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Football | Kenny appoints Andrews and Crawford as assistants

Stephen Kenny has appointed Keith Andrews and Jim Crawford as his assistants.

Former Ireland international Andrews is currently participating in the FAI UEFA Pro Licence course, and Crawford will move up from his role as the Ireland Under-18 head coach.

Dan Connor will also continue on in the role of goalkeeping coach with the team.

Kenny has also named a home based squad for a training camp, and confirmed that the Boys in Green will compete in the 2019 Toulon Tournament.

The Republic of Ireland U21 manager has called up domestic players from nine SSE Airtricity League clubs, as well as two players from the Northern Irish Premiership.

This training squad will face the FAI Ireland Amateur team in a friendly on February 6th as part of their preparation for the upcoming UEFA U-21 European Championships campaign, which starts in March.

Republic of Ireland U-21 Training squad

Goalkeepers: Conor Kearns (UCD), Ross Treacy (Dundalk)

Defenders: Andy Lyons (Bohemians), Darragh Leahy (Bohemians), Conor McCarthy (Cork City), Trevor Clarke (Shamrock Rovers), Liam Scales (UCD), John Mahon (Sligo Rovers).

Midfielders: Dan Mandriou (Bohemians), Will Fitzgerald (Limerick), Aaron Bolger (Shamrock Rovers), JJ Lunney (Waterford), Jamie Lennon (St. Patrick's Athletic), Brandon Kavanagh (Shamrock Rovers), Robbie McCourt (Bohemians). Forwards: Ronan Hale (Crusaders), Neil Farrugia (UCD), Michael O'Connor (Linfield), Zach Elbouzedi (Waterford), Karl O'Sullivan (Limerick).

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