A YOUNG footballer from Killen has been recognised as one of the star performers at this year’s international SuperCupNI youth tournament on the North Coast.
Connor Bradley, who skippered the Club NI team, was named as joint winner of the Junior Player of the Tournament after a string of impressive performances.
The young Omagh CBS student inspired Club NI, managed by former Derry City goalkeeper and manager Declan Devine who was assisted by Strabane man Gerard Boyle, to victories over Co Fermanagh, Sheffield United (2-0) and Middlesborough.
Bradley scored in the 2-1 win over Middlesborough, a result which meant Club NI, despite being a year young, were the only team to qualify for the knockout stages with maximum points.
The physical exertions eventually took their toll and Club NI were defeated in the semi-finals by Co Antrim, who went on to win the Junior section outright.
Despite this the young St Pat’s player, who is also an Ulster cross-country champion and keen Gaelic player at Aghyaran, enhanced his reputation as one of the most promising talents in the country.
The gifted 14-year-old is already attached to the Liverpool Academy which he visits on a regular basis. Connor has represented the Anfield club at youth tournaments in Spain and Germany and in a few weeks time will again wear red at a similar competition in Russia.
Posted: 4:59 pm August 3, 2017
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