SCHOOLS SOCCER

Listen: Shane Blaney on his pride at captaining his country

Republic of Ireland schools defeat Northern Ireland

Diarmaid Doherty

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Diarmaid Doherty

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Listen: Shane Blaney on his pride at captaining his country

On Thursday afternoon the Republic of Ireland schools team played their second game of the Centenary Shield tournament when they defeagted Northern Ireland 2-1 at Clandeyboye Park in Bangor.

The Republic were looking to make it two wins from two after a last minute penalty secured a 2-1 victory over Wales at Home Farm.

Shane Blaney, a pupil at St. Eunan’s College in Letterkenny, retained his position in the centre of defence for the  game while two other players from Donegal, goalkeeper Jamie Bell (St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar) and Connor Gormley (Loreto Milford), were also in the squad with Gormley coming on as a late substitute.

Being named captain of the Republic side against Wales was a proud moment for Shane. He has been speaking with the Democrat's Diarmaid Doherty