Scouts Spot Tiarnan’s Talent

Everyone in St. Peter’s is delighted to hear of Tiarnan Brown’s (P6) recent news.

Tiarnan has made it onto the Northern Ireland Development Squad!   The trial process began back in May when Tiarnan travelled to Craigavon with his team, Warrenpoint F.C., for a three-game trial against Lurgan, Craigavon and Portadown.  Scouts were on hand to keep an eye on the forty players there, with those of particular quality being asked to return for further trials.  In total, across Northern Ireland, around one thousand two hundred players took part!

This number was cut to seven hundred and fifty, and still Tiarnan was doing well.  The players were sent to different locations across Northern Ireland and put into teams with players from other clubs.  Tiarnan was sent to Lurgan Town F.C., and again caught the attention of the selectors.

As the numbers got smaller, the quality of skills on show were superb.  Although many other players received sad news, Tiarnan was one of thirty five lucky players to make it through to the final trial day in Craigavon.   Having worked extremely hard, Tiarnan became one of only twenty players to be invited to be part of the 2006 group of the Northern Ireland Football Academy.  

Tiarnan will train twice a week for this;  in Lurgan on a Tuesday evening and then Craigavon on a Thursday evening – he will be a busy fella!

That’s not all folks!

Following a series of trials over six weeks, Premier League team Swansea City have snapped Tiarnan up to be part of their academy in Belfast.  Not only that, Tiarnan will also be the youngest player to become part of Swansea’s academy!  Well done young man!

We hope that Tiarnan’s story and his efforts will prove to be a source of inspiration for lots of other young people at St. Peter’s, and we wish him all the best with his football career.  One to watch out for!


Lovely report on Tiarnan. Thank you from his Mum, Dad and family

by Gavin Brown on October 26, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

Well done Tiarnan, from your favourite cousin, Carly!

by Carly on February 9, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

Well done Tiarnan⚽️

by Cailam on April 5, 2017 at 4:23 pm #

Good man Tiarnan

by Shea Carragher on January 13, 2019 at 9:55 pm #

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