Sunday 4 December 2016

Kevin Doyle axed from Ireland squad for crunch Scotland clash

Published 31/05/2015 | 02:30

Kevin Doyle has not been selected in Martin O' Neill's Ireland squad
Kevin Doyle has not been selected in Martin O' Neill's Ireland squad

Martin O'Neill has named a final 27-man squad for Ireland's game against England next weekend, and the key qualifier against Scotland the following Saturday.

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Kevin Doyle and Anthony Stokes are the most notable players missing from the initial 33, while Simon Cox, Adam Rooney, Anthony Pilkington and Alan Judge are also dropped.

The announcement could mean the end of Doyle's international career, especially with the selection of Ipswich's David McGoldrick ahead of him. McGoldrick made an impressive debut for Ireland last November but he hasn't started a game since February. The squad will meet up tomorrow in Dublin.

Tickets for the England game are available through ticketmaster. Scottish tickets are on pre-sale through clubs and leagues.

Squad: David Forde, Shay Given, Keiren Westwood, Darren Randolph; Richard Keogh, Marc Wilson, Seamus Coleman, Cyrus Christie, John O’Shea, Alex Pearce, Paul McShane; James McCarthy, Jeff Hendrick, Stephen Ward, Harry Arter, Glenn Whelan, Aiden McGeady, James McClean, Robbie Brady, Stephen Quinn, David Meyler, Wes Hoolahan; Robbie Keane, Shane Long, Daryl Murphy, Jon Walters, David McGoldrick

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