Gerry Armstrong is already working wonders for Northern Ireland in his role as elite player mentor.
Presumably they were "at risk".
Armstrong told the Daily Mail: "Let's just leave it at that. I've talked to them. But I can tell you, there's two who have come back already, who played for us at Under 17, went to the Republic and are now back.
"They've done that because of a lack of opportunity, but also not feeling part of it. Culturally they couldn't settle. It's interesting, a lot of people don't understand it."