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MARCH

EVEN AGE GROUPS BACK IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND

WE’RE BACK in action this weekend and the even age groups will provide the football with almost 70 games listed.

It’s worth checking out the U12, U14 and 16 league tables on the website as many divisions are now beginning to take shape with little between some teams at the top.

Also – all the fixtures, venues and times are listed – so get out and cheer on your team this weekend.

DELEGATE MEETING ON MARCH 28th

Clubs should note that a Schoolboys League Delegate Meeting will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Thursday, March 28th at which cup draws will be made. If your club would like to enter a new team in the Cup please email WDSL Secretary with the details (all teams already in League are automatically entered in the Cups, U11 to U16). The meeting gets underway at 8pm. All Clubs MUST attend.

UNDER-12s OUT OF LUCK IN PLATE QUARTER FINAL

The Wexford under-12s were out of luck in their Leinster Plate quarter-final game against the North Eastern Counties at Bunclody on Sunday. There was very little between the teams and Wexford had a couple of goal-scoring chances and also had a penalty appeal waved away as they pressed the visitors. As it transpired, it was a second half spot-kick which eventually decided the tie in favour of NEC, giving them a 1-0 victory.

The game was played at Bunclody in, at times, arctic conditions, and both teams and supporters were treated to a very welcome cup of tea and sandwiches following the final whistle.

So impressed was the NEC management by the hospitality that they invited Wexford to a tournament which they will be organising later in the year.

Meanwhile, team manager Tommy Byrne and his crew will be busy preparing for the Frank O’Byrne Tournament in Waterford and for the annual Tracie Lawlor Memorial Tournament.

DELEGATE MEETING ON MARCH 28th

Clubs should note that a Schoolboys League Delegate Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28th at which cup draws will be made. The venue and time will be confirmed and notified to all club secretaries.

NO FIXTURES ON ST. PATRICK’S WEEKEND

There will be no Schoolboys League games down for decision this weekend. The action will resume on Saturday, March 23rd. Check the website for all the results to date and for up to date league tables.

KENNEDY CUP DRAW SEES WEXFORD FACE WATERFORD, WICKLOW AND WWEC

THE DRAW for the 2019 SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup took place on Saturday last in the Auburn Lodge, Ennis, County Clare, where SFAI Chairman John Earley was joined by SFAI Vice-Chairman Pat Kelly and the Mayor of Ennis, Clare Colleran-Molloy.

The Wexford Schoolboys League was represented at the draw by SFAI Council members Willie Cottrell and Ian Lawlor.

The action gets underway on Tuesday, June 11th in Limerick University and runs to Saturday, June 15th.

The draw for the group stages saw Wexford, Waterford, Wicklow and the WWEC in Group One.

Group Two sees the NDSL, Limerick District, West Cork and the RDYSL together, while Group Three involves Galway, SDFL, North Tipperary and Inishowen.

The Midlands, Dundalk, Mayo and NECSL are in Group Four, while last year’s runners up, the KDUL are in Group Five with Kerry, Clare and Limerick County.

The 2018 winners the DDSL are joined by Kilkenny, Athlone and Drogheda in Group Six, while Limerick Desmond, Donegal, Sligo/Leitrim and Carlow are in Group Seven.

Finally, in Group Eight, Cork SL are joined by CMUL, South Tipperary and Longford.

WEXFORD UNDER-16s HELD BY WICKLOW

The Wexford under-16s were in Subway Championship Leinster action on Saturday last when they travelled to Arklow Celtic’s ground where they took on Wicklow in their final Group 1 game.

Former Wexford Kennedy Cup manager Alan Kelly was in charge of the Wicklow team which had lost their previous two games but on this occasion they battled to deny Wexford and secure their first point of the campaign on a 0-0 scoreline.

Sean Keane’s team currently occupy second spot in the table but could still, mathematically, be relegated to third in the unlikely event of North Eastern Counties beating DDSL in their final group game on Sunday, March 24th.

If, as seems likely, Wexford remain second, they will play DDSL on April 13th/14th to decide which team advances to the national semi-final.

UNDER-12s IN PLATE ACTION ON SUNDAY

The Wexford under-12s will be in Leinster Plate quarter-final action on Sunday next when they take on the North Eastern Counties at Bunclody. The big game has a 2pm kick-off.

· There are over 60 games down for decision in the even age groups in the Wexford Schoolboys League on Saturday next – see the website for all the venues and times.

WEXFORD’S UNDER-12s PIPPED FOR TOP SPOT

WEXFORD’S UNDER-12s were celebrating a record 9-1 victory over Wicklow on Saturday last, but it wasn’t enough to finish top of the Subway Championship Leinster Group 1 table.

The Midlands League, who had shared the points with Wexford in December, were also in action and their 5-0 win against Carlow saw them pip Wexford to top spot on goal difference.

Wexford captain Killian Brennan was their goal scorer in chief last weekend, netting four, while Darren Rossiter hit three. Tom Funge and Kaylem Hartnett were the other marksmen.

Tommy Byrne’s team now enter the Plate competition and have a home game against North Eastern Counties on Saturday.

The Wexford under-16s faced DDSL at Abbottstown on Sunday in a game which would effectively determine who would top the Leinster Group 1 Subway Championship table.

After holding their highly-rated hosts to a single goal in the first half, San Keane’s battlers eventually lost out to the Dublin side on a 4-0 scoreline.

Wexford will be in action again on Saturday (11am) when they travel to Arklow Celtic’s ground where they will play Wicklow in their final Group 1 game.

· Well done to U11 manager John Fanning who welcomed the U11 development squad from Limerick County to Wexford on Sunday. The played three games and a great day was had by all. A big thank you to All Blacks for all their help on the day and the parents for the refreshments.

· There are over 60 games down for decision in the uneven age groups in the Wexford Schoolboys League on Saturday – see the website for all the venues and times.

FEBRUARY

BIG WEEKEND FOR WEXFORD UNDER-12 AND UNDER-16 TEAMS

THIS WEEKEND is a big one for Wexford’s under-12 and under-16 teams as they face tough away games in their quest to top the Subway Championship tables in their respective age groups.

The under-12s travel to take on Wicklow 1 on Saturday (11.30am) at Celtic Park while the under-16s will face DDSL at Abbottstown on Sunday (11am).

Best wishes go with team managers Tommy Byrne (U12) and Sean Keane (U16) and their squads.

· Wexford teams are very much involved in the Skechers Cup Regional semi-finals at a date to be announced. North End’s U13s are scheduled to play Evergreen A, Gorey Rangers U14s will take on Cahir Park, while Shamrock Rovers will host Wexford Albion. Also – at U16 level, Villa (Waterford) will play North End in the regional play-off with the winner at home to St. Josephs FC in the semi-final.

WEXFORD U12s AND U16s TAKE THE SUBWAY CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

IT WAS good news all the way as Wexford returned to Subway Championship action last weekend with the county under-12s and under-16s recording wins in their Group 1 games.

The under-12s travelled to take on Carlow and team captain Ben Long scored the only goal of a game which Wexford dominated for long spells. The Slaneysiders had drawn 1-1 in their opening game against the Midlands League before Christmas and Midlands, who top the table on goal difference, were 5-0 winners against Wicklow last weekend. Next up for Wexford is an away trip to Wicklow on Saturday, February 23rd while Midlands will visit Carlow.

The under-16s had a 5-0 victory against the North Eastern Counties in their first Group 1 game and were 4-0 winners when they took on the Midlands League at Bunclody on Sunday. Calum Gamble was Wexford’s hat-trick hero with Dylan McEvoy also getting on the scoresheet. DDSL meanwhile, were accounting for Wicklow on a 6-0 scoreline to edge ahead of Wexford on goal difference. The crunch game will come on Sunday, February 24th when Wexford travel to play DDSL at Abbotstown and a victory would see Sean Keane’s team go top of the table.

· Wexford Albion and Shamrock Rovers U15s were out of luck in their Skechers SFAI Cup last-16 games on Saturday, with both Wexford teams losing out on penalties. Albion lost the shootout 6-5 after the game had finished 4-4 while Rovers went down 4-3 with the score in their game 1-1 after extra time. But both Wexford teams now have another big game to look forward to as the will meet in the Skechers SFAI Cup Regional semi-final at a date to be announced.

· The uneven age groups will provide the Wexford Schoolboys League action on Saturday. Check out all the games and times on the website.

· The FAI Referees Beginners Course held on Saturday and Sunday last at Ferrycarrig Park was a big success with 14 prospective referees in attendance. Eleven of these were from Wexford and they will now, hopefully, add to the numbers in the local branch.

· Former Curracloe and Wexford Kennedy Cup defender Kevin O’Connor is currently on loan to Cork City from English Championship club Preston North End and scored for the Leesiders in their 2-1 President’s Cup defeat to double champions Dundalk last weekend. The attendance figure at Turner’s Cross was 2,777.

WEXFORD TEAMS IN SUBWAY CHAMPIONSHIP ACTION ON SUNDAY NEXT

Sunday next sees Wexford return to Subway Championship action with the county under-12s and under-16s in action.

Tommy Byrne’s under-12s will travel to take on Carlow in group 1 and will be aiming to build on their opening 1-1 draw against the Midlands League before Christmas.

The game kicks off at 3.30 in Parkville Utd's pitch, Tullow

The under-16s had a resounding 5-0 victory against the North Eastern Counties in their first Group 1 game but Wexford team manager Sean Keane will be taking nothing for granted this weekend. This game will take place at Bunclody FC’s ground with kick-off at 2pm.

· The even age groups will provide the Schoolboys League action on Saturday. Check out the games and times on the website.

· A reminder that an FAI Referees Beginners Course will be held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February at Ferrycarrig Park; 9am-5pm both days; For further information visit the Referee’s page at Referee Beginners Course or contact the Referees Department on 01 8999536. Email: referees@fai.ie.

ALBION AND ROVERS KEEP THE WEXFORD FLAG FLYING

THE UNDER-15 stars of Wexford Albion and Shamrock Rovers kept the Wexford flag flying in the Skechers SFAI Cup last weekend with both clubs recording wins in the last-32 of the competition.

Wexford Albion’s long trip to Killarney Celtic was well rewarded with a 3-1 victory over the hosts while Shamrock Rovers took on Kildare’s Kilcock Celtic at Peter Quinn Park and were 3-0 winners.

Three other Wexford clubs were also in Skechers SFAI Cup last-32 action but lost out to their in-form opponents.

Gorey Rangers under-14s travelled to Tullamore Town and were beaten 2-1, St. Josephs went down 1-0 away to Salthill Devon and North End lost out on a 5-1 scoreline away to Midleton FC.

· The uneven age groups will provide the Schoolboys League action this weekend and you have 77 games to choose from. Check out the games and times on the website.

· A reminder that an FAI Referees Beginners Course will be held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February at Ferrycarrig Park; 9am-5pm both days; For further information visit the Referee’s page at Referee Beginners Course or contact the Referees Department on 01 8999536. Email: referees@fai.ie.

JANUARY 2019

KENNEDY CUP 2019 DATES ARE CONFIRMED

THE SCHOOLBOYS Football Association of Ireland last week confirmed that the SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup 2019 will take place in the University of Limerick from Tuesday, June 11th to Saturday, June 15th.

The competition ran from Monday to Friday in previous years and the move in dates comes as the Republic of Ireland will take on Gibraltar on Monday, June 10th in the Aviva Stadium.

The format will remain the same as in previous years and 640 players from the 32 affiliated Leagues will make their way to Limerick for the five-day competition.

Work on the organising of this year’s Kennedy Cup is already well underway, and the draw will take place following the SFAI Council meeting in Ennis, Co. Clare on March 2nd.

· Well done to former New Ross Celtic and Wexford Kennedy Cup player Thomas O’Connor who has signed a contract extension with English Premier Division Club Southampton which will run to June 2021.

· Wexford’s under-15s came up against a powerful Carlow side in the SFAI Subway Plate Leinster final at New Ross Celtic’s Butlersland ground on Sunday last. The visitors raced into a 3-0 lead before the break and added another four goals in the second half. Wexford never gave up trying and had a couple of scoring chances, but at the final whistle it was 7-0 to a top class Carlow team who now go on to the national semi-final.

· The even age groups will provide the Schoolboys League action this Saturday and a number of Wexford clubs are also involved in Skechers SFAI Cup last-32 games. Check out the games and times on the website.

· A reminder that an FAI Referees Beginners Course will be held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February at Ferrycarrig Park; 9am-5pm both days; For further information visit the Referee’s page at Referee Beginners Course or contact the Referees Department on 01 8999536. Email: referees@fai.ie

WEXFORD UNDER-15s POWER TO LEINSTER PLATE FINAL

WEXFORD’S UNDER-15s powered their way to the SFAI Subway Plate Leinster final with a 4-1 win against the Midlands League at New Ross Celtic’s Butlersland ground on Sunday last.

Ken Kennedy’s team raced into a 3-0 lead before the break and added another in the second half to set up a meeting with Carlow in the provincial decider.

Brian Curran (2), Ben Rossiter and Mylie Fortune were the Wexford scorers.

The final is scheduled for Butlersland on Sunday next (2pm) and a cracking game looks to be on the cards with the winner qualifying for the national semi-final.

Carlow were 5-2 winners over NDSL in their semi-final last weekend.

· The uneven age groups will provide the Schoolboys League action on Saturday – check out the games and times on the website.

FAI NET MEETING

Clubs should note that an FAI Net meeting will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Monday, January 21st, commencing at 8pm.

ACTION RESUMES THIS WEEKEND

WE’RE BACK after the Christmas break this weekend with the even age groups providing the Schoolboys League action on Saturday and everybody is looking forward to the games.

Wexford’s under-15s will be in Subway Championship Plate action on Sunday when they take on the Midlands League at New Ross Celtic’ s Butlersland ground with kick-off time 2pm.

FAI NET MEETING

Clubs should note that an FAI Net meeting will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Monday, January 21st, commencing at 8pm.

December 2018

STORM DEIRDRE THE BIG WINNER ON SATURDAY

Storm Deirdre ensured that last Saturday’s entire Schoolboys League programme was wiped out.

The Wexford under-13s’ Subway Championship Leinster Group 2 game did go ahead when they hosted Kilkenny at Curracloe on Sunday, with the visitors emerging 2-0 winners.

The League now takes a break and everybody will be looking forward to the action getting underway again with the even age groups on January 12th.

Wishing everybody a happy Christmas and a sporting, prosperous and healthy New Year.

WEXFORD U16s HIT NORTH EASTERN COUNTIES FOR FIVE

SEAN KEANE’S Wexford under-16 team got their campaign off to a great start when they were 5-0 winners away to the North Eastern Counties Schoolboys League in their Subway Championship Group 1 game last weekend.

James Cullen and Dylan McEvoy had Wexford 2-0 in front at the break and McEvoy, along with Matek Stepanik and Corey Dunbar rifled in three more in the second half to leave the Slaneysiders big winners.

The Wexford under-12s played their first Subway Championship Leinster Group 1 game against Midlands 1 at Curracloe on Sunday last and took a well deserved point from what was a very good game.

The tie was scoreless at the break but the Midlanders took the lead early in the new half through Keelan McNamara. Wexford battled back and were rewarded when Oscar Ramsey headed Charlie Conway’s corner kick to the visitors’ net.

The Wexford under-13s will be aiming for their first group win in the Subway Championship Leinster Group 2 when they host Kilkenny on Sunday next, December 16th.

This weekend will also be a busy day for the uneven age groups in Wexford – check out the fixtures for a game near you.

BATTLING UNDER-13S LOSE OUT TO DDSL

The Wexford under-13s travelled to Abbottstown last weekend to play DDSL and put in a great performance. The Wexford boys attacked from the start and led the Subway Championship Leinster Group 2 table toppers 2-0 with Joe O'Leary scoring both goals before eventually losing out on a 4-2 scoreline. In the other Group 2 games played, Kilkenny beat Kildare 5-1 while NDSL were 4-2 winners against Midlands. Wexford will now be aiming for their first group win when they host Kilkenny on Sunday, December 16th.

The Wexford under-12s will play their first Subway Championship Leinster Group 1 game against Midlands 1 at Curracloe (2pm) on Sunday next, December 9th. Also in Group 1 action will be Wicklow 1 against Carlow on Saturday.

Saturday will also be a busy day for the even age groups in Wexford, with 72 games down for decision – check out the fixtures for a game near you.

U11 HOST KILKENNY ON SUNDAY

On Sunday 9th of December the u11 boys play Kilkenny in Kilmuckridge. It's a great chance for this development side to represent the county with pride. Kick off is at 12 for first games and 1pm for the second round of games. All support really appreciated. Best of luck to John and the coaches and the 34 lads. 17 clubs are represented in the squad. Come along and enjoy.

RANGERS UNDER-14S IN HOT SCORING FORM

GOREY RANGERS’ under 14s were in hot scoring form last weekend when they travelled to Good Counsel College to take on New Ross Town in their big Skechers SFAI Cup game. The Gorey sharp shooters advanced in the competition when coming out on the right side of a 5-2 scoreline.

There are 77 games down for decision in the uneven age groups this weekend when the stormy weather will, hopefully, have departed.

Another big fixture sees the Wexford U13s travel to play DDSL in their Leinster Group 2 game in the Subway Championships with kick-off at noon on Sunday.

WINNING INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FOR SEAN

Sean Fitzpatrick made a winning international debut in Poland on Tuesday of last week when setting up Ben Quinn for the only goal of the game in the Ireland U15 team’s victory against the Poles.

Shamrock Rovers and Kennedy Cup player Sean also figured in the second ‘friendly’ game on Thursday when entering the fray as a 60th minute substitute. This game ended in a 4-2 win for Poland.

NEW CLUB FOR CONOR

Former Gorey Rangers and Wexford Kennedy Cup midfielder Conor Levingston who spent five years at Wolves and Sunderland will be lining out with Airtricity League Premier team Bohemians next season. Everybody involved in schoolboys football in Wexford wish Conor the very best of luck.

REFEREES BEGINNER COURSE

The FAI Referees Department has confirmed the date and venue for a Referees Beginner Course which will take place in Wexford in February 2019.

The course is open to anybody over the age of 16 and all you need is enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to learn.

The course details are as follows: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February 2019 at Ferrycarrig Park; 9am-5pm both days; To register for the course please go to: Wexford Course.

The fee for the course is €100 and a minimum number of 15 participants will be required for the course to proceed.

For further information on the Football Association of Ireland Referee Beginners Course programme visit the Referee’s page at Referee Beginners Course or contact the Referees Department on 01 8999536. Email: referees@fai.ie.

RESPECT

Following the recent shocking reports of match officials being verbally abused and assaulted at matches in other counties, team managers, parents and spectators at games are asked to remember that they should show respect to match officials - without them there would be no game. It is also emphasised that the young players should be encouraged (not discourged) at all times.

SPORTS ACTIVE WEXFORD

A big thank you to Sports Active Wexford for the financial contribution to the Wexford & District Schoolboys League.

November 2018

71 GAMES DOWN FOR DECISION THIS WEEKEND

THE ACTION last weekend featured the uneven age groups, and among the notable results was North End’s big 4-0 win over Kilkenny’s Deen Celtic in the U13 SFAI Skechers Cup.

This Saturday it’s the turn of the even age groups with 71 games down for decision, including three SFAI Skechers Cup ties.

REFEREES BEGINNER COURSE

An FAI Referees Beginners Course will be held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February 2019 at Ferrycarrig Park; 9am-5pm both days;

To register please go to: Wexford Course. The fee for the course is €100 and a minimum number of 15 participants will be required for the course to proceed.

For further information on the programme visit the Referee’s page at Referee Beginners Course or contact the Referees Department on 01 8999536. Email: referees@fai.ie.

RESPECT

Following the recent shocking reports of match officials being verbally abused and assaulted at matches in other counties, team managers, parents and spectators at games are asked to remember that they should show respect to match officials - without them there would be no game. It is also emphasised that the young players should be encouraged (not discourged) at all times.

U11 Wexford ETP Sunday 18th November

On Sunday 18th November the u11 ETP lads will play West Waterford East Cork in a series of development games in the WIT sports campus. Games commence at 12. This is the first outing for this newly assembled squad. Best of luck to all the lads and their management team.

U12 FRIENDLY PANEL

Panel for U12 Game v Kilkenny in Thomastown, meet there at 11 o'clock, bring boots for both grass and astro please. James Kirby, Callum Fowler, Conor Burke, (St Leonards), Conor Burke (St Cormacs), Jan Wozniak, Fillip Wasilewski, James Kavanagh, Killian Brennan, Darren Rossiter, Ryan Byrne, Joe Swords, Darragh O'Toole, Alex Carton, Noah James, Hayden McCarthy, Adam Connick, Finn Ryan, Cian O'Dowd, Charlie Conway, Rory Goff, Oscar Ramsey, Ben Long, William Gaul.

WEXFORD U15s CLAIM WELL DESERVED POINT IN KILKENNY

Torrential downpors forced the cancellation of last weekend’s schoolboys programme, with just one Inter League game surviving. The Wexford U15 squad travelled to play Kilkenny at Derdimus Park in their final SFAI Subway Championship Group 1 game and returned home with a well deserved point. Wexford goalkeeper Paul Byrne was busy in the first half, making three exceptional saves and Kilkenny also hit the woodwork. But team captain Luc Farrell and Darragh Farrell went close for the Slaneysiders following good play. Kilkenny took the lead 20 minutes after the break but Wexford battled back and Ewan Russell levelled with five minutes remaining. Wexford have now finished third in their group and their next outing will be in the SFAI Plate competition in January.

· Wexford’s uneven age group teams will be in league and SFAI Skechers Cup action this weekend – check out our fixtures for all the games and venues.

SPORTS ACTIVE WEXFORD

A big thank you to Sports Active Wexford for the financial contribution to the Wexford & District Schoolboys League

BIG GAMES DOWN FOR DECISION THIS WEEKEND

THE WIND and rain put a damper on last weekend’s Schoolboys League uneven age group fixtures and hopefully, conditions will improve this weekend.

In addition to next Saturday’s even-age league programme there will be big games involving Wexford clubs in the SFAI Skechers Cup competition.

On Sunday, the Wexford U15 team will be travelling to play KIlkenny the SFAI Subway Championship and will be aiming to notch their second win in Leinster Group 1. The u13s will welcome the NDSL to Courtown at 2.30

· Well done to Wexford Albion’s Sam Norvell and Shay O’Leary who have been invited to attend the National Academy in the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh Road, Dublin on Sunday, November 11th. Sam will be involved in the 2004 Assessment game against the 2005 National Academy which will include his Wexford clubmate Shay.

October 2018

WEXFORD TEAMS ENJOY BIG SUCCESS IN SFAI CUP GAMES

Wexford teams enjoyed big success in last weekend’s SFAI U12, U14 and U16 Skechers Cup games.

Wexford Albion’s under-12s took on Hanover Harps from Carlow at Kennedy Park and goals from Sam Molloy Nolan and Sean O’Connor earned the home team a 2-0 victory. North End’s under-12s were also winners when accounting for Tipperary’s Mulnahone on a 3-1 scoreline.

New Ross Town were 5-0 winners against Forth Celtic in the all-Wexford U14 Skechers Cup clash while Ballagh beat Kilmacow from Kilkenny 3-2. Gorey Rangers travelled to Two-Mile-Borris/St. Kevins and beat the South Tipp outfit on a 2-0 scoreline. Wexford Albion hosted Villa FC with the Waterford side winning 4-1.

North End’s U16s advanced with a 6-1 victory over Carlow’s St. Patrick’s Boys.

It’s back to league action with the uneven age groups this weekend – check out the fixtures for a game near you.

· A welcome is extended to Clodagh Barry (Corach Ramblers) who was co-opted to the Schoolboys League committee last week. Clodagh will be ratified at the next Delegate Meeting.

WEXFORD UNDER-15s BEST AGAINST WICKLOW

THE WEATHER was perfect for last weekend’s action-packed programme of games and there was great entertainment around the county with U13 and U15 Skechers Cup games down for decision in addition to the league action.

Wexford was also involved in the SFAI Subway Championships, and our U15s recorded an impressive victory when taking on Wicklow at Curracloe. The visitors’ manager Alan Kelly would have been very familiar with his surroundings on Sunday as was in charge of this year’s Wexford Kennedy Cup team.

Wexford, managed by Ken Kennedy, were 2-0 ahead at the break and went in to win on a 3-1 scoreline with Kyle Baker, Luke Farrell and Jack Fanning the scorers, while Jack Gregory notched Wicklow’s goal.

Meanwhile, Simon Barnes’ U13s made the trip to Kildare where they went down on a 5-0 scoreline at Togher Park.

Best of luck to our teams taking part in the SFAI Skechers Cup this weekend. Our league teams have the Bank Holiday off and we will be back in action next week with the odd age groups

· A reminder that a Safeguarding 1 course will be held in Forth Celtic FC on Thursday, October 25th (7-10pm). The cost is 10 euro.

· Team managers, parents and spectators at games are asked to remember that the young players should be encouraged (not discourged) at all times and that respect should be shown to match officials - without them there would be no game.

WEXFORD U11 ETP FINAL SQUAD

Enan Quinlan (Gorey Rangers), Kyle Murphy (New Ross Town), Noel Browne (Caim United), Callum Goucher (Bridge Rovers), Cian Donovan (Glynn Barntown), Rian O'Grady (Forth Celtic), Bobby McDonald (Adamstown), Dylan Farrell (Moyne Rangers), Oisin McDonagh (Glynn Barntown), Sean Stamp (St Joseph's), Conor Doyle (Forth Celtic), Seb Sludds (Oylegate), Mark Banville (Taghmon), Ben Walsh (Moyne Rangers), Alex Devereux (Gorey Rangers), Kyle Duncan (Gorey Rangers), Stephen Murphy (Gorey Rangers), Brian Ivers (Newpark), Ryan Wycherly (Oylegate), Evan Stapleton (St. Leonards), James Furlong (Adamstown), Darragh Sinnott (Adamstown), Rory Ahern (Gorey Celtic), Coby Byrne (Courtown Hibs), Alfie Elmes (Forth Celtic), Caleb Watters (Gorey Rangers), Jack Sheridan (Gorey Rangers), Stephen Wallace (Shamrock Rovers), Billy Martin (Glynn Barntown), Shane Finnegan (Wexford Celtic), Stephen Connor (St Joseph's), Jack Browne (Glynn Barntown), Alex Norval (Forth Celtic).

Manager: John Fanning

CALLUM THE WINNER AS SATURDAY GAMES CANCELLED

Storm Callum was the winner last weekend as Saturday’s Schoolboys League games, along with the SFAI Cup programme, was cancelled following torrential rain and wind.

But there’s an action-packed programme of games to look forward to this weekend, with U13 and U15 Skechers Cup games down for decision in addition to all the league action.

SEVEN UP FOR NORTH END'S U13 SHARP SHOOTERS

Wexford's North End United made the trip to Kilkenny to take on East End United is last Saturday’s U13 SFAI Skechers Cup and its was the Wexford sharp shooters who advanced to the next round on 7-3 scoreline.

Wexford Albion were 5-0 winners against Carlow’s Burrin Celtic in the U15 SFAI Skechers Cup, while Shamrock Rovers’ under-15s accounted for Waterford visitors South End, who celebrated their 60th anniversary last year, on a 4-1 scoreline.

Last Saturday also saw the uneven age groups in Wexford Schoolboys League in competition and this weekend it’s the turn of the even age groups to provide the action.

A number of Wexford clubs will also be involved in U12, U14 and U16 Skechers Cup action – check out all the fixtures on the website.

U12 ETP COUNTY UPDATE (CALL BACK)

Could the following players please attend for the next 4 Mondays (starting 8th of october) in Curracloe. Time 7-8.30 pm, Astro footwear and shinguards to be worn please.

James Kirby, Jan Wozniak, Filip Wasilewski, William Gaul, Callum Fowler (Wexford albion); James Kavanagh (St Josephs); Cian O Dowd, Charlie Conway, Caleb Whitty, Adam Connick, Haydon McCarthy (Forth Celtic); Ben long (New Ross Town); Kaylem Hartnett, Ben Harpur, Jack Conneely, Troy Sinnott, Kian Roche (North End Utd); Darragh Bowe (Campile); Cormac Kinsella, Alex Carton, Noah James (Camolin Celtic) Joe swords, Tom Funge, Ryan Byrne Darragh O Toole, (Gorey Rangers); Charlie Ellard (All Blacks); Rory Goff, Oscar Ramsey (Glynn Barntown); Darren Rossiter, Conor Burke (St Leonards); Abram O Neill, Conor Burke (St Cormacs); Killian Brennan (Moyne Rangers); Cian O'Brien (Oylegate); Finn Ryan (Shelbourne).

Any queries please contact Anne-Marie 087 7987210

NO SHORTAGE OF GOALS AS SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE ACTION GETS UNDERWAY

Wexford's Schoolboy's soccer stars were in action in the even age groups on Saturday last and despite a number of cancellations 35 competitive games were played.

There was no shortage of goals on the opening day, but clubs should note that goal difference will not count in the event of teams finishing level on points.

There are now almost 4,000 Wexford Schoolboys League players registered on the new FAInet system while our new website is proving very popular with clubs around the county.

This Saturday sees the uneven age groups in league action and with the weather forecast looking good, it should be another action-packed day.

A number of Wexford clubs will also be involved in U13 and U15 Skechers Cup action – check out the fixtures – support is always welcome.

September 2018

BIG WEEKEND FOR WEXFORD'S YOUNG SOCCER STARS

THIS IS a big weekend for Wexford’s young soccer stars as the even age groups will begin their Schoolboys League campaigns on Saturday. With over 3,500 registered on the new FAInet system at the time of writing, there’s going to be no shortage of footballing talent on display this weekend and everybody is wished the very best of luck.

Sunday next sees the Wexford U13 and U15 teams in Subway Championship action. Simon Barnes’ under-13s will be at home to the Midlands League in their Leinster Group 2 game while Ken Kennedy will take his U15s to Abbotstown where they will face DDSL in their first game in Leinster Group 1 with kick-off at 1.30pm.

· The SFAI Skechers National Cup competitions continued last weekend, with games taking place right across the country.

And Wexford was well represented, with teams from the Model County making a big impression.

Among them was New Ross Town’s under-15s who travelled to Tipperary to take on Slievenamon Celtic and went on to win 3-1 with Aleksei Kuznetsov, Finn Waters and Cathal Sheehan their marksmen. Sam McSheery replied for the home team whose hospitality was greatly appreciated by New Ross Town.

Gorey Celtic had a mixed weekend, with their under-13s going down 5-1 away to Tipperary club Mullinahore FC and their under-15s winning 3-1 against Forth Celtic. James McGraynor, Luke Leavy and Daniel Ennis netted for the U15s.

Check out the SFAI website for all the National Cup results.

The draws for the third and fourth rounds were held in Abbotstown on Monday, and are now available on SFAI.ie.

· Kara Katus Doran has stepped down from the Schoolboys League committee and JJ Rossiter (St. Leonards) was elected to the committee at last Thursday night’s Delegate Meeting in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola. Kara is thanked for her help in the running of the league over the past few years and JJ is welcomed to the committee

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