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Friday 21 September 2018

USA set for Aviva

Rep of Ireland’s Martin O’Neill. Photo: Sportsfile
Rep of Ireland’s Martin O’Neill. Photo: Sportsfile

Martin O'Neill's Rep of Ireland will host the USA in an international friendly at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, June 2.

The States, who also failed to qualify for this summer's World Cup in Russia, will provide the opposition for Ireland's concluding game before the summer break.

The game, which will be included in the 2017/18 FAI Season Ticket package along with the November 15 friendly at home to Northern Ireland, will be the tenth meeting between the two teams since their first encounter in 1924.

The game will come five days after Ireland will have met France in Paris and acts as the final warm-up for the UEFA Nations League, which kicks off on September 6 away to Wales.

REP OF IRELAND (U19 Squad) - Goalkeepers: Brian Maher (St Pat's Ath), Edward McGinty (Sligo Rovers), Rory Brown (Wolverhampton Wanderers); Defenders: Lee O'Connor (Man United), Dara O'Shea (Hereford United, on loan from WBA), James Finnerty (Aston Villa), Callum Cockerill-Mollett (Walsall), Canice Carroll (Oxford Utd), Callum Nicell (Leeds Utd), Daniel McKenna (Bray Wanderers, on loan from Wolverhampton); Midfielders: Rian O'Sullivan (Brighton), Kian Flanagan (Crystal Palace), Cieran Dunne (Falkirk), Owen Wall (Wexford), Rowan Roache (Blackpool), Anthony Scully (West Ham Utd); Forwards: Aidan Keena (Queens Park, on loan from Hearts), Matthew Shiels (Rangers), Luke Heeney (St Pat's Ath), Aaron Dobbs (Wexford).

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