It was a brilliant weekend for our underage sides who recorded five wins and a draw from the six games played.

A brace from Hughie Martin and a goal from Shaun Platt helped our MU14 team to a 3-1 win over Sligo Rovers at Oriel Park on Saturday.

The trip home from Sligo was a happy one for our WU17 team who left The Showgrounds on Saturday with a 1-0 win thanks to Ava McGeer’s goal.

In Waterford, our MU17 side took another big step towards the EA SPORTS LOI Academy title with a 2-0 win at the SETU Arena. Tom McLoughlin put the Lilywhites in front early on before Hugh Smith added a second after the break.

Our MU17 team maintained their place at the top of the EA SPORTS LOI Academy table.

On Sunday, goals from Callum Bonner (2), Conor O’Gorman and Senan Mullen helped our MU19 side to an excellent 4-2 win away to Finn Harps.

In Dublin, our WU19 team remain at the top of the table after picking up an excellent point against second-placed DLR Waves; the in-form Madeleine McKinley grabbing a 75th-minute equaliser from the penalty spot in a 1-1 draw.

Our MU15 travelled to Bishopsgate on Sunday and put four goals without reply past Longford Town. Dapo Annunlopo, Calum Woods, Jack Martin and Oisín Smyth were all on target for the young Lilywhites.