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McMahon Keeps It Clean In Irish Win

Under-19 cap for young keeper and three Scotland calls for youths

12 September 2018

Young Clarets goalkeeper George McMahon helped the Republic of Ireland under-19s beat Wales as part of their build-up to their European Championship qualifying campaign.

McMahon, who joined the Clarets on a two-year deal in the summer, saved a penalty and kept a clean sheet as Ireland won the second of bqack-to-back friendlies 2-0 in Galway.

“It was a great shift from the boys. Always nicer with a clean sheet and a little pen save as well,” said McMahon.

Ireland play their Euro qualifiers on home soil in a group containing the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Faroe Islands in October.

Meanwhile, three members of the Clarets’ Academy have been called up by Scotland for an under-17 training camp later this month.

Kane Patterson has helped the Clarets under-18s make a fine start to the season

Defender Kane Patterson, a first-year scholar at Turf Moor, has already been capped a number of times at under-16 and under-17 level by the Scots.

And the former Tottenham youngster will be joined in the party for the two-day get together at Scotland’s National Training Centre at Largs on 17 and 18 September by striker Joe McGlynn and defender Matthew Carson.

The pair are both members of the Clarets’ under-16 squad, with Carson getting his first international call.

Clarets Academy Manager Jon Pepper said: “Congratulations to the boys and it’s well deserved for all three of them.

“Kane has been involved in the Scotland set-up for some time and it’s good to see that other young players being developed here at Burnley are also being recognised and given the chance to gain further experience and the chance to impress at another level.”


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