Kenny names 25-man Ireland squad for qualifier double header

Jun 1, 2023 13:26 By Dave Hooper
Kenny names 25-man Ireland squad for qualifier double header
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Stephen Kenny names 25-man Ireland squad for qualifier double header with Greece and Gibraltar and training camp in Turkey

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has selected a 25-man squad for the upcoming UEFA EURO 2024 qualifiers against Greece and Gibraltar.

The squad travel to Turkey next week for a nine-day training camp in Antalya. The panel then head to Athens to face Greece on Friday, June 16. While, the squad return to Dublin for the second qualifier of the June window against Gibraltar at the Aviva Stadium on Monday, June 19.

After overcoming injury midefielders Jeff Hendrick and Alan Browne have been selected for the camp. Middlesbrough centre-back Darragh Lenihan and Liam Scales, both return to the squad.


Whereas, Peterborough United midfielder Jack Taylor is also recalled to the squad, having impressed in last week’s training camp in Bristol. Meanwhile, Chiedozie Ogbene, has been ruled out of both qualifiers. Ogbene reported to the Bristol training camp for a hamstring injury rehabilitation.

Republic of Ireland Squad - Greece & Gibraltar

Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Southampton), Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth)


Defenders: Matt Doherty (Atlético Madrid), Mark Sykes (Bristol City), Callum O'Dowda (Cardiff City), James McClean (Wigan Athletic); Nathan Collins (Wolverhampton Wanderers), John Egan (Sheffield United), Dara O'Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Darragh Lenihan (Middlesbrough), Liam Scales (Celtic).

Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Burnley), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion), Jeff Hendrick (Reading), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Will Smallbone (Southampton), Jason Knight (Derby County), Jamie McGrath (Wigan Athletic), Jack Taylor (Peterborough United).

Forwards: Adam Idah (Norwich City), Michael Obafemi (Burnley), Evan Ferguson (Brighton and Hove Albion), Troy Parrott (Tottenham Hotspur), Mikey Johnston (Vitória de Guimarães, on loan from Celtic).


UEFA EURO 2024 – Fixtures

16/06 - Greece v Ireland, OPAP Arena, 7.45pm (21.45pm local time)

19/06 - Ireland v Gibraltar, Aviva Stadium, 7.45pm

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