A NEW RECRUIT to Scotland’s Under-21s is qualified for the Republic of Ireland through his strong Donegal bloodlines.
Greg Docherty, a midfielder with Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership, was yesterday named on Scot Gemmill’s Scotland Under-21 squad for European qualifiers against Iceland and FYR Macedonia.
However, the 20-year-old’s Irish eligibility has already been flagged up with the Football Association of Ireland.
Docherty’s grandfather, David McGarvey, was a native of Ramelton and his grandmother, Louie Ashe, was from Corravaddy on the outskirts of Letterkenny.[adrotate group=”80″]
The late David McGarvey was a brother of Ian McGarvey, who captained Swilly Rovers to the FAI Junior Cup win in 1962.
Greg’s mother, Linda, married Colin Docherty and the family are based in Hardgate, Clydebank.
Greg’s aunt Alison and uncle David are based in Scotland, while another aunt, Carol McGarvey, lives in Letterkenny.[adrotate group=”38″]
Docherty has been with Hamilton since he was a schoolboy. He made his debut for the first team in 2013 and has scored four goals in 57 appearances.
In his 50th game for Hamilton last month, he was Man of the Match in a 1-1 draw with Rangers at Ibrox.