Ciaran Clark called up the Irish Squad
Exciting prospect Ciaran Clark has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming friendly againt Norway. The Aston Villa youngster, who has represented and captained England at underage level recently decided to represent Ireland at senior level, thanks in no small part of Richard Dunne.
Clark, whose parents both come from Ireland, originally broke into the Aston Villa team at central defence, has impressed in recent outings. Ciaran Clark started in the first two league games of the 2010–11 season: against West Ham, partnering Richard Dunne and keeping a clean sheet. For the past three games, Clark has been deployed in midfield.
Clark has been called up as a result of injuries to Irish trio Robbie Keane. Caleb Folan and Paul McShane.
Newly revised Irish squad.
Shay Given – Manchester City
Keiren Westwood – Coventry
John O’Shea – Manchester United
Seamus Coleman – Everton
Richard Dunne – Aston Villa
Sean St. Ledger – Preston North End
Greg Cunningham – Manchester City (on loan at Leicester)
Kevin Foley – Wolves
Kevin Kilbane – Hull City
Stephen Kelly – Fulham
Darren O’Dea – Celtic (on loan at Ipswich)
Marc Wilson – Stoke City
Darron Gibson – Manchester United
Ciaran Clark – Aston Villa
Glenn Whelan – Stoke City
Paul Green – Derby County
Liam Lawrence – Stoke City(on loan at Portsmoth)
Stephen Hunt – Wolves
Aiden McGeady – Spartak Moscow
Keith Treacy – Preston North End
Damien Duff – Fulham
Keith Fahey – Birmingham
Jonathan Walters – Stoke City
Kevin Doyle – Wolves
Shane Long – Reading