As the World Cup lies in the wake, we are about to see some countryside action like never before. Typically, betters are already exploring sites with world cup betting tips to stay ahead. For this article, we are going to be focusing on some of the top talents of Ireland. From 31 in the FIFA World rankings, Ireland recently moved to 30. This is a result of the quality of players making up their team and in this article, we will be discussing the best of them.
(1) Troy Parrott
Troy currently plays for MK Dons in the EFL League after recently moving on a loan from Tottenham. The 20-year-old started his youth career with Belvedere in 2017 in a very brief stint before moving to the Tottenham youth team the same year. Before that, he had already featured in Ireland U17 in 2017.
The same year, he was awarded the FAI Under-15 International Player of the Year. It took him until the next two years before he made it to the Ireland national team at 18. In 2019, he was signed to Tottenham under Mourinho for a 3-year contract. As a result of his brilliance that year, he earned himself the FAI International Goal of the Year Award in 2019. Troy is currently on loan at Milton Keynes Dons where he has played 38 games and scored eight goals.
(2) Jason Knight
Jason Knight is a 21-year-old midfielder who currently plays for Derby County in the EFL Championship. The youngster’s career in football can be traced back to 2005 when he joined Ireland outfit Cabinteely.
His run at Cabinteely spanned up to 12 years and it was until that year before he got the attention of Derby County. Then he got signed to their youth team. That same year, he also played for the Ireland U17 team, where he appeared in 12 games. His fluidity and playmaking style as a midfielder didn’t go unnoticed that year. This explains how he was awarded the FAI U16 International Player of the Year.
Jason only spent two years in the Derby youth team before he got picked up by the senior team in 2019. Since his upgrade to Derby’s senior team in 2019, he has played 109 games and is a regular starting-11 for the team. Jason also made it to the Ireland Senior team in 2020, where he played 11 games and scored one goal.
(3) Nathan Collins
Nathan is a 20-year-old Irish player already making a name with Burnley in the Premier League. He currently plays the center-back position for the Clarets and has so far had 13 appearances. Nathan’s football career started as far back as 2006 when he played for Cherry Orchard until 2016.
In 2016, he got picked up by the Stoke City youth team, where he performed so excellently, that he got called up by the senior team in 2019. Before he came to Stoke, he had started playing for Ireland U17 in 2016.
Nathan worked his way to the Ireland National team in 2021, where he has had two match appearances. In Nathan’s two-year stint at Stoke City, he played 39 games and scored two goals as a center-back. On June 24, 2021, his defensive grit got noticed by Burnley and a four-year contract was mapped out for him.
(4) Gavin Kilkenny
Galvin Kilkenny, a 22-year-old Irishman started his career in 2016, when he played for St. Kelvin’s Boys. He had a very short run there before he got signed into the Bournemouth youth team that same year, where he played for three years.
In his third year, he got the attention of the management, and a need for an upgrade into the Bournemouth senior team was seen through. In his stay with Bournemouth over the last two years, he has played 21 games. He is yet to be inducted into his country’s national team as he is currently a youth international.
(5) Adam Idah
Adam Idah is a 21-year-old forward who currently plays for the Ireland national team and Norwich City. The youngster started off his career as a footballer as far back as 2007, when he joined College Corinthians.
His stay with College Corinthians spanned up till 2017 before Norwich got interested and inducted him into their youth team. Before his move to Norwich, Idah had already been making a name for himself in the Ireland U17 team in 2016.
He marked himself as a promising goalscorer with 14 goals scored in 22 games. That changed the perception about him and got Norwich interested in the bright youngster. In 2019, Norwich promoted him to the senior team and so far he has played 46 games and scored four goals. He got selected to play for his country’s senior team in 2020 when he was just 19, and he was involved in 13 games. Idah has so far shown enough promise and the sky is only just the beginning for him.