Two Cork players in Republic of Ireland under 21 squad
Republic of Ireland under 21 boss Jim Crawaford has named his squad for the European Championship Qualifiers against Italy and Sweden next week.
Cork’s Jake O’Brien has been included, as has his fellow Cork man Tyriek Wright, who’s on loan at Salford City from Aston Villa
Ireland take on Italy at Tallaght Stadium on Friday, November 12 before hosting Sweden four days later on Tuesday, November 16.
Republic of Ireland Under-21 SquadGoalkeepers: 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, November 12 Tallaght Stadium KO 5:30pm LIVE on RTÉ2 2022 UEFA Under-21 European Championship Qualifier Republic of Ireland v Sweden Tuesday, November 16 Tallaght Stadium KO 7pm LIVE on RTÉ2