|42, Shay McCartan|
|Written by Warren|
|Tuesday, 10 January 2012|
Name: Shay McCartan
Date of Birth: 18th May 1994
Place of Birth:
Previous Clubs: Banbridge Town, Glenavon, Burnley, Hyde United (Loan)
Signed by Eddie Howe
Burnley Fee: From Youth
Burnley Debut: 9th April 2012, Doncaster Rovers (H0 W 2-1
Last Game for Burnley:
International Honours: U17 & U19 Northern Ireland International
Claret Stat: McCartan joined Burnley in May 2010 as an apprentice on a two-year scholarship, a former player with his local side Banbridge Town where he learned his trade for several years, he moved to Glenavon where he played for just a season before Burnley stepped in beating off several other clubs in signing the Northern Irishman.
It would be Eddie Howe who gave Shay his first taste of competitive first-team football, when he was on the bench for a league cup tie against MK Dons in Sept 2011, and again against Brighton & Hove Albion in April 2012, both times he was an unused substitute. Later the same month Shay did get a taste of the action when he replaced loanee Josh McQuoid in the final minutes ain the 2-1 victory over Doncaster Rovers.
Their first group game was a 3–2 defeat to England, with McCartan bagging a brace. His form for the under-17s saw him get called up to the under-19 squad. He made his debut in October 2011, scoring in the 3–1 win over Belarus, in qualification for the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. On 26 April 2012, still aged just 17, McCartan was called up to the Northern Ireland U21 squad for the first time for their European Under 21 qualifying game against Macedonia. However, he remained an unused substitute.[
On 12 July 2012, McCartan was called up for the under-19's as part of the Milk Cup squad, along with fellow Burnley player Luke Conlan.
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