Sligo Rovers have announced that Kailin Barlow has signed his first professional contract with the club.
The 18-year old has spent the last four years in the club’s academy after joining from Merville United and his former side Benbulben FC.
Barlow has represented the Republic of Ireland underage side at several age groups, from Under-15 to Under-17 and was recently on standby for the Under-18s.
Early in his career he played alongside Johnny Kenny and Peter Maguire in the Sligo-Leitrim side which reached the final of the Kennedy Cup and has been a leading talent in the Rovers academy.
The Leaving Cert student will still be eligible to play for the Under-19s next season and has been training with the Rovers first-team intermittently this year.