League of Ireland XI

The League of Ireland XI, more recently referred to as the Airtricity League XI for sponsorship reasons, is the representative team of the League of Ireland, the national association football league of the Republic of Ireland. For much of its history, the League of Ireland XI has effectively acted as a reserve or B team to the senior Republic of Ireland national team, providing international representative honours to home-based players. In fact it has played considerably more games than the actual Republic of Ireland B national football team. In addition to playing regular games against similar representative teams, such as the Irish League XI, the Scottish Football League XI and the Football League XI, the League of Ireland XI has also played in prestige friendlies against the full national teams of both Argentina and Brazil. The League of Ireland XI also represented Ireland in the qualifying stages of the 1988 Olympic Football Tournament. More recently a League of Ireland U-23 XI has represented the Republic of Ireland in the International Challenge Trophy. Meanwhile, a senior team with no age or nationality restriction regularly plays visiting club sides. More recently the team competed in the 2011 Dublin Super Cup

League of Ireland XI
AssociationFootball Association of Ireland
Head coachDamien Richardson 2010-
Home stadiumDalymount Park 1924–1987
Aviva Stadium 2010–
First colours
Second colours
First international
League of Ireland XI 3–3 Welsh League XI
(Dalymount Park, Ireland; 19 February 1924)
Biggest defeat
Scottish League XI 11–0 League of Ireland XI
(Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland; 28 November 1962)