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

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
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 2017-18

2019 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

Qualification

Group stage
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Germany 5 4 0 1 20 6 +14 12 Final tournament
2 5 3 1 1 9 3 +6 10 Play-offs if among four best runners-up
3 Norway 6 2 2 2 7 8 −1 8
4 Israel 5 2 1 2 9 10 −1 7
5 Kosovo 6 2 1 3 6 8 −2 7
6 Azerbaijan 5 0 1 4 3 19 −16 1
Updated to match(es) played on 14 November 2017. Source:
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Players

Current squad

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 Norway on 14 November 2017. [7]

Caps and goals updated as of 9 October 2017.

0 # 0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Kieran O'Hara ( 1996-04-22 ) 22 April 1996 4 0 Manchester United
1 GK Caoimhin Kelleher ( 1998-11-23 ) 23 November 1998 0 0 Liverpool

2 DF Shaun Donnellan ( 1996-10-16 ) 16 October 1996 4 0 Walsall (on loan from West Bromwich Albion)
2 DF Ryan Sweeney ( 1997-04-15 ) 15 April 1997 4 0 Bristol Rovers (on loan from Stoke)
2 DF Danny Kane ( 1997-04-23 ) 23 April 1997 4 0 Huddersfield Town
2 DF Corey Whelan ( 1997-12-10 ) 10 December 1997 4 0 Liverpool
2 DF Declan Rice ( 1999-01-14 ) 14 January 1999 3 0 West Ham
2 DF Liam Kinsella ( 1996-02-23 ) 23 February 1996 1 0 Walsall
2 DF Conor Shaughnessy ( 1996-06-30 ) 30 June 1996 1 0 Leeds United

3 MF Josh Cullen ( 1996-04-07 ) 7 April 1996 12 1 Bolton (on loan from West Ham)
3 MF Harry Charsley ( 1996-11-01 ) 1 November 1996 11 2 Everton
3 MF Connor Dimaio ( 1996-01-28 ) 28 January 1996 4 0 Chesterfield
3 MF Ryan Manning ( 1996-06-14 ) 14 June 1996 4 2 Queens Park Rangers
3 MF Jake Mulraney ( 1996-04-05 ) 5 April 1996 3 0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle
3 MF Connor Ronan ( 1998-03-06 ) 6 March 1998 1 0 Wolves
3 MF Rory Hale ( 1996-11-27 ) 27 November 1996 0 0 Derry City

4 FW Ronan Curtis ( 1996-03-29 ) 29 March 1996 4 0 Derry City
4 FW Joe Quigley ( 1996-12-10 ) 10 December 1996 2 0 Newport (on loan from Bournemouth)

Recent call-ups

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 Liam Bossin ( 1996-07-15 ) 15 July 1996 2 0 Nottingham Forest v. Israel, 9 October 2017

DF Ryan Delaney ( 1996-09-06 ) 6 September 1996 1 0 Burton v. Israel, 9 October 2017
DF Connor O'Grady ( 1997-12-05 ) 5 December 1997 0 0 Sheffield Wednesday v. Kosovo, 25 March 2017
DF Kevin Toner ( 1996-07-18 ) 18 July 1996 0 0 Stevenage (on loan from Aston Villa) v. Serbia, 6 September 2016
DF Noe Baba ( 1996-08-08 ) 8 August 1996 1 0 Birmingham v. Norway, 17 Norway 2015
DF Dan Cleary ( 1996-03-09 ) 9 March 1996 0 0 Birmingham v. Norway, 17 Norway 2015

MF Olamide Shodipo ( 1997-07-05 ) 5 July 1997 4 1 Queens Park Rangers v. Kosovo, 25 March 2017
MF Jack Byrne ( 1996-04-24 ) 24 April 1996 13 0 Oldham (on loan from Manchester City) v. Serbia, 6 September 2016

FW Reece Grego-Cox ( 1996-11-12 ) 12 November 1996 7 5 Queens Park Rangers v. Israel, 9 October 2017
FW Ethan Boyle ( 1997-01-04 ) 4 January 1997 0 0 Finn Harps v. Kosovo, 25 March 2017
FW Josh Barrett ( 1998-06-21 ) 21 June 1998 0 0 Reading v. Slovenia, 28 March 2016

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

See also