mens football squad travel to belgrade today

25 June 2009

The Mens Football Squad travel to Belgrade today for the 25th World University Games. Billy Brennan (UCD) and Stephen Roche (DIT) are the only two players that featured at the last games in 2007 in Bangkok.

Manager Kieran Harding stated “we’ve gone to Belgrade earlier than anticipated in order to prepare for the opening game. We are in a tough group and the first match is of critical importance as we seek to obtain one of the first two places in the group to qualify for the quarter finals”.

Ireland will look to improve on a 13th place finish from last time but are a tough group with beaten finalists from 2007 Italy, Korea and an opening game on Tuesday against Uruguay.

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Mens Fixtures:

30th JUNE 17:30 URUGUAY – IRELAND Stadium FC "Indjija"
2nd JULY 17:30 IRELAND – ITALY Stadium FC "Vozdovac"
4th JULY 10:30 IRELAND – KOREA Stadium FC "Indjija"

Mens Squad:

Ciaran Boyd, James Costello, Mark Surgenor, Alan Teggart (University of Ulster)

Billy Brennan, John Dineen, Graham Rusk, Peter MacMahon (University College Dublin)

Brian Cleary, Brendan Daly (University of Limerick)

Ryan Coulter (Colaiste Ide)

Gareth Harkin, Mark Forker, Oisin McMenamin (Letterkenny IT)

Ciaran Forde, Michael McSweeney (University College Cork)

John Mulroy (Dublin City University)

Stephen Roche, David O'Sullivan,Dean Zambra (Dublin IT)

Kieran Harding (Irish FA), Gerard Dunne (FAI), Jimmy Cumiskey (IUFU & Trinity College Dublin)

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