Holt Named In IRL U17 Squad

  • Mon, Mar 18, 2019 @ 9:51

Saints' midfielder Brandon Holt has been named in Colin O'Brien's Ireland Under-17 squad for two friendly games against Finland.

Two international friendly games will act as the Republic of Ireland Under-17s final warm-up games ahead of the UEFA European Under-17 Championships in May, which will be held in Ireland.

The Ireland squad will stay at CityWest Hotel, Dublin because that will be the base for all teams competing in this summer's finals tournament - which runs from May 3-19 - and they will travel to Waterford and Tallaght Stadium for these friendly games, just like they will for tournament games in the summer.

This will be the third straight year that O'Brien will lead an Under-17s squad to the finals tournament following experiences in Croatia (2017) and England (2018), where they reached the quarter-finals on both occasions.

Republic of Ireland Under-17 Squad

Goalkeepers: Jimmy Corcoran (Preston North End), Harry Halwax (Derby County)
Defenders: James Furlong (Shamrock Rovers), Anselmo Garcia McNulty (Real Betis), Luke Turner (Aberdeen), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City), Sean McEvoy (Ballinmallard United), Timi Sobowale (Manchester City), Ademipo Odubeko (Manchester United)
Midfielders: Charlie McCann (Manchester United), Joe Hodge (Manchester City), Brandon Holt (St Patrick's Athletic), Seamas Keogh (Southampton), Toby Owens (Shamrock Rovers), Ronan McKinley (Derry City)
Forwards: Sean Kennedy (Sunderland), Matt Everitt (Brighton & Hove Albion), Conor Carty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Joshua Giurgi (Norwich City)

International Friendly Games

Friday, March 22nd
Republic of Ireland v Finland
RSC, Waterford, KO 19:00

Monday, March 25th
Republic of Ireland v Finland
Tallaght Stadium, KO 13:00

Next Fixture

Drogheda United / April 20th @ 2:00pm
Venue: United Park

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