City)
7 3MF Harry Charsley (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 19) 4 0 England Everton
8 3MF Kevin O'Connor (1995-05-07) 7 May 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Republic of Ireland Cork City
15 3MF Brandon Miele (1994-08-28) 28 August 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers

9 4FW Conor Wilkinson (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995 (age 21) 12 2 England Portsmouth (on loan from Bolton)
14 4FW Sean Maguire (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 22) 9 1 Republic of Ireland Cork City
18 4FW Josh Barrett (1998-06-21) 21 June 1998 (age 18) 0 0 England Reading

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 Eric Grimes (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 21) 4 0 England Leeds United v.  Norway, 18 November 2015

DF Tommie Hoban (1994-01-24) 24 January 1994 (age 22) 7 1 England Watford v.  Italy, 24 March 2016 INJ
DF Lee Desmond (1995-01-22) 22 January 1995 (age 21) 3 0 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic v.  Norway, 18 November 2015
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) 4 0 England Gillingham 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 Republic of Ireland Cork City (on loan from Celtic) 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 Alan Browne (1995-04-15) 15 April 1995 (age 21) 11 3 England Preston North End v.  Italy, 24 March 2016 INJ
MF Josh Cullen (1996-04-07) 7 April 1996 (age 20) 5 1 England Bradford City (on loan from West Ham) v.  Italy, 24 March 2016 INJ
MF Kenny McEvoy (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 21) 7 0 England York City v.  Italy, 24 March 2016 INJ
MF Dylan Connolly (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 21) 10 1 Republic of Ireland Bray Wanderers v.  Italy, 24 March 2016 PRE
MF Sean Kavanagh (1994-01-24) 24 January 1994 (age 22) 10 2 England Mansfield Town (on loan from Fulham) v.  Norway, 18 November 2015
MF Noe Baba (1996-08-08) 8 August 1996 (age 19) 1 0 England Birmingham v.  Norway, 18 November 2015
MF Will Hayhurst (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 22) 3 0 England Notts County v.  United States, 15 November 2014
MF Liam Kelly (1995-11-22) 22 November 1995 (age 20) 1 0 England Bath City (on loan from Reading) v.  United States, 15 November 2014
MF Luke Gallagher (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Drogheda United v.  Qatar, 24 May 2014

FW Shamir Fenelon (1994-08-03) 3 August 1994 (age 21) 3 0 England Crawley Town v.  Italy, 24 March 2016 INJ
FW Sam Byrne (1995-07-23) 23 July 1995 (age 21) 2 0 England Everton v.  Lithuania, 9 October 2015 INJ
FW Reece Grego-Cox (1996-11-12) 12 November 1996 (age 19) 3 1 England Queens Park Rangers 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 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers v.  United States, 15 November 2014
FW Philip Roberts (1994-04-07) 7 April 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 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.

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