Dundalk duo Horgan and Boyle make the cut as Ireland squad meets up in Dublin

The two Lilywhites stars will link up with the rest of the group ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Vienna, but James McCarthy is out.

Horgan and Boyle reporting for international duty.
Horgan and Boyle reporting for international duty.
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DARYL HORGAN AND Andy Boyle have kept their places in Ireland’s final squad for this week’s crucial trip to Austria.

The Boys in Green train at the FAI’s National Training Centre in Dublin tomorrow and Wednesday before departing for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier at the Ernst-Happel Stadium in Vienna.

Manager Martin O’Neill rewarded Dundalk pair Horgan and Boyle for their displays at home and in Europe this season with debut call-ups when his provisional list was announced last week.

And both players have made the cut on the 28-strong list meaning they will link up with the rest of the players at the team hotel in Castleknock this evening.

O’Neill must cope without a number of absentees as Southampton striker Shane Long (hamstring) misses out, while Derby County full-back Cyrus Christie (ankle) confirmed today that he will be sidelined for at least three months.

Everton’s James McCarthy and Stephen Ward of Burnley are also unavailable through hamstring injuries, and Reading midfielder Stephen Quinn has a knee problem.

Elsewhere, Bradford City stopper Colin Doyle is named as third choice goalkeeper.

Ireland’s final squad to face Austria: 

Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (West Ham United), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Colin Doyle (Bradford City)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce (Derby County), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Paul McShane (Reading), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Andy Boyle (Dundalk)

Midfielders: Aiden McGeady (Preston North End*), James McClean (West Bromwich Albion), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Eunan O’Kane (Leeds United), David Meyler (Hull City), Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City), Robbie Brady, Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), Daryl Horgan (Dundalk)

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Forwards: Jonathan Walters (Stoke City), Adam Rooney (Aberdeen), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town)

*Indicates player is currently on loan

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