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3 Kildare players in Kenny's Ireland Squad

 

Preston North End's Robbie Brady has been rewarded for his promising early-season form, with Stephen Kenny recalling him to the Republic of Ireland squad for the first time in over a year.

Kenny has named a 24-man group for the UEFA Nations League matches against Scotland and Armenia.

Two Kildare players are included.

Norwich City defender, Leixlip’s Andrew Omobamidele also comes back into the squad for the first time since recovering from injury, his last appearance for Ireland coming against Luxembourg in November 2021.

Bournemouth goalkeeper, Maynooth’s Mark Travers is one of three goalkeepers included, so too is Leixlip's Nathan Collins.

 

Ireland go to Glasgow for their UEFA Nations League tie at Hampden Park, Saturday, 24 September, at 7.45pm. Ireland will then return to Dublin to face Armenia in their final group game at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday, 27 September, with kick-off at 7.45pm.

Republic of Ireland Squad - Scotland & Armenia

Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Southampton), Mark Travers ( Bournemouth), Max O'Leary (Bristol City)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Shane Duffy (Fulham), John Egan (Sheffield United), Nathan Collins (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City), Dara O'Shea (West Bromwich Albion), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Robbie Brady (Preston North End).

Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Burnley), Jeff Hendrick (Reading), Jason Knight (Derby County), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion), Conor Hourihane (Derby County), Callum O'Dowda (Cardiff City).

Forwards: Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United), Michael Obafemi (Swansea City), Troy Parrott (Preston North End), Callum Robinson (Cardiff City), Scott Hogan (Birmingham City).

 

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Shamrock Rovers go for their first win in the Conference League Group stage tonight.

The Hoops are away to Gent of Belgium from 5.45 Irish time.

West Ham United are away to Silkeborg (pr: Silke-bor) of Denmark.

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In the Europa League, Manchester United are in Moldova to play Sheriff at 5.45pm

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UEFA might take action against Rangers for their tribute to the Queen before last night's Champions League match with Napoli.

The Ibrox club defied orders not to play the national anthem ahead of kick-off, which followed a minute's silence.

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No local GAA fixtures tonight, but championship action resumes from tomorrow evening.

Junior and Intermediate semi finals and the first senior semi final between Celbridge and holders Naas are scheduled across the weekend.

Kfm will have live coverage of the various semi finals in association with Pat Keogh Skoda, Ballybrittas.

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Rory McIlroy is two under through 14 holes of his opening round at the Italian Open.

He's currently two shots off leader Gavin Green.

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Leona Maguire is in the field for the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic, which starts in Oregon later.

Maguire is due out just before 9pm tonight.

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Today’s racing is in Naas from 2pm.

 

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