Saturday 10 December 2016

Highly rated Man United goalkeeper gets Ireland U21 call-up after declaring for the Boys in Green

Harry Clarke

Published 06/09/2016 | 20:35

Photo credit: FAI.ie
Photo credit: FAI.ie

The absence of any Irish players at Old Trafford has been short lived as a 20-year-old Man United goalkeeper has declared for Ireland after becoming a citizen.

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Kieran O'Hara, who has impressed on loan at Morecambe so far this season, was called into Noel King's U21 squad ahead of tonight's 3-2 European Championship qualifier defeat to Serbia.

O'Hara has been training with Man United since the age of eight, and will be eligible to take part in the next U21 qualifying campaign also.

He qualifies for Ireland through his dad's grandparents, who are from Galway, and has been training with Ireland U21 goalkeeping coach Carlo Cudicini this week.

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