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Double Accolade For Adam O'Reilly

22 May 2018

Young midfielder Adam O'Reilly has been named as the club's Scholar of the Year for 2018 and has also been named in the League Football Education's 'The 11' for May.

The 17-year-old has impressed in his first year as a scholar with the U18s, and has been rewarded with the Scholar of the Year award for his efforts throughout the season.

O'Reilly joined PNE from Ringmahon Rangers last summer and helped the U18s to reach the Lancashire FA Youth Cup final, and made the bench for the first team in February for the Championship clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Irishman has also received international recognition this season after being included in the Republic of Ireland squad for their U17 European Championship campaign.

O'Reilly started in a 1-0 win over Denmark and was a late substitute in the quarter-final where Ireland were knocked out in a dramatic penalty shootout to eventual winners the Netherlands.

Adam has picked up the club award for his achievements throughout the 2017/18 campaign, while his inclusion in 'The 11' is reward for his performances and effort throughout May.

'The 11' recognises players for their efforts both on and off the pitch, and O'Reilly has been selected alongside ten players from other clubs.

The 11’ acknowledges the football and academic progress of Under-18 players on apprenticeships at current or former EFL clubs.

Adam is the second North End player to feature in 'The 11' this season after Lewis Fensome received the accolade in October.

Speaking of his inclusion, LFE regional officer Sarah Kayley said: "Adam works very hard and is a positive influence on the rest of the group. In addition to his success on the pitch, he has maintained focus on his studies and is on target to achieve his predicted grade on his Extended Diploma.”

Congratulations to Adam on both awards.


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