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U19 Preseason Friendly 24.02.2018, Bray Wanderers 0 M.U.C.F.P. O

 

MUCFP U-19s travelled up to the home of St Josephs Boys in Sallynoggin on Saturday Feb 24th to play Bray Wanderers in a preseason friendly.
Having done well in a number of recent games against Senior sides from Local leagues including Boyne Harps and Carrick Rovers from the NEFL, Bray was a great test for this seasons squad to see how they stacked up against another U-19 League of Ireland side.

The game started brightly with some good attacking play from both sides, Mark Byrne in the partners goal was called upon to deal with a couple of crosses and through balls in the early exchanges but the back 4 of Dylan Molloy, Shane Kierans, Lorcan Murnaghan and Dylan Garrigan kept the opposition front line quiet for the most part.
Bray played some tidy football during the first half and had the edge in a tense midfield battle as the MUCFP lads took a bit of time to settle into the game. As the half progressed Ify Nzewi and Seosamh Sheerin came into the game more and began to threaten in wide areas however Callum Lynch up front had very little in terms of possession or chances to strike on goal to show what he has been capable of so far in this preseason. Towards the end of the first half the Partners were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box, Lynch had a strike on goal but his effort was saved by the keeper.

The second half was much better from the away side as they settled into the game, Cianan Kelly and Ciaran “Tim” Mc Cann started to control midfield and get more quality delivery into the feet of the industrious Lynch however clear-cut chances were few and far between.
Bray stepped up a gear with the introduction of a couple of quality players but the partners defence was more than capable of dealing with any threats from the seasiders.
The partners then proceeded to make some changes with Chad Mc Eneaney coming on for Nzewi and Ollie Clerkin for Sheerin and Shane Hickey adding to the midfield unit. Mc Eneaney has been in outstanding form in preseason and he took the game to Bray with a couple of clever runs into the box and some excellent hold up play to create chances for the forward line.
Shane Hickey impressed with his direct play and physicality and will be a great signing for the Team once he gains some valuable experience at this level.
Further changes included Eli Ward for captain Cianan Kelly who picked up a minor knock, Jack Drumm for Lynch and Adam Boyle for Molloy. With so many changes in a game its normally difficult to maintain composure and shape however the lads made a seamless transition and continued to defend well while pressing the Bray defence. The game continued to be an even contest throughout the half however little remained in terms of clear chances on goal.
Luke Perkins replaced Byrne in the visitors goal for the last 30 mins and continued with a solid performance dealing with any danger in the box and snuffing out any crosses or through balls.
Further changes included Michael Mc Cann, Lewis Gibson, Neilas Barvydas who all gained valuable game time against a very good Bray side.
The game finished at a frantic pace as both sides pushed for a win, the partners had the best of the final exchanges creating a couple of half chances but were unable to find the back of the net.
Bray had some chances of their own but with some really good last ditch defending from the partners back 4 they were denied any chance of snatching the game late on.

The game finished in a scoreless draw but it was an entertaining encounter and a worthwhile exercise for both teams as they face into the new U-19 Elite season in a few weeks’ time.
The partners can take lots of positives from the game, a rare clean sheet and a solid defensive performance from the entire team was great to see.
The depth and quality of this year’s squad is a huge plus, we have strength in positions that we didn’t have last season and plenty of cover for key position too which will be a vital asset through the season as we will experience injuries, suspensions and players unavailable.
We also have a great balance in terms of the age group with 11 players still elegible to play 19s next season plus Adam Boyle who is still U17 this season but has stepped up to U-19 level and has really impressed in preseason so far.

Preseason – U17’s U19’s v Bray Wanderers

Robbie McQuillans U19 MUCFP charges headed to St Joseph’s boys impressive home Saturday 24th Feb to take on Bray Wanderers U19 SSE Airtricity Squad on a rare grass pitch. All the squad got valuable game today in an entertaining 0 – 0 draw. Exciting from the first to last whistle. Some great performances and a lot learned. Hard work in training is paying off.
Paul Smyths U17 SSE Airtricity Squad also headed to Dublin today, taking on Bray Wanderers U17 squad, excuse the quality of the photos as the lads kicked off slightly later than planned. Another great performance from these lads after last weeks win over the Monaghan Cavans U18s Interleague Squad. A great performance today from the players ending in a 1 – 1 draw with a goal from the impressive Aaron McCabe. Again Paul and his back room team have taken many positives from today.
What about the the jersey, yes it’s all out there now, very pleased to see the new sponsor name. Yes EIRGRID folks watch out for news on this too, with a big day out Saturday 10th March in Gortakeegan.

SSE Airtricity League fixtures for the 2017 Under-15 National League.

GROUP 1
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 20th AUGUST 2017 – SERIES NO. 1
Finn Harps v Sligo Rovers
Longford Town v Derry City
Mayo v Monaghan United-Cavan FP
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 27th AUGUST 2017 – SERIES NO. 2
Derry City v Mayo
Monaghan United-Cavan FP v Finn Harps
Sligo Rovers v Longford Town
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2017 – SERIES NO. 3
Derry City v Monaghan United-Cavan FP
Longford Town v Finn Harps
Mayo v Sligo Rovers
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2017 – SERIES NO. 4
Finn Harps v Derry City
Longford Town v Mayo
Sligo Rovers v Monaghan United-Cavan FP
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2017 – SERIES NO. 5
Derry City v Sligo Rovers
Mayo v Finn Harps
Monaghan United-Cavan FP v Longford Town
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2017 – SERIES NO. 6
Finn Harps v Mayo
Longford Town v Monaghan United-Cavan FP
Sligo Rovers v Derry City
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER 2017 – SERIES NO. 7
Derry City v Finn Harps
Mayo v Longford Town
Monaghan United-Cavan FP v Sligo Rovers v
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 8th OCTOBER 2017 – SERIES NO. 8
Finn Harps v Longford Town
Monaghan United-Cavan FP v Derry City
Sligo Rovers v Mayo
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 15th OCTOBER 2017 – SERIES NO. 9
Finn Harps v Monaghan United-Cavan FP
Longford Town v Sligo Rovers
Mayo v Derry City
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2017 – SERIES NO. 10
Derry City v Longford Town
Monaghan United-Cavan FP v Mayo
Sligo Rovers v Finn Harps
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER 2017 – NO FIXTURES
SATURDAY, 4th NOVEMBER 2017 – QUARTER-FINALS
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2017 – NO FIXTURES
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2017 – SEMI-FINALS
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2017 – FINAL

SSE Airtricity League have released group and fixtures for the upcoming first-ever Under-15 National League.

The SSE Airtricity League Under 15 National League will be made up of 24 teams from across the country and they will all participate in a shortened 2017 season, which is set to kick-off on the week ending August 20.

There will be four groups with six teams competing in each group and the top two teams from each group will then qualify for the finals stage.

All 20 SSE Airtricity League teams are represented with three schoolboy league sides – Kerry Schoolboys League, Mayo League, Monaghan/Cavan Partnership – and St. Kevin’s Boys making up the 24 sides in the truncated season.

The four groups are as follows:-

Group 1 – Derry City, Finn Harps, Longford Town, Mayo, Monaghan-Cavan, Sligo Rovers.

Group 2 – Athlone Town, Bray Wanderers, Galway United, Shamrock Rovers, St. Kevin’s Boys, UCD.

Group 3 – Cobh Ramblers, Cork City, Kerry, Limerick, Waterford FC, Wexford FC.

Group 4 – Bohemians, Cabinteely, Drogheda United, Dundalk, Shelbourne, St. Patrick’s Athletic.

Under 19 Squad announced for 2017 Season

SSE U19 Logo 2

We are delighted to announce details of our new U19 squad that will be competing in the National Airtricity League this year, which kicks off on March 11th with Finn Harps visiting Gortakeegan. The full U19 squad.

Luke Perkins
Abraham Dixon
Jordan Corrway
Luke Donohue
Dillon Kelly
Alpha Ike
Michael Junaid
Adam Quirke
Nathan Renihan
Lorcan Murnaghan
Ify Nzewi
Peter Hangirbado
Lewis Gibson
Stephen Corrigan
Prince Esanbor
Tyler O Hanlon
Dylan McMullan
Dan O Doherty
Nonso Nzewi
Tautyvdas Senelevicius
Dylan Mulligan

Paul Smith has announced his U17 Squad for the 2017 season.

SSE U17 Logo 2  Paul Smith has announced his MUCFP U17 Squad for the 2017 season.

Here’s a few words from Paul and the names of his squad:
“We are delighted the squad we were able to assemble. The hard work now starts ahead of a very exciting adventure for us all. To the players who were unlucky not to be included, keep working hard and who knows, the door may open again at another time.” (Paul Smith)
MUCFP U17 Squad.
Daniel Murdoch
David Hayes
Jack O Connor
Chris Sombete
Aaron Mulligan
Mark Melvin
Liam O Callaghan
Seosamh Sheerin
Callum Ross Lynch
Leon McCabe
Oisin Brady
Martynus Pilvinus
Eli Ward
Donnach Swinburne
Sarunus Zenkovas
Dylan Garrigan
Bradley Okaidja
Ryan Duffy
Aaron McCabe.
The committee wish Paul, his management team and all the players all the very best for the coming season. We will post up some info on the players shortly, so keep tuned in.