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Blues Sign Up Irish Teenager

Birmingham City have completed the signing of 16-year-old Irish youth international Joe Redmond. Redmond has been capped at u15 level by the Republic along with playing for league representative sides.

Redmond was captain of the U16 side at St Joseph’s Boys AFC and is the fourth player from that squad to have signed for a professional club

Redmond was quoted by the InTallaght website as saying:

“I’m delighted to have signed my first contract for Birmingham city football club, it always was my boy-hood dream to play for a professional football club. Just wanted to thank everyone who has helped me get this far especially my family and friends. I can’t wait to get started and just have to keep working hard”

Redmond comes from a footballing family, being related to the Quinn brothers Stephen (now at Reading), Alan and Keith who all played at Sheffield United. The Dublin youngster follows a path to English football previously trodden by current Blues development squad player Noe Baba.

Blues have had quite a bit of success with players coming across the Irish Sea of late with Ronan Hale having performed extraordinarily well for the under 18s following his capture from Cliftonville last summer. It’s one more example of how the club is looking to improve its production line of talent which for my mind is one of the best ways it can secure its future.


9 Responses to “Blues Sign Up Irish Teenager”

  • Get them before the top prem clubs get them ,, only way to go ,

  • StaffsBlue says:

    This kid is well-fancied, so it’s rather a coup for the club. Our future is starting to look pretty good with players like Redmond, Maxwell, Popa and Hale. Long may it continue.

  • To the future staffs , the present Tomlin and Judge would be nice …

    • StaffsBlue says:

      I truly believe that if we’d got Lee Tomlin in January, it would have made a world of difference to us. The difference between finishing in the play-offs and missing out. He would have been far better value than Fabbrini, at least this season anyway. I doubt we’ll see the benefit of Fabbrini until next season. At least.

  • Bromsgrove Blue says:

    Sounds like another good youth signing. Long may it continue. On a separate issue I see that Scotland have called up Paul Caddis for international duty. Congratulations to the player. Kro

  • I think your right staffs , but I see fabbrini as a playmaker next season , perhaps GR fancied somebody to load the gun first and the shooter to follow.,with him giving Robbo a new contract perhaps we are saving our money for a one player to buy, a striker and our youngsters brought through ..as I think now we are at a stage where we up the game ..

    • StaffsBlue says:

      I don’t think we’ll need wholesale changes next season William… just a bit of quality in the prime positions. Centre back, central midfield, striker. Also, possibly a right back and a left back, unless there’s anyone in the resrves who can step up… maybe Wes Harding at right back.

  • I hope we do give one or two youngsters a chance staffs as they sometimes surprise everyone and up their game to a level not seen before , KRO

  • jazzzy786 says:

    I hope GR gives players like Charles Adam and others a few games at the end of the season when the playoffs are no longer possible.

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