JOHNNY KENNY was stretchered off the pitch mid-week but was named on the scoresheet as Ireland under-19s faced Portugal.

Johnny Kenny was named on the teamsheet, along with Bosun Lawal. The Celtic striker put his country 1-0 on the 25th-minute mark; the team held on to the lead until the 78th minute when Portugal scored their first goal. The game finished 4-1, and Ireland was eliminated from the UEFA Under-19 European Championship Elite Phase.

As for Lawal, after missing the England game, where Johnny Kenny collided with the keeper, he started the game. This season, the defender has been a standout in Tommy McIntyre’s B side, despite his time out with injuries.

It’s excellent for Celtic’s younger players to have the chance to represent their countries. It shows Celtic’s talent in the ranks; they just need to be appropriately managed.

It won’t be long before players like Lawal is pushing for a starting place in Postecoglou’s side.


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