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Republic of Ireland Squad at 1994 World Cup Finals

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The Irish football squad that Jack Charlton brought to the USA for the 1994 World Cup finals was even more experienced than the Irish 1990 World Cup squad that he brought to Italy. This was despite the presence of the 'three amigos' Jason McAteer, Phil Babb and Gary Kelly who were 23, 23 and 19 respectively and had just 13 caps amongst them. Roy Keane was just 22 but he had amassed 22 caps by then.

Despite the presence of these young guns the average age of the squad was 28.6 years and the average number of caps was almost 32. Nine players were in their thirties including the eldest member of the squad, 38 year old Kevin Moran.

A cruciate injury prevented Niall Quinn making the Irish squad. This denied Jack Charlton and the team access to one of the most potent aspects of the game plan that the Irish employed in those days.

Jack Charlton's approach to football was to hit long balls in the direction of a tall forward who was commanding in the air. On-rushing midfielders would latch on to the knock-downs from the forward and threaten the opponents goal. Niall Quinn was forced to content himself with a position in the RTE commentary box.

Republic of Ireland Squad Details

No. Name Position Club
Age
Caps
Goals
1
Packie Bonner Goalkeeper Glasgow Celtic
34
73
0
2
Denis Irwin Defender Manchester United
28
26
1
3
Terry Phelan Defender Manchester City
27
22
0
4
Kevin Moran Defender Blackburn Rovers
38
71
6
5
Paul McGrath Defender Aston Villa
34
65
7
6
Roy Keane Midfielder Manchester United
22
22
0
7
Andy Townsend Midfielder Aston Villa
30
45
4
8
Ray Houghton Midfielder Aston Villa
32
58
3
9
John Aldridge Forward Tranmere Rovers
35
58
13
10
John Sheridan Midfielder Sheffield Wednesday
29
20
3
11
Steve Staunton Midfielder Aston Villa
25
47
5
12
Gary Kelly Defender Leeds United
19
4
1
13
Alan Kernaghan Defender Manchester City
27
11
1
14
Phil Babb Defender Coventry City
23
4
0
15
Tommy Coyne Forward Motherwell
31
14
4
16
Tony Cascarino Forward Chelsea
31
50
12
17
Eddie McGoldrick Midfielder Arsenal
29
11
0
18
Ronnie Whelan Midfielder Liverpool FC
32
50
3
19
Alan McLoughlin Midfielder Portsmouth
27
17
1
20
David Kelly Forward Wolverhampton Wanderers
27
16
7
21
Jason McAteer Midfielder Bolton Wanderers
23
5
0
22
Alan Kelly Goalkeeper Sheffield Wednesday
25
3
0
     
Averages
28.6
31.5
 


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