The U19’s completed there pre-season friendlies with a 2-2 draw with Tom Mohan’s U17 International squadon Wednesdaynight.
Manager Martin Murray rested his senior players and used this game as an opportunity to have a look at his new U18 players and also promoted Six of Bob Doheny’s 16 year olds, with the team finishing with six, 16 years olds and five 17 year olds.
Shels goals were scored by Paddy Obijuru and Adam Farrell and were unlucky not to scoreanother goal or two with some excellent savesby the Irish keeper.
It was agood game played in atrocious conditions, two teams who played some entertaining football with some excellent performances on both sides. Martin’s 19’s kick off against Dundalk on Sat 6th September in Tolka Park.
Squad: Eric Donnelly, Eoghan Dempsey, Andrew Ward (Capt), Luke Doyle, Conor Keeley, Aaron Robinson, Dylan Grimes, Ronan O’Flynn, Paddy Obijuru, Adam Farrell and Ahu Obhakhan. Subs; Andy Gorman, and the six u16’s Keelan Gaffney, Declan Watters, Patrick Leonard, Michael Murphy, Nathan Doyle and Jason Grouse.
Management: Martin a Murray, Ger Ralph, Ciaran Bizzell and Gary Matthews O’Toole.