Cork's Adam Idah gets first senior international call up from Stephen Kenny

Cork's Adam Idah gets first senior international call up from Stephen Kenny
Adam Idah of Republic of Ireland in action against Enrico Del Prato of Italy during the UEFA European U21 Championship Qualifier Group 1 match between Republic of Ireland and Italy at Tallaght Stadium in Tallaght, Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

ADAM IDAH has been named in the Republic of Ireland senior squad for the first time after manager Stephen Kenny has revealed a 23-man squad in his much anticipated first selection since taking up the role.

Waterford-born Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Jayson Molumby and Cork native Adam Idah, the Norwich City striker, both receive their first call-ups to the senior Ireland squad. 

Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy, Fulham’s Harry Arter, Southampton’s Shane Long and Blackburn Rovers defender Darragh Lenihan all return to the squad for the games in Sofia and Dublin.

Norwich City's manager Daniel Farke with Adam Idah after the final whistle during the Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. PA Photo. Issue date: Saturday July 11, 2020. See PA story SOCCER Norwich. Photo credit should read: Tim Keeton/NMC Pool/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Norwich City's manager Daniel Farke with Adam Idah after the final whistle during the Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. PA Photo. Issue date: Saturday July 11, 2020. See PA story SOCCER Norwich. Photo credit should read: Tim Keeton/NMC Pool/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

David McGoldrick, the Sheffield United striker and the 3 FAI Player of the Year for 2020, will join the squad for the Finland game, pending the assessment of a long-term foot injury.

The squad was announced at JACC headquarters in Dublin as the FAI unveiled a new six-year partnership with the New Era brand of headwear and leisurewear.

The Irish players will meet up on Sunday ahead of two day’s training at the National Training Centre in Abbotstown before flying to the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday afternoon. Both the UEFA Nations League games will be played behind closed doors.

24th May 2014.... Cork's Adam Idah clears from Kilkenny's Elvis Arah during the All Ireland under 13 inter league final at Cahir park in Cahir on SaturdayPicture: Eddie O'Hare
24th May 2014.... Cork's Adam Idah clears from Kilkenny's Elvis Arah during the All Ireland under 13 inter league final at Cahir park in Cahir on SaturdayPicture: Eddie O'Hare

Ireland squad v Bulgaria and Finland Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (West Ham United), Mark Travers (Bournemouth), Kieran O’Hara (unattached) Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolves), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).

Midfielders: James McCarthy (Crystal Palace), Harry Arter (Fulham), Jeff Hendrick (unattached), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Jayson Molumby (Brighton and Hove Albion), Robbie Brady (Burnley).

Forwards: Callum Robinson (Sheffield United), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City), Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Troy Parrott (Tottenham Hotspur – on loan at Millwall), Shane Long (Southampton).

Adam Idah having with with his teammates from Douglas in the communty games finals in Athlone in 2010 Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Adam Idah having with with his teammates from Douglas in the communty games finals in Athlone in 2010 Picture: Eddie O'Hare

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