Aaron Connolly hopes for Ireland recall after excellent club form

Aaron Connolly hopes for Ireland recall after excellent club form

Aaron Connolly, the Republic of Ireland player, has admitted that the ball is fully in Stephen Kenny's court when it comes to a recall with the Iriish national team

Connolly has started off well at Hull City since moving to the club in the summer, with three goals so far this season. Two came in the 2-1 comeback against Blackburn last week.

At one time, Connolly was seen as one of Ireland's brightest talents, but after a series of failed loan moves, his career has hit the wall.

Connolly has also not featured for the national team since 2021. It has been four years since he won his 8th cap for his country.

The 23-year-old will be eagerly awaiting to see if his good form at club level will result in an Ireland recall next month.

The Boys in Green will play Holland and France in their next two games of their Euro qualification campaign. Connolly knows that keeping up the level he has shown this far in the season will boost his chances of making Kenny's final cut.

“That's up to Stephen, I guess,” he said, “but it's mainly down to club form.

“If I'm not scoring goals for Hull, then I don't expect to be called into the Ireland squad.

“At the minute, I'm just focused on the game and then take it one step at a time.

“The internationals are next month - at the start of September - there's still plenty of football to play here first, and that's my main focus at the minute.”

This comes after his club manager, Liam Rosenior, praised the Galwegian for his 'horrible', but infectious attitude.

"He knocks on my door every single day. That's what I like. He's horrible. He's a horrible little one, the lads will tell you that, but I love him because he's himself," said Rosenior.

"He moans about everything. He moans about having to go in the pool at the hotel when we're trying to recover; he moans about food, but you need different characters. I don't want a group of nice guys."