John Egan and Alan Browne picture special- from boys to men.

John Egan and Alan Browne picture special- from boys to men.
John Egan, Ireland and son of legendary Kerry footballer John Egan senior, in action against Alexander Merkel,Germany, in an U-16 International soccer match in Listowel, Co. Kerry 

JOHN EGAN and Alan Browne are two Cork soccer stars who are flying high with their respective clubs, Sheffield United and Preston in England at the moment.

Both are senior Irish internationals and both are vital members of their respective teams, who will both be chasing future glory once the football resumes across the water in a few months time.

Ireland vs Germany in O'Shea Park, Blarney, Co Cork. Ireland's John Egan; Germany's Abu-Bakarr Kargbo. Pic: Neil Danton / News Digital. www.newsdigital.ie
Ireland vs Germany in O'Shea Park, Blarney, Co Cork. Ireland's John Egan; Germany's Abu-Bakarr Kargbo. Pic: Neil Danton / News Digital. www.newsdigital.ie

Egan will be hoping to qualify for Europe with the Blades, while Browne will be hoping to at least make the play-offs with Preston and then both can look ahead to Ireland's play-off games ahead of Euro 2021.

Greenwood's John Egan clearing the ball past Wilton United's Damian Roche during the under 13 Schoolboys National Cup in Togher. Picture: Richard Mills.
Greenwood's John Egan clearing the ball past Wilton United's Damian Roche during the under 13 Schoolboys National Cup in Togher. Picture: Richard Mills.

Both are now well equipped for modern football.  Both have great physiques and both are incredibly fit.

Here we look back at a time when they were making their names in Cork Schoolboy soccer to see the transformation in both men.

Ireland's Alan Browne shoots on goalMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Ireland's Alan Browne shoots on goalMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
SOUTHSIDE LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD - Alan Browne from Mahon who plays for Ringmahon Rangers receiving his trophy from Linda Murphy from Production Recruitment Ltd, Dublin Hill (sponsors) in assocation with the Evening Echo. Also included is Alan's mum Mary. Pic: Brian Lougheed
SOUTHSIDE LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD - Alan Browne from Mahon who plays for Ringmahon Rangers receiving his trophy from Linda Murphy from Production Recruitment Ltd, Dublin Hill (sponsors) in assocation with the Evening Echo. Also included is Alan's mum Mary. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Mahon matters Well done to Ringmahon Rangers players Alan Browne and Eric Grimes who are selected for the Cork U 12 Team.
Mahon matters Well done to Ringmahon Rangers players Alan Browne and Eric Grimes who are selected for the Cork U 12 Team.

John Egan, picked for the Cork Primary games team in Football, Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh, Boys, Bishopstown. Picture: Cillian KellyJohn Egan of Republic of Ireland in action against Andreas Cornelius, left, and Christian Eriksen of Denmark during the UEFA EURO2020 Qualifier match between Republic of Ireland and Denmark at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

John Egan, picked for the Cork Primary games team in Football, Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh, Boys, Bishopstown. Picture: Cillian Kelly
John Egan, picked for the Cork Primary games team in Football, Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh, Boys, Bishopstown. Picture: Cillian Kelly

John Egan of Republic of Ireland in action against Andreas Cornelius, left, and Christian Eriksen of Denmark during the UEFA EURO2020 Qualifier match between Republic of Ireland and Denmark at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/SportsfileKilreen Celtic's Luke Hickey and Ringmahon Rangers' Alan Browne racing for possession during the SFAI National Cup at Ringmahon Park.. Picture: Richard Mills.

Colaiste Spioraid Naomh's John Egan (son of Kerry great John Egan ) goes past Douglas community schools Luke O'Sullivan during the Munster under 14 cup final at Turner's Cross Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Colaiste Spioraid Naomh's John Egan (son of Kerry great John Egan ) goes past Douglas community schools Luke O'Sullivan during the Munster under 14 cup final at Turner's Cross Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Colaiste Spioraid Naomh's John Egan (son of Kerry great John Egan ) goes past Douglas community schools Luke O'Sullivan during the Munster under 14 cup final at Turner's Cross Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Darren Marney shoots for Athlone Community College against John Egan, Col‡iste an Spiorad Naomh, Cork in the Irish Minor Boys semi-final at Rathdowney, Laois.

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