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Hourihane and Manning in the Republic squad for World Cup qualifiers
Friday, 19th Mar 2021 12:02 by Steph Thomas

Two swans stars have been called up for the Republic of Ireland as they look to get their World Cup campaign off to a flying start.

Ireland have three games in the March international window

Stephen Kenny has named the Republic of Ireland squad for the national team’s upcoming games. Ireland begin their qualification campaign for the 2022 World Cup next week. Kenny’s team play Serbia away next Wednesday before hosting Luxembourg at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, March 27. Ireland will then play Qatar in a friendly match that will be staged in the Hungarian city of Debrecen.

The swans have a history of players who have represented the Republic at full international cap level, including Noel Dwyer and Jackie O’ Driscoll.

Ryan Manning called up again for his country

Here is the 29-man Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifiers

Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Bazunu (Rochdale, on loan from Manchester City), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth), Kieran O’Hara (Burton Albion).

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Shane Duffy (Celtic, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Kevin Long (Burnley), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), Cyrus Christie (Nottingham Forest).

Midfielders: Conor Hourihane (Swansea City, on loan from Aston Villa), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Jayson Molumby (Preston North End, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), Jason Knight (Derby County), Josh Cullen (Anderlecht).

Wingers: Robbie Brady (Burnley), James McClean (Stoke City), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City).

Strikers: Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion), Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), Shane Long (AFC Bournemouth, on loan from Southampton), James Collins (Luton Town), Troy Parrott (Ipswich Town, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur).

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