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ACADEMY’S KANE HONOURED AT FAI AWARDS

23 March 2015

Town player wins Irish U17 Player of the Year

Huddersfield Town Academy scholar Danny Kane was a winner at the Football Association of Ireland’s Three International Awards on Sunday evening.

Danny was named Ireland’s Under-17 International Player of the Year at the 25th Three FAI International Football Awards, which took place at the RTÉ studios in Dublin on Sunday evening.

Broadcast on RTE TV in Ireland, Danny received his award from Sunderland defender John O’Shea. 

Now a second year scholar in Town’s Under-18 group, defender Danny joined the Club from Irish side Cherry Orchard in February 2013.

Having captained the Republic of Ireland’s Under-17 side, he missed the start of the current season through injury but has returned to make nine appearances for Tony Carss’ Under-18 side – scoring once.

Danny has also made his first forays into Frankie Bunn’s Under-21 team recently, making two substitute appearances. The latest of these came on Saturday, when Town’s Development Squad defeated top of the table Swansea City at PPG Canalside (click HERE to watch the highlights).

Huddersfield Town’s Academy Manager Mark Lillis commented:

“It’s fantastic news for the Club and Danny that he’s won this award; he thoroughly deserves the accolade. 

“He’s been a great addition to our Academy since joining the Club in early 2013. He’s a diligent worker and he wants to learn and improve, which is a great trait in any young footballer.

“As with all young players at Huddersfield Town, he’ll get the chance here if he’s good enough; it’s down to him to continue working hard every day on the training pitch. He only has to look as far as Jake Charles, a man he has regularly played alongside, who made his First Team debut this weekend, for inspiration.”

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