It has been confirmed that Jack Grealish has shunned Ireland and has decided to pledge his international future with England.
realish, who has represented Ireland at a number of underage levels, may be named in Roy Hodgson's squad for next months Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania on Thursday.
The Birmingham-born playmaker, who qualifies for Ireland through his grandparents, has been in impressive form for the Villains in 2015 and has become a vital asset for manager Tim Sherwood.
With England already assured of a place in France next summer, Hodgson is expected to examine his options in the coming games and will give Grealish his chance.
The news will come as a big blow to Martin O'Neill who has been in contact with the player and his father in the hopes of persuading him to play with the boys in green.