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Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane extend RoI deal

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Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane have signed a new deal that will keep them in place until after the next World Cup.

The duo took charge of the side in November 2013 and successfully guided the boys in green to Euro 2016 qualification.

They reached the round of 16 before being eliminated by hosts and eventual finalists France.

Having agreed an extension, O'Neill has named his squad for forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Moldova.

In their first Group D match they claimed a valuable point away to Serbia.

They host Georgia at the Aviva on Thursday 6 October before travelling to Moldova the following Sunday.

Barnsley midfielder Conor Hourihane gets is first call-up to the senior side, after showing excellent form in League One and the Championship.

The Cork native had represented his country at junior levels.

Goalkeeper Danny Rogers also earns a senior call-up, while Brighton & Hove Albion defender Shane Duffy is available following suspension.

Republic of Ireland Squad: Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (West Ham United), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Danny Rogers (Falkirk*).

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce (Derby County) Paul McShane (Reading), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Marc Wilson (Bournemouth), Stephen Ward (Burnley).

Midfielders: Aiden McGeady (Preston North End*), James McClean (West Bromwich Albion), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), James McCarthy (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Stephen Quinn (Reading), David Meyler (Hull City), Conor Hourihane (Barnsley), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United), Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), Robbie Brady, Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen).

Forwards: Shane Long (Southampton), Daryl Murphy (Newcastle United), Jonathan Walters (Stoke City), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids).

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