Former Sligo Rovers defender Seamus Coleman has been named in Giovanni Trapattoni’s squad for Ireland’s upcoming October international matches.
The Everton full back is the only uncapped played in the squad that will meet on Monday for the two games against Russia and Slovakia.
Fulham defender Stephen Kelly has been ruled out with a calf injury, while Ipswich's Darren O’Dea is also unavailable with a knee injury.
Keith Treacy and Cillian Sheridan have both been put on standby.
Republic of Ireland squad to play Russia (8 Oct) and Slovakia (12 Oct): Shay Given, Keiren Westwood, Joe Murphy, John O’Shea, Seamus Coleman, Richard Dunne, Sean St Ledger, Greg Cunningham, Kevin Foley, Paul McShane, Kevin Kilbane, Keith Andrews, Glenn Whelan, Darron Gibson, Paul Green, Liam Lawrence, Aiden McGeady, Andy Keogh, Damien Duff, Keith Fahey, Robbie Keane, Kevin Doyle, Shane Long.