Former St Mochta’s and St Kevin’s Boys player Tayo Adaramola, 17, has signed his first professional contract with Crystal Palace.
He moved to London aged 11 and joined the Eagles as Under-12 level.
He joined the Eagles as an Under-12, Adaramola progressed alongside many of his current teammates to win the Under-15 Super Floodlit Cup in 2019.
That same year, he also competed at Under-17 level with the Republic of Ireland when he started all three European Championship qualifiers and earned an assist.
This season at Palace – his first as a regular in the Under-18s – he has started all seven games and won two penalties from left-back.
Speaking shortly after signing his first professional deal, the 17-year-old said: “I just feel so happy. I’m just grateful for everyone who’s been with me throughout this journey and now the hard work continues.
“The next step is to be around the first-team as much as possible and to do well in the league this season.”