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Southampton Striker Gets Republic Of Ireland Call

Southampton Striker Gets Republic Of Ireland Call

Shane Long has been called up by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill for the coming international break.

The next break of the 2017/18 campaign sees the Republic host a three day training camp ahead of their friendly against Turkey.

Notable omissions from the squad include veterans John O'Shea and Glenn Whelan, Wes Hoolahan and Daryl Murphy also miss out having announced their international retirements. Jonathan Walters also misses out having undergone knee surgery in January.

Coming into the group for the first time are Kieran O'Hara, Declan Rice, Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams and Enda Stevens and Seamus Coleman returns for the first time since his double leg fracture last March.

O'Hara and Rice will leave the group and return to the Under 21s following the training camp as they face Azerbaijan at the Tallaght Stadium on Match 27 for a European Championship qualifier.

Full squad:

Rob Elliot (Newcastle United), Colin Doyle (Bradford City), Kieran O'Hara (Manchester United), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday).

Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Declan Rice (West Ham United), John Egan (Brentford), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Kevin Long (Burnley), Alex Pearce (Derby County), Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers), Greg Cunningham (Preston North End), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United).

Alan Judge (Brentford), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), David Meyler (Hull City), Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United), Liam Kelly (Reading), Alan Browne, Daryl Horgan (Preston North End), James McClean (West Bromwich Albion).


Shane Long (Southampton), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Sean Maguire (Preston North End).


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday March 9 2018
Time: 6:30AM

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