Shane Long named in Ireland squad

By SFC Media Mon 20 May International
Photo by Chris Moorhouse | Shane Long

Shane Long has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for their upcoming EURO 2020 qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar.

After netting four goals in five games in April and May – including a record-breaking strike against Watford - the 32-year-old is in line to make his 83rd appearance for Ireland after missing out on the previous round of fixtures due to injury.

Mick McCarthy’s men face Denmark in Copenhagen’s Parken stadium Friday 7th June (7.45pm), before hosting Gibraltar at the Aviva Stadium on Monday 10th June.

The Irish sit top of Group D having collected maximum points against both Georgia and Gibraltar.

The Republic of Ireland Squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Mark Travers (Bournemouth), Sean McDermott (Kristiansund BK)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), John Egan (Sheffield United), Kevin Long (Burnley), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff City)

Midfielders: Alan Judge (Ipswich Town), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Luca Connell (Bolton Wanderers), Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic*), Robbie Brady (Burnley), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth)

Forwards: David McGoldrick (Sheffield United), Shane Long (Southampton), Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Callum Robinson (Preston North End)

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