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Kfm Lunchtime Sport Up-Date: Ireland Squad To Meet Turkey Named & Ruby Is Back In The Saddle.

: 03/08/2018 - 13:14

Martin O'Neill has just named a provisional 30 man squad for the Republic of Ireland's upcoming international friendly against Turkey.

Seamus Coleman has been recalled almost a year after breaking his leg in the World Cup qualifier against Wales.

Declan Rice has earned a first call-up, after a string of impressive performances for West Ham.

Republic of Ireland Squad

Goalkeepers: Rob Elliot (Newcastle United), Colin Doyle (Bradford City), Kieran O'Hara (Manchester United), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) 

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Declan Rice (West Ham United), John Egan (Brentford), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Kevin Long (Burnley), Alex Pearce (Derby County), Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers), Greg Cunningham (Preston North End), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United)

Midfielders: Alan Judge (Brentford), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), David Meyler (Hull City), Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United), Liam Kelly (Reading), Alan Browne, Daryl Horgan (Preston North End), James McClean (West Bromwich Albion)

Forwards: Shane Long (Southampton), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Sean Maguire (Preston North End)


Arsenal will aim to halt a run of four straight defeats when they face A-C Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League tonight.

The Gunners have travelled to Italy for the first leg at the San Siro.

Kick off is at 6.00.
Joe Schmidt is preparing to name his team for Saturday's Six Nations meeting with Scotland at the Aviva Stadium.

The Ireland head coach is expected to make three changes to the side that beat Wales.

Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson look set to return to pack, having recovered from hamstring injuries.

Garry Ringrose should take the place the injured Chris Farrell in the centre.

Victory over the Scots would keep Ireland on target to win the Grand Slam at Twickenham next week. 

Owen Farrell will captain England in Saturday's game against France in Paris.

Skipper Dylan Hartley ruled out through injury and is replaced by Jamie George at hooker

Former Leinster centre Ben Te'o returns to the back line, while full back Mike Browne drops to the bench.
Declan Kidney appears on the verge of a shock return to rugby.

Reports claim that Ireland's Grand Slam wining coach of 2009 and former Ulster boss Les Kiss will join the management team at struggling London Irish next week.

Kidney has been the Director of Sport at U-C-C since leaving the national team in 2013.


The Na Piarsaigh pair Conor Boylan and Tommy Grimes will miss the St Patrick's Day All Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship final due to suspension.

Goal scorer Boylan and defender Grimes were both sent off during the Limerick side's dramatic semi final win over Slaughtneil.

Both cases were heard by the Central Hearings Committee last night, but neither player was successful in overturning the referee's decision to issue red cards.

2018 Keogh Cup Section B Round 3

Venue: Ballyteague, Ballyteague V Monasterevan  20:00

Ruby Walsh makes his return to the saddle at Thurles this afternoon.

Walsh, who has been out of action since breaking his leg in November, will be on board the Willie Mullins trained 'Lareena' in the 2-mile Maiden Hurdle.

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