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Norwich City's Cork native Adam Idah has been on fire for the Ireland U17s

The teenage striker has scored seven goals in three matches as Colin O’Brien’s team topped their qualifying group.

IRELAND’S U17S ENDED their European Championships qualifying campaign with a 100% record earlier today.

Having already claimed convincing wins over Azerbaijan (6-0) and hosts Bulgaria (3-0) over the past week, Colin O’Brien’s side earned a 3-1 win over Ukraine to secure top spot in Group 11.

That impressive set of results send the Boys in Green through to the elite round as they look to book a spot at next summer’s tournament, which will take place in England.

And while it was obviously a team effort, striker Adam Idah deserves special recognition after hitting seven goals over the three games.

The Cork native, who joined Norwich City from College Corinthians last summer, bagged a hat-trick against Azerbaijan before notching a brace in each of the other two victories.

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That follows on from eight goals in 10 games for Ireland’s U17s last season.

It’s early days in his career, but the forward, who is of Irish and Nigerian descent, is surely one to keep an eye out for in the future.

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