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Aaron McCarey called up to Ireland soccer team

Former Scotstown GAA player Aaron McCarey from Milltown, has been called up to the Ireland soccer team to play Turkey in a friendly in Antalya. Aaron who is the goalkeeper for Ross County is one of eight previously uncapped players in the squad. The former Monaghan United player joined Wolves in 2010 and, after six years at Molineux and a series of loan moves, joined the Scottish club two years ago. Aaron, who is 26 years old, has represented his country at U17, U18, U19 and U21 level. He supplements the lineup as Sheffield Wednesday’s Keiren Westwood and Newcastle’s Rob Elliott are both sidelined through injury.


There are eight uncapped players in the squad including McCarey, Kieran O’Hara, Matt Doherty, Declan Rice, Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams, Enda Stevens and Scott Hogan. The complete squad includes:

Goalkeepers: Aaron McCarey (Ross County), Colin Doyle (Bradford City), Kieran O’Hara (Manchester United)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Kevin Long (Burnley), Alex Pearce (Derby County), Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United)

Midfielders: Alan Judge (Brentford), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), David Meyler (Hull City), Eunan O’Kane (Leeds United), Alan Browne, Daryl Horgan (Preston North End), James McClean (West Bromwich Albion)

Forwards: Shane Long (Southampton), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Sean Maguire (Preston North End)

The match will be covered live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player on Friday 23 March, at 5.00pm with kick-off in Antalya at 5.30pm.

Aaron McCarey. Image source: https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer/soccer-news/ireland-call-up-ross-county-12210309

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