The New Interim U19 season kicks-off this weekend, running to early December.
Once again Martin Murray is at the helm, ably backed up byGer Ralph, Anto Kennedy and Mark Frazer again and joined by new back room staff member Paul Kirwan and old boy Nathan Murphy – back in capacity of goalkeeping coach.
Martin once againhas had to rebuilt with ELEVENnew players coming in, with Jack Brady, Ryan Robinson, Darragh Gannon and Aaron Robinson all stepping up to Kevin Doherty’s squad, all four are eligible to play at 19s but will have no involvement. AhuObhakhan, Andrew Ward and Ross O’Brien all taking up Scholarships in the US and Aaron ( Red ) Robinson taking up a scholarship with UCD.
Stephen Meaney and Fintan Devlin stepped up from Shelbourne’s own Academy, First team Adam O’Connor’s brother Craig joining the club along with Robert Duggan, Cian Fogarty, Matt Lyons, James Brown, Dayle Rooney, Ross Coyle, Jayson Groves,Gavin Balfe and of this eleven, NINE areeligible to play U17.
Elevenplayers have been retained Eric Donnelly and Conor Keeley, who have already been involved with the first team, Cian Kennedy, Gavin Kearney, Luke Doyle, Glenn Carragher, Ronan O’Flynn, Aaron Ralph, Dylan Grimes, Andy Gorman, and George Mukete – and again five of these are eligible to play U17, so you see a very young group.
The season kick-off onSaturday (22nd August)against our Northside rivals Bohemians, who are the Northern champions, with anoonkick-off in the fine venue of the IT Blanchardstown.
Unfortunately Conor Keeley is not available due to suspension forreaching four yellow cards at the end of last season. George Mukete is injured and Cian Kennedy needs a late fitness test.
Murray’s crew will have their first home gameon Tuesday25th, at home in Tolka Park to Johnny Glynn’s Galway Utd with6.30pmkick off.
We hope that you will come along and support these young players during the season.
The details of our Under 19 Squad have now been posted on the Website.
Here on the Shelbourne FC website, go to theRED TABSat the top of the screen, click on the tab marked Teamand, on the dropdown menu, clickUnder 19s
You will then access details and headshots of the Players and Staff of the Shelbourne Under 19 team, playing in the SSE Airtricity U19 League.