Bray youngster makes Irish panel
BRAY YOUNGSTER Dylan Hayes has been included in the Republic of Ireland U-16 squad for an eight-team tournament to be hosted by the Turkey Football Association in March.
Manager John Morling named the St. Joseph's Boys star in an 18-man squad for the competition which will take place between Sunday, March 6, and Saturday, March 12.
Ireland are one of four nations alongside Azerbaijan, Georgia and Macedonia expected to compete. Local Turkish teams will make up the other competitors. Hayes and co. make their bow in the tournament on Monday, March 7, when they take on Azerbaijan. The following day they will lock horns with the Turkey Europe Regions before facing Turkey West Regions on Thursday, March 10. They will then play a fourth game against the side from the other group which finishes in the corresponding position.
Co. Wicklow will also be well represented this Friday night as the Republic of Ireland Schools' team take on Wales in the curtain-raiser of their Centenary Shield campaign. Presentation College Bray's Chris Lyons and St. Brendan's Hugh Douglas have both been included in the squad - as well as James Kavanagh of Oatlands College, who holds the Distinguished accolade of being Bray Wanderers youngest ever player.