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Here's the Ireland team to play in tonight's international friendly at Turner's Cross

The home of Cork City hosts a Euro 2016 warm-up against Belarus this evening.

Former Cork City midfielder David Meyler starts.
Former Cork City midfielder David Meyler starts.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Ben Blake reports from Turner’s Cross 

IRELAND MANAGER MARTIN O’Neill has named 11 changes to his line-up for tonight’s friendly match against Belarus in Cork.

The Boys in Green play at Turner’s Cross (kick-off 7.45pm) in what will be their final match before the Euro 2016 finals.

While Robbie Keane (calf) and Harry Arter (thigh) are unavailable through injury, James McCarthy hasn’t been risked as he looks to regain full fitness in time for the opening Group E game against Sweden on 13 June.

Hull City midfielder David Meyler, a former player with Cork, gets the nod, as does Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy, who is aiming to prove he’s match-ready before O’Neill picks his final 23-man squad later tonight.

IRELAND: Given; Christie, Keogh, Clark, Ward; Meyler, Gibson, Hendrick, McClean, McGeady; Murphy.

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