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No place for Jack Grealish in latest Ireland U21 squad

Should we be worried now?

Has this saga gone on long enough to be called Grealishgate?
Has this saga gone on long enough to be called Grealishgate?
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WHEN IRELAND SQUADS are announced now a lot of people go straight to the ‘G’ list to see whether the Jack Grealish declaration issue can finally be put to rest.

Last month there were reports that Grealish had finally decided to represent Ireland but that was subsequently doubted by the player himself and since then he hasn’t been named in Martin O’Neill’s senior squad for the Scotland and USA games or U21 manager Noel King’s latest selection.

The Aston Villa midfielder has been capped six times for the Ireland U21 team but he won’t be appearing in next month’s friendlies against USA and Russia in Marbella.

A 19-year old turning down a trip to Marbella? Irish fans should be very worried.

Here is a reminder of what Ireland fans might be able to look forward to in the years to come.

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Ian Lawlor (Manchester City)

Danny Rogers (Aberdeen – on loan at Dumbarton)

Sean Long (Reading)

Shane Griffin (Reading)

Pierce Sweeney (Reading)

Thomas Hoban (Watford)

Brain Lenihan (Hull City)

Mason Watkins-Clark (Stoke City)

Eoghan O’Connell (Celtic)

Sean Kavanagh (Fulham)

Jack Connors (Dagenham & Redbridge)

Glen Rea (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Sean Hoare (St Patrick’s Athletic)

Lee Desmond (Shelbourne)

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers – on loan at Burton Albion)

William Hayhurst (Preston North End)

Alan Browne (Preston North End)

Jack Byrne (Manchester City)

Kieran Sadlier (West Ham Utd – on-loan at Brighton)

Kenneth McEvoy (Tottenham – on-loan at Peterborough)

Sam Byrne (Everton)

Connor Wilkinson (Bolton Wanderers)

Matthew Hamilton (Wigan Athletic)

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