James McClean left out of Republic of Ireland squad

Updated: February 10, 2012

It might be a surprise but Trap has not picked James McClean for the 24-man squad to face the Czech Republic in the ‘Three International Friendly’ on February 29 in Aviva Stadium.

Here at SportsNewsIRELAND we are not going to doubt the great genius of Mr Trapattoni, so leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Making the announcement, the Republic of Ireland manager said, “This game is the beginning of our Euro 2012 preparations. As we face this fixture, it is important for our players to remember the attitude and performance that brought us qualification. The Czech Republic are a strong team, and their system is similar to Croatia and Spain. This game is vital in helping us choose our 23 player squad for May. We will continue to monitor our players afterwards, and keep a close eye on their fitness in the coming months.”

Republic of Ireland Squad

Name Club Date of birth Caps Goals
Shay Given Aston Villa FC 20/04/1976 120 0
Keiren Westwood Sunderland AFC 23/10/1984 8 0
David Forde Millwall FC 20/10/1979 2 0
John O’Shea Sunderland AFC 30/04/1981 74 1
Stephen Kelly Fulham FC 06/09/1983 29 0
Stephen Ward Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 20/08/1985 9 2
Richard Dunne Aston Villa FC 21/09/1979 71 8
Sean St. Ledger Leicester City FC 28/12/1984 24 2
Darren O’Dea Leeds Utd 04/02/1987 12 0
Kevin Foley Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 01/11/1984 8 0
Glenn Whelan Stoke City FC 13/01/1984 36 2
James McCarthy Wigan Athletic FC 12/11/1990 3 0
Seamus Coleman Everton FC 08/10/1988 4 0
Keith Andrews West Bromwich Albion 13/09/1980 26 3
Keith Fahey Birmingham City FC 15/01/1983 15 3
Darron Gibson Everton FC 25/10/1987 17 1
Damien Duff Fulham FC 02/03/1979 94 8
Aiden McGeady Spartak Moscow FC 04/04/1986 46 2
Stephen Hunt Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 01/08/1981 37 1
Robbie Keane Aston Villa FC 08/07/1980 114 53
Kevin Doyle Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 18/09/1983 46 10
Shane Long West Bromwich Albion 22/01/1987 23 6
Simon Cox West Bromwich Albion 28/04/1987 10 2
Jon Walters Stoke  City FC 20/09/1983 4 1

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