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Garcia McNulty included in Irish U17s squad

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Born to a Spanish father and a Clare mother, Anselmo Garcia McNulty has been included in the Irish U17s squad for the European Championships which kick off on Friday.

Republic of Ireland boss, Colin O’Brien announced his squad on Monday ahead of their opening Group A clash with Greece in Tallaght Stadium on Friday with further outings versus Czech Republic (May 6th) and Belgium (May 9th).

Centre-half Garcia McNulty has represented the Republic of Ireland at U15, U16 and U17 and plays his club football with Real Betis in Seville. In November, his flicked goal against Czech Republic featured on several online media outlets across the country.

Anselmo’s mother Maeve hails from Cahermore, Kilmaley where his grandparents Padraig and Greta live to this day.

As Eoin Hayes of Newmarket-on-Fergus collected the FAI Junior International of the Year at the organisation’s annual awards on St Patrick’s Day there was further cause for celebration in the county as Anselmo scooped the U15 International of the Year accolade.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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