United U14s advance to national decider

Galway WFC U19s top the table

Gaining admirers and momentum Galway United U14s confidently cruised into the final of the league following a splendid 6-1 success over Cobh Ramblers at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Now Xavi Vazquez’s accomplished outfit will face Shamrock Rovers in the decider at the Athlone Town Stadium on Saturday.

That promises to be a very interesting game with this collection of footballers from the west of Ireland continuing to make an impact on the national stage.

Backboned by several of Mervue United’s U13 Irish Cup winning side from last year this team has enjoyed a productive campaign.

A dynamic display, laced with delightful goals and sharp build up play, ensured United came from behind to beat Cobh in front of a decent crowd.

Jack O’Brien steered Ramblers ahead, but United levelled before the break when Jacob Carroll expertly converted a spot-kick.

After the restart United continued to pass and probe with Donnacha Sammon 2, Carroll, Kyle Fitzgerald, and Tiernan Proulx contributing goals.

Having defeated St Patrick’s Athletic in similarly stylish fashion at the quarter-final stage, United know a demanding assignment awaits against Rovers in the midlands. The Hoops beat Cork City in the penultimate round.

Martin Devlin’s U17s were unfortunate to lose a Shield semi-final 2-1 away to Shelbourne in the capital. David Tarmey, prolific since joining in August, scored for United, who contest the Mark Farren Cup final next week.

Brendan O’Connor’s United U19s produced an excellent display when overcoming UCD 5-2 with Kody McCann (2 ), Gavin Gilmore (2 ), and Oleg Vysochan scoring.

Galway WFC’s U19s earned a crucial three points when fending off Peamount United’s challenge at Dangan on Sunday.

Saoirse Healey and Aoibheann Costello scored for Phil Trill’s side, who are top of the table following the 2-1 win.

Cork City, though, defeated Galway WFC’s U17s 2-0 in Saturday’s Cup semi-final Leeside.


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