Glynn and Trill adamant more western talent should be included in Irish squads

A number of Galway United and Galway WFC have represented the Republic of Ireland recently

Galway United head of academy Johnny Glynn and Galway WFC youth development manager Phil Trill believe more young players from the region should receive international recognition.

During the past week Galway United's promising duo Adam O'Halloran (U16 ) and Kyle Fitzgerald (U15 ) featured in Republic of Ireland squads.

Galway WFC's Eve Dossen and Kate Thompson (U17 ), and Therese Kinnevey, Shauna Brennan, Nicole McNamara, and Kate Slevin (U19 ) played for Ireland during the past week.

"It has been fantastic for Adam O'Halloran with the Irish U16s and Kyle Fitzgerald to be gone off to Montenegro with the U15 squad," Glynn says. "I would probably feel we could have more players in the squads.

"Some of the clubs seem to have three or four players every year in every squad. That becomes a cultural thing that the international managers might have to look at in the future.

"Lads go for assessments sometimes, I think they just need to come to look at them playing matches more often, to see them playing for Galway United. I think we have a lot of talent currently. There is a lot of talent from 10 years up. In Galway there is any amount of talent. If we get our pathway right, our coaching right, the future for Galway football can be very good."

Seven Galway WFC players have been in Republic of Ireland squads this week, including Savannah McCarthy.

"We are all incredibly proud of these girls, who are pushing on," Trill says. "Being the coaches that we are we believe there should be more girls there.

"We believe there should be more girls in both international teams (U17 and U19 ) and even in the senior international team. We will always try to push to get more girls in there.

"Savannah this week, and by all regards Savannah has been brilliant with our younger talent coming into the senior team. These girls set the standard in training for all of their peers.

"We believe there should be more in there, but for our club to have seven players representing their country this week, some of them captaining their country, it is an incredible achievement.

"Coming from where we were say four years ago, it is a great complaint to have seven girls, but we should have another seven in the different age groups."

**Listen to the full interviews with Johnny Glynn and Phil Trill on this week's 'Cian on Sport' podcast available on Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.


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