Coleman and McCarthy in Irish squad for Wembley

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Coleman and McCarthy in Irish squad for Wembley
Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy have been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming friendlies against England, Georgia and Spain along with the World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands.

Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy have been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming friendlies against England, Georgia and Spain along with the World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands.

Killybegs native Coleman played for Everton for the 101st time on Sunday against West Ham United and with 11 caps, has established himself as Ireland’s first choice right-back.

McCarthy’s Wigan Athletic were relegated on Tuesday night when they lost 4-1 at Arsenal in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old, who started the final and has been ever-present for Wigan in the Premier League this season, is now being targeted by the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle United.

Glasgow-born McCarthy is the grandson of Paddy Coyle, who hailed from Doirenamainsear in Annagry.

Giovanni Trapattoni’s Ireland will play Spain at the home of the New York Yankees, one of the city’s Major League Baseball franchises, on June 11.

It will be the last of four consecutive fixtures for the men’s senior team, with them also facing England at Wembley on May 29, Georgia in an international friendly in Dublin on June 2 and the Faroe Islands in a home World Cup qualifier five days later.

Ireland squad: David Forde (Millwall FC), Keiren Westwood (Sunderland AFC), Darren Randolph (Motherwell FC), John O’Shea (Sunderland AFC), Sean St Ledger (Leicester City FC), Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace FC), Richard Keogh (Derby County FC), Marc Wilson (Stoke City FC), Seamus Coleman (Everton FC), Stephen Kelly (Reading FC), Darren O’Dea (Toronto FC), Paul McShane (Hull City FC), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City FC), James McCarthy (Wigan Athletic FC), Paul Green (Leeds Utd FC), Jeff Hendrick (Derby County FC), Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City FC), James McClean (Sunderland AFC), Robbie Brady (Hull City FC), David Meyler (Hull City FC), Andy Keogh (Millwall FC), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy FC), Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion FC), Conor Sammon (Derby County FC), Jon Walters (Stoke City FC), Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest FC), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City FC)