Teenager Connell stunned after Republic of Ireland call-up

Luca Connell could not quite believe he had been called up to the senior Republic of Ireland squad until he was sitting on the plane to Portugal.

The 18-year-old Bolton midfielder was drafted into the Republic’s week-long training camp in Quinta do Lago at the last minute when his father Andrew received a call from manager Mick McCarthy at the weekend.

Liverpool-born Connell said: “It was only Sunday night the gaffer rang my dad and said he’d be interested, had...
source: The Northern Echo

2019-05-22 14:26
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