Published Monday, 07 May 2012
Derry-born midfielder James McClean, in action for Sunderland. (© Getty)
Manager Giovanni Trapattoni confirmed his side on Monday afternoon.
McClean's recent performances for club side Sunderland have earned him his spot, despite the 23-year-old having previously only been capped once at senior level as a substitute.
Fellow Derryman Darron Gibson also features in the Republic side.
Wigan's James McCarthy has withdrawn after his father was diagnosed with cancer.
"I have discussed this with the manager - he was very understanding and I thank him sincerely for that," McCarthy said, in a statement issued by the FAI.
"I take this opportunity to re-affirm my complete commitment to playing for the Republic of Ireland. It is a huge honour and source of great pride for me and my family.
"Despite not being present, I would like to wish the manager and my team-mates every success at the tournament and hope that Irish fans can understand the reason for my decision at this difficult time."
Shay Given (Aston Villa), Keiren Westwood (Sunderland), David Forde (Millwall); John O'Shea (Sunderland), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Stephen Ward (Wolves), Richard Dunne (Aston Villa), Sean St Ledger (Leicester), Darren O'Dea (Leeds), Kevin Foley (Wolves); Glenn Whelan (Stoke), Keith Andrews (West Brom), Keith Fahey (Birmingham), Darron Gibson (Everton), Damien Duff (Fulham), Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Stephen Hunt (Wolves), James McClean (Sunderland); Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Shane Long, Simon Cox (both West Brom), Jon Walters (Stoke).
Stand-by: Darren Randolph (Motherwell), Paul McShane (Crystal Palace), Paul Green (Unattached), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Andy Keogh (Millwall).
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