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Troy Parrott Scores First Goal For Ireland Under 21s, Finishing Off Brilliant Team Move

Troy Parrott scored his first goal for the Republic of Ireland under-21 team on Friday night.

The 17-year-old Tottenham Hotspur forward, making his first appearance for Stephen Kenny’s side, slotted home after half an hour against Armenia in Tallaght Stadium.

The goal was fully warranted following a first-half performance that saw Ireland dominate their opponents in the Under-21 European Championship qualifier.

The move started with Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher who clipped a ball out to Darragh Leahy at left-back. The Bohemians’ full-back passed the ball to Brighton and Hove Albion forward Aaron Connolly on the half-way line.

The Galway native then did his best Damien Duff impression, blitzing the Armenian right-back (twice) before cutting the ball back for Parrott to score with a tidy finish.

You can watch the goal here:

In his programme notes ahead of the game, Steven Kenny promised his team would play positive football, saying:

“Our determination is to implement a style of play where all the players are comfortable in possession in every area of the pitch and there is an intention to display a confidence in possession, to try and get our attacking players to excel within the framework of the team.” Stephen Kenny in the matchday programme for Ireland Under-21s’ game against Armenia.”

The former Dundalk manager was true to his word. Ireland were excellent in the opening period, their performance summed up by a wonderful team goal finished by the country’s most promising young player.

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