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Stephen Kenny's Son Signs First Professional Deal Amid Interest From English Clubs

Stephen Kenny's Son Signs First Professional Deal Amid Interest From English Clubs
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Eoin Kenny, the son of Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny, has signed his first professional contract at Dundalk this afternoon, taking the next step in what looks like a potentially promising career.

The 17-year old has impressed in the club's youth setup in recent times, also playing well during the opportunities he was given in the club's first team during pre-season. He has now been rewarded with a pro deal as a result.

Speaking to the club's website, the attacker said he was delighted to sign on the dotted line for a club he has been supported from a young age.

I’m delighted. I’ve been supporting Dundalk since I was six and it’s a massive honour for me to sign as a professional. I can’t wait to get started and show what I can do.

Some of the lads like John Mountney, Andy Boyle and Patrick Hoban were here when I first started coming to Oriel Park and to be able to learn things from players like that is a real privilege.

Eoin Kenny signs professional deal at Dundalk

While Eoin Kenny has now become a pro at Dundalk, there have been some suggestions that he might not be at the club for all that much longer.

A number of English clubs are said to be tracking his progress, with the player having recently spent time on trial at Championship club Reading.



In terms of international honours, Kenny also has a big decision to make in the near future.

Having been born upnorth of the border during his father's time in charge of Derry City, he is eligible to represent Northern Ireland at international level. He did so last year after being called up to their U18 squad and featuring in the SuperCupNI.

However, he more recently lined out for the Republic of Ireland, being part of an U18 schoolboys squad earlier this year.


During that camp, he came very close to scoring a sensational rabona goal against Australia.

He is certainly a player in demand, at both club and international level.

It will be interesting to see how his career progresses from this point.


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