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Mick McCarthy, the Republic of Ireland manager, yesterday reflected on one of the most difficult tasks he has faced in his 30 years in football when he named his World Cup squad.

While his 23-man party – incorporating only one player from the Premiership’s leading three clubs – contained no real surprises, it buy canada goose jacket toronto still necessitated buy canada goose parka cheap breaking the news to five players that their services would not be required.

Nicky Colgan, the Hibernian goalkeeper, and Millwall’s Steven Reid had been primed to fear the worst, but Colin Healy of Celtic and Southampton’s Rory Delap had weightier cases for inclusion and Tottenham’s Gary Doherty, having been a regular when fit, will be particularly disappointed.

McCarthy argued, with some justification, that buy canada goose parka uk Doherty had not had enough time to recover fully from the broken leg that has kept him out for two-thirds of the season, while stating that the inexperience of the others counted against them behind the likes of Lee Carsley and Mark Kennedy. Loyalty, too, came into the equation as he telephoned the unfortunate quintet to break the news they had feared most.

“I had to ask myself whether it would help us win the World Cup, leaving out someone who has been loyal to me, someone who has turned up for every game and given their all, just to bring in a fresh piece of meat. The answer, I say, is no,” he said.

“Loyalty is very important to me. I was in Millwall’s reserves when I went to the World Cup in 1990 but Jack Charlton took me because of my performances for Ireland. He showed great loyalty towards me and I like to think it was repaid.”

The primary beneficiaries are Carsley, who played only half an hour in the 12 qualifying games, and Kennedy, who has also been a peripheral figure and saw a specialist yesterday about a recurrent groin injury that could yet offer Reid a back-door route to the finals. McCarthy will also be without the injured Steve Carr – “we’re missing the best full-back in Europe,” he said – but Roy Keane’s return to fitness well ahead of schedule is a gigantic boost.

“The five players I had to disappoint all took it very well,” said McCarthy. “I didn’t travel the length and breadth of Britain to do it. I did it by telephone, which might seem cold but it was the only way I could do it.

“They all wished me the best and said they wanted us to do as well as we possible can. It wasn’t easy but these things never are.”

McCarthy will field two teams – one in each half – when he takes his players to Sunderland for Niall Quinn’s testimonial next Tuesday and will experiment again against Nigeria at Lansdowne Road two days later before leaving for their training camp buy a canada goose jacket online in Saipan the next day.

Quinn, the squad’s oldest member at 35, believes this squad is an improvement canada goose coat 1000 calorie a day diet on the vintages of 1990 and 1994. “There is definitely a more professional belief and approach to what we do now,” he said.

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Shay Given (Newcastle)

Alan Kelly (Blackburn)

Dean Kiely (Charlton)


Gary Kelly (Leeds)

Ian Harte (Leeds)

Steve Staunton (Aston Villa)

Steve Finnan (Fulham)

Gary Breen (Coventry)

Kenny Cunningham (Wimbledon)

Andy O’Brien (Newcastle)

Richard Dunne (Man City)


Jason McAteer (Sunderland)

Matt Holland (Ipswich)

Roy Keane (Man United)

Mark Kinsella (Charlton)

Damien Duff (Blackburn)

Kevin Kilbane (Sunderland)

Mark Kennedy (Wolves)

Lee Carsley (Everton)


Robbie Keane (Leeds)

Niall Quinn (Sunderland)

David Connolly (Wimbledon)

Clinton Morrison (C Palace)