The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

BARNS­LEY mid­fielder Conor Houri­hane has been re­warded for his su­perb start to the sea­son with his first se­nior call-up for the Repub­lic of Ire­land.

Man­ager Martin O’Neill has named the 25-year-old ex-Plymouth player in a 33-man squad for World Cup qual­i­fiers against Ge­or­gia and Moldova next month.

“He is a very nice foot­baller,” said O’Neill. “He has been on the radar for some time.”

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