Under 17 League Round-Up (Southern Elite Division)

Waterford FC U-17's
Waterford U-17’s
In the Southern Elite Division Waterford have gone clear at the top after a 3-1 win over Galway United. Scorers for Waterford were Colm Whelan, Sean Tracey and Ciaran Brennan, while Wilson Waweru kept up his goalscoring form for United with their goal. 

Galway United manager Alan Murphy said, “The game gave us the opportunity to play against the only opposition in the league unbeaten at this stage. Waterford were very well organised and have some very talented players.”

“We struggled a little defensively as both our centre halves were out injured. We started the game well and went in 1-0 up at the break. Waterford started very well and scored from a corner and unfortuntaly we missed a penalty shortly after.”

“Waterford applied all the pressure in the second half and were deserved 3-1 winners on the day. New signing Aidan Halloran made his debut and we hope to sign another player before the window closes.”

“The players will have learned a considerable amount from the two games against Waterford this season which will definitely contribute to their development as elite level players this season.”

Bray Wanderers pulled off a big win at the weekend as they comfortably beat Cobh Ramblers 4-0. Cian Maher, Daniel Madaghjian, Jake Ellis & Darragh Kelly with the goals for Bray.

Cobh’s Davin O’Neill told us, “They were up there with best we played this year like Waterford.”

Cobh Ramblers FC U-17's
Cobh’s U-17’s
“Bray had a good spine, centre back, centre midfielder and centre forward who were excellent on day.”

“Their goal in the first minute was a dropped ball by our keeper for tap in. The second we lost possesion on edge of our box and a good strike. The third and fourth goals were good moves and strikes also.”

“We weren’t up to much to be honest, which is disappointing after the run we were on after Waterford defeat of 4 wins and a draw.”

“We have two weeks to our next game against Cork where 3 points is a must to keep us in hunt for the top 4.”

Cabinteely FC goalscorer Cian McKenna
Cian McKenna
Cabinteely were 2-0 winners over Cork City as they keep up their push for a top four place. Clayton Walsh and Cian McKenna scored for Cabo.

The Kerry League had to come from 2-0 down early to grab a point against UCD. We caught up with the Kerry League’s manager Darren Aherne after the game. You can hear that interview here

Adam O'Connor scores for Shamrock Rovers against Limerick
Adam O’Connor scores

Shamrock Rovers had a real battle with bottom side Limerick but came through in the end 1-0, Adam O’Connor with the only goal of the game.

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Waterford FC

Cobh Ramblers Fc

Cabinteely FC