Trapattoni names 24-man squad for Australia match
Republic of Ireland manager, Giovanni Trapattoni, has today (Thursday, July 30th) named a 24 man squad to face Australia in Thomond Park on Wednesday, August 12th.
Included in the squad are Wolves duo, Kevin Foley and Kevin Doyle, while local born players, Eddie Nolan (Waterford), Liam Miller (Cork), Shane Long (Tipperary), Stephen Hunt (Waterford) and John O’Shea (Waterford) are also named.
Trapattoni also announced that three players have been placed on stand-by for the visit of Australia: Alex Bruce, Damien Delaney and Steven Reid.
Speaking at the announcement, Giovanni Trapattoni said, “This upcoming friendly against Australia in Thomond Park in Limerick is of utmost importance to our side as it acts as our final game ahead of our World Cup qualifier against Cyprus in Nicosia in September. Australia, who have already qualified for the World Cup, will provide a stern test for the team as Pim Verbeek and his team have advanced through the Asian World Cup qualifiers undefeated in the final qualification phase.
“I am looking forward to playing an international friendly of this stature at the magnificent Thomond Park in Limerick. I am aware of the proud sporting culture in Limerick and I am sure that the people of Munster will get behind the team for this game.”
Tickets for the Republic of Ireland friendly against Australia on August 12th are now on sale. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and are on sale in outlets throughout Munster and Connaught.
Tickets for this match are available for €25 (South terrace), €35 (East and West terrace) and €55 (East and West stands).
Republic of Ireland squad
|Shay Given||Manchester City|
|Kieren Westwood||Coventry City|
|Joe Murphy||Scunthorpe United|
|John O'Shea||Manchester United|
|Richard Dunne||Manchester City|
|Kevin Kilbane||Hull City|
|Eddie Nolan||Preston North End|
|Sean St. Ledger||Preston North End|
|Damien Duff||Newcastle United|
|Darron Gibson||Manchester United|
|Glenn Whelan||Stoke City|
|Keith Andrews||Blackburn Rovers|
|Liam Lawrence||Stoke City|
|Caleb Folan||Hull City|
|Robbie Keane||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Leon Best||Coventry City|