Friday, November 12, 2010

Home based U21 Squad announced

Noel King has announced a home-based Irish U21 squad for an upcoming challenge game against Gerry Smith’s amateur side on Saturday 20th November 2010 at 14.00hrs in the AUL Complex.

This is what the U21 boss had to say about deciding to call up all home based players, “We have organised this game so that I can have a look first hand at the home based players who qualify for Ireland Under 21’s. We don’t have competitive Under 21 games until next year so I want to use this time to speak with the player and to collect as much information as I can to build the strongest squad possible. I could have brought a squad of 30 in but I want to give these players a chance and we have plenty of time to see all the players on our list over the next few months. I would love to see one, two, or any number of home based players do the business and force their way into the squad and this is their chance.”

Here is the 18 man squad:

Republic of Ireland Under 21 Home based Squad
Ger Hanley Mervue United FC
Kevin Burns Waterford United FC

Enda Stevens Shamrock Rovers FC
Andy Boyle UCD AFC
Shane McEleney Derry City FC
Roberto Lopez Bohemian FC
Ciaran Nagle UCD AFC

Lee Dixon Bohemian FC
Paul Corry UCD AFC
Graham Kelly Bray Wanderers FC
James O’Brien St. Patricks Athletic FC
Jake Kelly Bray Wanderers FC
Keith Ward UCD AFC
Daniel Kearns Dundalk FC
Gary Burke Bohemian FC

Aaron Greene Bohemian FC
Chris Shields Bray Wanderers FC
Paddy Madden Bohemian FC

Well done to all the players called up many will have never played for Ireland before and this is a fantastic idea for Noel King to call up these LOI players.

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