Flashback: 2000 U-16 EUROs
2000 UEFA European Under-16 Championships
Before travelling out to Israel for this tournament Ireland were dealt a double blow with Michael Foley and Jonathan Daly ruled out, but Brian Kerr's squad still had plans on making an impact.
However, it wasn't to be as they lost narrowly to Portugal and then couldn't find a way past Russia in their opening two games in Group A. The dream was over before they really had a chance to fight for it.
The final game was against England and it started well with Keith Fahey opening the scoring after just five minutes. Sean Thornton then doubled Ireland's lead before Michael Chopra hit back but it wasn't enough.
The win over England gave them something to celebrate in what was a tournament that didn't quite go according to plan.
Republic of Ireland Squad
Wayne Henderson (Aston Villa), Brian Murphy (Manchester City), Stephen Brennan (Newcastle United), Anthony Martin (Blackburn Rovers), Mark Rossiter (Sunderland), Paddy McCarthy (Manchester City), Graham Ward (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Sean Thornton (Tranmere Rovers), Stephen Capper (Sunderland), Leonard Walker (Leeds United), Keith Fahey (Arsenal), Liam Kearney (Nottingham Forest), Stephen Kelly (Tottenham Hotspur), Sean Dillon (Aston Villa), Daryl McMahon (West Ham United), Keith Graydon (Sunderland), David Murphy (Celtic), George Snee (Tottenham Hotspur)
Republic of Ireland 0-1 Portugal
Republic of Ireland 0-3 Russia
Republic of Ireland 2-1 England