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Local football starlet named in latest Irish underage squad

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 12:08pm

Local football starlet named in latest Irish underage squad

Kyle Conway in action here for St Patrick's Athletic.

Athlone youngster Kyle Conway has been selected as part of a 19-player Ireland Under 16 squad for two upcoming international friendlies against Bulgaria in Sofia.

Conway currently plays with St Patrick's Athletic, having previously lined out with St Joseph's in Athlone, before playing with Dublin-based clubs in the Dublin and District Schoolboy League. He was last year capped at Under 15 international level.

14 of Osam's squad is made up of SSE Airtricity League players, with the remaining five playing at clubs in Northern Ireland, England and Spain.

Speaking ahead of the team's trip to Bulgaria, Osam said he was excited to be working with a new group of players.

"Some of the squad were with Jason Donohue last year in the Under-15s, while others will get their first taste of international football.

"This age-grade is about developing players, and I look forward getting on the training pitch with the players over the coming week in Bulgaria."

Ireland's first match against Bulgaria takes place on September 11, with the second match taking place two days later. 

Republic of Ireland Under-16 Squad
Goalkeepers: Arlo Doherty (Manchester City), Josh Keely (St. Patrick's Athletic),
Defenders: Fionnan Coyle (Finn Harps), Anselmo Garcia MacNulty (Real Betis), Oisin Hand (Shamrock Rovers), Leigh Kavanagh (Bray Wanderers), Ronan Kilkenny (Bohemians), Gavin O'Brien (Bohemians)
Midfielders: Louie Barry (West Bromwich Albion), Colin Conroy (Bohemians), Kyle Conway (St. Patrick's Athletic), Oran Crowe (Cork City), Lee Harkin (Tristar Boys), Ben McCormack (St. Patrick's Athletic), Andrew Moran (Bray Wanderers)
Forwards: Roland Banya (Shamrock Rovers), Daniel Gildea (Finn Harps), Callum Kavanagh (Middlesbrough), Billy Vance (Bray Wanderers)

Fixtures
11/9/18 - Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland, National Football Complex, 5pm (3pm Irish time)
13/9/18 - Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland, National Football Complex, 5pm (3pm Irish time)

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