In this day an age when an Irish underage international makes his Premier League debut, it's only natural that we all stand up and take notice. There's not too many young stars breaking through at the top level of the game so when 19 year old Josh Cullen made his Premier League debut at Anfield today, Irish football fans were understandably intrigued.
Cullen was brought on for all of one minute at the end of today's shock 3-0 win over Liverpool and while there wasn't a whole lot of time for him to show Irish fans what he's about, it's nonetheless a boost to see that Slaven Bilic is willing to give him some game time this early in the season.
The young central midfielder has made three appearances for the Ireland u19 setup having switched his allegiance from England. Cullen was born in Southend-on-Sea and appeared for England u16s back in 2011, so it's certainly conceivable that we could see another Jack Grealish situation should Cullen's development continue apace.
However, as things stand, he's committed to the Irish underage setup and we can look forward to seeing if he can make it into the West Ham first team on a permanent basis and show some of this ability at the top level.