The 17-year-old was picked up by the Blues from Templeogue United a couple of years ago and signed on a scholarship contract after being scouted extensively by the Blues' Ireland scout Paul Hamilton.
Kinsella, an U17 international for the Republic of Ireland, will spend the season with the Saints.
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1 Posted 31/07/2016 at 22:48:39
2 Posted 01/08/2016 at 00:32:05
3 Posted 01/08/2016 at 05:51:33
4 Posted 01/08/2016 at 06:44:25
Is that "scouted extensively" by Everton, i.e. our scouts went to see him on numerous occasions or "scouted extensively", i.e. numerous clubs went to see him play over an extended period of time?
Either way, it doesn't matter, but, if it is the former case, the original implication would have been "we had a tip off and liked what we saw", if the latter, then " many had heard of him , but we were the first, in the race to sign him".
He's a bit young to be written off, when you consider where Seamus Coleman came from.
5 Posted 01/08/2016 at 12:42:54
Anthony (2), not sure what standard you would expect a 17-year-old Academy player to move to on loan. St Pats are currently 7th in the Irish league Premier League and recently were edged out on a 2-1 aggregate in a Europa Cup tie by Dinamo Minsk of Belarus. It's at least League 1 standard and, if it's a homesick issue as Alan suggests, this will surely help him.
If he plays with the St Pats first team for the rest of the season, we will expect he will return a better player. If he is with their youth team, different story. The Irish League runs in calendar year from March to November, so this is not likely a 12-month loan.
He hasn't featured with the Irish U17s in recent matches, but has 9 caps for them. Could have had an injury. Let's hope he can impress with Pats.
6 Posted 01/08/2016 at 15:59:27
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