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Connolly Misses Out As Ireland Squad For Portugal And Luxembourg Named

Connolly Misses Out As Ireland Squad For Portugal And Luxembourg Named
By PJ Browne
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Stephen Kenny has named a 26-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Portugal and Luxembourg.

One of the notable names missing from the squad is Brighton striker Aaron Connolly. Kenny said during a press conference this afternoon that Connolly's absence is due to a heel injury. Harry Arter and Cyrus Christie also miss out.

Captain Seamus Coleman has returned to the squad after he missed the October double-header against Azerbaijan and Qatar through injury.

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jayson Molumby and Preston North End midfielder Alan Browne both come back into the squad following suspension.

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Ireland play Portugal in Dublin on November 11 and then fly to Luxembourg for their final qualifying match on November 14.

Ireland squad to play Portugal and Luxembourg

Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Bazunu (Portsmouth, on loan from Manchester City), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth).

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City), Nathan Collins (Burnley).

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Midfielders: Conor Hourihane (Sheffield United, on loan from Aston Villa), Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Jason Knight (Derby County), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jamie McGrath (St. Mirren).

Forwards: Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion), Troy Parrott (MK Dons, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Idah (Norwich City), James Collins (Cardiff City), Will Keane (Wigan Athletic), Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

See Also: Katie McCabe Named WSL Player Of The Month For October

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