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Rocco Vata played his part as Ireland’s u-17 side that beat 2-1 last night in a friendly at Turners Cross in Cork. The two sides will face each other again tomorrow.

The forward has plenty of international options, with an Albanian Dad and Scottish Mum he opted to play for the country of his Gran with the FAI happy to oblige.

Vata has made a big impact on ’s B side this season, at the age of 16 he has had no difficulty coping with the physical side of the Lowland League.

On Saturday had to face without Vata with ’s side losing 3-1 in the SPFL Trust Trophy.

It was a much changed side due to a variety of reasons. Recent signings Liam Shaw and were given 90 minutes but will miss out on Wednesday when the team take on in the Lowland League.

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