Kelly out of Estonia clash

Stephen Kelly has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2012 play-off second leg against Estonia on Tuesday night.

The Fulham full-back is out with a groin injury and will be replaced by John O’Shea’s who has recovered from the hamstring problem which ruled him out of Friday’s 4-0 first leg win.

Assistant manager Marco Tardelli confirmed Kelly’s absence following training in Malahide on Sunday.

The Italian also revealed that midfielder Damien Duff should be fit for Tuesday despite despite returning from Tallinn with a rib injury. The Fulham winger was able to take part in the session.


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