Irish youngsters given the chance to train with Celtic

The four were selected at an Elite Player Programme in Dublin last summer

Irish youngsters given the chance to train with Celtic

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Four Irish youngsters were selected to live and train with Scottish champions Celtic after being selected from an Elite Player Programme which took place in Dublin last summer.

It was Celtic's second such programme in Ireland and the players chosen were: David Walsh (Ferrybank AFC, Waterford), Evison Rramani (Tralee Dynamos, Kerry), Tumelo Tlou (Real FA, Mullingar) and Enda Minogue (St Joseph’s Boys, Dublin).

The four were given the opportunity to train and play at the club's Lennoxtown facility and experience life as a trainee at Celtic Park.

Speaking to the club's official website about the success of the Academy’s Partnership Programme in Ireland, Mark Anderson, Celtic’s Partnership Liaison Office for Ireland, said: "Now in its second year, Celtic’s Elite Player Programme once again gave four players from Ireland the opportunity to showcase their ability in Glasgow.

“No other club offers this opportunity, giving players from Irish partner clubs the chance to perform and catch the eye of Celtic’s coaching staff over a period of time in both Ireland and Scotland. It’s a partnership model that makes Celtic a club like no other,” he added.