Starting 11 named for Under 17 Greece opener

Starting 11 named for Under 17 Greece opener

Sean McCaffrey has named his Republic of Ireland Under-17 starting 11 who will play their first of three matches in the UEFA elite phase qualifiers today against mini-group hosts Greece (11.30am local time).
19th Mar 2010
Sean McCaffrey has named his Republic of Ireland Under-17 starting 11 who will play their first of three matches in the UEFA elite phase qualifiers today against mini-group hosts Greece (11.30am local time).

Having taken a limited role in training during the week due to injury, David Murphy (knee), Carl McHugh and Michael Barker (both ankle) have been given the all clear to play and have been named in the starting line up.

Republic of Ireland v Greece

1 Sean McDermott
2 Derrick Williams
3 Michael Barker
4 Sean McGinty (c)
5 Richard Bryan
6 George Smith
7 Carl McHugh
8 Shane Byrne
9 David Murphy
10 Kevin Knight
11 Daniel Purdy
Subs
12 Frankie Sutherland
13 Neil Yadolahi
14 Aiden O'Brien
15 Anton Rodgers
16 Alan Smith (GK)
17 Michael Keane
18 Sean Murray

Sean McCaffrey's side will also face Finland on Sunday and Austria next Wednesday hoping to win the group and advance to the European Championship finals in Liechtenstein in May.

Half time update and full match report to follow.