Damien Richardson has named an 18-man Airtricity League squad for the match against Manchester United at Aviva Stadium on August 4.
The Airtricity Challenge, which sees an Airtricity League XI take on one of the biggest clubs in world football, will be the first football match at the new Aviva Stadium. Richardson has named an 18-man squad for the match and has put seven players on the stand-by list.
Announcing his squad, Richardson said he was looking forward to playing his part in the historic opening of the new home of Irish football.
He said: "August 4 is a big day for Irish football. The opening of the new stadium is hugely important for the development of the game and I am delighted that the Airtricity League will be central to such an historic occasion.
"I have selected a strong squad for the match against Manchester United. There is plenty of talent in the Airtricity League and I faced a difficult decision in reducing the numbers down to 18. I am very much looking forward to getting out on the training ground with the players as we prepare to represent the Airtricity League against such a big club as Manchester United."
Tickets for the Airtricity Challenge are on sale through fai.ie and are priced €45 and €60.
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Gary Rogers - St Patrick’s Athletic
Gerard Doherty - Derry City
Brian Shelley - Bohemians
Ger O’Brien - Sporting Fingal
Ken Oman - Bohemians
Gavin Peers - Sligo Rovers
Conor Powell - Bohemians
Conor Kenna - St. Patrick’s Athletic
Paul Keegan - Bohemians
Shaun Williams - Sporting Fingal
Alan Kirby - Sporting Fingal
Joseph Ndo-Sligo Rovers
Richie Ryan - Sligo Rovers
Stephen O’Donnell - Galway United
Killian Brennan - Bohemians
Paddy Madden - Bohemians
Karl Sheppard - Galway United
Ryan Guy - St Patrick’s Athletic
Peter Cherrie - Dundalk
Alan Keane - Sligo Rovers
Patrick McEleney - Derry City
Dave Mulcahy - St Patrick’s Athletic
Ciaran Kilduff - UCD
Padraig Amond - Sligo Rovers
Fahrudin Kudozovic - Dundalk