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Dundalk FC's Georgie Poynton selected on Irish team for next week's international at Oriel Park

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Dundalk FC's Georgie Poynton selected on Irish team for next week's international at Oriel Park

Dundalk FC's Georgie Poynton. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Dundalk FC's Georgie Poynton has been selected in the Irish Colleges and Universities squad for next Monday's friendly international with Scotland at Oriel Park (kick-off: 4pm).

The Irish side has been successful in both of their two previous meetings with the Scots, registering a resounding 6-1 victory in Edinburgh last year after they had won the inaugural fixture - 3-0 - in Dublin in 2016, a match where Poynton got in on the goalscoring act.

A graduate of The Lilywhites' academy, the DkIT student has missed several weeks recently through injury having started the season-opening President's Cup match against Cork City in February.

Irish squad

Goalkeepers: Matthew Connor (Waterford IT/Waterford FC), Lee Steacy (Dublin IT/Shelbourne FC).

Defenders: Conor Kane (Maynooth University/Drogheda United) Sean McLoughlin (University College Cork/Cork City FC), Sean O'Mahony (University College Cork /UCC AFC), Ross Taheny (Dublin City University/Ballinamallard United), Tristan Noack Hoffman (Dublin City University/Longford Town), Maurice Nugent (NUI Galway/Galway United) Shane Elworthy (IT Blanchardstown/Longford Town).

Midfielders: Jonny Bonner (IT Carlow/Crusaders FC) Georgie Poynton (Dundalk IT/Dundalk FC), Dáire O'Connor (University College Dublin/UCD AFC) Jason McClelland (University College Dublin/UCD AFC) Shane Daly-Butz (University College Cork/UCC AFC), Darragh Noone (Dublin IT/Bray Wanderers), Conor Barry (NUI Galway/Galway United), Danny O'Connell (Cork IT/Avondale United); Adrian Delap (Letterkenny IT/Derry City).

Forwards: Alan O'Sullivan (Dublin City University/Warrenpoint Town), Shane Barnes (IT Carlow/Wexford FC).

Head Coach: Greg Yelverton (University College Cork) Assistant: Luke Hardy (IT Carlow) Goalkeeping Coach: David Bourke (Maynooth University).