It was a good day for both of our underage sides who were in action at Oriel Park on Sunday.
Dundalk FC MU15 4-0 Drogheda United
EA SPORTS LOI MU15 Academy
Our MU15 team came out on top of their Louth Derby clash with Drogheda United, hitting four goals without reply.
Seán Spaight, Fahd Nil Monney, Shay Casey and Hughie Martin were all on target for the young Lilywhites.
Meanwhile, our WU19s took a massive step towards finishing top of the EA SPORTS LOI Academy Tier Two North section with a 3-1 win over second-placed Galway United at Oriel Park.
Molly Williams (2) and Ella McKenna got the goals for Jason McConville’s side who are now two points clear at the top of the table with just two games remaining.
Athlone Town v Dundalk FC MU14
EA SPORTS LOI MU14 Academy
The trip to the Midlands proved to be a good one for our MU14 side who produced an excellent display against Athlone Town on Saturday.
Hughie Martin, who also scored for the MU15 side on Sunday, helped himself to a hat-trick while Mikey Cummins was also on target for Shane Grimes’s team.
Cork City 4-2 Dundalk FC WU17
WU17 LOI Shield Quarter Final
Our WU17 team bowed out of the LOI Shield after a thrilling quarter-final encounter with Cork City in Mayfield on Saturday.
Ernesta Marut put the Lilywhites ahead in the ninth minute but the hosts drew level just past the hour mark through Shauna Sheahan.
Niamh Norton edged Dundalk ahead with a quarter of an hour to play to play but Sheahan popped up with her second six minutes before the end to force extra time.
Dundalk were left feeling very aggrieved when the referee disallowed two goals and waved away two big penalty appeals in extra time.
And the Leesiders profited, with a brace from Suphitsara Murray securing Cork City a 4-2 win.