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39-man squad named for Ireland's Euro 2016 play-off

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Martin O'Neill named his 39-man squad today
Martin O'Neill named his 39-man squad today

Martin O'Neill has named his extended squad for the upcoming two-legged showdown against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Injury concerns John O'Shea and Shane Long are named, and O'Shea is definitely out of the first leg in Bosnia due to suspension.

The Sunderland man's participation in the second leg is also a doubt after he suffered a serious looking hamstring injury against Newcastle on Sunday.

Att Abbotstown today, O'Neill admitted he too was concerend about the Waterford man's fitness.

“All hamstrings are concerning,” said O’Neill today, “Time will tell but we’ll give it every single possibility.”

Stephen Quinn is the only player definitely ruled out with injury, while uncapped trio of Alan Judge, Eunan O'Kane and Adam Rooney are included.

Ireland will play Bosnia in Zenica on November 13 before the return leg on November 16 in Dublin. The prize for the winner is a place at Euro 2016 in France next summer.

Ireland squad to play Bosnia and Herzegovina

David Forde (Millwall)  
Shay Given (Stoke City)  
Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)  
Darren Randolph (West Ham United)  
Rob Elliot (Newcastle United)  
Richard Keogh (Derby County)  
Marc Wilson (Stoke City)  
Seamus Coleman (Everton)  
Cyrus Christie (Derby County)  
John O'Shea (Sunderland)  
Alex Pearce (Derby County)  
Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers)  
Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa)  
Paul McShane (Reading)  
Stephen Ward (Burnley)  
Greg Cunningham (Preston North End)  
Robbie Brady (Norwich City)  
James McCarthy (Everton)  
Jeff Hendrick (Derby County)  
Darron Gibson (Everton)  
Harry Arter (Bournemouth)  
Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth)  
Glenn Whelan (Stoke City)  
Paul Green (Rotherham United)  
Aiden McGeady (Everton)  
James McClean (West Bromwich Albion)  
Alan Judge (Brentford)
Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City)  
David Meyler (Hull City)  
Jonathan Walters (Stoke City)  
Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City)  
Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)  
Shane Long (Southampton)  
Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town)
Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids)  
Anthony Stokes (Celtic)  
David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town)  
Adam Rooney (Aberdeen)  
Simon Cox (Bristol City)