Given returns to fold for Aviva's international football baptism

Last updated : 28 July 2010 By Barry Landy

The Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given and Manchester United’s Darron Gibson both return to the Ireland squad after both players missed Ireland’s end of season friendly matches against Paraguay and latterly Algeria through injury.

Greg Cunningham, a teammate of Given’s at club level, Derby County’s Paul Green and Cillian Sheridan of Celtic are also included in the twenty eight man squad following competent debut performances in those friendlies at the Royal Dublin Showgrounds.

Stalwarts Richard Dunne and Kevin Kilbane who too sat out Ireland’s get together in May also return in Giovanni Trapattoni’s strongest available selection.

Fit again Steven Reid, now of West Bromich Albion, announced his retirement from the Republic of Ireland set up last week as a measure to help concentrate on his continued battle to retain form and fitness at club level.

Republic of Ireland squad vs Argentina, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, August 11th 2010. KO: 19:45

Shay Given - Manchester City
Keiren Westwood - Coventry City
Joe Murphy - Scunthorpe United
John O'Shea - Manchester United
Richard Dunne - Aston Villa
Sean St Ledger - Preston North End
Greg Cunningham - Manchester City
Kevin Foley - Wolves
Marc Wilson - Portsmouth
Stephen Kelly - Fulham
Paul McShane - Hull City
Darren O'Dea - Celtic
Kevin Kilbane - Hull City
Keith Andrews - Blackburn Rovers
Glenn Whelan - Stoke City
Darron Gibson - Manchester United
Paul Green - Derby County
Liam Lawrence - Stoke City
Aiden McGeady - Celtic
Andy Keogh - Wolves
Damien Duff - Fulham
Keith Fahey - Birmingham City
Keith Treacy - Preston North End
Cillian Sheridan - Celtic
Robbie Keane - Tottenham Hotspur
Kevin Doyle - Wolves
Caleb Folan - Hull City
Shane Long - Reading

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