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Duo in Ireland squad

Skipper Robbie Keane and experienced defender Richard Dunne have both been included in Ireland's squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia and the friendly clash with Uruguay.

Keane, who returned to action for West Ham as a substitute in Sunday's 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Stoke, was selected after recovering from a calf injury.

Dunne, who found himself in the headlines for the wrong reasons over the weekend after a disagreement with Aston Villa coaching staff, was also included among a 29-man squad as he continues his recovery from a shoulder problem which was expected to sideline him for a month.

Coventry keeper Keiren Westwood, who is in line to win his sixth senior cap against the Macedonians on March 26 in the absence of the injured Shay Given, will be supported by uncapped duo Darren Randolph and David Forde of Motherwell and Millwall respectively.

Ireland squad for matches against Macedonia and Uruguay: Keiren Westwood (Coventry), Darren Randolph (Motherwell), David Forde (Millwall); Kevin Foley (Wolves), John O'Shea (Man Utd), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Richard Dunne (Aston Villa), Sean St Ledger (Preston), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Darren O'Dea (Celtic), Kevin Kilbane (Huddersfield); Marc Wilson (Stoke), Darron Gibson (Man Utd), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), Paul Green (Derby), Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth), James McCarthy (Wigan), Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Keith Treacy (Preston), Keith Andrews (Blackburn), Keith Fahey (Birmingham), Damien Duff (Fulham); Robbie Keane (West Ham), Jonathan Walters (Stoke), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Shane Long (Reading), Leon Best (Newcastle), Andy Keogh (Bristol City).


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