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O'Neill reduces Ireland squad for crunch qualifiers

Martin O'Neill has reduced Ireland's squad from 40 to 27 players
Martin O'Neill has reduced Ireland's squad from 40 to 27 players

Martin O'Neill has reduced his provisional 40-man squad to 27 for Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Germany at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday, October 8, and Poland in Warsaw on Sunday, October 11.

Ciaran Clark (quad), Stephen Quinn (knee) and Harry Arter (groin) all miss out through injury.

The revised squad includes two uncapped players, Eunan O’Kane and Alan Judge but there is no place for goalkeeper Kieran Westwood.

The squad will meet in Dublin on Sunday evening and train on Monday at the FAI’s National Training Centre in Abbotstown. Marc Wilson will remain at Stoke City for treatment on a calf injury which will be reviewed by the Ireland medical staff early in the week.

Ireland Squad:

David Forde (Millwall)
Shay Given (Stoke City)
Darren Randolph (West Ham United)
Richard Keogh (Derby County)
Seamus Coleman (Everton)
Cyrus Christie (Derby County)
John O'Shea (Sunderland)
Alex Pearce (Derby County)
Paul McShane (Reading)

Stephen Ward (Burnley)
Robbie Brady (Norwich City)
Marc Wilson (Stoke City)  
James McCarthy (Everton)  
Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) 
Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) 
Aiden McGeady (Everton)
James McClean (West Bromwich Albion) 
Alan Judge (Brentford)
David Meyler (Hull City)
Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) 
Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) 

Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)
Shane Long (Southampton) 
Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) 
Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) 
Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids)  
David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town)