EURO 2016

Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 squad is confirmed

EURO 2016By Kevin Palmer
O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane in deep discussion prior to squad announcement
O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane in deep discussion prior to squad announcement

Robbie Keane has made the cut to be named in the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 squad, as manager Martin O'Neill left it until the last possible moment to confirm his 23-man panel.

LA Galaxy Keane was a major doubt for Ireland as he was not selected for the final warm-up game against Holland in Dublin last Friday and then picked up an injury that put his hopes of a place in the squad at risk.

Yet Ireland's record goal scorer will have a final hurrah in France, with Aiden McGeady one of the more surprising picks for O'Neill in his final selection.

The late withdrawal of Bournemouth's Harry Arter due to injury may well have opened the door for McGeady to make the trip to France, despite woeful form with Everton and during a loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday in recent months.

However, there was disappointment for Millwall keeper Davie Forde, who started the Euro 2016 qualifiers as Ireland's first choice keeper and doesn't even make the squad heading to France.

Here is the full Ireland squad that will travel to the Euro 2016 finals:

Here are the squad numbers that have been issued to the Ireland players for the trip to France: