Galway United’s Alex Murphy has been named to Ireland’s under-18 squad for their upcoming friendly double nod against Sweden.
The boys in green meet the Scandinavian outfit tomorrow (Thursday 11 November) in Marbella at 14.30; before a second match at the same time and place on Sunday (November 14).
Ireland’s head coach under 18 for men, Colin O’Brien, has appointed a 22-man squad for a friendly with a double goal against Sweden in Marbella this week.
Ireland are in southern Spain for two matches against the Swedes when O’Brien evaluates available alternatives and follows two friendly matches for his MU18 team in Hungary in August.
These matches ended with Ireland winning the first match 2-0 and a draw the second 2-2.
O’Brien will look for an equally challenging test with matches against Sweden on Thursday 11 November and Sunday 14 November.
Ireland’s men’s under 18s
Goalkeepers: Stephen McMullan (Warrenpoint), Conor Walsh (Sligo Rovers)
Defender: Ben Curtis (St Patrick’s Athletic), Tommy Fogarty (Birmingham City), Cathal Heffernan (Cork City), Alex Murphy (Galway United), Harry Nevin (Preston North End), John Ryan (Shamrock Rovers), Josh Seary (Preston North End) ). ), David Toure (Shelbourne)
Midfielder: Conor Barrett (Birmingham City), Billy Brooks (Lincoln City), Cian Coleman (Leeds United), Justin Ferizaj (Shamrock Rovers), Joshua Ireland (Stoke City), Rocco Vata (Celtic), Harry Vaughan (Oldham Athletic)
Forward: Edwin Agbaje (Ipswich Town), Tom Lonergan (St. Patrick’s Athletic), Rio McEvoy (Bolton Wanderers), Luke Pearce (Southampton), Ben Quinn (Celtic)
International friendly – All kick-off times are Irish time
Thursday, November 11 | Sweden MU18 v Republic of Ireland MU18, arena TBC, Marbella, Spain, KO 14.30
Sunday, November 14 | Republic of Ireland MU18 v Sweden MU18, arena TBC, Marbella, Spain, KO 14.30