Three big matches for Ireland at the beginning of June: First, a friendly in New Jersey vs Mexico on June 1st. Then another vs Uruguay on June 4th in Dublin, before the massive World Cup Qualifier vs Austria in Dublin on June 11th. This will set the tone for the remainder of the campaign; three points are almost certainly necessary if we are to keep pace with Serbia and entertain any chance of actually winning the group. A draw or worse and we'll be thinking playoffs. O'Neill named the preliminary squad today: Seamus Coleman, Ciaran Clark, and David Meyler are all injured. Goalkeepers: Colin Doyle (Bradford City), Rob Elliot (Newcastle United), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Darren Randolph (West Ham). Defenders: Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce (Derby County), Paul McShane (Reading), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Andy Boyle (Preston North End), John Egan (Brentford), Marc Wilson (West Brom), Kevin Long, Stephen Ward (Burnley), Matt Doherty (Wolves). Midfielders: Aiden McGeady, James McCarthy (Everton), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), Jeff Hendrick, Robbie Brady (Burnley), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City), Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United), Darron Gibson (Sunderland), Liam Kelly (Reading), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City), James McClean (West Brom), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), Daryl Horgan (Preston North End), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen). Forwards: Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town), Daryl Murphy (Newcastle United), Shane Long (Southampton), Jonathan Walters (Stoke City), Adam Rooney (Aberdeen).