Stephen Kenny son's Eoin named in Northern Ireland's Under-18 squad 2 months ago

Stephen Kenny son's Eoin named in Northern Ireland's Under-18 squad

Kenny's son Eoin plays for Dundalk at Under-19 level.

Eoin Kenny, the son of Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny, has been called up to the Northern Ireland Under-18 squad ahead of a match against Manchester United in the SuperCupNI.

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Eoin, who plays for Dundalk at Under-19 level, qualifies to play for Northern Ireland as he was born in Derry during his father's stint as Derry City manager.

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Stephen Kenny's son Eoin has been called up to the Northern Ireland Under-18 squad.

Kenny, 16, will be part of the squad to face Man United's Under-18 team at the SuperCupNI tournament, with the matches set to be played in Coleraine and Ballymena on July 25 and July 27.

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Northern Ireland Under-18s are managed by Gerard Lyttle, the former Sligo Rovers and Cliftonville coach.

He is using the games against Man United as preparation for the team's Under-19 European Championship qualifiers later this year.

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"My squads usually feature lots of players from NIFL Premiership and League of Ireland clubs so I see this as an opportunity for players based here to once again show what they can do," Lyttle said.

"It will be a massive test for the boys against such highly rated opposition. However, I have no doubt the players will rise to the occasion.

"There are Under-19 Euro qualifiers this autumn and I am sure the players in this squad will want to be part of that squad as well."


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