# Making the step up

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'He has only recently turned 17, so it is a step up. But we think he's ready for it'
Ireland U21 manager Stephen Kenny has backed striker Troy Parrott to succeed for the national team.
'Great examples of players who seized their opportunities' - Ulster award contracts to academy trio
Eric O’Sullivan, Michael Lowry and James Hume have all secured their first senior deals with the province.