Kelly Named In Ireland Squad

Last updated : 18 May 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The Blues right-back, who has spent the last five months of the season on loan at Stoke City, has been named in Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni's 25-man squad for the game against the Nigerians at Fulham's Craven Cottage stadium on Friday, 29th May.

Trapattoni will reduce his squad to 22 players for Ireland's 2010 World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia on Saturday, 6th June.

Republic of Ireland squad: Shay Given (Manchester City), Dean Kiely (West Brom), Kieren Westwood (Coventry), Eddie Nolan, Sean St Ledger (both Preston), John O'Shea (Man United), Kevin Foley (Wolves), Paul McShane (Sunderland), Richard Dunne (Man City), Stephen Kelly (Birmingham City), Kevin Kilbane (Hull); Aiden McGeady (Celtic), Damien Duff (Newcastle), Darron Gibson (Man United), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), Keith Andrews (Blackburn), Liam Miller (QPR), Stephen Hunt (Reading), Andy Keogh (Wolves), Liam Lawrence (Stoke); Caleb Folan (Hull), Kevin Doyle (Reading), Robbie Keane (Tottenham), Shane Long (Reading), Leon Best (Coventry).