Republic of Ireland under-19 manager Sean McCaffrey has announced his squad to take part in two international friendlies against Bulgaria on August 23 and 25.   

The games, which will be played in Sofia, will be seen as key preparation for the upcoming UEFA under-19 Championship qualifying phase where Sean McCaffrey's men will face Italy, Northern Ireland and Moldova.

All games will be held in Cork from the October 16 to 20.

Republic of Ireland Under-19 Squad

Darren Randolph Charlton Athletic
Shane Supple  Ipswich Town
Mark Keane  Bohemians
Edward Nolan  Blackburn Rovers
Darren O’Dea  Celtic
Darren Stapleton Reading
James O’Brien  Celtic
John Paul Kelly  Bohemians
Darron Gibson  Manchester Utd
Chris McCann  Burnley
Matthew Connolly Arsenal
Ian Morris  Leeds
Jonathan Hayes Reading
Keith Treacy  Blackburn Rovers
Billy Clarke  Ipswich Town
Anthony Stokes  Arsenal
Shane Long  Reading
Diarmuid O’Carroll Celtic