U16 Player Profiles 2012-13

U16 Player Profiles 2012-13

 Here are the details of the Ireland U16 squad following their recent games against Estonia.
28th Nov 2012
 

James Talbot

Goalkeeper - Home Farm
 

Position: Keeper
Club: Home Farm


U16 CAPS: 3 GOALS: 0

JAMES is set to join Sunderland this summer and the goalkeeper has proven to be a big influence for his country this season, captaining the side on occasion. Starred in the UEFA U16 Development Tournament success.

  

Evan Gaffney

Goalkeeper - Shelbourne
 

Position: Keeper
Club: Shelbourne
 

U16 CAPS: 1 GOALS: 0

EVAN won his first cap in a friendly against Estonia in the SDFL in November 2012 and produced an impressive display.

  

Evan Moran

Goalkeeper - West Bromwich Albion
 

Position: Keeper
Club: West Bromwich Albion
 

U16 CAPS: 1 GOALS: 0

EVAN won his first cap in the UEFA U16 Development Tournament against Belgium at the Oscar Traynor Development Centre in May 2013 and helped Ireland to victory. Previously with Home Farm FC.

Jack Tuite

Defender - Derby County
 

Position: Defender

Club: Derby County

U16 CAPS: 3 GOALS: 0

FORMER Cherry Orchard defender Jack joined Derby County in January 2013 and has made steady progress at Pride Park. His father Paul is a well-known Airtricity League referee. Capped against Estonia, Germany and Romania.

 

Anthony Breslin

Defender - St Kevin's Boys
 

Position: Defender
Club: St Kevin's Boys

U16 CAPS: 4 GOALS: 0

TALENTED defender Anthony was a regular in the Irish defence during the season and featured in all three games at the UEFA U16 Development tournament success.

 

Danny Kane

Defender - Cherry Orchard
 

Position: Defender
Club: Cherry Orchard

U16 CAPS: 5 GOALS: 0

DANNY was an ever-present for the Irish U16s this season forming a solid central defensive partnership with Dan Casey. He will join Huddersfield Town this summer.

Dan Casey

Defender - St Joseph's Boys
 

Position: Defender

Club: St Joseph's Boys

U16 CAPS: 5 GOALS: 0

STALWART centre-back Dan was an ever-present for the Irish side this season and helped them to victory in the UEFA U16 Development Tournament. Also a very talented rugby player with his school CBS Monkstown.

Colm Deasy

Defender - Malahide United
 

Position: Defender

Club: Malahide United

U16 CAPS: 4 GOALS: 0

COLM was another one of the defenders who was a constant presence in the Irish defence. A strong and composed right-back.

Anthony Dolan

Midfielder - St Kevin's Boys
 

Position: Midfielder

Club: St Kevin's Boys

U16 CAPS: 5 GOALS: 1

ANTHONY capped an impressive season by scoring in the final game of the campaign against Belgium to help Ireland secure the UEFA U16 Development Tournament trophy.

Conor Melody

Midfielder - Mervue United
 

Position: Midfielder

Club: Mervue United

U16 CAPS: 2 GOALS: 0

MIDFIELDER Conor was also part of the Ireland set-up at U15 level last year and featured in the two friendly meetings with Estonia with the U16 side.

Jessie Devers

Midfielder - Manulla FC
 

Position: Midfielder.

Club: Manulla FC.

U16 CAPS: 4 GOALS: 0

JESSE played in four of Ireland's five internationals at U16 level this season including appearances against Germany and Romania in the UEFA Development Tournament in Dublin.

Adam McDonnell

Midfielder - Home Farm

Position: Midfielder.

Club: Home Farm.

U16 CAPS: 3 GOALS: 1

ADAM is a talented midfielder who scored against Estonia and played in the UEFA Development Tournament against Romania.

Tom Field

Winger - Brentford
 

Position: Winger.

Club: Brentford.

U16 CAPS: 2 GOALS: 0

TOM is one of a small number of players with UK clubs who played for the U16 squad this season and looked impressive with his quick feet and attacking attributes in the games against Estonia.

Graham Kelly

Defender-Midfielder St Kevin's Boys
 

Position: Defender-Midfielder

Club: St Kevin's Boys

U16 CAPS: 2 GOALS: 0

GRAHAM is a versatile player who can cover a variety of positions and featured against Estonia and Belgium this season. He played his part in the UEFA Development Tournament success.

Robbie Duggan

Midfielder - Malahide United
 

Position: Midfielder

Club: Malahide United

U16 CAPS: 5 GOALS: 0

ROBBIE emerged as a central part of the Irish side this season and featured in all five internationals. He captained the side in the final game of the UEFA U16 Development Tournament against Belgium.

George Poynton

Midfielder - East Meath United
 

Position: Midfielder

Club: East Meath United

U16 CAPS: 3 GOALS: 0

GEORGE was called into the U16 squad for the UEFA Development Tournament and ended up featuring in all three games.

Shane Elworthy

Winger - St Kevin's Boys
 

Position: Winger
Club: St Kevin's Boys

U16 CAPS: 4 GOALS: 0

SHANE is a silky skilled winger who can make things happen with his turn of pace and eye for a pass. He made four appearances for Ireland this season including two of the games at the UEFA U16 Development Tournament.

Seán Byrne

Winger - St Joseph's Boys

Position: Winger
Club: St Joseph's Boys

U16 CAPS: 3 GOALS: 0

SEAN is another talented winger in this age-group and impressed in the two friendlies against Estonia before Christmas then featured against Romania in the UEFA U16 Development Tournament.

Nathan Corkery

Winger - QPR
 

Position: Winger

Club: QPR

U16 CAPS: 1 GOALS: 0

NATHAN is another wide player who can make things happen with his technical ability. He won his first Irish underage international cap in the friendly against Estonia in November.

Malike Benrougguibi

Winger-Striker - St Joseph's Boys
 

Position: Winger-Striker

Club: St Joseph's Boys

U16 CAPS: 2 GOALS: 0

MALIKE was capped at U15 level against Belgium and then played against Germany and Belgium in the UEFA U16 Development Tournament this season.

Cemal Ramadan

Striker Ipswich Town
 

Position: Striker

Club: Ipswich Town

U16 CAPS: 5 GOALS: 3

CEMAL is a natural goal-scorer and one of the most exciting players in the Irish squad. He is also eligible for Turkey and England but has played for Ireland since U15 level where his eye for goal stands out. Scored against Estonia and Belgium this season.

  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 

Tom O'Connor

Head Coach
 
 

TOM O'CONNOR is one of the most experienced coaches in Irish football.

He has worked closely with the development of Irish coaches as a head tutor in the coach education department.

He previously managed Monaghan United in the Airtricity League.