Limerick duo Smith and O’Connor selected on Irish Amateur squad for double header against Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland Amateur International manager Gerry Davis has named an 18-man squad for the pair of clashes over the coming week.

Limerick duo AJ O’Connor and Chris Smith have been named on Gerry Davis’ 18-man Irish Amateur squad for the double header against Northern Ireland.

O’Connor (Fairview Rangers) and Smith (Aisling Annacotty) were both involved in the August internationals against Wales where Ireland picked up a pair of wins. In the opener, they were 2-1 victors at Turners Cross before earning a 2-0 result in Colwyn Bay.

22 March 2022; AJ O’Connor of Republic of Ireland Amateur Selection during the friendly match between Republic of Ireland U20’s and Republic of Ireland Amateur Selection at Home Farm FC in Dublin. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

The pair were also chosen on the Irish Regions team for the UEFA Regions qualifier in March.

Interestingly, both have been key fixtures in their local football teams over the years with O’Connor’s native Newcastle West meeting Smith’s Fr Caseys this Sunday in a game that will be streamed live.

They are the only Limerick based players in the Irish squad for the double header with Northern Ireland with the sides meeting tonight in Dungannon at Strangemore Park, with kick-off at 7:45pm.

The return fixture is set for Whitehall on Wednesday, September 28, with kick-off at 7.45pm as Ireland aim for two victories.

Republic of Ireland Squad

Goalkeepers: Brendan O’Connell (Rockmount), Gary Cunningham (Westport United)
Defenders: Adam Crowley (Rockmount), Jack McMullen (Home Farm), Chris Smith (Aisling Annacotty), Garbhan Manley (College Corinthians), Aaron Humphries (Kilbarrack United), Lee McColgan (Cockhill Celtic).
Midfielders: Stephen Chambers (Killester Donnycarney), Eoin Murphy (Rockmount), Luke Casey (Rockmount), Nathan Broderick (Rockmount), Mikey Fox (Salthill Devon), AJ O’Connor (Fairview Rangers).
Forwards: Eoin Hayes (Newmarket Celtic), Jack Kelly (Kilbarrack United), Shane Stritch (Bluebell United), Jimmy McHugh (Oliver Bond Celtic).

Amateur International – Fixtures

21/09 – Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland, Strangemore Park, KO 7.45pm
28/09 – Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland, Whitehall, KO 7.45pm

Social Sharing

Posted in

Creeves miss chance to move out of bottom three as Desmond League action heavily impacted by weather

There was a weather effected weekend saw just a handful of games played. There was also a sad ...
Read More

Lime Tree Theatre to host an Audience with Liverpool Legends

It promises to be a night full of entertainment and banter, not to be missed by any Liverpool ...
Read More

Desmond League win historic U14 All-Ireland title

There was SFAI glory for Limerick Desmond U14's last weekend as they shaded a superb game against neighbours ...
Read More

Important wins for Creeves and Breska Rovers; as Granagh United withdraw

There was only two competitions of focus as a couple of games were lost to the weather. The ...
Read More

Kenny Names 26 man Squad for Games Against Latvia and France

The Republic of Ireland squad are continuing preparations for the opening Euro 2024 qualification match against 2018 World ...
Read More

Treaty Travel to the Midlands in Search of First League Victory

Treaty United travel to Lissywoolen on Friday night to take on Athlone Town in search of their first ...
Read More

Treaty United Announce Sponsorship Deal with Dennehy Motors

Treaty United FC have announced a sponsorship agreement with Dennehy Motors of Limerick today. A number of the ...
Read More

Broadford United close the gap in Limerick Desmond League

There was a weather-impacted Limerick Desmond League this weekend, as the poor weather from Thursday, Friday and Saturday ...
Read More