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