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* Anthony Stokes
* Born 25 July 1988, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
* Position Striker

A natural finisher, Anthony excelled last year, making three reserve team appearances and scoring four times from eight Under-19 appearances – all as a 15 year-old.He scored 12 goals from 17 Under-17 outings, and netted four from two FA Youth Cup games.The young Irishman has trained with the first team on several occasions. Previously with Kilnamanagh, Cherry Orchard and Shelbourne, Anthony Stokes joined Arsenal in 2003 where he is highly-rated by Arsenal Academy Director Liam Brady. Capped at Under 15, Under 16 and Under 17 level. Capped last season by Sean McCaffrey at Under 17 level, he scored two goals in the 2-1 away win over Turkey. Stokes is now playing for Sunderland after a spell in Scotland

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