U17 squad unveiled for Italy double-header
Republic of Ireland Under-17 Head Coach John Morling has named his squad to face Italy next week in a double-header friendly.
The pair of games, on February 8 in Casarano and two days later in Nardò, will act as final preparation for the UEFA Elite phase qualifiers in Greece from 23-28 March when Ireland meet Denmark, Latvia and Greece trying to progress into the European Championship finals later in the year.
Morling has made a number of changes to the squad which qualified from their UEFA first phase in Malta last September in a bid to expand his options for next month's Elite stage.
REP OF IRELAND U17 SQUAD:
Joe Coll (Manchester United)
Ian Lawlor (Manchester City)
Colm Horgan (Salthill Devon)
John Kavanagh (Ringmahon Rangers)
Tommie Hoban (Watford)
Pierce Sweeney (Belvedere)
Jamie Smith (Newcastle United)
Conor Qualter (Leeds United),
Steven Smith (Arsenal)
Joe O'Brien (Celtic)
Sean Kavanagh (Belvedere)
Kealan Dillon (Derby County)
Darragh Lenihan (Belvedere)
Luke Gallagher (Cherry Orchard)
John McKeown (Belvedere)
Kenny McEvoy (Tottenham Hotspur)
Mikey Drennan (Aston Villa)
Bradley Garmston (West Bromwich Albion)
James Murphy (Reading)
Kieran Sadlier (West Ham United)
Will Hayhurst (Preston North End)
Sam Byrne (St. Josephs Boys).
Under-17 Friendly Internationals:
Tuesday 8 February (15.00 hrs)
Italy v Republic of Ireland - Casarano
Thursday 10 February (10.30 hrs)
Italy v Republic of Ireland - Nardò.