Date: 11th September 2018 at 9:30pm
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On-loan Liverpool defender Corey Whelan has played for the Republic of Ireland Under-21 team twice over the international break, making his 8th and 9th appearances at that level, ahead of potentially making his debut for the Alex during Saturday’s trip to Cheltenham Town (i’d imagine at right-back allowing Nicky Hunt the chance to have a rest after being involved in each of the 8 games in all competitions for at least 45 minutes per game).

Whelan, representing the nation that his mother was born in, played both games at right-back with the 1-1 draw in Kosovo on Friday night as well as tonight’s game against Germany at Shamrock Rovers’ Tallaght Stadium where the Republic lost 6-0.

The next games for the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level see a couple of away games against Israel and the return fixture against Germany next month in the race to finish 2nd in the group between the Irish and Norway and secure a play-off spot if they have one of the best 4 records out of the 9 qualifying groups.