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1718 burnley jonathan walters 01 1000x500A Burnley record has been broken this morning with Martin O’Neill naming five of our players in his latest Republic of Ireland squad for two World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and current group leaders Serbia.

The first of the two games is against Georgia at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi on Saturday 2nd September before they return to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to play Serbia who are currently above Ireland at the top of the group with both having 12 points.

Defenders Kevin Long and Stephen Ward, midfielders Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady, along with forward Jonathan Walters have all been named in O’Neill’s squad. As is usually the case with O’Neill, a provisional squad of 39 has been named which will be reduced ahead of the game.

We created a record in the summer when Long was added to the Ireland squad taking the total to five alongside Ward, Hendrick and Brady, but the signing of Walters (pictured) from Stoke has added to our Ireland internationals and today’s news has created yet another club record.

The Full Squad

Goalkeepers
Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough)
Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)
Rob Elliot (Newcastle)
Colin Doyle (Bradford City)

Defenders
Cyrus Christie (Middlesbrough)
Richard Keogh (Derby)
Alex Pearce (Derby)
Paul McShane (Reading)
Shane Duffy (Brighton)
Ciaran Clark (Newcastle)
John O’Shea (Sunderland)
John Egan (Brentford)
Greg Cunningham (Preston)
Kevin Long (Burnley)
Stephen Ward (Burnley)
Matt Doherty (Wolves)

Midfielders
Aiden McGeady (Sunderland)
James McClean (West Brom)
Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa)
Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa)
Jeff Hendrick (Burnley)
Robbie Brady (Burnley)
James McCarthy (Everton)
Stephen Quinn (Reading)
Liam Kelly (Reading)
David Meyler (Hull)
Harry Arter (Bournemouth)
Eunan O’Kane (Leeds)
Wes Hoolahan (Norwich)
Jonathan Hayes (Celtic)
Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City)
Alan Browne (Preston)
Daryl Horgan (Preston)

Forwards
Jonathan Walters (Burnley)
Shane Long (Southampton)
Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest)
David McGoldrick (Ipswich)
Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids)
Sean Maguire (Preston)

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