English soccer star signs to play for Ireland


.

One of England's leading young professionals has signed for ireland to repay his parent's love for him.

Ciaran Clarke was the England under 18 captain and plays on the first team at Aston Villa, one of England's top clubs.

"Why have I chosen to play for Ireland? For myself and my family." he told the Press Association.

"My family have done a lot for me over the years, since I was a little boy. I owe them a lot so I've made this decision for them.

"Richard Dunne (Villa and Ireland defender) mentioned it to Ireland and they looked into it and got in contact with me and the club. They gave me time to think about it and about my decision.

"If all the paperwork has gone through by the next game, I'll be in contention so fingers crossed that happens."

: "I was England Under-18 captain but I didn't think I was going anywhere really with that.

"When a young lad gets an opportunity like this, it is hard to turn down."

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: