PREVIEW | Andorra v Ireland

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PREVIEW | Andorra v Ireland

Republic of Ireland face Andorra in an international friendly in the first match of the May/June training camp.
2nd Jun 2021

The Ireland squad travelled to Andorra earlier today (Wednesday, June 2) ahead of the match tomorrow at the Estadi Nacional, with kick-off at 5pm (6pm local time).

Fixture: Andorra v Ireland 
Competition: International Friendly
Kick-off: 5pm (6pm local time)
TV: Live on RTE & Sky Sports
Stadium: Estadi Nacional

Team News

Captain Seamus Coleman will miss the Andorra match as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury ahead of the Hungary fixture on Tuesday, June 8.

Midfielder Sammie Szmodics has been ruled out of the Andorra and Hungary fixtures through a shoulder injury and will return home. Chiedozie Ogbene is a doubt for the Andorra match with a thigh strain.

MD-1 Press Conference - Manager Stephen Kenny

"Andorra have changed the way they're trying to play as traditionally, they've always dropped off but in the last camp, they tried to press so it will be interesting tomorrow.

"From our point of view, we're looking for a good performance and win the game, some players will be looking to make their mark so we're looking forward to it.

"We've been practising a few things on the training ground due to the extra time we've had on the grass. We've had a really good week of training and really impressed with the application of the squad.

"It's important we look to take that same attitude from training into tomorrow's match."

Watch the full press conference with Stephen Kenny here

MD-1 Press Conference - Midfielder Conor Hourihane

"We've had a really good week out here and it has been great to link up with the lads again. I was eager to get out as soon as I could after the play-off final so delighted to be here.

"I missed the last international window so that was really difficult but it's great to be back involved and we're looking forward to tomorrow's match.

"We've trained well, really well, and been able to do a bit more work with the team on how we want to play so that's a real positive.

"It is important we get a result tomorrow as it is in any match, we always aim to win for our country and tomorrow will be no different."

Watch the full press conference with Conor Hourihane here

Republic of Ireland - Andorra & Hungary

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

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Lee O’Connor (Tranmere Rovers, on loan from Celtic), James McClean (Stoke City), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion), Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City).

Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Conor Hourihane (Swansea City, on loan from Aston Villa), Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest), Jason Knight (Derby County), Jayson Molumby (Preston North End, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), Jamie McGrath (St. Mirren), Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers).

Forwards: James Collins (Cardiff City), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Troy Parrott (Tottenham Hotspur), Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers).