Good luck to Derry City’s Ronan McKinley who joins up with the Republic of Ireland Under-16 squad today for the 72nd Victory Shield tournament which takes place in Northern Ireland next week.
Ronan takes his place in the Irish squad alongside players from Arsenal, Manchester United and a number of other League of Ireland clubs.
The Republic of Ireland come into the tournament looking to defend the title they won last year in Scotland.
Paul Osam’s squad open the tournament on Monday, October 23rd with a game against the hosts Northern Ireland. On Wednesday 25th they face Wales at 11am before they play their final fixture against Scotland on Friday 25th at 1pm. All three games take place at the Bangor Fuels Arena.
The Deele College student played in recent friendlies against Romania and Brazil in preparation for next week’s tournament.
We would like to wish Ronan all the best as he continues to gain valuable experience with the Republic of Ireland international setup.
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) November 4, 2016