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Kenny Lee wins Irish international soccer cap

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Kenny Lee wins Irish international soccer cap thumbnailRoscrea's Kenny Lee who has represented Ireland at under 15 level.

THE year 2017 will forever be remembered by Roscrea boy Kenny Lee who represented Ireland at under 15 soccer, winning three International caps during October and November this year.

Since leaving Corville primary school in Roscrea, where he honed his skills on a daily basis, Kenny joined Nenagh AC and his remarkable journey began. In 2017 alone, Kenny has had an amazing 90 goal season. These goals have helped his teams win both under 14 and 15 league titles. He was part of an all-conquering team that won the Munster regional cup.

By showing such talent it was inevitable that Kenny would represent North Tipperary. He was captain of North Tipperary boys under 14 team that competed in the Mare Nostrum Cup in Spain. North Tipperary finished the tournament runners up, an achievement that no other Irish team has ever managed in the history of the event.

Kenny's ability was clear throughout, scoring in every round of the competition and finishing with 10 goals in total. Leading on from this success Kenny captained North Tipperary at the 2017 Kennedy cup.   

Kenny began to receive offers from numerous premiership teams as a result of his progress on the football field. Aston Villa, Newcastle, Derby and Tottenham Hotspur have all shown interest and invited Kenny for training camps.

Presently Kenny is playing with Saint Patrick's Athletic in Dublin and is looking forward to playing in the National under 15 League of Ireland final which is fixed for Saturday November 25 at 7pm in Athlone Town football club.

 To sum up an amazing 2017, Kenny wore the Irish green jersey playing against Manchester City on October 30 and twice against Poland on November 14 and November 16 2017.   

His parents Kenneth and Alison Lee are part of the local community and are very proud of Kenny and all his achievements to date. They are amazed at his progression but also commend him on his dedication to training and also his ambition to further his academic studies in school.

His brothers Tristan and Alvin and sister Lucy are also very proud of their big brother. 

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