Murphy in Irish Action
Thursday, 21st Feb 2008 08:44
Academy striker Paul Murphy will be international action with the Republic of Ireland U17s this evening when they take on Finland in their second friendly in Kilkenny. Murphy scored the opening goal in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Finns in the first game.
The matches are part of the Irish preparations for the upcoming UEFA Championship elite qualifiers which will be played in March.
Meanwhile, there could be more Town youngsters playing football in Ireland in the future with Jim Magilton considering sending players for spells with Eircom League side Galway United, who are currently training at Playford Road.
Galway, who were defeated 2-1 by Town's reserves in a friendly yesterday, are managed by Tony Cousins, a friend of Magilton's since their days as trainees at Liverpool together.
Republic of Ireland U17s: Ger Hanley (Salthill Devon), Gavin Carlin (West Bromwich Albion), Pauric Ormsby (Crumlin United), John Sullivan (Crumlin United), Johnny Dunleavy (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Kallum Keane (Derby County), Mark Connolly (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Shaun Timmins (Birmingham City), Shane Howard (Crumlin United), Lee Jay Lynch (Regional United), Conor Clifford (Chelsea), Gavin Holohan (Cherry Orchard), Conor Hourihane (Sunderland), Greg Cunningham (Manchester City), Paul Murphy (Ipswich Town), Darragh Satelle (Crumlin United), Robert Brady (Manchester United), Graham Kelly (Derby County), Ciaran Coll (Kildrum Tigers), Dean Kelly (Carragline), Wayne Britton (Carragline), Brian Nolan (Waterford Bohemians).
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