Further Ireland injury woe for Stephen Kenny as squad is updated

Further Ireland injury woe for Stephen Kenny as squad is updated

IF STEPHEN Kenny didn't have bad luck, then he'd have no luck at all.

You'll remember the Covid farce that kept some of our star players out of a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia back in October, and the constant injury woes that have riddled his squads so far.

And sadly, they're not going away anytime soon.

This weekend saw Conor Hourihane pull out of the Irish squad, as well as Caoimhín Kelleher, Kevin Long, and Callum O'Dowda.

While Long and O'Dowda were probably going to act as decent options off the bench, Kelleher and Hourihane were almost certainly going to start, with the latter being our most in form player at the minute.

Since heading to Swansea on loan, the Corkman has been tearing the Championship up, and would have been a real threat in our upcoming matches.

The four injured players were replaced by Blackburn defender Darragh Lenihan and West Ham midfielder Conor Coventry, who has been promoted from the U-21 squad for his first senior international call-up.

Kelleher's absence means Ireland will be without our first and second choice goalkeepers, as Darren Randolph had already withdrawn from the squad through injury.

But we'll stay optimistic and hope for the best. COYBIG!