Stephen Kelly missed out through injury as his Republic of Ireland under-21 teammates were defeated 3-1 by Israel in European Championship qualifying.
It now looks unlikely the Republic will make it to the final stages of the competition, having secured three points from a possible 12. "I think we have a real battle to qualify for the European Championships now," said coach Don Givens. "It looks very difficult."
On loan Calum Davenport played the whole game for England under-21s in their qualifier against Germany at Hull City. England looked set for victory after scoring two goals in two minutes - from Darren Bent and Dean Ashton - in response to Germany's opener through Stefan Kiessling.
Substitute Roberto Hilbert struck an 88th minute equaliser to keep England and Germany level on points and neck-and-neck at the top of Group Six. Soon to be Spurs player Tom Huddlestone also played a full 90 minutes, while Dean Marney did not feature.
David Limbersky and Emil Hallfredsson were also on international duty, with the Czech Republic beating Finland 3-0 and Iceland losing 2-1 in Croatia.