Tommie Hoban has again been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-19 squad.

The 19-year-old, who will turn 20 on Thursday, is in line to face Czech Republic as preparations for the UEFA Championships elite qualifying round begin.

The defender is enjoying a strong season for Watford, having featured 18 times for the Hornets this season. He penned his long-term commitment to the club after signing an extension to his professional contract in the summer of 2012.

Hoban has represented Republic of Ireland at both Under-17 and Under-19 level and they will play the Czechs twice in three days as the men in green look to improve on their impressive qualifying campaign.