Republic of Ireland Under-16 Head Coach Paul Osam has named a 20-man squad for the upcoming UEFA Under-16 Development Tournament in Sweden.

Osam takes charge of his side for the final time this season, for games against Sweden, Austria and Turkey. They players will move on to Colin O'Brien's Under-17 side next season.

With three games in five days, Osam says the Development Tournament will be a taster for what's to come at Under-17 level.

"We're trying to replicate as close as possible to what the players will be dealing with next year at the Under-17 European Championships. They will be playing three games in five days in Sweden. It's as close as possible to what the players experience in tournament football.

"This is a culmination of everything we have done this season. We want to hand the best players over to Under-17 Head Coach Colin O'Brien for next season."

Osam's side begin their campaign on Sunday, May 18th against Sweden.

Republic of Ireland U16 Squad
Goalkeepers: Harry Halwax (Leixlip United), Dan Rose (Everton)
Defenders: Thomas Considine (Bohemians), Alex Dunne (Shamrock Rovers), James Furlong (Shamrock Rovers), Cian Kelly (Shamrock Rovers), Mazeed Ogbungo (Arsenal), Conrad Egan-Riley (Manchester City), Luke Turner (Shamrock Rovers)
Midfielders: Matt Healy (College Corinthians), Joe Hodge (Manchester City), Brandon Holt (St. Patrick's Athletic), Seamas Keogh (Sligo Rovers), Ronan McKinley (Derry City)
Forwards: Festy Ebosele (Bray Wanderers), Cillian Heaney (Sligo Rovers), Sean Kennedy (Tralee Dynamos), Sean McGrath (Limerick), Ayodeji Sotana (Manchester United), Conor Carty (Wolverhampton Wanderers)


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