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Callum O'Dowda Forcing His Way Into Ireland Contention With Cardiff Form

Luke Delaney
By Luke Delaney
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Since making the switch from Bristol City to Cardiff City this summer, Callum O'Dowda has been in fantastic form. O'Dowda has started all three of the Bluebells' Championship fixtures so far and they're sitting in fifth place on six points.

The 27-year-old wideman provided an assist to Romaine Sawyers in their 1-0 league opening win against Norwich and scored the following week in their 2-1 defeat to Reading. Over the weekend, Cardiff beat Birmingham City 1-0 with O'Dowda providing the assist yet again.

Remarkably, after just three games, O'Dowda has as many goal involvements for Cardiff as he did in his last two seasons with Bristol City.

Callum O'Dowda hasn't been called up to Stephen Kenny's Ireland squad since March 2021, where he had to withdraw due to injury. However, he was a regular in the early days under the current manager, starting his first few games in charge and featuring the Euro 2020 play-off loss to Slovakia.

The player left Bristol City during the summer after spending six years at the club, and made over 150 appearances for the Red Robins. The club did have the option to extend his deal at the club, but decided against doing so.

He would go on to be replaced by fellow Irishman Mark Sykes who arrived from Oxford United.


Reaction to Callum O'Dowda's form


With his great form of late and link up with his new teammates in full flow, Cardiff City fans have been ecstatic with their new player.

Many of the supporters have taken to social media to voice their feelings on the Ireland international.

With it being just over a month until Ireland's next set of international fixtures, Callum O'Dowda is undoubtedly pushing for a place in the squad.


If he can continue to show the sort of form that he has so far this season, it is surely just a matter of time until he can earn his next Ireland cap.

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