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Wigan whizkid McCarthy handed first Republic of Ireland call up by Trapattoni

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22 Feb 2010 17:58:30

Wigan whizkid McCarthy handed first Republic of Ireland call up by Trapattoni

Wigan teenager James McCarthy was today called up by Republic of Irelandmanager Giovanni Trapattoni for next week's friendly against Brazil. Midfielder McCarthy, 19, received his first call after a series of promisingperformances for the Latics, who he joined from Hamilton last summer.  Call up: James McCarthy Trapattoni also selected 19-year-old Manchester City defender Greg Cunninghamand 22-year-old Portsmouth centre-back Marc Wilson for the first time, as theRepublic prepare for their first match since controversially losing out toFrance in their World Cup play-off. Republic of Ireland squad for friendly match against Brazil on March 2: Shay Given (Manchester City), Keiren Westwood (Coventry), Joe Murphy(Scunthorpe); Richard Dunne (Aston Villa), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Kevin Kilbane(Hull), Kevin Foley (Wolves), Sean St Ledger (Preston), Paul McShane (Hull),Marc Wilson (Portsmouth), Greg Cunningham (Manchester City); Aiden McGeady(Celtic), Damien Duff (Fulham), Darron Gibson (Manchester United), Glenn Whelan(Stoke), Keith Andrews (Blackburn), Stephen Hunt (Hull), Liam Lawrence (Stoke),James McCarthy (Wigan); Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Robbie Keane (Tottenham), ShaneLong (Reading), Leon Best (Newcastle).  Wigan Athletic 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3: Roman Pavlyuchenko conquers as Spurs go fourth and prosper from Eastlands shut-out Kevin Kilbane believes Sunderland's Andy Reid has the potential to return to the international foldBrady: Giovanni and I still want Reid back in Ireland team - Steven not Andy


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