It was another good weekend across the board for the club’s academy teams with fine performances at home and away.
U17 // Dundalk FC 2-2 Treaty United
The U17s were unlucky not to take all three points against Treaty United at Oriel Park on Saturday afternoon.
After going in 2-1 down at the break, the lads produced a much-improved second-half display and Luke Povall saw a late header harshly ruled out by the referee
Hugh Smith and Callum Bonner got the goals for James Toner and Conor Woods’ side while Povall produced a man of the match display.
You can view a selection of Ciaran Culligan’s pictures from the game below.
WU17 // Carlow/Kilkenny 0-7 Dundalk FC
Further afield, our U17 girls produced the display of the weekend with a brilliant win away to Carlow/Kilkenny on Saturday.
Ciara Whyte x2, Sarah Byrne x2, Ella McKenna, Ella Smyth and Caragh Fitzwarren were all on target for Jason McConville’s side.
The girls have two games this week, away to Shamrock Rovers on Tuesday night and at home to Bohemians on Saturday afternoon.
U14 // Athlone Town 0-0 Dundalk FC
Harry McShane’s improving side followed up a brilliant midweek display against Longford Town with a battling 0-0 draw away to their Midland rivals Athlone Town on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Nathan Keenan made a great save last minute save while Vinnie Leonard produced a man of the match display.
U15 // Dundalk FC 3-2 Treaty United
After finding themselves two goals down with 30 minutes to play, the lads showed great heart to come back and beat Treaty United in Glenmuir on Sunday.
The in-form Niko Lovrenkovic, man of the match Danny Putnam and Runako Sweetman were all on target for Simon Kelly’s side.
U19 // Dundalk FC 5-1 Waterford
Tiarnan Mulvenna’s side rounded off an excellent weekend for the academy with a 5-1 win over Waterford.
Hezikah Okirkpo, Antony Moyo, Ebuka Kwelele and Josh Hand x2 were on target.
Josh was one of six U17 players, alongside Tom McLoughlin, Sami Soyemi, Ben Fagbemi, Callum Bonner and Dulta Honney who featured in the win while a further two, Aidan Russell and Sam Case, were named on the bench.