Ryan Delaney has been called up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad for their final two UEFA Under-21 Qualifiers.
Noel King’s side go into the games against Israel and Germany level on points with second-placed Norway, as they look to qualify for the finals of the tournament for the first time.
Germany top the group, five points ahead of the Republic of Ireland, having beaten them last month.
The all-important qualifiers take place on the following dates:
- Israel v Republic of Ireland U21 | Thursday 11th October, Akko Municipal, Akko - 3pm (5pm local time)
- Germany v Republic of Ireland U21 | Tuesday 16th October, Albstadion, Heidenheim - 5.15pm (6.15pm local time)
The nine group winners qualify automatically for the finals, which take place in Italy and San Marino in 2019, while the four runners-up with the best records against the teams in first, third, fourth and fifth in their group go into the play-offs to decide the last two qualifiers.
Italy have a bye to the finals in summer 2019 but co-hosts San Marino must qualify.