Finn Harps defender Fionnan Coyle has been included in a Republic of Ireland U16 squad for next week’s UEFA Development Tournament in Israel.
Head Coach Paul Osam has named a 20-man squad for the tournament.
In their final games of the season, the Under-16s will play the hosts, Ukraine and Fiji over the space of five days along the Mediterranean coast in Shefayim.
“It’s been a good season,” Osam said.
“The Development Tournament is a culmination of the work the lads have done throughout the year. We have players coming in for the first time, including lads that did very well at the Under-15s. It will be a big challenge, travelling to Israel.”
Coyle is one of 18 Airtricity League players included on the Irish panel.
Osam said: “Israel are in our group for next season’s Under-17 Qualifying Round, so that’s an added bonus. The games are this November. It’ll give me a great opportunity to see them up close, and pass on my knowledge to Colin O’Brien. This group will be playing them later this year.”
Ireland begin their Development Tournament on Monday morning, against hosts Israel.Tags: