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 coachStephen Kenny
Most capsShane Redmond, Dean Delaney (21)
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 26 Mar 4–1 1–0 3–0
2   Italy 5 4 1 0 15 0 +15 13 Final tournament if best runners-up
(Play-offs otherwise)
13 Oct 3–0 31 Mar 6–0 5–0
3   Iceland 5 3 0 2 10 9 +1 9 1–0 9 Oct 4 Sep 6–1 3–0
4   Sweden 4 2 0 2 10 7 +3 6 1–3 8 Sep 5–0 13 Oct 9 Oct
5   Armenia 6 1 0 5 3 15 −12 3 0–1 0–1 31 Mar 26 Mar 2–0
6   Luxembourg 5 0 0 5 0 16 −16 0 31 Mar 26 Mar 13 Oct 0–3 8 Sep
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

StaffEdit

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

Position Name Appointed
Head Coach   Stephen Kenny 26 November 2018
Assistant Coach   Keith Andrews 24 January 2019
Assistant Coach   Jim Crawford 24 January 2019
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 the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifiers against Armenia & Sweden.[2]

Caps and goals updated as of 20 November 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
23 1GK Conor Kearns (1998-05-06) 6 May 1998 (age 21) 2 0   St Patrick's Athletic
1 1GK Gavin Bazunu (2002-02-20) 20 February 2002 (age 17) 2 0   Manchester City

2 2DF Lee O'Connor (2000-07-28) 28 July 2000 (age 19) 11 1   Partick Thistle
2DF Dara O'Shea (1999-03-04) 4 March 1999 (age 20) 10 0   West Bromwich Albion
4 2DF Conor Masterson (1998-09-08) 8 September 1998 (age 21) 10 1   Queens Park Rangers
21 2DF Liam Scales (1999-08-06) 6 August 1999 (age 20) 6 0   Shamrock Rovers
2DF Kameron Ledwidge (2001-04-07) 7 April 2001 (age 18) 1 0   Southampton
5 2DF Nathan Collins (2001-04-30) 30 April 2001 (age 18) 2 0   Stoke City
20 2DF Danny McNamara (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Millwall
18 2DF Thomas O'Connor (1999-04-21) 21 April 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Gillingham
2DF Corey O'Keeffe (1998-06-05) 5 June 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Macclesfield

10 3MF Connor Ronan (1998-03-06) 6 March 1998 (age 21) 11 1   Blackpool
7 3MF Zack Elbouzedi (1998-04-05) 5 April 1998 (age 21) 11 3   Lincoln City
6 3MF Conor Coventry (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 19) 11 0   Lincoln City
8 3MF Jayson Molumby (1999-08-08) 8 August 1999 (age 20) 10 0   Millwall
12 3MF Jason Knight (2001-02-13) 13 February 2001 (age 18) 7 0   Derby County
14 3MF Daniel Mandroiu (1998-10-20) 20 October 1998 (age 21) 5 0   Bohemians
3MF Simon Power (1998-05-13) 13 May 1998 (age 21) 4 0   Kings Lynn Town
17 3MF Gavin Kilkenny (2000-02-01) 1 February 2000 (age 19) 6 0   Bournemouth
16 3MF Jack Taylor (1998-06-23) 23 June 1998 (age 21) 5 0   Peterborough United
11 3MF Danny Grant (1999-12-23) 23 December 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Bohemians
3MF Jack Clarke (1999-01-30) 30 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Aston Villa
3MF Anthony Scully (1999-04-19) 19 April 1999 (age 20) 0 0   West Ham United

9 4FW Adam Idah (2001-02-11) 11 February 2001 (age 18) 12 5   Norwich City
15 4FW Troy Parrott (2002-02-04) 4 February 2002 (age 17) 4 4   Tottenham Hotspur
19 4FW Aidan Keena (1999-04-25) 25 April 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Hartlepool United

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 v.   Armenia, 14 November 2019 INJ
GK Ross Treacy (1998-09-26) 26 September 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Drogheda United v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019

DF Trevor Clarke (1998-03-26) 26 March 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Rotherham United v.   Armenia, 14 November 2019 INJ
DF Darragh Leahy (1998-04-15) 15 April 1998 (age 21) 8 0   Dundalk v.   Sweden, 10 September 2019
DF Tyreke Wilson (1999-12-02) 2 December 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Manchester City   2019 Toulon Tournament
DF Canice Carroll (1999-01-26) 26 January 1999 (age 20) 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 Andy Lyons (2000-08-02) 2 August 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Bohemians v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
DF Conor McCarthy (1998-04-11) 11 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0   St Mirren v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
DF Sam Todd (1998-04-28) 28 April 1998 (age 21) 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 Neil Farrugia (1999-05-19) 19 May 1999 (age 20) 2 1   Shamrock Rovers v.   Armenia, 14 November 2019 INJ
MF Jake Doyle-Hayes (1998-12-30) 30 December 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Cheltenham Town v.   Sweden, 10 September 2019
MF Jamie Lennon (1998-05-09) 9 May 1998 (age 21) 4 0   St Patrick's Athletic   2019 Toulon Tournament
MF Josh Barrett (1998-06-21) 21 June 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Bristol Rovers   2019 Toulon Tournament
MF Stephen Mallon (1999-02-07) 7 February 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Derry City   2019 Toulon Tournament
MF Brandon Kavanagh (2000-09-21) 21 September 2000 (age 19) 2 1   Shamrock Rovers v.   Luxembourg, 24 March 2019
MF Will Fitzgerald (1999-05-19) 19 May 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Waterford v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
MF Aaron Bolger (2000-02-02) 2 February 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Cardiff City v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019
MF Robbie McCourt (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Waterford 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 21) 0 0   Bohemians v.   Republic of Ireland Amateur, 6 February 2019 INJ

FW Michael Obafemi (2000-07-06) 6 July 2000 (age 19) 2 0   Southampton v.   Armenia, 14 November 2019 INJ
FW Aaron Drinan (1998-05-06) 6 May 1998 (age 21) 7 0   Ayr United v.   Iceland, 15 October 2019
FW Jonathan Afolabi (2000-01-14) 14 January 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Celtic v.   Italy, 10 October 2019 INJ
FW Aaron Connolly (2000-01-28) 28 January 2000 (age 19) 7 1   Brighton & Hove Albion v.   Italy, 10 October 2019 PRELIM
FW Michael O'Connor (1998-07-31) 31 July 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Waterford v.   Luxembourg, 24 March 2019
FW Ronan Hale (1998-09-08) 8 September 1998 (age 21) 5 2   St Patrick's Athletic 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. ^ "Kenny names weakened squad for crucial Euro qualifiers". RTÉ. Retrieved 6 November 2019.

External linksEdit