Bohemians goalkeeper Shane Supple called up to the Ireland squad for France and USA friendlies

Mon, May 21 2018

Supple signed for Bohs midway through the 2016 season and recently signed a two-year extension at Dalymount Park. Credit: Martin Doherty

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.

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.