The Irish senior side may be struggling following a string of disappointing results over the past year, but it’s hard not to be excited about the plethora of young talent we have coming through the ranks.
The likes of Caoimhin Kelleher at Liverpool, Troy Parrot at Tottenham and Ryan Nolan at Inter Milan have all caught the attention of the footballing world in recent times, as a fresh set of young Irish prospects begin to emerge.
One name that few would likely be familiar with is Shane Flynn, who is currently in the academy of former Premier League winners Leicester City.
The 16-year old may not be a household name just yet but the quality he possesses is certainly beginning to attract the right kind of attention.
The Guardian online put together a piece on Wednesday where they highlighted 20 of the best academy talents at Premier League clubs, one at each of the teams in the division, with Flynn included as the Foxes representative.
The Irish U16s international is praised for his “delivery from wide areas” and his ability to create half a yard of space, with the Guardian outlining that despite left wing being his prefered position, Leicester see him occupying one of the roles in the front three.
Flynn joined The Foxes in May 2017 from St Joseph’s Boys/Bray Wanderers, where he was part of their joint academy set up and has already featured in the highly rated U18s Premier League.
Irish fans will certainly be hoping that Flynn can continue impressing at the Leicester academy and work his way up to the first team ranks.
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