Aaron Connolly

  • Republic of Ireland striker Aaron Connolly is out of the upcoming games against New Zealand and Denmark.

    The Brighton and Hove Albion teenager was officially withdrawn from Mick McCarthy’s squad on Monday evening.

    Connolly had a scan on his injured groin in England on Monday afternoon.

    “Our team doctor Alan Byrne has spoken to the Brighton medical team and had a look at the scans,” McCarthy told the FAI website.

    “The scans have confirmed the groin injury and Aaron won’t be ready in time for New Zealand and Denmark.”

    The Irish boss will now work with the 27 players who reported on Sunday and won’t be calling any replacements into the squad.

  • Galway native Aaron Connolly is not named on the bench for Brighton today.


    Brighton are hosting Bournemouth at the Amex in the lunchtime game.


    The two are level on points going into the fixture with the Seagulls ahead on goal difference in 15th.


    The Republic of Ireland's Shane Duffy starts for the hosts.

  • Galway teenager Aaron Connolly enjoyed a night to remember by marking his first start for Brighton with a goal in an EFL Cup win at Bristol Rovers last night.

    Brighton overcame Bristol Rovers by 2 goals to one.

    The Galway teenager was also named Man of the Match.



  • Galway’s Aaron Connolly and Blackburn Rovers defender Derrick Williams have been called into Mick McCarthy’s Republic of Ireland squad for the EURO 2020 games against Georgia and Switzerland.

    The former Mervue United man scored twice for Brighton in their 3-0 win at home to Tottenham Hotspur and is promoted from Stephen Kenny’s Under-21 squad after a hamstring injury ruled out Portsmouth’s Ronan Curtis.

    Williams gets his first call up from McCarthy after his Blackburn team-mates Greg Cunningham and Darragh Lenihan suffered knee injuries in the defeat at QPR.

    The Ireland squad meet up at the team hotel on Sunday with training commencing at the FAI National Training Centre on Monday ahead of Thursday’s departure to Tbilisi.

  • Republic of Ireland attacker Aaron Connolly rose off the bench to produce a brilliant 94th-minute assist for Neal Maupay that saw relegation-threatened Brighton and Hove Albion earn a huge victory against Arsenal at the Amex Stadium.

    The Galway man came on with 20 minutes to go and helped turn the game on its head.

  • Aaron Connolly has signed a new four-year deal with Brighton.

    The striker made his first team breakthrough with the Seagulls this season, scoring twice in his first start against Tottenham in October.

    The Galway man made his Republic of Ireland debut that month, and would end up making 27 appearances in a Brighton shirt.

  • Galway’s Aaron Connolly will train with the Republic of Ireland senior squad today.


    The Brighton striker was called into the panel by Mick McCarthy at the weekend.


    The former Mervue United player scored two goals for Brighton to earn promotion to the senior setup.

  • Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is waiting to hear the results of a scan on Aaron Connolly.


    The Brighton striker injured his groin in Sunday's Premier League defeat to Manchester United.


    Ireland play New Zealand in a friendly on Thursday night, before Denmark visit the Aviva on Monday for the make-or-break Euro 2020 qualifier.


    McCarthy says the likes of Lee O'Connor, Troy Parrott and Jack Byrne could have the chance to impress on Thursday.