Sunday 18 August 2019

Jack Byrne keeps place as Mick McCarthy names Ireland training camp squad

Jack Byrne, left, Sean Maguire and fitness coach Andy Liddle
Jack Byrne, left, Sean Maguire and fitness coach Andy Liddle
Callum Robinson in action for Ireland

Aidan Fitzmaurice

Shamrock Rovers man Jack Byrne has kept his place in the Ireland squad as Mick McCarthy had called him up for a training camp in Portugal next week.

But while Callum Robinson is back in the fold after a long spell out through injury, there is no place for James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady. Dutch-based midfielder Dan Crowley is also omitted even though McCarthy travelled to Holland to see him play for Willem II in the Dutch Cup final on Sunday, Crowley a sub for his club in a 4-0 defeat.

Conor Hourihane, Glenn Whelan, Richard Keogh, Josh Cullen and Ronan Curtis are all included in the squad but they may have to miss out, depending on how their clubs fare in the promotion playoffs.

The Ireland squad travel to Portugal on May 21st for a four-day training camp ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Denmark and at home to Gibraltar.

Republic of Ireland Squad

Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Kieran O’Hara (Manchester United), Mark Travers (Bournemouth)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Kevin Long (Burnley), John Egan (Sheffield United), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff City)

Midfielders: Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Harry Arter (Cardiff City), Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic), Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa), Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers), James McClean (Stoke City), Alan Judge (Ipswich Town), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Robbie Brady (Burnley), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City)

Forwards: David McGoldrick (Sheffield United), Shane Long (Southampton), Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Scott Hogan (Sheffield United), James Collins (Luton Town), Aiden O'Brien (Millwall), Callum Robinson (Preston North End) 

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