Cabinteely coach going places – Isabelle Connolly

Cabinteely coach Isabelle Connolly

By Gerard Mulreaney

These days everyone talks about the development pathway for young footballers in the League of Ireland. With the introduction of the U-19, U-17 and U-15 leagues (along with the impending U-13’s) and also the Women’s U-17 league, the pathway to Senior football, if good enough, is there for both boys and girls.  Continue reading “Cabinteely coach going places – Isabelle Connolly”

“It’s going to be a battle” says Galway WFC manager Trill

By Gerard Mulreaney

Galway WFC U-17 manager Phil Trill is eager for his side to show the country just how good the standard of Women’s football is when his side take on Shelbourne in Sunday’s inaugural league final.  Continue reading ““It’s going to be a battle” says Galway WFC manager Trill”

Shelbourne look to win inaugural Women’s U-17 League

By Gerard Mulreaney

The first ever Women’s National League U-17 final takes place this Sunday afternoon when Galway Women face Shelbourne Ladies in Galway. The game will be played in Drom, the home of Salthill Devon.  Continue reading “Shelbourne look to win inaugural Women’s U-17 League”

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.  Continue reading “Under 17 League Round-Up (Southern Elite Division)”

Under 17 League Round-Up (Northern Elite Division)

St Patrick's Athletic U-17's
St Patrick’s Athletic U-17’s

St Patrick’s Athletic bounced back from their mid-week cup defeat to Waterford with a comfortable 4-1 win over Athlone Town as they continue to set the pace at the top of the Northern Elite Division of the Under 17 league.  Continue reading “Under 17 League Round-Up (Northern Elite Division)”

Under 19 League Round-up (Northern Elite Division)

Sligo Rovers U-19
Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers remain joint-top of the Norther Elite Division after a 2-1 victory over the Monaghan/Cavan Partnership in Gortakeegan. Iarlaith Connor scored twice for the bitored in a hard-fought victory. It was Sligo’s third win in a week for Brian Dorrian’s lads. Continue reading “Under 19 League Round-up (Northern Elite Division)”

Callaghan the hero as Sligo move into the semi-finals

Sligo Rovers v Shelbourne Mark Farren Cup
Sligo Rovers v Shelbourne
Sligo Rovers are into the semi-finals of the Mark Farren U-17 Cup after a 2-0 victory over Shelbourne at the Showgrounds last night. Continue reading “Callaghan the hero as Sligo move into the semi-finals”

Under-17 League Round-Up – Northern Elite Division 


Runaway leaders St Patrick’s Athletic kept up their fantastic season at this level with a battling 3-2 win over Dundalk. Having fallen 2-0 behind before the break, St Pats came back strong in the second half to score three times in 20 minutes to claim all three points. Aaron McGrath, Jake Walker and substitute Alex Aspil were the goalscorers, while Luke Gorman and Jevin Kelly scored for Dundalk.  Continue reading “Under-17 League Round-Up – Northern Elite Division “