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Ireland U21 Squad Named For Italy And Iceland Qualifiers

Ireland U21 Squad Named For Italy And Iceland Qualifiers

Stephen Kenny has named the Ireland U21 squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Italy and Iceland.

Midfielder Connor Ronan returns to the squad after missing last month's qualifiers due to injury. Bohs left-back Darragh Leahy is the main absentee due to an ankle injury.

Ireland play Italy in a sold-out game at Tallaght Stadium on October 10th and then travel to Reykjavik to play Iceland on October 15th.

Kenny's side are currently top of Group 1 with three wins from three games. The group also features Sweden, Armenia and Luxembourg.

Ireland U21 squad to play Italy and Iceland

Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Bazunu (Manchester City)

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Defenders: Danny McNamara (Newport County, on loan from Millwall), Lee O'Connor (Celtic), Dara O'Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Conor Masterson (QPR), Liam Scales (UCD AFC), Nathan Collins (Stoke City), Kameron Ledwidge (Southampton)

Midfielders: Jayson Molumby (Millwall, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), Jason Knight (Derby County), Conor Coventry (West Ham United), Jack Taylor (Barnet), Connor Ronan (DAC Dunajská Streda, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers), Dan Mandroiu (Bohemians), Gavin Kilkenny (AFC Bournemouth), Zack Elbouzedi (Waterford)

Forwards: Adam Idah (Norwich City), Troy Parrott (Tottenham Hotspur), Jonathan Afolabi (Celtic), Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), Michael Obafemi (Southampton)

Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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