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Mick McCarthy Names 30-Man Provisional Ireland Squad For Euro 2020 Qualifiers

Mick McCarthy Names 30-Man Provisional Ireland Squad For Euro 2020 Qualifiers

Mick McCarthy has named a 30-man provisional squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar next month.

The squad sees much stronger forward options than McCarthy had for the March games against Gibraltar and Georgia.

Callum Robinson has returned from injury, as has Shane Long. Goalscoring midfielder Alan Browne has also returned from injury.

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne has again been called up but there is no place in the squad for Everton's James McCarthy.

Mick McCarthy will revise the squad following the English league playoff games which see Conor Hourihane, Glenn Whelan, Richard Keogh, Josh Cullen and Ronan Curtis involved.

Ireland will train for a week in Portugal from May 21st before returning to Ireland ahead of the games against Denmark in Copenhagen on June 7th and Gibraltar in Dublin on June 10th.

Provisional Ireland squad to play Denmark and Gibraltar
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Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Kieran O’Hara (Manchester United), Mark Travers (Bournemouth)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Kevin Long (Burnley), John Egan (Sheffield United), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff City)

Midfielders: Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Harry Arter (Cardiff City*), Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic*), Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa), Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers), James McClean (Stoke City), Alan Judge (Ipswich Town), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Robbie Brady (Burnley), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City)

Forwards: David McGoldrick (Sheffield United), Shane Long (Southampton), Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Scott Hogan (Sheffield United*), James Collins (Luton Town), Aiden O'Brien (Millwall), Callum Robinson (Preston North End)

Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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