By Scott Taylor

Caoimhin Kelleher has signed for Premier League side Liverpool. The Republic of Ireland youth international, 16, joins the Reds from Ringmahon Rangers, based in Cork. It is understood that the goalkeeper has signed a four-year deal with the club.

Kelleher has recently returned from playing in the UEFA Under-17s European Championship with his country. He played all three of their group games against Greece, Belarus and Poland. His performances on the pitch helped Ringmahon win the Cork Youth Leagues Under-17s Premier League.

Kelleher will spend two years at the Kirkby Academy before progressing to the first-team environment at Melwood if he fulfils his potential. He follows former Ringmahon team-mates Alan Browne and Gearoid Morrissey, who moved to England to play for Preston and Cambridge respectively. He will also continue the Kelleher family trait of moving to play in Britain, because his older brother Fiacre currently plays for Scottish Premier League giants Celtic.

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