Republic of Ireland U21 manager Noel King needed maximum points from his team’s final two matches. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Israel 3 Republic of Ireland 1 Israel ended any faint hope of the Republic of Ireland snaffling an Under-21 European Championship play-off spot by de(...)

Henry Charsley is tackled by Maximilian Eggestein of Germany during the  Under-21 European Championship qualifier at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Germany 6 Noel King confessed to feeling a sense of shame after his Republic of Ireland Under-21s were crushed by European cham(...)

 Ireland’s Conor Shaughnessy: “Everyone knows what a strong team Germany have but we’ll respect rather than fear them.”Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

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