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Nugent and Kinneen called up

Galway United duo Maurice Nugent and Gary Kinneen have both received call ups to the Republic of Ireland Colleges & Universities side who will be facing France next month.

Colleges and Universities Head Coach Greg Yelverton has named an 18-man squad to travel to the French town of Épinal to take on the French Universities on June 7th in the build-up to August’s World University Games.

Nugent and Kinneen both progressed through the club’s under-19 team before being promoted to the first team for 2017.


Goalkeepers: Matthew Connor (Waterford IT), Ian Molloy (IT Blanchardstown)

Defenders: Alan Kehoe (IT Blanchardstown), Ross Taheny (DCU), David Brookes (Athlone IT), Maurice Nugent, Gary Kineen (Both NUI Galway) Sean McLoughlin, Ben McAuliffe (Both UCC)

Midfielders: Shane Daly-Butz (UCC), Greg Sloggett, Daire O’Connor, Jason McClelland (All UCD) Conor Barry (NUI Galway), Jamie Hollywood (IT Blanchardstown)

Forwards: Garbhan Coughlan (UL), Jason Lyons (Athlone IT), Daniel Pender (UCC)

Wednesday, June 7
France v Ireland, Stade de la Colombiere, Epinal (2.00pm).