Cork City boss John Caulfield has called for two League of Ireland players to be in every Ireland squad.
The interview below was in today’s Irish Examiner.
It comes on the back of Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers being o the bench for Ireland on Friday night in their friendly with Holland.
“It’s a great occasion for the city to have the Ireland team here. We’re a sports-mad city so it’s wonderful that they can come and play here. I think it’s a credit to Roy Keane too as I think you can be sure he helped to make this happen.”
Caulfield will be at the game tonight and he’ll be back at the Cross on Friday night as Cork City host Dundalk in a crucial top-of-the-table clash. “It would be wonderful if we can get two full houses in Turner’s Cross in one week,” says the Cork manager, who hailed the decision of Martin O’Neill to call Dundalk keeper Gary Rogers into the extended Ireland squad.
“Fair play to Rogers, he’s an excellent keeper. I think it shows we have good players in the League of Ireland.
“I think it would be a great idea if two League of Ireland players were brought into each squad just to train with the players. It would raise the profile of the league and show that they can play a bit too.”