Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team

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.

Republic of Ireland Under-21
Nickname(s)Éire
AssociationFootball Association of Ireland (FAI)
Head coachJim Crawford
Most capsGraham Barrett (24)
Top scorerRobbie 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 resultHave never qualified

Competitive RecordEdit

As a European Under 21 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 RecordEdit

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
  1994 8 1 1 6 7 20
  1996 8 2 2 4 7 9
  1998 8 3 0 5 11 7
  2000 8 4 2 2 13 12
  2002 8 4 1 3 10 7
  2004 8 2 2 4 8 11
  2006 8 1 2 5 10 14
  2007 2 1 0 1 2 1
  2009 8 1 2 5 4 14
  2011 10 1 4 5 5 11
  2013 8 4 1 3 15 10
  2015 8 2 2 4 10 12
  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 2019-20Edit

2021 UEFA European Under-21 Football ChampionshipEdit

QualificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Republic of Ireland 7 5 1 1 12 3 +9 16 Final tournament 0–0 12 Nov 4–1 1–0 3–0
2   Italy 6 4 1 1 15 3 +12 13 Final tournament if among five best runners-up 13 Oct 3–0 17 Nov 6–0 5–0
3   Iceland 6 4 0 2 11 9 +2 12 1–0 9 Oct 1–0 6–1 3–0
4   Sweden 6 3 0 3 13 8 +5 9 1–3 3–0 5–0 13 Oct 9 Oct
5   Armenia (E) 7 1 0 6 4 17 −13 3[a] 0–1 0–1 17 Nov 13 Nov 2–0
6   Luxembourg (Y) 6 1 0 5 2 17 −15 3[a] 17 Nov 12 Nov 13 Oct 0–3 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 8 September 2020. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(E) Eliminated; (Y) Cannot win group, but can still qualify for final tournament as one of the five best runners-up.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked on head-to-head goal difference: Armenia +1, Luxembourg −1.

StaffEdit

The under-21 men's management team includes:[1]

Position Name Appointed
Head Coach   Jim Crawford 5 April 2020
Assistant Coach   John O'Shea 5 April 2020
Assistant Coach   Alan Reynolds 9 July 2020
Goalkeeping Coach   Dan Connor 24 January 2019
Strength & Conditioning Coach   Damien Doyle 24 January 2019
Performance Analyst   Gary Seery 24 January 2019
Physiotherapist   Kevin Mulholland 24 January 2019
Doctor   Ronan Kearney 24 January 2019
Kitman   Fergus McNally 24 January 2019

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Players born on or after 1 January 1998 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

The following players were called up for a four-day training camp in Northern Ireland from Monday, August 31 to Thursday, September 3..[2]

Caps and goals updated as of 20 November 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Gavin Bazunu (2002-02-20) 20 February 2002 (age 18) 2 0   Rochdale
1GK Edward McGinty (1999-08-05) 5 August 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Sligo Rovers

2DF Lee O'Connor (2000-07-28) 28 July 2000 (age 20) 11 1   Tranmere Rovers
2DF Conor Masterson (1998-09-08) 8 September 1998 (age 22) 10 1   Queens Park Rangers
2DF Darragh Leahy (1998-04-15) 15 April 1998 (age 22) 8 0   Dundalk
2DF Liam Scales (1999-08-06) 6 August 1999 (age 21) 6 0   Shamrock Rovers
2DF Thomas O'Connor (1999-04-21) 21 April 1999 (age 21) 2 0   Southampton
2DF Trevor Clarke (1998-03-26) 26 March 1998 (age 22) 1 0   Rotherham United
2DF Danny McNamara (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 21) 1 0   St. Johnstone
2DF Luke McNally (1999-09-20) 20 September 1999 (age 21) 0 0   St. Patrick's Athletic
2DF Conor McCarthy (1998-04-11) 11 April 1998 (age 22) 1 0   St Mirren

3MF Connor Ronan (1998-03-06) 6 March 1998 (age 22) 11 1   Grasshopper
3MF Zack Elbouzedi (1998-04-05) 5 April 1998 (age 22) 11 3   Lincoln City
3MF Conor Coventry (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 20) 11 0   West Ham United
3MF Jason Knight (2001-02-13) 13 February 2001 (age 19) 7 0   Derby County
3MF Daniel Mandroiu (1998-10-20) 20 October 1998 (age 21) 5 0   Bohemians
3MF Jack Taylor (1998-06-23) 23 June 1998 (age 22) 5 0   Peterborough United
3MF Neil Farrugia (1999-05-19) 19 May 1999 (age 21) 2 1   Shamrock Rovers
3MF Daniel Grant (1999-12-23) 23 December 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Bohemians
3MF Will Ferry (2000-12-07) 7 December 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Southampton

4FW Aidan Keena (1999-04-25) 25 April 1999 (age 21) 2 0   Falkirk
4FW Jonathan Afolabi (2000-01-14) 14 January 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Dundee
4FW Ryan Cassidy (2001-03-02) 2 March 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Accrington Stanley

Recent call-upsEdit

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 Caoimhín Kelleher (1998-11-23) 23 November 1998 (age 21) 10 0   Liverpool   Belfast training camp, September 2020
GK Conor Kearns (1998-05-06) 6 May 1998 (age 22) 1 0   St. Patrick's Athletic v.   Sweden, 19 November 2019
GK Ross Treacy (1998-09-26) 26 September 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Drogheda United v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019

DF Dara O'Shea (1999-03-04) 4 March 1999 (age 21) 10 0   West Bromwich Albion   Belfast training camp, September 2020
DF Nathan Collins (2001-04-30) 30 April 2001 (age 19) 2 0   Stoke City   Belfast training camp, September 2020
DF Kameron Ledwidge (2001-04-07) 7 April 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Southampton v.   Armenia, 14 November 2019
DF Corey O'Keeffe (1998-06-05) 5 June 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Mansfield Town v.   Armenia, 14 November 2019
DF Tyreke Wilson (1999-12-02) 2 December 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Waterford   2019 Toulon Tournament
DF Canice Carroll (1999-01-26) 26 January 1999 (age 21) 1 0   Carlisle United   2019 Toulon Tournament
DF Barry Cotter (1998-12-04) 4 December 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Ipswich Town v.   Luxembourg, 24 March 2019
DF Corrie Ndaba (1999-12-25) 25 December 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Ipswich Town v.   Luxembourg, 24 March 2019
DF Robbie McCourt (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 22) 1 0   Waterford v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
DF Andy Lyons (2000-08-02) 2 August 2000 (age 20) 1 0   Bohemians v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
DF Sam Todd (1998-04-28) 28 April 1998 (age 22) 1 0   Finn Harps v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
DF John Mahon (1999-11-26) 26 November 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Sligo Rovers v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019 INJ

MF Will Smallbone (2000-02-21) 21 February 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Southampton   Belfast training camp, September 2020
MF Jayson Molumby (1999-08-06) 6 August 1999 (age 21) 10 0   Brighton & Hove v.   Sweden, 19 November 2019
MF Gavin Kilkenny (2000-02-01) 1 February 2000 (age 20) 6 0   Bournemouth v.   Sweden, 19 November 2019
MF Simon Power (1998-05-13) 13 May 1998 (age 22) 4 0   Kings Lynn Town v.   Armenia, 14 November 2019
MF Jack Clarke (1999-01-30) 30 January 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Aston Villa v.   Armenia, 14 November 2019 PRELIM
MF Jake Doyle-Hayes (1998-12-30) 30 December 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Unattached v.   Sweden, 10 September 2019
MF Jamie Lennon (1998-05-09) 9 May 1998 (age 22) 4 0   St Patrick's Athletic   2019 Toulon Tournament
MF Josh Barrett (1998-06-21) 21 June 1998 (age 22) 3 0   Bristol Rovers   2019 Toulon Tournament
MF Brandon Kavanagh (2000-09-21) 21 September 2000 (age 20) 2 1   Shamrock Rovers v.   Luxembourg, 24 March 2019
MF Will Fitzgerald (1999-05-19) 19 May 1999 (age 21) 1 0   Waterford v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
MF Aaron Bolger (2000-02-02) 2 February 2000 (age 20) 1 0   Shamrock Rovers v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
MF Jack Keaney (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 21) 1 0   UCD v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
MF Karl O'Sullivan (1999-10-31) 31 October 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Finn Harps v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
MF JJ Lunney (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Bohemians v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019 INJ

FW Michael Obafemi (2000-07-06) 6 July 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Southampton   Belfast training camp, September 2020
FW Adam Idah (2001-02-11) 11 February 2001 (age 19) 11 5   Norwich v.   Sweden, 19 November 2019
FW Troy Parrott (2002-02-04) 4 February 2002 (age 18) 4 4   Millwall v.   Sweden, 19 November 2019
FW Anthony Scully (1999-04-19) 19 April 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Lincoln City v.   Armenia, 14 November 2019 PRELIM
FW Aaron Drinan (1998-05-06) 6 May 1998 (age 22) 7 0   Ipswich v.   Iceland, 15 October 2019
FW Aaron Connolly (2000-01-28) 28 January 2000 (age 20) 7 1   Brighton & Hove Albion v.   Italy, 10 October 2019 PRELIM
FW Michael O'Connor (1998-07-31) 31 July 1998 (age 22) 2 0   Ross County v.   Luxembourg, 24 March 2019
FW Ronan Hale (1998-09-08) 8 September 1998 (age 22) 5 2   Larne v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Management Profiles". Football Association of Ireland.
  2. ^ "Jim Crawford names 25-man U-21 training camp squad". FAI. Retrieved 26 August 2020.

External linksEdit