Ireland U16: Osam names squad for Swedish tournament

Paul Osam

Ireland U16: Osam names squad for Swedish tournament

Republic of Ireland Under-16 Head Coach Paul Osam (pictured above) has named a 20-man squad for the upcoming UEFA Under-16 Development Tournament in Sweden.
15th May 2018

Osam takes charge of his side for the final time this season, for games against Sweden, Austria and Turkey. They players will move on to Colin O'Brien's Under-17 side next season.

With three games in five days, Osam says the Development Tournament will be a taster for what's to come at Under-17 level.

"We're trying to replicate as close as possible to what the players will be dealing with next year at the Under-17 European Championships. They will be playing three games in five days in Sweden. It's as close as possible to what the players experience in tournament football.

"This is a culmination of everything we have done this season. We want to hand the best players over to Under-17 Head Coach Colin O'Brien for next season."

Osam's side begin their campaign on Sunday, May 18th against Sweden.

Republic of Ireland U16 Squad
Goalkeepers: Harry Halwax (Leixlip United), Dan Rose (Everton)
Defenders: Thomas Considine (Bohemians), Alex Dunne (Shamrock Rovers), James Furlong (Shamrock Rovers), Cian Kelly (Shamrock Rovers), Mazeed Ogungbo (Arsenal), Conrad Egan-Riley (Manchester City), Luke Turner (Shamrock Rovers)
Midfielders: Matt Healy (College Corinthians), Joe Hodge (Manchester City), Brandon Holt (St. Patrick's Athletic), Seamas Keogh (Sligo Rovers), Ronan McKinley (Derry City)
Forwards: Festy Ebosele (Bray Wanderers), Cillian Heaney (Sligo Rovers), Sean Kennedy (Tralee Dynamos), Sean McGrath (Limerick), Ayodeji Sotana (Manchester United), Conor Carty (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

UEFA Under-16 Development Tournament
Friday, May 18th: Sweden v Republic of Ireland, Lysekil, 6.30pm (5.30pm Irish time) 
Sunday, May 20th: Republic of Ireland v Austria, Stenungsund, 3pm (2pm Irish time)
Tuesday, May 22nd: Turkey v Republic of Ireland, Munkedal, 11am (10am Irish time)