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Manchester City's Ian Lawlor drafted into Republic of Ireland squad

Updated: Tuesday, 27 May 2014 14:44 | Comments

Dubliner Ian Lawlor made the move to Manchester City from Home Farm in 2010
Dubliner Ian Lawlor made the move to Manchester City from Home Farm in 2010

Manchester City goalkeeper Ian Lawlor has been added to the Republic of Ireland squad for the remaining summer friendlies against Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal.

The 19-year-old played for the national Under-21 side in the friendly draw with the Qatar Olympic team on Saturday.

Manager Martin O'Neill named three keepers in his initial 32-man party, but Darren Randolph withdrew through injury and Rob Elliot, who made his senior debut against Turkey on Sunday evening, will miss the Italy game because he is getting married at the weekend.

That left only David Forde holding the fort until Elliot returns for the trip to the United States next week.

O'Neill has also added Coventry keeper Joe Murphy to the squad for the clash with the Italians.

He will report on Friday in London, although he will be released after the game.

Derby trio Richard Keogh, Jeff Hendrick and Conor Sammon were due to meet up with their international team-mates on Monday evening after taking part in Saturday's Sky Bet Championship play-off final and Kevin Doyle, who was a member of the victorious QPR team at Wembley, will join them on Thursday.

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