Wednesday, November 03, 2021


KILL native, Andy Lyons (Bohemian FC) has once again been included by Republic of Ireland U21 Manager, and Kildare resident, Jim Crawford in his 25-man squad for two home UEFA Under-21 European Championship qualifiers against Italy and Sweden next week.

Kildare native, Andy Lyons (Bohemian FC) included in the Ireland U21 Squad Photo: INPHO/Brian Reilly-Troy

West Ham United’s Armstrong Oko-Flex receives a first call-up to the U21s while Southampton’s Will Smallbone and Derby County’s Festy Ebosele return to the squad following injury.
Ireland take on Italy at Tallaght Stadium on Friday, 12 November before hosting Sweden four days later on Tuesday, 16 November.
Tickets to both European Championship qualifiers are now on sale with admission for both games available for €15 for adults, €8 for children and €30 for a family ticket (two adults and two children) – Ticketmaster service charges apply.

Republic of Ireland Under-21 Squad 

Goalkeepers: Brian Maher (Bray Wanderers), David Odumosu (Drogheda United), Luke McNicholas (Cliftonville, on loan from Sligo Rovers)
Defenders:  Joel Bagan (Cardiff City), Festy Ebosele (Derby County), Andy Lyons (Bohemians) Oisin McEntee (Greenock Morton, on loan from Newcastle United), Mark McGuinness (Cardiff City), Jake O’Brien (Crystal Palace), Lee O’Connor (Tranmere Rovers, on loan from Celtic)
Midfielders: Conor Coventry (Peterborough United, on loan from West Ham United) Dawson Devoy (Bohemians), Ryan Johansson (Fortuna Sittard, on loan from Seville), Gavin Kilkenny (Bournemouth), Ollie O’Neill (Fulham), Conor Noss (Borussia Möchengladbach), Will Smallbone (Southampton), Ross Tierney (Bohemians)
Forwards: Evan Ferguson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Will Ferry (Crawley Town, on loan from Southampton), Joshua ‘JJ’ Kayode (Rotherham United), Liam Kerrigan (UCD), Armstrong Oko-Flex (West Ham United), Colm Whelan (UCD), Tyreik Wright (Salford City, on loan from Aston Villa)

2022 UEFA Under-21 European Championship Qualifier
Republic of Ireland v Italy
Friday, 12 November
Tallaght Stadium
KO 5:30pm

2022 UEFA Under-21 European Championship Qualifier
Republic of Ireland v Sweden
Tuesday, 16 November
Tallaght Stadium
KO 7pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LIVE on RTE2


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