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Republic of Ireland youngster Darragh Leahy joins Sky Blues

Updated: 4:49 pm, May 07, 2015

REPUBLIC of Ireland Under-17s international Darragh Leahy has been tipped as a player for the future after signing for the Sky Blues on a scholarship deal.

The 16-year-old will join Jason Farndon’s Under-18s group as a first-year scholar after signing from Dublin-based St. Kevin’s Boys Club and will train with the squad prior to receiving international clearance.

Leahy has just been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-17s squad and impressed during a one-week trial with the Sky Blues in October as part of a recruitment drive at Academy level in the Republic of Ireland.

City’s Under-18s coach Jason Farndon has praised the signing and the work of Head of Academy Recruitment Carl McNally.

Farndon said: “We’re delighted to get this deal over the line as we’ve been chasing Darragh for some time since his trial in October.

“He’s got a great mentality which fit in perfectly with the group whilst he was over here and he is a great athlete.

“The group currently lacks a natural left-back so we’ve worked hard to fill that position and make sure every position is covered.

“A lot of credit has to go to Carl McNally who has worked extremely hard to get this deal over the line and formed a good relationship with St. Kevin’s Boys Club in Dublin.”