Bohemians duo Warren O’Hora and Ryan Graydon have been included in the Ireland Under-19 squad for next month’s friendly double-header against Czech Republic.

With five League of Ireland players included in Tom Mohan’s 19-man squad in total, Bohs are the most highly represented of any club.

They could also end up being joined by club-mates Steven Nolan and Jamie Hamilton, who are both on the standby list should there be any withdrawals.

Ireland face the Czechs at the RSC in Waterford on Saturday September 2 (7.45pm) and the sides meet again at the same venue two days later on Monday September 4 (1pm).


Mohan has allowed O’Hora to team up with the international squad after Bohemians’ SSE Airtricity League game against Galway United on Friday September 1 meaning he will still be available for club duty.

Having turned down a scholarship in the United States, Cabra man O’Hora, a former Under-17s and Under-19s captain of the club, made his senior league debut off the bench against St Patrick’s Athletic in June and hasn’t looked back since.

Graydon also progressed through Jimmy Mowlds’ Bohemians Under-17s and has been a mainstay this season in Graham Lawlor’s Bohemians Under-19s, who are currently three points clear at the top of the Northern Elite Division.

Bohemians manager Keith Long said: “It is a great reward for both players’ efforts and performances.

“Warren has obviously progressed through to the first team now. It’s a huge step up but he’s shown he is well able for it.

“Ryan has been around the fringes too so we are delighted for them both. Their performances and development deserve this recognition.

“It’s great recognition too for the work that Graham and Craig Sexton are doing behind the scenes at the club with the Under-19s.”

Goalkeepers: Mark Travers (Bournemouth – on loan to Weymouth), Brian Maher (St Patrick’s Athletic).
Defenders: Rian O’Sullivan (Brighton & Hove Albion), Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Lee O’Connor (Manchester United), Tyreke Wilson (Manchester City), Warren O’Hora (Bohemians), Canice Carroll (Oxford United), Callum Mollett (Walsall)
Midfielders: Dan McKenna (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Aaron Bolger (Shamrock Rovers), John Martin (Waterford), Anthony Scully (West Ham United), Conor Coventry (West Ham United), Ryan Graydon (Bohemians), Jayson Molumby (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Forwards: Kian Flanagan (Crystal Palace), Aaron Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jonathan Afolabi (Southampton).

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