Team analysis

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland squad
No.PlayerBornPos.NEDITAENGGSClub
1Caoimhin Kelleher23/11/1998Goalkeeper808080 Ringmahon Rangers FC (IRL)
2Corey O'Keeffe05/06/1998Defender8080 Birmingham City FC (ENG)
3Jonathan Lunney02/02/1998Defender808080 Preston North End FC (ENG)
4Conor Masterson08/09/1998Forward808080 Liverpool FC (ENG)
5Darragh Leahy15/04/1998Midfield808080 Coventry City FC (ENG)
6Marcus McGuane02/02/1999Midfield808080 Arsenal FC (ENG)
7Zachary Elbouzedi05/04/1998Forward8049*22+ West Bromwich Albion FC (ENG)
8Conor Levingston21/01/1998Midfield56*8058* Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (ENG)
9Joshua Barrett21/06/1998Forward70*31+75* Reading FC (ENG)
10Connor Ronan06/03/1998Midfield808080 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (ENG)
11Trevor Clarke26/03/1998Forward8041* St. Kevins Boys FC (IRL)
12Luke Wade-Slater02/03/1998Defender 8+34* St. Kevins Boys FC (IRL)
13Jamie Gray13/04/1998Midfield St. Kevins Boys FC (IRL)
14Shane Hanney19/02/1998Midfield80 Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL)
15Robert McCourt06/04/1998Defender 80 West Bromwich Albion FC (ENG)
16David Craddock30/01/1998Goalkeeper Shelbourne FC (IRL)
17Jamie Aherne08/07/1998Forward10+72*5+ Lucan United FC (IRL)
18Anthony Scully19/04/1999Midfield24+39+46+ West Ham United FC (ENG)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach: Thomas Mohan
25/11/73
"There were times when we were bossing games. We created chances, we hit the woodwork, but the biggest disappointment was giving away two bad goals in a match against Italy that we basically dominated. But the boys put in a brilliant effort and I felt proud of them. But, from our side, the story of the tournament was not putting the ball in the back of the net. That's what football is all about and we weren't clinical enough in front of goal."

Republic of Ireland team analysis

Republic of Ireland team analysis

• 4-2-3-1 with positional rotations in midfield and attack
• Well-organised with fast transitions in both directions
• Energetic ball winning; fierce midfield and occasional high pressing
• Variety in attack; solo runs, long passes to striker or wingers
• High defensive line with keeper sweeping well behind back four
• Compact, committed well-drilled defending; difficult to break down
• Athletic, industrious players with good pace and excellent team ethic