Robbie Keane and James McCarthy progressing well ahead of Sweden clash

Jon Walters still recovering from a calf problem

Robbie Keane, Jon Walters

Robbie Keane and Jonathan Walters ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Robbie Keane and James McCarthy appear to be on the road to winning the race to be fit for Monday's Euro 2016 opener against Sweden.

The duo missed the warm-up games against the Netherlands and Belarus, and are battling back from a calf problem and hamstring strain respectively.

However, Jonathan Walters is still a doubt with an Achilles injury but he is progressing well.

The squad were given today off for recovery but will undergo a session as normal tomorrow.

Ireland manager Martin O'Neill told FAI TV, that it's getting very real for the squad now.