International duty for academy starlets

Under-21 captain Joe Hodge is aiming for a piece of history with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s as the Boys in Green bid to reach Euro U21 for the first time in their history . Jim Crawford’s side will face a two-man play-off against Israel that will determine their fate ahead of the 2023 finals in Romania and Georgia.

At the Under-19s, striker Nathan Fraser helped the Republic of Ireland get off to a winning start in the first of three Euro U19 qualifiers next summer in Malta. Fraser was on the scoresheet in Ireland’s 6-0 win over Gibraltar, coming on as a second-half substitute to score the fifth goal. The next matches are against Wales and Hungary.

Dylan Scicluna will be involved in three international friendlies with Australia Under-20s in Spain, while younger brother Lucas is out with Malta Under-19s.

Wales will be represented by Brayden Clarke and Makenzie Bradbury at Under-17 and Under-16 level. Meanwhile, Josh Esen and Jimmy Storer are on standby for the Wales Under-19s and Republic of Ireland Under-19s respectively.

Full September/October match schedule

Joe Hodge (Republic of Ireland U21): UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs

  • Friday 23rd September | against israel
  • tuesday 27e September | against israel

Dylan Scicluna (Australia U20): International friendlies

  • thursday 22n/a September | against Morocco
  • saturday 24e September | against Chile
  • tuesday 27e September | against England

Nathan Fraser (Republic of Ireland U19): UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying

  • wednesday 21st September | against Gibraltar (6-0)
  • saturday 24e September | against Wales
  • tuesday 27e September | against Hungary

Lucas Scicluna (Malta U19): Slovenian Nations Cup and international friendlies

  • wednesday 21st September | v USA (0-5)
  • Friday 23rd September | against Scotland
  • sunday 25e September | against Croatia

Brayden Clarke (Wales U17): International friendlies

  • wednesday 28e September | against France
  • friday 30e September | against France

Makenzie Bradbury (Wales U16): International friendlies

  • wednesday 5e october | against France
  • friday 7e october | against France

Be ready

Josh Esen (Wales U19)
Jimmy Storer (Republic of Ireland U19)


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