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Kelly and O'Dea out of Republic's Euro 2012 qualifiers

Seamus Coleman
Donegal lad Seamus Coleman earns his first senior call-up

Stephen Kelly and Darren O'Dea are out of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 qualifiers against Russia and Slovakia.

Fulham defender Kelly is forced out by a calf injury while Celtic defender O'Dea, who is currently on loan at Ipswich, has a knee problem.

The withdrawals mean that uncapped Everton defender Seamus Coleman has been handed his first call-up.

Keith Treacy and Cillian Sheridan have also been put on stand-by by manager Giovanni Trapattoni.

Both were included in the original squad last week which now has been reduced.

The Republic top Group B on goal difference from Slovakia while Russia lie third.

Republic take on Russia at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 8 October before travelling to Zililina for the Slovakia qualifier four days later.


Republic of Ireland squad: Given (Manchester City), Westwood (Coventry), Murphy (Scunthorpe); O'Shea (Manchester United), Coleman (Everton), Dunne (Aston Villa), St Ledger (Preston), Cunningham (Manchester City), Foley (Wolves), McShane (Hull), Kilbane (Hull), Andrews (Blackburn), Whelan (Stoke), Gibson (Manchester United), Green (Derby), Lawrence (Portsmouth), McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Keogh (Cardiff), Duff (Fulham), Fahey (Birmingham), Keane (Tottenham), Doyle (Wolves), Long (Reading).



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see also
Quartet return to Republic squad
20 Sep 10 |  Irish
Republic confirm Uruguay friendly
16 Sep 10 |  Irish
FAI rejects ticket crisis reports
09 Sep 10 |  Irish
Doyle content after Republic win
07 Sep 10 |  Irish
Republic of Ireland 3-1 Andorra
07 Sep 10 |  Irish
Armenia 0-1 Republic of Ireland
03 Sep 10 |  Irish
Trapattoni hails 'important win'
03 Sep 10 |  Irish


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FROM OTHER SPORT SITES
Irish Times Duff likely to recover in time for selection - 12 hrs ago
Setanta Sports Ireland call for Coleman - 51 hrs ago
Ireland On-Line Coleman set for first senior cap - 55 hrs ago
ITV.com Coleman gets Republic call up - 58 hrs ago
Sky Sports Trap turns to Coleman - 63 hrs ago


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