Friday 9 December 2016

Seamus Coleman included in Republic of Ireland squad for Holland clash

Published 12/05/2016 | 12:26

Seamus Coleman has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for their friendly against Holland
Seamus Coleman has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for their friendly against Holland

Everton full-back Seamus Coleman has been included in the Republic of Ireland squad for the Euro 2016 warm-up friendly against Holland.

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The 27-year-old has been sidelined since the middle of last month by a hamstring problem, but was among a 35-man squad named by manager Martin O'Neill on Thursday.

There is also a place for 35-year-old skipper Robbie Keane, who has returned to action for club side LA Galaxy after undergoing knee surgery, and a first senior call-up for Oxford midfielder Callum O'Dowda.

Shay Given, Marc Wilson, Jeff Hendrick, Harry Arter, Jonathan Walters and David McGoldrick, who all missed the March friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia through injury, are also included for the game at the Aviva Stadium on May 27.

O'Neill will finalise his squad the day after the Holland game ahead of a training camp at Fota Island, Cork, which will include a second friendly against Belarus, with the party due to head out to France on June 8.

Squad: Shay Given (Stoke), Darren Randolph (West Ham), David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Derby), Paul McShane (Reading), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Richard Keogh (Derby), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Bristol City), Shane Duffy (Blackburn), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Stephen Ward (Burnley), Aiden McGeady (Sheffield Wednesday), James McClean (West Brom), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby), David Meyler (Hull), Stephen Quinn (Reading), Darron Gibson (Everton), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff), Robbie Brady (Norwich), Jonathan Walters (Stoke), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), Callum O'Dowda (Oxford), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), David McGoldrick (Ipswich), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich)

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