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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: MacKENZIE O'NEILL MAKES NORTHERN IRELAND DEBUT

21 February 2019

MacKenzie O'Neill (11) representing Northern Ireland's Under 17s Irish FA
MacKenzie O'Neill (11) representing Northern Ireland's Under 17s

Another of Latics' young stars earns international honours.

  • Academy News: MacKenzie O'Neill represents Northern Ireland's Under 17s.
  • Under 18 attacking midfielder features twice in friendlies against Greece.
  • O'Neill becomes the sixth active youth international in Latics' U18s.

It was another proud moment for Wigan Athletic and the Academy this week when 17-year-old midfielder MacKenzie O'Neill made his international debut for Northern Ireland's Under 17s on Tuesday.

O'Neill, who has shone in his first year as an apprentice within Latics' Under 18s, started on Tuesday evening in the first of two friendlies against Greece at Stangmore Park and came close to netting on his debut, only for Northern Ireland to end up dropping to a harsh 3-1 loss.

O'Neill featured against Greece again on Thursday, playing for 35 minutes in a narrow 1-0 defeat.


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