Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

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Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by genome » 13 Mar 2017 12:01

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Well done lad. Deserved. :D

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by Kuhl_Runnings » 13 Mar 2017 12:09

Brilliant for him. Well done Liam!

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by MoorgateRoyal » 13 Mar 2017 12:14

Superb.

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by tidus_mi2 » 13 Mar 2017 12:35

It's a provisional squad so it will be whittled down to 23 but it's a great sign of his progress to get called up to the provisional squad.

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by Emeraldroyal » 13 Mar 2017 14:16

Richly deserved.

Maith an fear Liam 8)

Difficult to see him making the 23 but you would fancy him to start or play a significant role in the Iceland Friendly.
Make your mark Liam.

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by Saaaaaaaammmmmm » 13 Mar 2017 16:50

Just shows how quickly things can change in football, and for any young player what's possible for them

A year ago this month he'd never played a professional game, and had just joined Bath City in the NLS, a year later he's getting called up for the Irish senior squad

It's also a measure of how far he's come by the fact he was never once considered for the Republic Of Ireland U21s, and only ever made four appearances at U19 level (2 as a sub)

Exactly a year ago during the same international break as this one upcoming, Sean Long, Shane Griffin, Niall Keown and Josh Barrett all played for the Ireland U21s against Slovenia, safe to say he's moved onto bigger things than all four of them this season

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by TBM » 13 Mar 2017 16:54

Boosts his value by another million 8)

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by Gordons Cumming » 13 Mar 2017 17:26

TBM wrote:Boosts his value by another million 8)


6 past or present Reading players in that squad.... I think.

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by Emeraldroyal » 13 Mar 2017 18:39

Saaaaaaaammmmmm wrote:Just shows how quickly things can change in football, and for any young player what's possible for them

A year ago this month he'd never played a professional game, and had just joined Bath City in the NLS, a year later he's getting called up for the Irish senior squad

It's also a measure of how far he's come by the fact he was never once considered for the Republic Of Ireland U21s, and only ever made four appearances at U19 level (2 as a sub)

Exactly a year ago during the same international break as this one upcoming, Sean Long, Shane Griffin, Niall Keown and Josh Barrett all played for the Ireland U21s against Slovenia, safe to say he's moved onto bigger things than all four of them this season


Didn't he score two absolute worldies for Ireland from a free kick volley and a halfway line boomer ???

YouTube I'm sure !


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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by 3points » 14 Mar 2017 14:37

squad reads like a who's who of the Championship, with a couple of Premier League players thrown in

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by muirinho » 14 Mar 2017 14:45

3points wrote:squad reads like a who's who of the Championship, with a couple of Premier League players thrown in


Yep, fair comment. Think we're currently ranked 24th, which sounds about right. Much harder these days for Irish players to play in the PL, with all the competition. And rugby is encroaching on soccer in youth take-up terms.

The main boys school in my hometown for instance doesn't have any soccer teams. Gaelic football, rugby, rowing, basketball, hurling. No soccer.

I don't think 10, 20 years ago a player with as little experience as Liam Kelly, would be getting a look-in in the squad.

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by NewCorkSeth » 14 Mar 2017 15:48

muirinho wrote:
3points wrote:squad reads like a who's who of the Championship, with a couple of Premier League players thrown in


Yep, fair comment. Think we're currently ranked 24th, which sounds about right. Much harder these days for Irish players to play in the PL, with all the competition. And rugby is encroaching on soccer in youth take-up terms.

The main boys school in my hometown for instance doesn't have any soccer teams. Gaelic football, rugby, rowing, basketball, hurling. No soccer.

I don't think 10, 20 years ago a player with as little experience as Liam Kelly, would be getting a look-in in the squad.

No hockey? Clearly not a prod school then. But rowing? Must be coastal rowing right?

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by NewCorkSeth » 14 Mar 2017 15:53

3points wrote:squad reads like a who's who of the Championship, with a couple of Premier League players thrown in

Does that list not include every eligible Irishman in the Premier league?


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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by Emeraldroyal » 14 Mar 2017 20:14

3points wrote:squad reads like a who's who of the Championship, with a couple of Premier League players thrown in


Can't argue with that.
Similar in a lot of ways to maybe ICELAND.... :oops: :wink:

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by 3points » 14 Mar 2017 22:45

Emeraldroyal wrote:
3points wrote:squad reads like a who's who of the Championship, with a couple of Premier League players thrown in


Can't argue with that.
Similar in a lot of ways to maybe ICELAND.... :oops: :wink:

If they were French, Spanish, Italian or African names then a lot of them probably would be in the Premier League. Not enough lower league shopping these days

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by Emeraldroyal » 15 Mar 2017 07:29

3points wrote:
Emeraldroyal wrote:
3points wrote:squad reads like a who's who of the Championship, with a couple of Premier League players thrown in


Can't argue with that.
Similar in a lot of ways to maybe ICELAND.... :oops: :wink:

If they were French, Spanish, Italian or African names then a lot of them probably would be in the Premier League. Not enough lower league shopping these days


I'm a Sainsbury's man myself.
Waitrose for a treat 8)

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by bobby1413 » 15 Mar 2017 08:11

Kevin Doyle is still in the squad? For some reason I thought he'd been dropped ages ago

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Re: Liam Kelly called up for Ireland's senior squad

by NewCorkSeth » 15 Mar 2017 11:51

bobby1413 wrote:Kevin Doyle is still in the squad? For some reason I thought he'd been dropped ages ago

He was. Keane retired.

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