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Youths Update

Youths
// 15 May 2018

All Dundalk FC Youth teams were in action this weekend. The U19s played Longford Town FC at Oriel Park on Saturday and the U17s played the Town at City Calling Stadium on Sunday. Tiarnán Mulvenna’s U15 team took on Derry City at Glenmuir FC on Sunday.

Head of youth development Martin Connolly, told dundalkfc.com: “It was a great weekend for all the underage teams at Dundalk FC.

“We had three really good results with the U15s beating Derry City, the U17s winning away to Longford and the U19s picking up three points against Longford.

“Also, the fact that three of the U19s were called up to Stephen Kenny’s first team to play in the EA SPORTS Cup quarter-final the week before.

“Two U19s were involved in the Premier Division victory against Derry on Monday night which has also seen Mark Traynor promoted to the U19s, whilst Valintino Adedokun and Jeff Nwodo are two U15 players playing with the U17s.

“It’s more about the development of these players than the result for us.”

 Under-15s

Date: Sunday, 13th May 2018 – 14.00 – Glenmuir FC

Opponent: Derry City FC

Score: 6-1 (W)

Goals: Seán O’Donoghue, Jake O’Sullivan, Lee Cahill, Michael Soyemi X3

Competition: SSE Airtricity League – Group One

Dundalk FC U-15s defeated Derry City FC 6-1 at Glenmuir FC on Sunday thanks to goals from Seán O’Donoghue, Jake O’Sullivan, Lee Cahill and a hat trick by Michael Soyemi.

The young Lilywhites remain in 5th place in the Group One table on 9 points – 4 points behind Bohemian FC in 3rd.

Finn Harps are on top with 16 points followed by St. Patrick’s Athletic FC in 2nd on 14 points.

Dundalk FC U-15s are next in action on Sunday, 20 May when they travel to Shanowen Road to play Bohemian FC in the Group One. Kick-off at 13.30.

Dundalk FC starting XI: Joshua Finlay; Cillian Duffy (capt), Jack Power, Ben O’Brien, Jonathan Masueme; Dylan Quinn, Jake O’Sullivan, Seán O’Donoghue; David Doyle, Ryan Kinahan; Michael Soyemi

Substitutes: Daniel Wilson, Liam McNamee, Lee Cahill, Cian Connor, Harry Butterly

Booked:

Sent off:

Derry City FC starting XI: Kyle Burns; Leon Doherty, Oran Kelly, Michael Doran, Niall McGlynn; Adam Duffy, Dean McMullen, Shea Curren; Oisin Gallagher, Oisin Lynch, Seán McVeigh

Substitutes: Christopher Colhovn, Callum McArthur, Keenan McLaren, Darragh Gillen, Niall Gallagher

Booked: Oisin Gallagher

Sent off:

Referee: Stephen Donnan

U15 Group One Standings

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Finn Harps FC 6 5 1 0 13 2 11 16
2 St. Patrick’s Athletic FC 6 4 2 0 17 6 11 14
3 Bohemian FC 6 4 1 1 26 5 21 13
4 Drogheda United FC 6 3 0 3 13 8 5 9
5 Dundalk FC 6 3 0 3 11 8 3 9
6 Shelbourne FC 6 2 0 4 11 18 -7 6
7 Monaghan United/Cavan FP 6 1 0  5  5 22 -17 3
8 Derry City FC 6 0 0 6 2 29 -27 0

 

Under-17s

Date: Sunday, 13th May 2018 – 14.00 – City Calling Stadium

Opponent: Longford Town FC

Score: 4-2 (W)

Goals: Cian Cheevers X2; Mark Traynor, Ebuka Kwelele X3

Competition: SSE Airtricity League – Northern Elite Division

Dundalk FC U17s recorded a hard fought win on the road against Longford Town on Sunday. Liam Burns’ side picked up three valuable points thanks to an Ebuka Kwelele hat trick and early Mark Traynor goal.

Dundalk moved up to 5th in the Northern Elite Division and are now 1 point behind Derry City in 4th. Bohemian FC lead the way at the top of the table with 18 points followed by St. Patrick’s Athletic on 13 points with Sligo Rovers occupying 3rd place on 12 points.

Dundalk FC U-17s are next in action on Tuesday, 15 May when they host Shelbourne FC at Oriel Park in the Northern Elite Division. Kick-off at 19.45. Free admission.

Longford Town starting XI: Killian Caffey; James Finn, Tumelo Tiou, David Dalton, Thomas Ivel; Eoin O’Neill, Issac Abankwah (Darragh Confrey 77, Ben Feeney (Seán Martin 70), Jack Hughes (Cian Cheevers 46), Abdalaziz El-Hagigi, Daniel Oncea

Substitutes: Jack Lawlor, Darragh Confrey, Kevin Kenneally, Sam Hayden, Nick Palmer, James McCullen (GK)

Booked: Killian Caffey

Sent off:

 

Dundalk FC starting XI: David Odumosu; Ben Gaynor, Jamie Browne, Mark Traynor (capt), Andrew Quinn; Jeff Nwodo, Christopher McFadden (Josh Wilson 70), Seán Kane; Valintino Adedokun, Dylan Tighe (Luke Doherty 77); Ebuka Kwelele Jamie Wynne 83)

Substitutes: Max Demendecki (GK)

Booked: Josh Wilson, Christopher McFadden, Jeff Nwodo

Sent off:

Referee: Desmond McEnery

Assistants: Georgie Burke & Ray Conlon

U17 Northern Elite Division Standings

P Club Pl W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Bohemian FC 8 5 3 0 18 7 11 18
2 St. Patrick’s Athletic FC 6 4 1 1 19 7 12 13
3 Sligo Rovers FC 6 4 0 2 21 11 10 12
4 Derry City FC 6 3 2 1 11 7 4 11
5 Dundalk FC 6 3 1 2 11 12 -1 10
6 Finn Harps FC 5 2 3 0 13 9 4 9
7 Monaghan United/Cavan FP 6 2 2 2 10 14 -4 8
8 Shelbourne FC 7 2 2 3 9 14 -5 8
9 Athlone Town FC 7 2 1 4 9 10 -1 7
10 Drogheda United FC 7 1 1 5 5 16 -11 4
11 Longford Town FC 8 0 0 8 4 23 -19 0

 

Under-19s

Date: Saturday, 12th May 2018 – 14.00 – Oriel Park

Opponent: Longford Town FC

Score: 3-0 (W)

Goals: Jack O’Keeffe X3

Competition: SSE Airtricity League – Northern Elite Division

It was a good performance against Longford and a potential banana skin after beating Bohemian FC the week before.

Dundalk started well and went about their business in a professional manner. Jack O’Keeffe broke the deadlock with an early goal after being played through by Jordan Maguire.

The young Lilywhites should have added to the lead before half time but failed to take the chances. O’Keeffe then doubled his tally with a goal of the season contender when he struck a volley sweetly from the edge of the box and then completed his hat trick a short while later.

Dundalk FC U-19s are next in action on Saturday, 19 May when they travel to the Curragh to play Finn Harps FC in the Northern Elite Division. Kick-off at 14.00

Dundalk FC starting XI: Harry Hogan; Seán O’Hanlon (Luke Gorham), Neill Kerr, Mark Traynor (Kevin Kelly), Luke Byrne; Jordan Maguire, Karl Fitzsimmons, Cian Flynn, Adam Finnegan (Callm McDonnell), Niall Cassidy (Ciaran Burnett); Jack O’Keeffe

Booked:

Sent off:

Referee: Daryl Carolan

U19 Northern Elite Division Standings

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Finn Harps FC 7 5 2 0 20  8 12 17
2 St. Patrick’s Athletic FC 6 5 1 0 15 4 11 1
3 Bohemian FC 8 4 1 3 15 13 2 13
4 Dundalk FC 7 3 3 1 13 8 5 12
5 Sligo Rovers FC 7 2 4 1 13 7 6 10
6 Monaghan United/Cavan FP 7 3 1 3 8 10 -2 107
7 Derry City FC 6 2 2 2 10 13 -3 8
8 Shelbourne FC 8 2 1 5 8 15 -7 7
9 Drogheda United FC 6 2 1 3 7 14 -7 7
10 Longford Town FC 7 1 0 6 5 15 -10  3
11 Athlone Town FC 5 0 0 5 4 11 -7 0

 

Picture credit: Ciaran Culligan/DundalkDemocrat