Republic of Ireland news

Irish players given rest

March 27, 2011
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has rewarded his senior players for their efforts in Saturday night's 2-1 Euro 2012 qualifier victory over Macedonia by sending them home.

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Skipper Robbie Keane, Kevin Kilbane, Richard Dunne, Damien Duff and the injured Kevin Doyle have all been withdrawn from the squad for Tuesday night's friendly against Uruguay at the Aviva Stadium.

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