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Conor Grant Makes First Start For Republic of Ireland Under-21s

30 May 2021

Conor Grant made his first start for the Republic of Ireland’s Under-21s on Sunday.

He started in the side’s friendly against Switzerland and played 65 minutes before making way for Gavin Kilkenny. 

Grant is away on international duty at a training camp in Spain, with the side set to play three games in six days. Sunday’s fixture the first of those matches. 

It’s the Dale midfielder’s second call-up to the age group, following his first in March of this year. He made his Under-21s debut during that international break, appearing in their 2-1 win over Wales.

The remaining two fixtures are as follows:

Australia v Republic of Ireland, June 2, KO 12:00, Marbella Football Centre, Marbella, Spain.

Republic of Ireland v Denmark, June 5, KO 17:00, Dama de Noche Football Centre, Marbella, Spain. 

Sunday’s game ended in a 2-0 victory for Switzerland. 

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