FINN Harps have announced six players for the 2020 Under-17 National League season.
Cuan Lafferty, Jamie Harris, Jamie McKinney, Mark Mbuli, Oisin Lynch and Oisin McKelvey have been confirmed by the club.
The six players were a part of Paul McBride’s U15s squad last season and are making the step up to U17s level.
“People ask at times what is your pathway, and this is a good example, we have a great percentage of players from last year’s 15s making the grade for this years 17s,” Head of Academy, Kevin McHugh said.
“If you knuckle down and improve on your game then there is every chance you will get selected, as its not a given that you will just jump to the next squad, competition is fierce and you really have to be up and at it all the time.
“We have also 4 players from our U16 Academy squad that have made the U17 National league squad for 2020.
“This, for me, is a huge success for the Academy and makes everything we are doing worthwhile and huge credit to Ben and Lee in the U16 setup.
“These boys got knocked back last year and some for the past two years for selection for national league and decided not to use it as an excuse and throw the towel in, but rather a motivation to come back stronger in all aspects of their game, so huge credit to them and their parents for keeping things positive”