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There's one new name in the Irish squad while Hoolahan was left out... for 30 seconds

Bournemouth’s Harry Arter comes into Martin O’Neill’s squad for this month’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.

Harry Arter has previously represented Ireland at U19 level.
Harry Arter has previously represented Ireland at U19 level.
Image: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

IRELAND TAKE ON Poland in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, 29 March and Martin O’Neill has named a 35-man squad featuring one new player.

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has impressed for the Championship leaders this season and the former U19 international’s good form has been rewarded with a call-up to the senior squad.

Robbie Brady has also been included, despite suffering a freak injury in training with Hull City recently.

Besides that, there wasn’t much surprise at the announcement, except for a brief period when an incorrect list was issued and Wes Hoolahan wasn’t initially on it.

Wes is out

But before journalists could quiz the Ireland boss and file their 800-word outrage pieces at Hoolahan’s omission, a revised list was issued.

Wes is in

Here is the full squad:


David Forde, Shay Given, Keiren Westwood, Darren Randolph, Rob Elliot.


Richard Keogh, Marc Wilson, Seamus Coleman, Cyrus Christie, John O’Shea, Alex Pearce, Paul McShane, Ciaran Clark, Stephen Ward.


James McCarthy, Jeff Hendrick, Harry Arter, Glenn Whelan, Darron Gibson, Paul Green, Aiden McGeady, Anthony Pilkington, James McClean, Wes Hoolahan, Robbie Brady, Stephen Quinn, David Meyler.


Robbie Keane, Shane Long, Daryl Murphy, Jon Walters, Kevin Doyle, Anthony Stokes, Simon Cox, David McGoldrick.

Additional reporting from Ben Blake

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