Forde and Keogh named in Ireland squad for Poland friendly

© Nicky Hayes
© Nicky Hayes

MILLWALL duo David Forde and Andy Keogh have kept their places in the Republic of Ireland squad for a friendly against Poland next month.

The pair have been called up four times this campaign – for games against Oman, Serbia, Germany and Greece respectively – and will travel to Dublin again on February 6.

Keogh scored the consolation goal in a 6-1 defeat to Germany at the Aviva Stadium in October while Forde started between the sticks against Oman and Greece.



Manager Giovanni Trappattoni says he intends to use the fixture to give some of the fringe players in his squad a chance to impress ahead of a World Cup qualifier against Sweden.

He said: "We saw a number of strong performances from our younger players in the second half of last year and we intend to build from those strong foundations."

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8 thoughts on “Forde and Keogh named in Ireland squad for Poland friendly

  • January 21, 2013 at 17:21
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    So what!

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    • January 21, 2013 at 21:11
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      That's ok. After Saturday's performance should I be rejoicing from the rooftops?

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  • January 21, 2013 at 19:06
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    Well done lads

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  • January 21, 2013 at 23:02
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    He's right Ireland must be desperate now given has retired from international, maybe they were impressed with fordes dribbling skills against burnley when he tried going around the forward

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  • January 21, 2013 at 23:12
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    I think Forde's a good keeper for us he lacks the flair and skill to be going past anyone but he's won us plenty of points this season!

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  • January 21, 2013 at 23:15
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    Should only do good things for there confidence. I'll take that. Well done!!

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  • January 22, 2013 at 00:03
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    Two of our best players getting recognition, well done lads.

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