BY KIERAN McCARTHY
BANDON’S Conor Hourihane has been named in the Republic of Ireland provisional squad for the World Cup qualifier against Austria in Vienna on November 12th.
The Barnsley captain is one of 35 players named in the squad by manager Martin O’Neill.
Hourihane was also named in the provisional Ireland squad for the recent qualifiers against Georgia and Moldova, but didn’t make the final cut.
The West Cork man was named the EFL Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for August after a terrific start to the season for Barnsley.
The Ireland squad is due to train at the FAI National Training Centre before leaving for Vienna on Thursday, November 10th.
Republic of Ireland Provisional Squad
Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (West Ham United), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Colin Doyle (Bradford City), Ian Lawlor (Manchester City), Danny Rogers (Falkirk)
Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce (Derby County), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Paul McShane (Reading), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Andy Boyle (Dundalk), Stephen Ward (Burnley)
Midfielders: Aiden McGeady (Preston North End), James McClean (West Bromwich Albion), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), James McCarthy (Everton), Stephen Quinn (Reading), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United), David Meyler (Hull City), Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City), Conor Hourihane (Barnsley), Robbie Brady, Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), Daryl Horgan (Dundalk)
Forwards: Jonathan Walters (Stoke City), Adam Rooney (Aberdeen), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town)