Luke Nolan of Firhouse Clover was part of the Ireland under 18 squad that competed over Spain last weekend.
Nolan joined players from clubs such as Newcastle and Brighton as Ireland took on the likes Holland, Belgium and Czech Republic.
The defender was the only player from the amateur ranks to be in the squad and was called up after someone pulled out.
The teen signed for Firhouse from St Patricks U19 over the Summer despite being subject to offers from England.
Nolan has made a number of appearances for the first team off the bench and has been involved with the Saturday side.
Over the weekend he was a used sub for Ireland in the defeat to the Netherlands. It’s a massive honour for the Tallaght club and comes not long after keeper Ian Molloy was capped for Ireland at University level.
The original U-18 Squad
Aaron Connolly (Brighton)
Aaron Bolger (Shamrock Rovers)
Adam Idah (Norwich)
Andy Lyons (Bohemians)
Brian Maher (St Patricks Ath)
Ciaran Brennan (Sheffield Wednesday)
Conor Coventry (West Ham United)
Gavin Kilkenny (Bournemouth)
Joe Redmond (Birmingham)
Jordan Doherty (Sheffield United)
Kameron Ledwidge (Southampton)
Kevin Healy (West Bromwich Albion)
Matthew Shiels (Rangers)
Michael Obafemi (Southampton)
Oisin McEntee (Newcastle United)
Richard O’Farrell (St Patricks Ath)
Rory Brown (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Rowan Roache (Blackpool)
Will Ferry (Southampton)
Will Smallbone (Southampton)