Pat’s duo among those called up by Crawford

by Aaron Dunne
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Republic of Ireland Under-21 Manager Jim Crawford’s has called-up Burnley’s Dara Costelloe,  NAC Breda’s Anselmo Garcia MacNulty and St. Patrick’s Athletic duo Adam O’Reilly and David Odumosu. 

The four players will join the group ahead of Friday’s UEFA European Under-21 Championship Play-Off First Leg against Israel at Tallaght Stadium. 

They replace Barnsley’s Luca Connell, Como 1907’s Liam Kerrigan, Sheffield Wednesday’s Mark McGuinness and Cork City’s David Harrington who have all been ruled out of the play-offs through injury.

Limerick-native Costelloe is called into his first Ireland squad while O’Reilly returns to an Irish squad for the first-time since he featured for the Men’s Under-19s in November 2019.

Garcia McNulty and Odumosu return to the U21s fold for the first time this year having been in squads earlier in the campaign.

The squad met up in Dublin on Sunday and will train at Abbotstown this week.

UEFA European Under-21 Championship Play-Offs (all times are Irish time)

Friday, September 23 | Ireland U21 v Israel U21, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, KO 7pm

Tuesday, September 27 | Israel U21 v Ireland U21, Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel KO 7pm.

Adam O’Reilly, in action for St Patrick’s Athletic against Sligo Rovers at Richmond Park, has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad by Jim Crawford

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