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Stephen Kenny: Jack Grealish And Declan Rice Should Still Be Playing For Ireland

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“They would have been fast-tracked earlier and into the first team.” Stephen Kenny has said that the Republic of Ireland lost Declan Rice and Jack Grealish because there wasn’t a coherent pathway between the various underage teams and the senior Ireland side. During Martin O’Neill’s tenure as Ireland manager, both players rejected Ireland to declare for England. In 2015, Grealish …

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Five Irish U21 Stars Who Could Step Up To McCarthy’s Senior Squad

On Saturday, Ireland’s U21s suffered a heartbreaking penalty shootout defeat to Mexico in the third/fourth-placed playoff at the Toulon Tournament. Stephen Kenny’s men impressed throughout the prestigious competition with a fourth-place finish their best performance ever in Toulon. Victories over China and Bahrain and two draws with a strong Mexican side earned the 21s deserved plaudits with the future looking …

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Ireland U21s Reach Toulon Semi-Final With Tidy Win Over Bahrain

Ireland secured their place in the semi-finals of the Toulon Tournament after Connor Ronan’s goal gave them a narrow 1-0 win over Bahrain. Stephen Kenny’s side were going into this game knowing a win would send them to the semi-finals for the first time in their seven Toulon appearances but despite losing to China in midweek their opponents Bahrain proved …

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Greenlight: Conor McCarthy Keen To Prove Stephen Kenny Wrong & Earn 21s Spot

Cork City’s young defender Conor McCarthy did not mince his words when discussing his disappointment at missing out on Stephen Kenny’s first Irish U21s squad. “I was absolutely gutted.” He had every right to feel aggrieved. McCarthy was selected in Kenny’s home-based squad in February for a game against Ireland Amateurs and impressed in the victory, clearly feeling he had …

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“Traditionally We Limit Ourselves In How We Think We Can Play, It’s Unacceptable”

They may have only played one game under Stephen Kenny, but Ireland’s U21s caught the eye of many following their stylish victory over Luxembourg last month. Kenny’s side won their European Championship opener against Luxembourg by 3-0 and impressed many with their free-flowing and open style of play. Something not usually associated with Irish national teams. Currently preparing for the …

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Ireland U21s Handed Tricky Group For Upcoming Toulon Tournament

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Stephen Kenny’s U21s side have been drawn against Bahrain, China and Mexico in the 2019 Maurice Revello Toulon Tournament. 12 teams will compete in the tournament, split into three groups, with France, England, Brazil, Portugal, Chile, Japan, Guatemala and Qatar set to complete the lineup. Ireland will begin their group on June 3rd against China and they will then face …

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Michael Obafemi On Kenny & 21s: I Think We’ll Be Working Together Soon

Ireland and Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has outlined that his immediate international future may lie with Stephen Kenny’s U21s when the 18-year-old returns from injury. Obafemi is eligible to play for Stephen Kenny’s side as well as Tom Mohan’s exciting U19s who have reached the this summer’s European Championships in Armenia. The striker, however, has also been capped at senior …

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Adam Idah Double Leads Kenny’s Kids To Dominant Win

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Stephen Kenny’s tenure as Ireland u21 manager got off to the perfect start earlier today with a 3-0 win over Luxembourg at Tallaght Stadium. Fans will be buoyed by the dominant display put on by Kenny’s kids, especially after the poor start to life under Mick McCarthy for the senior side who laboured to a 1-0 victory over Gibraltar yesterday. …

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Five Players Who Were Unlucky To Miss Out On Irish U21s Squad

On Wednesday, Stephen Kenny named his first 23-man Irish U21s squad ahead of their European Qualifier against Luxembourg on March 23rd. The former Dundalk boss included 23 players in his squad with a mix of domestic standouts and young prospects impressing in both England and central Europe. With the plethora of young talent available to Stephen Kenny and the U21s, …

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Ireland Name Exciting U21’s Squad Ahead Of Kenny’s First Qualifier

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Stephen Kenny has named his first squad as Ireland U21’s manager ahead of their opening European Championship qualifiers against Luxembourg. The ex-Dundalk boss has named a 23-man squad ahead of his first qualifier in two weeks time, with 17-year old Spurs striker Troy Parrott fast-tracked to the side from the U19s. The squad also includes seven League of Ireland players …

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Stephen Kenny Gives Positive Update On Potential Parrott & Idah Call-Ups

Irish U21s manager Stephen Kenny has given a positive update about potentially including U19s standout strikers Troy Parrott and Adam Idah in his upcoming squads for their European qualifiers. Parrott and Idah have both impressed for their respective clubs this season with the former grabbing 14 goals for Spurs’ U18s and the latter scoring eight times for Norwich U23s. Both …

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