Ireland U16: Osam names squad for Bulgaria games

Paul Osam

Ireland U16: Osam names squad for Bulgaria games

Republic of Ireland Under-16 Head Coach Paul Osam has named a 19-man squad for the upcoming International Friendlies against Bulgaria in Sofia.
5th Sep 2018

14 of Osam's squad is made up of SSE Airtricity League players, with the remaining five playing at clubs in Northern Ireland, England and Spain.

Speaking ahead of the team's trip to Bulgaria, Osam said he was excited to be working with a new group of players.

"Some of the squad were with Jason Donohue last year in the Under-15s, while others will get their first taste of international football.

"This age-grade is about developing players, and I look forward getting on the training pitch with the players over the coming week in Bulgaria."

Ireland's first match against Bulgaria takes place on September 11th, with the second match taking place two days later. 

Republic of Ireland Under-16 Squad
Goalkeepers: Arlo Doherty (Manchester City), Josh Keely (St. Patrick's Athletic),
Defenders: Fionnan Coyle (Finn Harps), Anselmo Garcia MacNulty (Real Betis), Oisin Hand (Shamrock Rovers), Leigh Kavanagh (Bray Wanderers), Ronan Kilkenny (Bohemians), Gavin O'Brien (Bohemians)
Midfielders: Louie Barry (West Bromwich Albion), Colin Conroy (Bohemians), Kyle Conway (St. Patrick's Athletic), Oran Crowe (Cork City), Lee Harkin (Tristar Boys), Ben McCormack (St. Patrick's Athletic), Andrew Moran (Bray Wanderers)
Forwards: Roland Banya (Shamrock Rovers), Daniel Gildea (Finn Harps), Callum Kavanagh (Middlesbrough), Billy Vance (Bray Wanderers)

Fixtures
11/9/18 - Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland, National Football Complex, 5pm (3pm Irish time)
13/9/18 - Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland, National Football Complex, 5pm (3pm Irish time)