Neville Pleased With Season
Dundalk U-19 manager Mick Neville was pleased with how the season went. Speaking to dundalkfc.com reflecting on the campaign he viewed it as a ‘successful’ year.
“I think it was a successful season. We got a few players in to the first team and they got experience in the Leinster Senior Cup and the League Cup (EA SPORTS Cup) which will stand them in good stead.
“Five or six of them have been in training regularly with the first team which is great for them and I think two of them have signed professional contracts which is all great progress.
“We were disappointed to lose to UCD in the quarter-finals of the league because we were a lot better than we showed on the day. ”
He feels it was a good year for the development of the players within the squad.
“In terms of the development it was a good year all round for us. We got a few players through to the first team as I said and they probably will have a future with the first team.
“The highlight was beating Bohemians. They had done the double and we beat them up in Blanchardstown. We had some great performances. ”
The Dubliner took plenty of positives from 2018 and is looking forward to progressing in the coming seasons.
“There was a lot of positives in the season. We played some good football at times but we conceded too many goals. That was our problem.
Going forward we are probably looking at a younger team with a year or two development. Things are positive in the youth side of it. The 17’s and 15’s had a decent enough season too.
We are constantly looking to get players into the club and that is where we are at the moment.”
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