Ireland U21s squad named for Iceland game in Cork
It is the first look at a new generation of Under-21 internationals with Jim naming 13 previously uncapped U21 internationals in his squad.
Among the squad will be Cork City duo Jimmy Corcoran and Matt Healy, there is also a first Ireland call-up for Notts County goalkeeper Tiernan Brooks.
Bohemians’ Head of Academy Trevor Croly will also join the U21s technical coaching staff for this international window and will help the team prepare for their opening game of 2023.
The fixture against Iceland is the first Ireland Under-21s game to be played in Cork for 14 years. More than 4,500 fans have already secured their seat. Tickets are priced €5 for children, €10 for adults and €20 for a family ticket (two adults, two children). Tickets can be purchased HERE
Speaking about the squad Republic of Ireland Under-21s Head Coach Jim Crawford said: “This promises to be an exciting occasion. A new look team, in our first international of year in what we hope will be in front of a big crowd in Turner’s Cross.
“It’s a great opportunity for these players to go out and show what they’re capable of against a very good Iceland side. It’s been six months since we were last together and I’m looking forward to meeting up with the players and staff again.
“We want to bring our fans on a journey and that starts against Iceland and I’ve no doubt the Cork public will get behind us all the way.”
Republic of Ireland Under-21s Squad
Goalkeepers: Tiernan Brooks (Notts County), Jimmy Corcoran (Cork City), Josh Keeley (Tottenham Hotspur)
Defenders: Tayo Adaramola (Crystal Palace), Festy Ebosele (Udinese), James Furlong (Motherwell, on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion), Anselmo Garcia MacNulty (NAC Breda, on loan from Wolfsburg), Connor O’Riordan (Crewe Alexandra), Sean Roughan (Lincoln City)
Midfielders: Cian Hayes (Fleetwood Town), Matt Healy (Cork City, on loan from Ipswich Town), Joe Hodge (Wolves), Bosun Lawal (Celtic), Killian Phillips (Shrewsbury Town, on loan from Crystal Palace)
Forwards: Sinclair Armstrong (QPR), Tom Cannon (Preston North End, on loan from Everton), Johnny Kenny (Shamrock Rovers, on loan from Celtic), Andrew Moran (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ollie O’Neill (Derry City, on loan from Fulham), Armstrong Okoflex (West Ham United)
International Friendly Fixture
Sunday, March 26 | Ireland U21 v Iceland U21, Turner’s Cross, Cork, KO 4pm (live on LOITV)