Young soc­cer star Chris has a week to re­mem­ber

Bray People - - Bray Sport -

IT CER­TAINLY has been a week to re­mem­ber for young Chris Lyons, writes Daniel Gor­man.

The Belvedere FC striker came off the bench dur­ing the week for the Repub­lic of Ire­land U-16 side when they were trail­ing 3-2 to their North­ern coun­ter­parts and won the penalty from which the ‘Boys in Green’ equalised.

Then on Satur­day while his beloved Manch­ester United were be­ing held to a 1-1 draw by Ever­ton, he was help­ing his Gaelic team Bray Em­mets to win a county fi­nal, pick­ing up the man of the match award along the way.

The Bray man used to play for Wick­low side Ard­more Rovers but de­cided to move on to Shel­bourne.

Then at the start of this sea­son he joined Belvedere and had a new man­ager in the shape of Roy McCann, who has been a huge in­flu­ence on the multi-tal­ented young­ster.

He still dreams of be­com­ing a pro­fes­sional foot­baller but as his proud fa­ther Noel pointed out what young foot­baller doesn’t.

Christo­pher Lyons from Bray, who came on as a sub­sti­tute for the Ir­ish Un­der-16 team.

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