04.08.2010 at 19:00 - Hungary
Republic of Ireland Under-17 Head Coach Sean McCaffrey has announced a squad of 18 players to participate in the upcoming eight-nation friendly tournament in Hungary from August 4-7.
McCaffrey and his panel will fly to Budapest on Monday to prepare for the opening fixture two days later, August 4, against Croatia in Telki (17.00 hrs).
Depending on results from the opening day, Ireland will face either Hungary or Belgium the following day, Thursday August 5, at a venue to be confirmed. The final day's fixtures are scheduled for Saturday August 7, when Ireland take on a nation from the other group featuring Czech Republic, Israel, Romania and Serbia.
Dublin club Belvedere have the largest representation in the squad with four players - Sean Kavanagh, Pierce Sweeney, Gareth Brady and Darragh Lenihan.
Striker Philip Roberts, the scorer both Ireland's goals in a 2-1 win over Czech Republic last season, is included having recently completed his switch to Arsenal from Norwich City. He is joined in the squad by fellow Gunner, defender Steven Smith.
The games will be used to warm up for the UEFA first phase qualification series in which Ireland are due to meet Albania, Norway and mini-group hosts Malta from 25-30 September aiming to claim one of the two qualifying places into the elite phase.
Republic of Ireland Under-17 Squad
Joe Coll - Manchester United
Ian Lawlor - Manchester City
Sean Kavanagh - Belvedere
Luke Gallagher - Cherry Orchard
Pierce Sweeney - Belvedere
Joe O'Brien - Salthill Devon
Steven Smith - Arsenal
Tommy Hoban - Watford
Conor Pepper - Portmarnock
Kenneth McEvoy - Tottenham Hotspur
Gareth Brady - Belvedere
Kealan Dillon - Derby County
Darragh Lenihan - Belvedere
Jack Grealish - Aston Villa
Carel TioFack - Ipswich Town
James Murphy - Reading
Philip Roberts - Arsenal
Sam Byrne - St Joseph's Boys