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O’Brien names U-17 squad for Russian encounters

Republic of Ireland Under-17 head coach Colin O’Brien has named a 20-man squad for upcoming fixtures against Russia.

The Boys in Green will travel to Spain to take on Russia twice, on Friday, 6 September and again three days later as part of their preparations for the UEFA European Under-17 Championships.

Ireland will take on Andorra, Montenegro and Israel in the qualifiers in November.

Sixteen players from seven SSE Airtricity League clubs make up Colin O’Brien’s first squad for the new season.

Speaking ahead of the games, O’Brien said: “A lot of the players would have played with…

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