The Republic of Ireland Men’s Under-18s will take on Malta in a friendly double-header this week. Head Coach Colin O’Brien has named a 20-man squad for the friendlies in Malta on Tuesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 9. Included in the panel is goalkeeper Noah Jauny who is called into an Irish squad for the first time. James Abankwah also receives a call-up fresh from winning the FAI Cup with St. Patrick's Athletic.
Goalkeepers: Noah Jauny (Stade Brestois), Conor Walsh (Sligo Rovers)
Defenders: James Abankwah (St. Patrick’s Athletic), Ben Curtis (St. Patrick’s Athletic), Sam Curtis (St. Patrick’s Athletic) Sean Grehan (Bohemians), Cathal Heffernan (Cork City), Alex Murphy (Galway United), David Toure (Shelbourne)
Midfielders: Justin Ferizaj (Shamrock Rovers), Oisin Gallagher (Lincoln City), Jad Hakiki (Shelbourne), Jamie Mullins (Bohemians), James McManus (Bohemians), John Ryan (Shamrock Rovers)
Forwards: Michael Leddy (Shamrock Rovers), Thomas Lonergan (St. Patrick’s Athletic) Dara McGuinness (Shamrock Rovers), Mark O’Mahony (Cork City), Jack O’Reilly (St. Patrick’s Athletic)
International friendly fixtures (all times are Irish times)
Tuesday, December 7 | Malta MU18 v Republic of Ireland MU18, Tony Bezzina Stadium, Hibernians FC, Malta, KO 10am
Thursday, December 9 |Malta MU18 v Republic of Ireland mU18, Tony Bezzina Stadium, Hibernians FC, Malta, KO 10am