The Centenary Shield Schools competition got underway in Wales last night.
The Republic of Ireland secured a 2-1 victory over the home side in Wrexham.
Darryl Walsh of Waterford FC and St Declan’s College scored the winner from a free kick.
Cian Murphy from Tipperary opened the scoring.
Adam Conway of De La Salle Waterford was also part of the Ireland squad.
Next month the Republic of Ireland side will Luton Town to take on their hosts England in what should prove to be one of their toughest tests in the four match programme. In a game to forget, the Irish lost 5-2 at home to the three lions last season.
Congratulations to our Under 19 Player @darryl_walsh4 on scoring the winning goal for the @faischools Republic of Ireland Centenary Shield side in their 2-1 win over Wales tonight. @AdamConway_2 was also part of the Irish squad. pic.twitter.com/w7dXkiGjv4
— Waterford FC (@WaterfordFCie) February 15, 2018