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Republic of Ireland Squad at Euro 2016

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Irish football manager Martin O'Neill named his squad for the Euro 2012 football finals in France on Tuesday 31st May 2016 at the Aviva Stadium. O'Neill largely remained faithful to the players that played in throughout the Euro 2016 qualification campaign that helped him to reach the Euro finals. O'Neill did not bring any uncapped players and the average age of the squad was almost 30 years - or 29 years and 303 days to be precise.

With a total of 973 caps the Irish squad was also the most experienced at the Euro 2016 finals. It has to be noted that this total was just three players accounted for 386 of the total number of caps - Robbie Keane 143, Shay Given 133, and John O'Shea 110.

In contrast the Germans brought the youngest squad at 25 years and 314 days and Romania had the most inexperienced squad with just 503 caps.

The Irish squad was drawn largely from the English Premier League (14 players) and the English Championship (8 players). The only exception was Robbie Keane from LA Galaxy in the US.

Just ten players that went to the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine under Giovanni Trapattoni were retained. These were Shay Given, Keiren Westwood, Stephen Ward, John O'Shea, Glenn Whelan, James McClean, Aiden McGeady, Shane Long, Jonathan Walters and Robbie Keane. Of these only four started in the first match against Sweden while three more came off the bench in the second half of that match.

If Shay Given had featured in the first Group E match against Sweden he would have become the first 40 year old to play at a European Championship however that distinction went to Hungary's Gabo Kiraly the next day in the Group F match against Austria.

Ireland's other Group E opponents were Belgium, ranked number 2 in the FIFA rankings and 12th ranked Italy.

Republic of Ireland Goalkeepers for Euro 2016 Finals

1. Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) Born: 23/10/1984 Age 31
Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood made his senior debut on 29 May 2009 in a 1-1 draw against Nigeria in London. As Euro 2016 began he had 17 caps and had conceded 11 goals. His last appearance for the Republic was on 07 June 2015 in a home 0-0 draw against England. Height 187cm Weight 92kg

16. Shay Given (Stoke City) Born: 20/04/1976 Age 40
Goalkeeper Shay Given made his senior debut on 27 March 1996 in a 0-2 defeat to Russia at Lansdowne Road. (Dublin). As Euro 2016 began he had 133 caps and had conceded 82 goals. His last appearance for the Republic was a 1-2 defeat to Belarus in Turners Cross on 31 May 2016. Height 185cm Weight 84kg

23. Darren Randolph (West Ham Utd) Born: 12/05/1987 Age 29
Goalkeeper Darren Randolph made his Senior debut 11 September 2012 in a 4-1 win over Oman in London. As Euro 2016 began he had 9 caps and had conceded 7 goals. His last appearance for the Republic wa a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands in the Aviva Stadium on 27 May 2016. Height 188cm Weight 98kg

Republic of Ireland Defenders for Euro 2016 Finals

2. Seamus Coleman (Everton) Born: 11/10/1988 Age 27
Defender Seamus Coleman made his senior debut on 8 February 2011 in a 3-0 win over Wales in Dublin. As Euro 2016 began he had 34 caps and had scored no goals for Ireland. His last appearance for the Republic was on 27 May 2016 in a home 1-1 draw against the Netherlands. Height 177cm Weight 67kg

3. Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) Born: 26/09/1989 Age 26
Defender Ciaran Clark made his senior debut 8 February 2011 in a 3-0 win over Wales in Dublin. As Euro 2016 began he had 17 caps and had scored 2 goals. Last appearance 31/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Belarus (Cork). Height 188cm Weight 76kg

4. John O'Shea (Sunderland ) Born: 30/04/1981 Age 35
Defender John O'Shea made his senior debut on 15 August 2001 in a 2-2 draw against Croatia in Dublin. As Euro 2016 began he had 110 caps and had scored 3 goals. Last appearance 27/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Netherlands (Dublin). Height 191cm Weight 75kg

5. Richard Keogh (Derby County) Born: 11/08/1986 Age 29
Defender Richard Keogh made his senior debut on 6 June 2013 in a 2-0 win against Poland in Dublin. As Euro 2016 began he had 12 caps and had scored 1 goal. Last appearance 31/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Belarus (Cork). Height 188cm Weight 87kg

12. Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) Born: 01/01/1992 Age 24
Defender Shane Duffy made his senior debut 07 June 2014 against Costa Rica in a 1-1 draw. As Euro 2016 began he had 3 caps and had scored no goals. Last appearance 27/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Netherlands (Dublin). Height 193cm Weight 76kg

15. Cyrus Christie (Derby County) Born: 30/09/1992 Age 23
Defender Cyrus Christie made his senior debut on 18 November 2014 in a 4-1 victory over the USA in Dublin. As Euro 2016 began he had 5 caps and had scored 1 goal. Last appearance 31/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Belarus (Cork). Height 188cm Weight 78kg

17. Stephen Ward (Burnley) Born: 20/08/1985 Age 30
Defender Stephen Ward made his debut on 24 May in a 5-0 victory against Northern Ireland in Dublin. As Euro 2016 began he had 32 caps and had scored 3 goals. Last appearance 31/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Belarus (Cork). Height 184cm Weight 72kg

Republic of Ireland Midfielders for Euro 2016 Finals

6. Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) Born: 13/01/1984 Age 32
Midfielder Glenn Whelan made his senior debut on 24 May 2008 in a 1-1 Serbia draw in Dublin. As Euro 2016 began he had 70 caps and had scored 2 goals. Last appearance 27/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Netherlands (Dublin). Height 180cm Weight 79kg

7. Aiden McGeady (Sheffield Wednesday) Born: 04/04/1986 Age 30
Midfielder Aiden McGeady made his senior debut on 02 June 2004 in a 1-0 win against Jamaica in London. As Euro 2016 began he had 81 caps and had scored 5 goals. Last appearance 31/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Belarus (Cork). Height 177cm Weight 71kg

8. James McCarthy (Everton) Born: 12/11/1990 Age 25
Midfielder James McCarthy made his senior debut 02 March 2010 in a 0-2 defeat against Brazil in London. As Euro 2016 began he had 35 caps and had scored no goals. Last appearance 29/03/2016: Republic of Ireland 2-2 Slovakia (Dublin). Height 180cm Weight 72kg

11. James McClean (West Brom) Born: 22/04/1989 Age 27
Midfielder James McClean made his senior debut 29 February 2012 in a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic. As Euro 2016 began he had 38 caps and had scored 5 goals. Last appearance 31/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Belarus (Cork). Height 180cm Weight 70kg

13. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) Born: 31/01/1992 Age 24
Midfielder Jeff Hendrick made his debut 06 February 2013 in a 2-0 victory against Poland in Dublin. As Euro 2016 began he had 21 caps and had scored no goals. Last appearance 31/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Belarus (Cork). Height 185cm Weight 79kg

18. David Meyler (Hull City) Born: 29/05/1989 Age 27
Midfielder David Meyler made his senior debut 11 September 2012 in a 4-1 victory over Oman in London. As Euro 2016 began he had 16 caps and had scored no goals. Last appearance 31/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Belarus (Cork). Height 189cm Weight 91kg

19. Robbie Brady (Norwich City) Born: 14/01/1992 Age 24
Midfielder Robbie Brady made his senior debut senior debut 11 September 2012 in a 4-1 victory over Oman in London. As Euro 2016 began he had 23 caps and had scored 4 goals. Last appearance 27/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Netherlands (Dublin). Height 175cm Weight 69kg

20. Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) Born: 20/05/1982 Age 34
Midfielder Wes Hoolahan made his debut on 29 May in a 1-0 win against Colombia in London. As Euro 2016 began he had 30 caps and had scored 2 goals. Last appearance 31/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Belarus (Cork). Height 168cm Weight 71kg

22. Stephen Quinn (Reading) Born: 01/04/1986 Age 30
Midfielder Stephen Quinn made his senior debut on 02 June in a 4-0 victory against Georgia in Dublin. As Euro 2016 began he had 15 caps and had scored no goals. Last appearance 27/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Netherlands (Dublin). Height 168cm Weight 60kg

Republic of Ireland Forwards for Euro 2016 Finals

9. Shane Long (Southampton) Born: 22/01/1987 Age 29
Forward Shane Long made his senior Senior debut 07 February 2007 against San Marino in a 1-2 away win in Serravalle. As Euro 2016 began he had 63 caps and had scored 16 goals Last appearance 31/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Belarus (Cork). Height 180cm Weight 81kg

10. Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) Born: 08/07/1980 Age 35
Forward Robbie Keane made his senior debut 25 March 1998 against the Czech Republic in Olomouc. As Euro 2016 began he had 143 caps and had scored 67 goals. Last appearance 11/10/2015: Poland 2-1 Republic of Ireland (Warsaw). Height 175cm Weight 72kg

14. Jon Walters (Stoke City) Born: 20/09/1983 Age 32
Forward Jon Walters made his senior debut on 17 November 2010 Norway in a 1-2 loss. As Euro 2016 began he had 38 caps and had conceded 10 goals. Last appearance 27/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Netherlands (Dublin). Height 183cm Weight 79kg

21. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) Born: 15/03/1983 Age 33
Forward Daryl Murphy made his senior debut on 23 May 2007: Ecuador 1-1 Republic of Ireland (New Jersey). As Euro 2016 began he had 20 caps and had scored no goals. Last appearance 31/05/2016: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Belarus (Cork). Height 191cm Weight 88kg

Republic of Ireland Euro 2016 Squad Details

No. Name Position Club
Age
Caps
Goals
1
Keiren Westwood Goalkeeper Sheffield Wednesday
31
17
0
16
Shay Given Goalkeeper Stoke
40
133
0
23
Darren Randolph Goalkeeper West Ham
29
9
0
4
John O'Shea Defender Sunderland
35
110
3
5
Richard Keogh Defender Derby County
29
12
1
3
Ciaran Clark Defender Aston Villa
26
17
2
17
Stephen Ward Defender Burnley
30
32
3
12
Shane Duffy Defender Blackburn Rovers
24
3
0
15
Cyrus Christie Defender Derby County
23
5
1
2
Seamus Coleman Defender Everton
27
34
0
19
Robbie Brady Midfielder Norwich City
24
23
4
6
Glenn Whelan Midfielder Stoke City
32
70
2
13
Jeff Hendrick Midfielder Derby County
24
21
0
8
James McCarthy Midfielder Everton
25
35
0
7
Aiden McGeady Midfielder Sheffield Wednesday
30
81
5
18
David Meyler Midfielder Hull City
27
16
0
22
Stephen Quinn Midfielder Reading
30
15
0
11
Jame McClean Midfielder West Brom
27
38
5
20
Wes Hoolahan Midfielder Norwich City
34
30
2
10
Robbie Keane Forward LA Galaxy
35
142
67
21
Daryl Murphy Forward Ipswich
33
33
0
14
Jon Walters Forward Stoke City
32
38
10
9
Shane Long Forward Southampton
29
63
16
     
Averages
29
42
 




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