The Under-16 FAI Emerging Talent squad will compete in the Coca-Cola Irish Cup this weekend at the AUL Complex in Dublin.
An 18-player panel, drawn from the various FAI regional development centres nationwide, has been chosen for the event which sees them grouped with Ajax Hellas, West Bromwich Albion and Reading in the '1997-born' section.
They are amongst the 30 teams, from across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the UK and Europe involved in the inaugural cup.
The tournaments are being played on a round-robin basis and knock-out format from July 13-15.
First up for the FAI squad is a meeting with West Bromwich Albion on Friday evening (7pm) followed by games on Saturday against Reading (12noon) and Ajax Hellas (7pm).
The play-off and final are scheduled for Sunday at 11am and 2pm respectively.
FAI Emerging Talent squad:
Aaron O'Connor (Villa, Waterford)
Adam Farrell (Shelbourne)
Andrew Browne (Malahide Utd)
Antaine O'Laoi (Barna FC)
Colin McCabe (Cavan Shamrocks)
Conaill Dunne (St Joseph's Boys)
Daire O'Conchubhair (St Joseph's Boys)
Dan Tobin (St Kevin's Boys)
Derek Daly (St Kevins Boy's)
Evin Farrell (Shelbourne)
George Poynton (East Meath Utd)
Jason McClelland (Templeogue Utd)
Jimmy Dunne (Rock Celtic)
Jordan Tarrant Lowry (Springfield Ramblers)
Kurt Tuite (Home Farm)
Mark O'Donnell (Leeds, Cork)
Richie Purdy (St Kevin's Boys)
Shane Whelan (Lourdes Celtic).
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