No Longford Town Players In Under-21 Squad

Republic of Ireland Under-21 Manager Stephen Kenny has named no Longford Town players his squad for a February training camp.

The majority of the Under-21 training camp squad has been selected from the SSE Airtricity League with two players selected from the Northern Irish Premiership in Crusaders striker Ronan Hale and Linfield striker Michael O’Connor.

All of the players are eligible for the upcoming UEFA Under-21 European Championships campaign, which starts in March against Luxembourg at Tallaght Stadium.


The training squad will take on the Ireland Amateur team in a friendly game at Whitehall Stadium on Wednesday, February 6 at 19:45.

Kenny has also named his backroom team for the upcoming campaign.

Former Ireland international Keith Andrews will become assistant coach alongside Jim Crawford, who leaves his role as Ireland Under-18 Head Coach.

Former League of Ireland winner Dan Connor will continue his role of goalkeeping coach with the Under-21s.

Damien Doyle will join as the Strength and Conditioning Coach, Gary Seery comes in as Performance Analyst with the medical staff being Ronan Kearney, Team Doctor and Kevin Mulholland, physiotherapist.

Kenny has also announced that the Under-21s will take part in the 2019 Toulon Tournament. Ireland have previously competed in the tournament six times and will travel to France in June.

Republic of Ireland U-21 Training squad

Goalkeepers: Conor Kearns (UCD), Ross Treacy (Dundalk)

Defenders: Andy Lyons (Bohemians), Darragh Leahy (Bohemians), Conor McCarthy (Cork City), Trevor Clarke (Shamrock Rovers), Liam Scales (UCD), John Mahon (Sligo Rovers).

Midfielders: Dan Mandriou (Bohemians), Aaron Bolger (Shamrock Rovers), JJ Lunney (Waterford), Jamie Lennon (St. Patrick’s Athletic), Brandon Kavanagh (Shamrock Rovers), Robbie McCourt (Bohemians).

Forwards: Ronan Hale (Crusaders), Neil Farrugia (UCD), Michael O’Connor (Linfield), Will Fitzgerald (Limerick), Zach Elbouzedi (Waterford), Karl O’Sullivan (Limerick).

Republic of Ireland U-21 Coaching Staff

Manager: Stephen Kenny

Assistant Coaches: Keith Andrews, Jim Crawford

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Damien Doyle

Goalkeeping Coach: Dan Connor

Performance Analyst: Gary Seery

Physiotherapist: Kevin Mulholland

Team Doctor: Ronan Kearney