• Soccer

Ashbourne player on Republic of Ireland panel

Monday, 27th January, 2014 11:56am

Story by Conall Collier
Jump to comments
Ashbourne player on Republic of Ireland panel
Ashbourne player on Republic of Ireland panel

Ashbourne Utd player Lee Rock has been included on the Republic of Ireland u-15 panel that will play two friendly matches in Turkey on 6th and 8th February as part of their ongoing development.

 

The Irish boys, managed by Colin O'Brien, will meet hosts Turkey on Thursday 6th February and Holland on Saturday 8th February 8. Both games will kick-off at noon Irish time.

 

The fixtures take place at the Xanthe Resort in Antalya, Turkey.

 

Lee Rock is a son of Gerry and Deirdre Rock and is also scheduled to go for trials with Brighton soon. Lee's coach at Ashbourne Utd is John Broughan.

 

Also included in the Irish squad is Aaron O'Driscoll, son of former Bohemians and St Patrick's Athletic midfielder Maurice, and Anthony Scully, son of ex-Ireland U21 international Tony.

 

"We've had assessments over more players in December and also had a development game in Carlow IT last week. We've given a few new players a chance to show what they can do," stated the manager.

 

"Turkey came in with the invite to play so we've accepted that. We'll be playing two very strong opponents and these are great games for the players to play that level.

 

"It's a huge learning curve on and off the pitch and very important for the players to be exposed to opponents of that calibre. It's good to be invited to play that level of opponents rather than weaker opposition where you may not learn as much," he added.

 

FIXTURES

THURSDAY 6th FEBRUARY

Turkey v Republic of Ireland, Antalya, Turkey (12.00pm Irish).

 

SATURDAY 8th FEBRUARY

Republic of Ireland v Netherlands, Antalya, Turkey (12.00pm Irish).

 

THE PANEL

Lee Rock (Ashbourne United FC)

Colm O'Loghlen (Avenue United FC, Clare)

Ian Giltinan (Carrigaline United AFC, Cork)

Alec Byrne (Carrigaline United AFC, Cork)

Aaron O'Driscoll (Cherry Orchard FC)

Conor Fowler (Belvedere FC)

Daniel McKenna (Belvedere FC)

Jamie Hamilton (Belvedere FC)

Paul Martin (Belvedere FC)

Shane Stokes (St Kevin's Boys FC)

Lukas Browning (St Kevin's Boys FC)

Anthony Scully (West Ham Utd FC)

Evan Murphy (Salthill Devon FC)

Aidan Keena (Mullingar Athletic FC

Mikey Murphy (Raheny United FC)

Jayson Molumby (Villa FC, Waterford)

Thomas O'Connor (New Ross Celtic FC)

Eoin Porter (New Ross Celtic FC)

 

Conall Collier

Latest Video

€50 for 6 months (24 editions) of the Meath Chronicles. Ideal gift for those who have everything. Subscribe for free here.

Post a Comment

Cookies on Meath Chronicle website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Meath Chronicle website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Meath Chronicle use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We donít sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message