Schoolboys Soccer

Schoolboys soccer: U-11 Challenge Cup Final Preview Moylough ’79 v Roscommon Town Moylough ’79 progressed to the final with victories over Loughglynn Utd and Dysart. The group have been together since U-9  and equipped themselves reasonably well at the Danone Cup. It’s a significant appearance for the club but win, lose or draw the lads have progressed really well. SQUAD: Michael Foley, Robert Tully, Sean Kelly, Neill Conway, Owen lyons, Owen O’Loughlin, Finbarr Hughes, Colin Ryan, Jamie Ryan, Ciarian Mannion, Michael Kelly, Enda Lyons, James Foley, James Fahey, Ciarian Knowles   Roscommon Town have had a longer journey to the final. A tight first round victory over Shiven Rovers, quarter final progress past Skyvalley Rovers and semi-final success versus Ballinagare F.C.  This side will probably start favourites, they’ve got a lot of good players and performed really well at the Danone Cup. SQUAD: Adrian Cassidy, Andrew Tully, Barry Mullen, Brendan Mullen, Brian Farrell, Brian Kelly, Brian Merriman, Ciaran Casey, Cormac Healy, Diarmuid Mullery, Jack Earley, Jamie Bracken, Luke Clogher, Oisin Hession, Patrick Clinton, Shane O’ Malley, Thomas Flynn. U-13 League Title Play-Off Preview Roscommon Town v Shiven Rovers This has all the ingredients of a terrific match and a flag ship advertisement for the Schoolboys League finals day organisation.  Both have a sprinkling of representative players that have been exposed to a lot of coaching and external matches for a number of years. In general the squads have many players no stranger to the latter stages of League competitions and many have U-12 honours from a year ago. It has been noticeable all winter that both teams possess an attribute that has often overridden more talented opponents and conditions, a willing and positive attitude to the game. It will be the first Schoolboy Final/Playoff played under floodlights and one all are looking forward to. U-18 Divisions Dysart went into their penultimate game expecting a victory to retake top spot in the First Division at the crucial point in the season. However St Johns Athletic didn’t read the script and definitely caused an upset by sharing the points in a two all draw. Goals by Sean Tully and Owen Cattigan for St Johns, Keith Waldron and an own goal for Dysart. Both managers reporting a fair result.  The title now hinges on the last sequence of games. Dysart would probably start favourites at home to Ahascragh Utd. In that case Lough Harps would have to win away to St Johns Athletic, not a guaranteed scenario and a very interesting final days fixtures in store.