Football

28-Man Ireland Squad Named For New Zealand And Denmark Games

28-Man Ireland Squad Named For New Zealand And Denmark Games

A 28-man Ireland squad has been named for this month's friendly against New Zealand and the far more important Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark.

Both Robbie Brady and Ciaran Clark return to the Ireland squad, as does David McGoldrick who missed last month's games due to injury. Mick McCarthy said he will give Brady and Clark a chance to impress against New Zealand.

Midfielder James McCarthy turned down a call-up to the squad, asking to remain with Crystal Palace for what are called 'personal reasons'.

U21 players Troy Parrott and Lee O'Connor are also included. O'Connor is suspended for the Ireland U21 team's qualifier against Armenia but will return to Stephen Kenny's squad for the game against Sweden.

Strangely there is no place in the squad for Ryan Manning. As reported by the FAI website last month, Mick McCarthy said that Manning was likely to be a player who would benefit from Ireland playing a friendly this month.

Goalkeepers:

Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Kieran O’Hara (Burton Albion, on loan from Manchester United), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth).

Advertisement

Defenders:

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion), Kevin Long (Burnley), John Egan (Sheffield United), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers), Lee O'Connor (Celtic).

Midfielders:

Alan Browne (Preston North End), Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic, on loan from West Ham United), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), Glenn Whelan (Heart of Midlothian), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), James McClean (Stoke City), Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers), Robbie Brady (Burnley)

Forwards:

Callum Robinson (Sheffield United), Troy Parrott (Tottenham Hotspur), Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), David McGoldrick (Sheffield United), James Collins (Luton Town), Scott Hogan (Stoke City, on loan from Aston Villa), Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Alan Judge (Ipswich Town)

See Also: Michael O'Neill Could Be On His Way To The Championship

PJ Browne
Article written by

You may also like