Republic of Ireland  manager Stephen Kenny with Gavin Bazunu who is fast emerging as a young leader in the Ireland squad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

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John Joe Patrick Finn Benoa is the youngest Getafe player to feature in La Liga Primera División. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Jim Crawford’s Republic of Ireland under-21 panel includes talent from German and Spanish clubs with the geographical balance evened out by UCD strike(...)