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Promise of youth may cause Stephen Kenny growing pains

Striking options a good problem but Obafemi comment highlights challenges of new brief

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Striking out: Stephen Kenny speaks with Michael Obafemi during an U21 training session last year. The Southampton striker appeared to be unhappy with his exclusion from the Ireland senior squad announced yesterday

Striking out: Stephen Kenny speaks with Michael Obafemi during an U21 training session last year. The Southampton striker appeared to be unhappy with his exclusion from the Ireland senior squad announced yesterday

Striking out: Stephen Kenny speaks with Michael Obafemi during an U21 training session last year. The Southampton striker appeared to be unhappy with his exclusion from the Ireland senior squad announced yesterday

Stephen Kenny might just have landed the position of Ireland manager at the best possible time.

But there will be headaches that accompany the inheritance of a promising generation and Michael Obafemi delivered a timely reminder of that yesterday.


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