Premier League side Leicester City have signed Dublin teenager Shane Flynn from St Joseph’s Boys AFC.
The 15-year-old winger has been at the Sallynoggin-based club since 2015, having moved to St Joseph’s Boys from Mount Merrion Youths FC.
A student of St Benildus College, he has impressed in both Soccer and Gaelic Football, winning county, provincial and all-Ireland titles with the school.
Before his move to Leicester, he lined out at left-wing for Bray Wanderers/St Joseph’s Boys side in the League of Ireland Under-17 Southern Elite Division.
Flynn featured for Ireland’s Under-16 side in recent friendlies, and is likely to be involved in competitive action once he moves up to the next age level.
He had recently been on trial with Leicester, and impressed with two goals in a friendly game over Aston Villa.
St Joseph’s Boys also recently had two Under-14 players, Jamie Doyle and Darragh Lynch, on trial at Brighton & Hove Albion, and currently have four teenagers in the Republic of Ireland Under-17 squad at the 2017 European Championships (Joe Redmond, Aaron Bolger, Callum Thompson and Brandon Kavanagh).