GWEEDORE CELTIC’S MARC WALSH is part of the Republic of Ireland Under-15 squad for a double friendly international against Poland this week.
The first of the fixtures takes place this evening at 7pm at Rock Celtic FC in County Louth and the same venue hosts the second meeting of the teams at 12noon on Thursday.
Walsh was given the call having impressed for the Development Squad at the Hibernia Cup in Sallynoggin in August, scoring in a 3-1 win over St Joseph’s Boys.
The games against the Poles are the start of the international campaign for Colin O’Brien’s team.
“The players are learning a lot about what international football involves from being in a squad for the first time, staying in the hotel, training and eating plus analysis work which most of them are introduced to for the first time this week,” the Irish manager said.
“Analysis is part of their learning and we’re showing them areas that they can improve but it’s not too much but information which is appropriate to their age.
“They’ll get the opportunity to put into practice the thing that we’ve worked on with them in training and we’ll see if they can take it into the game.”