The Leeds United forward is highly rated at Elland Road.
Martin O’Neill’s side made the perfect start when Robbie Brady scored from the penalty spot just two minutes into the game. However a brace from Antoine Griezmann and a red card for Shane Duffy soon after ensured there was to be no fairy tale for Ireland after their late heroics against Italy last time out.
Stokes is a current under-19 international for the Republic of Ireland, scoring four goals in nine appearances at that level, and he will no doubt be hoping to win some senior caps in years to come.
In the short term it is all about earning first-team recognition for Leeds’ first-team after impressing for the under-21s at Elland Road last term, and Stokes has the talent to succeed both domestically and on the international stage in the future.
After his country’s exit from the tournament, the Leeds forward wrote, “Gutted after that; fair play to all the lads, they should be proud. Now go and qualify for the World Cup.”
At 20, Stokes will be hoping to move up a level with Ireland next season and if he has a good pre-season at Elland Road he could yet make his first-team debut under new Leeds boss Garry Monk.
Gutted after that... Fair play to all the lads they should be proudNow go and qualify for the World Cup— Eoghan Stokes (@eoghan_stokes9) June 26, 2016