Republic of Ireland call-up Shamrock Rovers' Jack Byrne
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 18/03/19 12:59pm
Jack Byrne has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad as a replacement for the injured Callum O'Dowda.
Mick McCarthy watched Byrne produce a man-of-the-match performance in Shamrock Rovers' 3-0 win over Sligo Rovers on Friday and has now handed him his first call-up to the senior side.
Byrne could make his debut in Ireland's first European Qualifier against Gibraltar on March 23 or in the following Group D clash with Georgia on March 26.
The Football Association of Ireland have also confirmed goalkeeper Kieran Westwood, defender Richard Keogh and midfielder Conor Hourihane will join the squad late after being given extra time off.
Ireland are seeking to qualify for their third successive European Championships and their first under McCarthy, who previously coached the side from 1996 to 2002.