The Ireland squad, Friday morning, held their final training session prior to Saturday evening’s friendly international against the USA. A knee injury kept Shane Long sidelined and he is not expected to be available tomorrow evening, increasing the liklihood of Graham Burke being handed a starting role.
Jeff Hendrick returned to training with the Ireland squad on Thursday morning where he was joined by Shamrock Rovers striker Graham Burke who will miss the ‘Hoops’ Airtricity League contest with Dundalk on Friday evening. Harry Arter and Derrick Williams sat out this morning’s session with thigh and groin injuries respectively. John O’Shea is expected to captain Ireland against the USA as he retires from international football having earned 118 caps.