Bohemians Under-19s kick off their UEFA Youth League campaign with a trip to Denmark tomorrow evening, while a couple of other bright Irish prospects will be in action against two of the biggest clubs in Europe.
SSE Airtricity League U19 champions Bohs take on FC Midtjylland in the first leg of their first-round tie, having recently seen some of their panel make a real impact with the senior team.
Keith Long brought a young side to St Patrick's Athletic ten days ago and witnessed Ali Reghba and Robbie McCourt get on the scoresheet in a seriously impressive 3-1 win.
Under-19 head coach Craig Sexton lauded the players for their achievements, but he wants more.
"It was great. That was the pat on the back. For the team to go to Pat's and win, it was immense," he said.
"They looked comfortable and that's testament to the club, and the way the underage teams train with the first-team.
"The lads are comfortable moving up to the first-team and to see so many of them perform in the Premier Division is why we're here. For us, as the 19s staff and for the kids, it's dreams come true.
"We're going over there to win the game, make no mistake about it. At times, we'll have to be smart about how we play but we're going to look to play as we normally would and try and take the game to them.
"The players have delivered so we're going to trust them to play. They've played first-team games, they've won cups so this is just another stage of that success."
Bohs will face either Basel or Hamilton Academical if they get past FC Midtjylland. Win that and they will enter a play-off round against the eight teams who finish runners-up in the group stages, which house all of Europe's elite clubs.
If they come through the play-offs they will then go into an open draw in the last 16.
Two other Irish teens strutting their stuff in the group games are Troy Parrot, for Spurs, and Inter Milan's Ryan Nolan.
Parrott and Nolan came up against each other a fortnight ago, with Nolan fouling the ex-Belvedere Boys man to concede a penalty, which earned Spurs a 1-1 draw.
Tottenham take on Barcelona tomorrow, with Nolan captaining Inter in their clash with PSV Eindhoven.
"It’s an honour for me to hold this role," Clare-born Nolan told Inter TV.
"I have some extra responsibility but I’m happy to have the chance to set an example for my team-mates."