Long included in Republic Squad for June fixtures

Tipperary’s Shane Long is included in the 38 man squad named by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill for next month’s international fixtures against Mexico, Uruguay and Austria.

There’s one new inclusion, with Burnley defender Kevin Long called up to the senior squad for the first time just a few weeks after making his first Premier League start.

Among the other players to feature include Liam Kelly, Adam Rooney, Matt Doherty and John Egan.

Shane Duffy is also named despite not playing for the last two months due to a broken foot, while Wes Hoolahan and Harry Arter are back in the squad after missing the Wales draw through injury.

However there’s no place for Cork City striker Sean Maguire despite his recent impressive form in the Airtricity League.

Martin O’Neill’s side begin a busy schedule with a friendly against Mexico in New Jersey on June 1st, before welcoming Uruguay to the Aviva Stadium three days later.

Those games will act as preparation for the World Cup qualifier against Austria which takes place the following week on June 11th.