Men's Under-16s to kick-off international season in Drogheda

Men's Under-16s to kick-off international season in Drogheda

Paul Osam's Ireland Men's Under-16s will begin their international season with two friendlies at Weavers Park, Drogheda next week.The young Boys in Green will take on Estonia on Tuesday evening (September 26) followed by Finland on Thursday afternoon (September 28).It is the first international outing of the campaign for the group who are largely made up of last year's Men's Under-15s who lifted the Torneo delle Nazioni in Italy.Sixteen of the 20-player squad currently play in the EA SPORTS LOI Academy with players from seven League of Ireland clubs represented.

Last year's Men's Under-15s International Player of the Year Rory Finneran is selected as is St. Patrick's Athletic's Michael Noonan who netted 10 international goals in 16 appearances for both the MU15s and MU16s last term.Entrance to the games will be available at the stadium on match-days with tickets priced at €5 for adults and €2 for juniors.Republic of Ireland Men's Under-16s SquadGoalkeepers: Alex Noonan (Shamrock Rovers), Ali Topcu (Shelbourne)Defenders:  Oisin McDonagh (Shamrock Rovers), Cead McGrath (Finn Harps), Muhammad Oladiti (Shamrock Rovers), Mario Omozee (Shelbourne), Finn Sherlock (Shelbourne), Sam Steward (St. Patrick's Athletic)Midfielders: Rory Finneran (Blackburn Rovers), Grady McDonnell (Vancouver Whitecaps), Kian McMahon Brown (Burnley), Ramon Martos (UD Almeria), Goodness Ogbonna (Shamrock Rovers), Oskar Schubo Keeley (Bohemians)Forwards: Charles Akinrintayo (Shamrock Rovers), Billy Hayes (St. Patrick's Athletic), Max Kovalevskis (Shamrock Rovers), Michael Noonan (St. Patrick's Athleitc), Billy O'Neill (Bray Wanderers), Cillian Tollett (Galway United)International Friendly Fixtures

Tuesday, September 26 | Friendly | Ireland v Estonia, Weavers Park, Drogheda, KO 7pm

Thursday, September 28 | Friendly | Ireland v Finland, Weavers Park, Drogheda, KO 12pm