Luca Connell Receives First International Call

  • May 20, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Luca Connell could soon get his first taste of international football, after he was called into the senior Republic of Ireland squad.

Connell, who made 12 appearances as Wanderers were relegated from the Championship this season, was born in Liverpool but has represented the Republic at under-17, 18 and 19 levels - featuring in the UEFA European Under-17 Championships in 2018.

The 18-year-old will be hoping to receive his first cap when Mick McCarthy's side begin their UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying campaign away win Denmark on June 7, before returning home to face Gibraltar three days later.

Republic of Ireland Squad

Goalkeepers:
Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Mark Travers (Bournemouth), Sean McDermott (Kristiansund BK)

Defenders:
Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), John Egan (Sheffield United), Kevin Long (Burnley), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff City)

Midfielders:
Alan Judge (Ipswich Town), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Luca Connell (Bolton Wanderers), Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic), Robbie Brady (Burnley), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth)

Forwards:
David McGoldrick (Sheffield United), Shane Long (Southampton), Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Callum Robinson (Preston North End)

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