Lawrence & Kilbane out of the Irish squad

Giovanni Trapattoni has trimmed his initial 32 man squad by seven players to confirm a final 25 man squad for the forthcoming Three International friendly against Croatia on August 10.

Recent Sunderland signing John O’Shea, Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady and defenders Paul Mc Shane and Kevin Foley are all unfit to travel to Dublin while Liam Lawrence and Kevin Kilbane both have club commitments with Portsmouth and Derby County respectively.

Speaking to the press today Trapattoni said: “I intend to use the game against Croatia at Aviva Stadium next week to have the confirmation of a few options ahead of our September matches against Slovakia and Russia,”

Revised squad:
Goalkeepers: Shay Given, Keiren Westwood, David Forde.

Defenders: Seamus Coleman, Stephen Kelly, Stephen Ward, Richard Dunne, Seán St. Ledger, Darren O’Dea, Damien Delaney.

Midfielders: Glenn Whelan, Darron Gibson, Keith Andrews, Keith Fahey, Andy Keogh, Damien Duff, Stephen Hunt, James McCarthy, Keith Treacy, Marc Wilson.

Strikers: Robbie Keane, Kevin Doyle, Jon Walters, Shane Long, Simon Cox. will have live score updates on all GAA Championship matches over the summer.


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