Portadown’s Nathaniel Ferris was handed a starting spot for Northern Ireland Schoolboys against Scotland.
The Portadown College pupil proved impressive across his recent debut display for the under 18s during a tour taking in fixtures with Guernsey and Jersey.
Ferris found the net on four occasions across the short trip and, as a result of his progress, was listed to start last week’s opening Centenary Shield clash.
The 1-1 draw with Scotland offered an encouraging start to the inspiresport-sponsored tournament.
Northern Ireland face England in Comber today (Friday).
A visit to Arklow to face Republic of Ireland has been scheduled for St Patrick’s Day.
Free entry is available in Comber to any school or youth group via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.