Search

Daggers defender Connors gets Republic of Ireland under-21 call-up

17:15 26 August 2014

Jack Connors (right) has been called up for the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifying against Germany.Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Jack Connors (right) has been called up for the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifying against Germany.Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

Dagenham & Redbridge defender Jack Connors will get a chance to impress Republic of Irleand under-21 boss Noel King after being called up for the final European Championship qualifier against Germany next Friday, September 5.

Connors made his international bow back in May when featuring for the under-21s in their friendly against the Qatar Olympic squad and with King looking to the future, the 19-year-old, who qualifies to play through his father, could represent his country once again against the next crop off the German production line.

“We’ve gone with the squad for the next campaign,” said King. “We can’t go any further with the older players so the maximum benefit is to bring in the younger lads.

“I’m very thankful to the players who played in the last campaign but in terms of development for the future the best thing is to look to younger players.”

The Republic of Ireland U-21s are currently fourth in Group Six of Uefa European U-21 qualifying going into the final fixture in the campaign next Friday.

Connors’ call-up means he will miss the Daggers League Two match at home to Northampton Town on Saturday, September 6.

Meanwhile, Sean Shields has been placed on standby for Northern Ireland under-21s for their qualifier against Serbia on September 9.

The winger is currently out on loan with Conference South side St Albans City.

Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad:

Ian Lawlor (Manchester City) Justin Merz (Karlsruher SC) Shane Griffin (Reading) Sean Long (Reading) Pierce Sweeney (Reading) Thomas Hoban (Watford) Jack Connors (Dagenham & Redbridge) Sean Kavanagh (Fulham) Mason Watkins-Clark (Stoke City) Bradley Lewis (Aston Villa) Kieran Sadlier (West Ham Utd) Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) Jack Byrne (Manchester City) Bradley Garmston (West Bromwich Albion) Kenneth McEvoy (Tottenham – on-loan to Peterborough Utd) Sam Byrne (Everton) Conor Wilkinson (Bolton Wanderers)

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Ilford Sports News

Ford's Khurram Ahmed took 8-36 on Monday in the quarter-finals of the Essex County Cricket League Cup against Bow Green & Cosmo (pic: Ali Raja).

Khurram Ahmed picked up 8-36 to beat Bow Green on Monday in quarter-finals of competition

Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road (pic: Play With A Legend).

East Londoners will send team featuring third-year scholars and academy players to the two Ryman Premier clubs

13:33
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still has a contract until the end of the 2016/17 campaign (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Daggers to face Bishops on July 23

Leyton Orient's badge outside Brisbane Road (pic: Play With A Legend).

Male and females aged 16-18 can study a full time BTEC Sport course and represent the O’s Trust in 11-a-side fixtures

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe