Mandroiu among new recruits for Kenny’s squad
SHAMROCK Rovers’ Danny Mandroiu has received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad after Stephen Kenny named his 27-man panel for next month’s upcoming international friendlies against Andorra and Hungary.
Mandroiu has made an immediate impact since joining the Hoops this season, hitting four goals including an injury-time winner against Dublin rivals St Patrick’s Athletic.
Shamrock Rovers' Danny Mandroiu has been called into Stephen Kenny's Ireland squad
His contribution has helped the defending champions to the top of the table and his efforts have been subsequently rewarded in Kenny’s selection which sees Mandroiu one of four players to earn a first call-up.
Rotherham United winger Chiedozie Ogbene, St Mirren midfielder Jamie McGrath and Norwich City defender Andrew Omobamidele have also been drafted in by Kenny.
Also included in the panel is former Templeogue College student Dara O’Shea and ex-Shamrock Rovers goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu from Firhouse.
Ireland face off against Andorra in Barcelona on Thursday, June 3 before heading to Budapest to take on Hungary on Tuesday, June 8.