# Next generation
Watch an excellent documentary about Ireland and Man City rising star Jack Byrne
The Ireland U21 international has come along way since his days at St Kevin’s Boys.

AT 18, JACK Byrne is one of Ireland’s most promising young footballers.

The midfielder has been a driving force in Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad (EDS) squad this season — scoring six goals in the UEFA Youth League as Patrick Vieira’s men topped their group before going out in the quarter-finals to Roma.

Over the past year, the Dubliner has also been capped for Ireland at U21 and he is likely to feature in Waterford this evening when the Boys in Green kick off their 2017 UEFA U21 Championships qualifying campaign against Andorra.

Below, Jack features in a short documentary with his brother Stephen, old St Kevin’s Boys coach Alan Caffrey and his former house parent Paul.

They discuss his first steps in football, losing his father at the age of 11, leaving Ireland three years later and his progression through the ranks at the current Premier League champions.

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