Stephen Kenny announces Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers

Aaron Connolly returns for next month’s fixture list, with Callum Robinson absent

Aaron Connolly returns to the Ireland squad for next month’s three World Cup qualifiers. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty

Aaron Connolly returns to the Ireland squad for next month’s three World Cup qualifiers. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty

 

Stephen Kenny has announced his 25-man Republic of Ireland squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Portugal, Azerbaijan and Serbia.

Callum Robinson is a high-profile absence while he isolates after testing positive for Covid-19, with Burnley’s Nathan Collins earning a first call-up. Robinson could potentially return for the clash with Serbia.

Brighton’s Aaron Connolly and Jeff Hendrick both return to the squad after missing the summer internationals. The squad are set to fly to Portugal on Sunday.

Ireland play Portugal on at Estádio Algarve on Wednesday September 1st. They meet Azerbaijan in Dublin on Saturday September 4th, with Serbia welcomed to the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday September 7th.

More to follow.

Republic of Ireland squad

Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Bazunu (Portsmouth, on loan from Manchester City), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City), Nathan Collins (Burnley).

Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest), Jamie McGrath (St. Mirren), Jayson Molumby (Brighton and Hove Albion)

Attackers: Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), James Collins (Cardiff City), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Troy Parrott (MK Dons, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Shane Long (Southampton), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.