Conor Coventry receives Republic of Ireland U21 call

Conor Coventry


Conor Coventry has been named in the Republic of Ireland U21 squad for his country’s 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 1 matches against Armenia and Sweden.

The Boys in Green sit top of their group after kicking off their campaign with a 3-0 home win over Luxembourg in March.

Now, Stephen Kenny’s side will seek to strengthen their position by taking maximum points from the two games to be played early next month.

West Ham United U23s captain midfielder Coventry and his compatriots will host Armenia at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin on Friday 6 September, before travelling to the Guldfågeln Arena in Kalmar to take on Sweden on Tuesday 10 September.

Coventry, who made his U21 debut and played the full 90 minutes in the win over Luxembourg, has become an integral member of Kenny’s team in recent months, helping Ireland reach the semi-finals of the Toulon Tournament in the summer.

The 19-year-old, who made his second Hammers appearance in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup second-round win at Newport County, already has five U21 caps to his name.

He will now hope to lead Ireland to the European Championship finals for the first time in their history, with 16 nations qualifying for the tournament, which will be held in Hungary and Slovenia in June 2021.

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