Bohemians goalkeeper Shane Supple called up to the Ireland squad for France and USA friendliesMon, May 21 2018
Bohemians goalkeeper Shane Supple has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming friendlies against France and the United States.
Supple joins Shamrock Rovers striker Graham Burke on the panel for the two capped games at the end of the month, with the final squad to be named on Thursday.
Both players will be involved when John O'Shea makes his 117th and final appearance for Ireland against the United States at the Aviva Stadium on June 2nd.
31-year-old Supple impressed international manager Martin O'Neill – who also namechecked Dundalk's Michael Duffy – during the Gypsies 2-0 defeat to Dundalk on Friday night.
Bohemians have confirmed that the former Home Farm schoolboy will not miss either of their league games during that period, against Shamrock Rovers and Limerick.
Come on you #Bohs in Green.— Bohemian FC(@bfcdublin) May 21, 2018
Congratulations to Shane Supple who has been called up to the Ireland squad for the upcoming friendlies away to France (Monday May 28) and home to USA (Saturday June 2).
He will not miss our games against Shamrock Rovers or Limerick. pic.twitter.com/lhkHqoShy1
The Dubliner has previously played under assistant manager Roy Keane while on the books at Ipswich Town, for whom he made 34 appearances between 2005 and 2009.
Supple retired from football in 2009, aged 22, and returned to action with his GAA club St Brigid's and was part of the Dublin panel that won the 2013 All-Ireland football championship.
He returned to soccer in 2015 with Crumlin United and was snapped up by Bohs the following year, where he continued to balance the two sports.
Some achievement for @crumlinunited having a former goalkeeper- Supple- and current keeper Mikey Quinn involved in Republic of Ireland professional and amateur squads at the same time. https://t.co/VQuunLRFhx— Tom O'Connor (@boscoisalive) May 21, 2018