O'Brien names squad for Croatia tournament

O'Brien names squad for Croatia tournament

Republic of Ireland Men's Under-18s Head Coach Colin O'Brien has named a 22-man squad for three games in Croatia this week.

Ireland will take on tough opposition in Sweden, Denmark and the hosts Croatia as part of the tournament in Poreč.

There are first international call-ups for Joseph Gibbard (Crystal Palace), Christy Grogan (Stoke City), Liam McAlinney (Leicester City), Glen McConnell (Cambridge United) and Stephen Mohan (Shelbourne),who will all be in line for their first appearances for Ireland.

Republic of Ireland Men's Under-18s Squad

Goalkeepers: Fintan Doherty (Derry City), Conor Walsh (Sligo Rovers)

Defenders: Sam Curtis (St. Patrick's Athletic), Christy Grogan (Stoke City), Cathal Heffernan (AC Milan), Liam McAlinney (Leicester City), Sean McHale (St. Patrick's Athletic), Luke O'Brien (St. Patrick's Athletic)

Midfielders: Justin Ferizaj (Shamrock Rovers), Joseph Gibbard (Crystal Palace), Darius Lipsiuc (St. Patrick's Athletic), James McManus (Bohemians), Stephen Mohan (Shelbourne), Senan Mullen (Dundalk), Freddie Turley (Shamrock Rovers)

Forwards: Thomas Bloxham (Tottenham Hotspur), Gavin Hodgins (Shelbourne), Glen McConnell (Cambridge United), Mark O'Mahony (Cork City), Gideon Tetteh (Shamrock Rovers), Franco Umeh (Cork City), Kevin Zefi (Inter Milan)

International Friendly Fixtures (all kick-off times are Irish time)

Tuesday, November 15 | Republic of Ireland MU18 v Sweden MU18, Poreč, Croatia, KO 12.30pm

Friday, November 18 | Republic of Ireland MU18 v Denmark MU18, Poreč, Croatia, KO 4.30pm

Monday, November 21 | Croatia MU18 v Republic of Ireland MU18, Poreč, Croatia, KO 9.30pm

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