Super Seanie back in school

    Young star puts his best foot forward

    REPUBLIC of Ireland international and Preston North End striker Seanie Maguire visited to his Alma Mater last Thursday.

    Home on a short break from duty, Seanie found the time to visit his old primary school at Clogh where he was warmly welcomed by principal Jimmy Walsh and staff along with tenthusiastic children.

    Seanie Maguire at Clogh National School

    He recalled the happy years he spent at the school and the many games of soccer played in the grounds. 

    Following a walk through the classrooms, he took all the children out to the yard for a coaching session and penalty shoot-out.

    Spotting future talent, he awarded the prize of a Preston training jersey to Terry Renwick as the most promising player.

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    Seanie concluded his visit by playing the African Djambay Drums with the children, a skill he learned at the school and judging by his performance, clearly had no forgotten.

    He re-joins the Irish International Squad today in preparation for Scot Brown’s Testimonial at Celtic Park and several international challenges.