VIDEO: Gamble gets call-up to play part in Super Cup
Published 28/06/2011 | 05:00
JOE GAMBLE has gone straight into Damien Richardson's Airtricity League squad ahead of next month's Dublin Super Cup.
The Ireland international midfielder has yet to make his Limerick debut after returning to the league after a spell at Hartlepool, with the transfer window opening on July 1.
But the former Cork City man's reputation has seen him named as one of two First Division players (Cork City's Dan Murphy is the other) in the initial 35-man squad that will be reduced to 25 before facing Celtic and Manchester City on July 30 and 31 at the Aviva Stadium.
Eleven of the squad come from champions Shamrock Rovers, while Derry City provide nine players. Sligo Rovers players were not considered for the squad as they will be involved in the Europa League third qualifying round, while Bohemians, the Hoops and St Patrick's Athletic could also be playing European football if results go their way.
Meanwhile, the Shamrock Rovers player accused of racially abusing Eamon Zayed will have his hearing tomorrow. The FAI's Disciplinary Control Unit will hear the player's case, as well as investigating accusations that the club's fans -- and those of St Pat's -- abused the Libyan international.
Airtricity League (Initial 35-man selection to face Celtic & Manchester City in Dublin Super Cup) -- Goalkeepers: G Doherty (Derry City), G Rogers (St Patrick's Ath), A Mannus (Shamrock Rovers). Defenders: P Sullivan (Shamrock Rvs), O Heary (Bohemians), S Madden (Dundalk), S Greacen, S McEleney (Derry City), C Hawkins (Dundalk), D Murray, C Sives, K Oman (Shamrock Rvs), D Murphy (Cork City), D Lafferty (Derry City). Midfielders: D Kearns (Dundalk), G McGlynn (Derry City), G McCabe (Shamrock Rvs), B Molloy, R Higgins (Derry City), J Gamble (Limerick), G Dempsey (Bray Wds), D Mulcahy (St Patrick's Ath), D Bennett (Dundalk), R Finn, Conor McCormack, S Rice (Shamrock Rvs), K Brennan (Bohemians), R Gaynor (Dundalk), J McClean (Derry City). Forwards: G Twigg, K Sheppard (Shamrock Rvs), E Zayed (Derry City), J Byrne (Dundalk), D North (St Patrick's Ath), D Kavanagh (St Patrick's Ath).