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Grandson of Dundalk legend Danny Hale named in Irish U-21 squad
The grandson of Dundalk legend Danny Hale has been included in the Republic of Ireland U-21 squad for the first time.
Noel King named his panel for their forthcoming UEFA U21 Championships Qualifying Round Group 5 fixture with Kosovo on Saturday March 25th this morning with midfielder Rory Hale amongst those included.
The Aston Villa player is a grandson of Danny Hale, who won a league title with Dundalk in 1966/67, a campaign he scored 28 goals in.
The following season he would score against Vasas in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup.
While he played just two seasons at Dundalk, 43 goals in 81 appearances made the Co Antrim man a firm fan favourite.
Dundalk had paid a fee of £1,000 for Hale from Crusaders.
Hale’s other grandson Ronan plays for Birmingham City.