RONAN McKinley and Patrick Ferry have been included on a 30-man Republic of Ireland squad for a friendly next week.
The Irish Under-18s, now under the management of former Irish star Andy Reid, will take on an FAI-ETB select on Wednesday at the National Training Centre.
McKinley and Ferry are both on the books of Derry City and are joined by club mate Evan McLaughlin on Reid’s home-based selection.
Newtowncunningham native McKinley is just back from a bad knee injury and had been a regular feature on Irish squads before then.
Gweedore man Ferry has been hitting goals regularly for the Candystripes in the Ulster Senior League.