Derry City’s Ronan McKinley has been selected in the Republic of Ireland Under-16 panel for the UEFA Under-16 Development Tournament in Sweden.
The Republic of Ireland, managed by Paul Osam, will play three games in the space of five days.
McKinley, a native of Newtoncunningham, has been in impressive form for Derry City Under-17s this season, scoring four goals in the opening seven games from his attacking midfield role.
They begin with a match against the hosts Sweden on Friday, May 18, before facing Austria on Sunday afternoon and finish with a clash against Turkey at Munkedal next Tuesday.
Well done Ronan, best of luck.
Republic of Ireland U16 Squad
Goalkeepers: Harry Halwax (Leixlip United), Dan Rose (Everton)
Defenders: Thomas Considine (Bohemians), Alex Dunne (Shamrock Rovers), James Furlong (Shamrock Rovers), Cian Kelly (Shamrock Rovers), Mazeed Ogungbo (Arsenal), Conrad Egan-Riley (Manchester City), Luke Turner (Shamrock Rovers)
Midfielders: Matt Healy (College Corinthians), Joe Hodge (Manchester City), Brandon Holt (St. Patrick’s Athletic), Seamas Keogh (Sligo Rovers), Ronan McKinley (Derry City)
Forwards: Festy Ebosele (Bray Wanderers), Cillian Heaney (Sligo Rovers), Sean Kennedy (Tralee Dynamos), Sean McGrath (Limerick), Ayodeji Sotana (Manchester United), Conor Carty (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
UEFA Under-16 Development Tournament
Friday, May 18th: Sweden v Republic of Ireland, Lysekil, 6.30pm (5.30pm Irish time)
Sunday, May 20th: Republic of Ireland v Austria, Stenungsund, 3pm (2pm Irish time)
Tuesday, May 22nd: Turkey v Republic of Ireland, Munkedal, 11am (10am Irish time)