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Noel King names 16 man U21 squad to face Denmark on May 31

U21 head coach Noel King names 16 man squad to face Denmark on May 31

Wednesday May 15, 2013

Republic of Ireland U21 head coach Noel King today (Wednesday) named a 16 man squad to face Denmark in an international friendly in Fredericia Stadium, Fredericia, Denmark at 4pm (local time) on Friday May 31.

The game will form part of Ireland’s final preparations before the start of their UEFA EURO 2015 qualifying campaign on August 14, when they play the Faroe Islands in Torshavn.

King’s selection sees the introduction of Barry McNamee from Derry City, who is the only uncapped and home-based player in the squad. Five Airtricity League players have also been invited to train with the squad in Dublin, along with Selcuk Tidim from Germany. Some may be included in the squad to travel to Denmark.

As the season draws to a close, King’s squad selections have seen big developments since August 2012. Sean McDermott, Shane Duffy, Joe Shaughnessy, Derrick Williams, John O’Sullivan, and Sean Murray have all made first team appearances for their respective clubs this season. While Aaron McCarey, Anthony O’Connor, Matt Doherty, Sean McGinty, Anthony Forde, Frankie Sutherland and Aiden O’Brien have all picked up first team experience on loan spells. Samir Carruthers also captained Aston Villa to the NextGen Series championship.

Speaking today, King said ‘This is our last preparation game before our first EURO 2015 Qualifier against the Faroe Islands in August, so it’s obviously our final chance to see players before then. Some players are missing through injury, suspensions etc, but this could be the case in August also, so we’ll prepare with that in mind.’

When asked about his opposition for the fixture, King said ‘Denmark are terrific opposition for us for this game. They are a strong side, but we’d prefer to face a powerful team in order to prepare for the important qualifiers we have in August.’

Ireland will assemble in Dublin on May 26 for training before travelling to Denmark on May 29.

 

Name

DOB

Club

Caps

Goals

Aaron McCarey

14/01/92

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

5

0

Sean McDermott

30/05/93

Sandnes Ulf FC

2

0

Shane Duffy

01/01/92

Everton FC

12

1

Anthony O'Connor

25/10/92

Blackburn Rovers FC

2

0

Matt Doherty

16/01/92

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

3

1

Joe Shaughnessy

06/07/92

Aberdeen FC

2

0

Derrick Williams

17/01/93

Aston Villa FC

2

0

Sean McGinty

11/08/93

Unattached

2

0

Carl McHugh

05/02/93

Bradford City FC

2

0

Samir Carruthers

04/04/93

Aston Villa FC

4

0

John O'Sullivan

18/09/93

Blackburn Rovers FC

2

0

Frankie Sutherland

06/12/93

QPR FC

2

0

Barry McNamee

17/02/92

Derry City FC

0

0

Sean Murray

11/10/93

Watford FC    

3

1

Anthony Forde

16/11/93

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

4

1

Aiden O’Brien

04/10/93

Millwall FC

2

2

 

Training 26th – 29th May

Daryl Horgan

10/08/92

Cork City FC

0

0

Roberto Lopes

17/06/92

Bohemian FC

0

0

David O’Leary

17/07/92

Limerick FC

0

0

Ciaran Gallagher

01/04/92

Finn Harps FC

0

0

Danny Morrissey

13/12/93

Cork City FC

0

0

Selcuk Tidim

28/06/92

FC Hansa Rostock II

0

0

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