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JULY

COUNTY ETP MANAGERS

Wexford & District Schoolboys League are seeking expression of interest for the positions of County Managers for the following age groups

u/11, u/12, u/15 & u/16.

If interested please submit an email with relevant qualifications to League Secretary at wexfordschoolboys@gmail.com by the 10th of July 2019.

MIDWEEK AND WEEKEND ACTION CONTINUES

THE MIDWEEK and weekend action continues with some vital league and cup games down for decision.

Well done to our recent title winners – check out the league tables and follow the cup action as the battle for honours continues.

See all the fixtures and times on the website.

WEXFORD U11s SHOCK DDSL IN MEMORIAL CUP TOURNAMENT

Wexford’s under-11 hot-shots caused the big shock of the day when beating DDSL in the inaugural Nigel Monaghan Memorial Cup, hosted by Lucan United at sunny Celbridge Park on Saturday last.

The prestigious 9-a-side competition featured two teams from Liverpool – Liverpool Schools and Liverpool Schools Academy, along with DDSL, Lucan/Shamrock Rovers, Sligo/Leitrim, Westport United, Finn Harps and Wexford.

The teams were divided into two groups and the Wexford boys were in Group B along with DDSL, Sligo/Leitrim and Liverpool Schools Academy.

Wexford’s first game was against DDSL and what a performance John Fanning’s young footballers put in, defending magnificently when under pressure before Brian Ivers scored a great second half goal which turned out to be the winner.

Goal ace Ivers was on target again in Wexford’s second game against Sligo/Leitrim with Ryan Wycherly notching the second goal in the Slaneysiders’ 2-1 victory.

Wexford needed a point from their final group game against Liverpool Schools Academy to qualify for the final, but went down 3-1, with the winners scoring twice from the penalty spot. Brian Ivers was the Wexford goal scorer.

Wexford finished second in Group B, losing out on top spot to DDSL on goal difference and faced Finn Harps Academy in the play-off game for second and third places.

Harps raced into a 3-0 lead before Wexford staged a battling fight-back to draw level with goals from Brian Ivers (pen.), Billy Martin and James Furlong.

And to cap a great day, Wexford then went on to win the penalty shootout on a 4-3 scoreline.

Billy Martin, Brian Ivers, Shane Finnegan and Evan Stapleton scored, while Enan Quinlan, who won the Goalkeeper of the Tournament award, saved one of Harps’ spot kicks.

· Liverpool Schools finished top of Group A and beat DDSL 2-1 in the Memorial Cup final.

UNDER-14 FOOTBALLING AMBASSADORS A CREDIT TO WEXFORD IN KENNEDY CUP

After A great start, Wexford’s under-14s had mixed luck in the SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup which was once again staged in the University of Limerick.

Willie Murphy’s team saw off the challenge of Wicklow on a 3-0 scoreline in their first Group 1 game on Tuesday and continued on their winning ways on Wednesday morning, beating West Waterford East Cork 3-0.

This set up a ‘winner takes all’ game against Waterford, who had also won their opening two group games, on Wednesday afternoon.

It was a hard-fought tie which Waterford won 2-0 to top the group and go through to the Kennedy Cup quarter-finals.

Wexford finished in second place and booked a last-eight spot in the Kennedy Bowl competition, but went down 2-1 to the Midlands League on Thursday, with Shane Doran scoring the ‘goal of the day’.Friday morning saw Wexford scoring a resounding 5-1 win against South Belfast Youth League, but they lost out 2-0 to Drogheda later that day in their game for 13th/14th positions.

While some of the results were disappointing, our under-14 footballing ambassadors were a credit to their county, their management team and their families throughout the week-long tournament.

Eight of the 20 players in Limerick had began their journey to the Kennedy Cup at under-11, and along with the rest of the squad have enjoyed an experience which will stand them in good stead in the years ahead.

Numerous people and businesses have lent support to the squad over the past four years and all are thanked, with special mention to main sponsors Creane & Creane Insurance, Riverside Park Hotel, Parker Instrumentation, Wexford County Council and Enniscorthy County Council.

· Shay O’Leary’s Kennedy Cup performance in goal for Wexford has earned him an assessment call-up for the Irish under-15 international team.

· Among the many Wexford supporters in Limerick last week were members of the Wexford under-12 ETP squad, accompanied by coaches Tommy and Davy Byrne and squad administrator Anne Marie O’Neill. When there, they took the opportunity to present a cheque for 920 euro to Ian Lawlor, proceeds from the recent Tracie Lawlor Tournament which they organised.

· Cup king-pins DDSL were 2-0 winners against Mayo in Saturday’s Kennedy Cup final. The Dublin league scored 30 goals with none against in their six games played last week. This was the 33rd occasion DDSL have won the Kennedy Cup since its inauguration in 1976.

· Waterford were 2-0 winners against Galway in the Plate final, Cork beat Limerick District 2-0 in the Bowl final, Dundalk were 1-0 winners against Donegal in the Shield decider and Limerick beat WWEC 1-0 in the Trophy final.

JUNE

ST. LEONARDS U13s ARE FIRST CHAMPIONS OF THE SEASON

St. Leonards under-13s were crowned the first champions of the season when they accounted for Fastnet Rovers on a 2-0 scoreline to clinch the Division 2 league title on Saturday last.

It is a great achievement by the team who worked very hard over the season and lost just once on their march to the top of the division.

Clodagh Barry, a member of the Wexford Schoolboys League committee, was on hand to present the trophy to the victorious team after the game.

ALBION ARE SPOT-ON IN JACK’S MINI WORLD CUP FINAL

Wexford Albion’s penalty hot-shots were the toast of Kennedy Park on Sunday afternoon when they were crowned 2019 Mini World Cup winners following a dramatic shootout win against St. Josephs.

The game had finished scoreless after extra time and Albion went on to claim the trophy when winning 3-2 on penalties.

Incredibly, Albion had also won their three games on the way to the final after penalty shoots, against Forth Celtic A, Wexford Celtic and Curracloe United.

Curracloe earlier won the 3rd/4th place play-off against Glynn Barntown U10s on a 2-0 scoreline.

WEXFORD U14s IN KENNEDY CUP ACTION THIS WEEK

Best wishes go with Wexford’s under-14s who will be in action in the SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup 2019 in the University of Limerick this week.

The competition runs from Tuesday June 11th to Saturday June 15th and the draw for the group stages sees Wexford, Waterford, Wicklow and WWEC in Group One.

Wexford take on Wicklow at 4pm on Tuesday which will be streamed live on the SFAI Facebook page and will be in action twice on Wednesday.

They play West Waterford/East Cork at 10.30am and they will then face Waterford at 4pm.

The team which tops the group will advance to the Kennedy Cup quarter-final while the other teams will play in the subsidiary competitions.

LEAGUE AND CUP ACTION CONTINUESThere is plenty of midweek and weekend action to choose from in the Wexford Schoolboys League with league and cup games down for decision – see all the fixtures and times on the website.

CLUBS IN FAVOUR OF RETURN TO WINTER SEASON FOOTBALL

LAST WEEK’S Delegate Meeting in the Riverbank House Hotel saw 45 of the 47 affiliated clubs in attendance, and there was an overwhelming majority in favour of a return to winter season football in line with the school calendar.

Thanks to all the delegates for attending the meeting and for all their contributions.

The committee has decided to see the league and cup competitions out before returning to school year football next season and are asking clubs for their co-operation in fulfilling all fixtures.

WEXFORD UNDER-12s MAKE CHALLENGE CUP HISTORY

Curracloe was the excellent venue for the Wexford Challenge Tournament 2019 on Saturday last when the under-12 county teams from Wexford, Wicklow, Carlow and Kilkenny were in action.

The day-long competition was organised by the Wexford ETP under-12 squad and each county fielded two teams, with the action starting in the group games at 10am.

The hosts carved out their own little bit of history when both teams fought their way through to the Wexford Challenge Cup final for the Tracie Lawlor Memorial Cup. Wexford Yellow took the honours against Wexford Purple on a 3-0 scoreline with Tom Funge the man of the match.

The Wexford Challenge final for the Alex Robinson Cup featured Kilkenny Black against Kilkenny Yellow with the Blacks winning 3-0 on penalties after the game finished 1-1.

The Shield final saw Carlow defeat Wicklow on a 1-0 scoreline.

Carlow and Wicklow also met in the Trophy decider with Carlow taking the honours in a 5-4 penalty shootout after the sides had finished level at 1-1.

Kaylem Hartnett (Wexford) took the Player of the Tournament award while Filip Wasilewski (Wexford) was the Golden Boot winner and the goalkeeper awards went to Darragh Bowe (Wexford) and Finn Ryan (Wexford).

JACK’S MINI WORLD CUP FINAL ON SUNDAY NEXT

Jack’s Mini World Cup 2019 continues at Wexford Albion’s Kennedy Park ground and the semi-finals will be played on Wednesday, June 5th (6.15pm/7.15pm).

Sunday, June 9th is finals day with the 3rd/4th placed teams in action at 2pm and the Mini World Cup final kicking-off at 3pm.

KENNEDY CUP ACTION STARTS NEXT WEEK

Wexford’s under-14s will be in action in the SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup 2019 in the University of Limerick next week.

The competition runs from Tuesday June 11th to Saturday June 15th and the draw for the group stages saw Wexford, Waterford, Wicklow and WWEC in Group One.

Wexford take on Wicklow at 4pm on Tuesday and will be in action twice on Wednesday.

Willie Murphy’s team play West Waterford/East Cork at 10.30am and they will then face Waterford at 4pm.

The team which tops the group will advance to the Kennedy Cup quarter-final while the other teams will play in the subsidiary competitions.

PLENTY OF LEAGUE AND CUP ACTION TO CHOOSE FROM

As always there is plenty of midweek and weekend action to choose from in the Wexford Schoolboys League with league and cup games down for decision – see all the fixtures and times on the website.

MAY

DELEGATE MEETING ON THURSDAY NIGHT

A Schoolboys League delegate meeting will be held in the Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford Town on Thursday of this week, May 30th, commencing at 8.15pm. On the agenda will be a vote on Calendar Season football or Standard Season. It is mandatory that all clubs attend to avoid fines.

UNDER-12s IN ACTION ON SATURDAY IN WEXFORD CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT

Curracloe United’s complex will be the venue for the Wexford Challenge Tournament 2019 on Saturday when the best under-12 teams from Wexford, Wicklow, Carlow and Kilkenny will be in action.

The day-long competitiion is organised by the Wexford ETP under-12 squad with the action starting at 10am and the group games concluding at 1.50pm.

Three finals will be played simultaneously, kicking-off at 2.30pm: the Wexford Challenge final for the Alex Robinson Cup, the Shield final and the Trophy final.

The Wexford Challenge Cup final for the Tracie Lawlor Memorial Cup will then go ahead at 3.15pm with all presentations at 4pm.

JACK’S MINI WORLD CUP IN FULL SWING

Jack’s Mini World Cup 2019 is in full swing at Wexford Albion’s Kennedy Park ground and the last of the second round U11 games will be played on Friday night at 6.30pm and 7.15pm.

The quarter-finals are scheduled for Bank Holiday Monday, June 3rd (6.15pm/7.15pm) and the semi-finals will be on Wednesday, June 5th (6.25pm/7.15pm).

Sunday, June 9th is finals day with the 3rd/4th placed teams in action at 2pm and the Mini World Cup final kicking-off at 3pm.

PLENTY OF LEAGUE AND CUP ACTION TO CHOOSE FROM

As always there is plenty of midweek and weekend action to choose from in the Wexford Schoolboys League with league and cup games down for decision – see all the fixtures and times on the website.

DELEGATE MEETING

A delegate meeting will be held in The Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford Town on Thursday 30th of May 2019 at 8.15pm

Agenda: Vote on Calendar Football or Standard Season

It is mandatory that all clubs attend to avoid fines

WEXFORD UNDER-13s IN CREMIN CUP ACTION

BEST OF luck to the Wexford under-13 squad who travel to Tipperary for the Cremin Cup competition this weekend.

Simon Barnes’ team will take on South Tipperary, Clare and Limerick County in Saturday’s group games and if successful will return on Sunday for the final stages of the prestigious competition.

MAJORITY OF CLUBS IN FAVOUR OF RETURN TO WINTER SEASON FOOTBALL

IN A statement issued recently, the FAI and the SFAI noted recent views raised by underage leagues in relation to the calendar season element of the Player Development Plan.

The FAI’s PDP consists of 10 principles - principles 1-9 continue to be FAI Board approved policy going forward. Principle 10 is focused on the continuity of football and the most appropriate calendar in which to achieve same.

The Board of the FAI is aware that a number of SFAI affiliate leagues have had difficulty implementing trophy football in the calendar season and feel their leagues would be better equipped to deliver trophy football by following the winter season in line with the school calendar.

Following discussions between the FAI and the SFAI, the Board of the FAI have agreed the following:

• Any underage league currently playing in the calendar season or about to implement calendar season football may continue to do so.

• Those leagues currently playing in calendar season that have faced serious challenges may consider a return to the winter season.

• Leagues currently playing in the winter season may continue to do so.

• SFAI competitions will remain in their current format.

The FAI, in conjunction with the SFAI, are establishing a Committee to look into this particular matter and are aware that any change may pose challenges as the non-alignment of the Schoolboy season with the National League season can lead to difficulties for various stakeholders.

The Wexford Schoolboys League last week conducted a survey of its 47 affiliated clubs with regards to whether or not they wished to stay in calendar season football.

The result saw a majority in favour of a return to the winter season in line with the school calendar.

The committee will be meeting to discuss the results of the survey this week and there will be a club delegate meeting called shortly with calendar season football top of the agenda.

PLENTY OF LEAGUE AND CUP ACTION TO CHOOSE FROM

Once again there is plenty of midweek and weekend action to choose from in the Wexford Schoolboys League with league and cup games down for decision this week – see all the fixtures and times on the website.

COUNTDOWN ON TO KENNEDY CUP – AS SDFL PULL OUT

The countdown is on to the SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup 2019.

The tournament will be held in University of Limerick from Tuesday June 11th to Saturday June 15th and the draw for the group stages sees Wexford, Waterford, Wicklow and WWEC in Group One.

But the surprising news last week was the decision of the South Dublin Football League not to enter the 2019 competition.

The SFAI Executive Committee has now accepted an entry application from the South Belfast Youth Football League which will now replace the SDFL in this year’s competition.

SDFL had been drawn in Group Three along with Galway, North Tipperary and Inishowen.

Competitive games between South Dublin and Wexford go back a long way, with teams representing the two leagues meeting in the 1990s on a home and away basis, before the Kennedy Cup took on a tournament format.

The South Belfast Youth Football League was founded in 1969 and over the years has expanded massively. It is now the biggest youth league in Northern Ireland, with over 600 teams competing any given weekend.

In total, 640 players will make their way to UL for the five day competition, and with 255 schoolboy clubs represented in 2018 this year’s tournament looks set to be another memorable event.

PLENTY OF ACTION TO CHOOSE FROM

Once again there is plenty of midweek and weekend action to choose from in the Wexford Schoolboys League with league and cup games down for decision this week – see all the fixtures and times on the website.

APRIL

WEXFORD TEAMS OUT OF LUCK IN SFAI REGIONAL CUP FINALS

Wexford teams were out of luck in the SFAI Skechers South East Regional Cup finals last weekend, but we can be proud that the league had three representatives in the deciders.

Tramore AFC played host to the finals, and a minutes silence was observed before the games as a mark of respect to Gorey Rangers U14 manager Colin (Jango) Fleming who sadly passed away on Friday of last week.

Gorey played Waterford side Villa FC in the U14 final on Saturday and although they lost out on a 2-0 scoreline they gave the highly rated Villa side a real test and could have been on the score sheet if they had got the breaks.

Wexford Albion under-15s had formed a guard of honour for Gorey before the game and the Rangers players did their late, much loved, manager proud with their efforts on the field.

Sympathy is extended to the Fleming family on their sad loss from the Wexford Schoolboys League committee and from all involved in the game in the county.

Bohemians took on Evergreen in the first game on Saturday and Evergreen brought their shooting boots, going on to win 6-0. Wexford Schoolboys League representative Michael Carthy presented the Jack Carthy Memorial Cup to the winners after the game.

Hanover Harps were looking to clinch the regional title ahead of their SFAI Skechers National Cup final against Stella Maris next weekend when they took on Wexford Albion in Saturday’s U15 final. After a scoreless first half it looked as if Harps’ second half goal was going to be enough to give them a 1-0 victory but battling Albion levelled late on to force extra time. There was no further scoring and the Carlow side proved best in the penalty shootout winning 4-3.

Sunday saw Evergreen play Tramore in the U13 final with Tramore winning 3-0 while St. Josephs (Kilmuckridge) went down on a 2-0 scoreline against Two-Mile Borris St. Kevins in the U16 final.

PLENTY OF ACTION TO CHOOSE FROM

There is plenty of midweek and weekend action to choose from in the Wexford Schoolboys League with 91 games down for decision this week – see all the fixtures and times on the website

UNDER-14s TRIP TO THE UK A BIG SUCCESS

The Wexford under-14 Kennedy Cup squad recently travelled to the UK and during an action-packed five days the Wexford boys took on academy teams from Preston, Burnley, Liverpool, Blackburn and Leeds.

They acquitted themselves very well against their highly rated English opponents and despite their busy schedule managed to squeeze in a trip to a top Premier League game when Burnley hosted Cardiff City.

The highlight of the trip was the victory over Liverpool at the Liverpool Academy. Check out the pictures of the trip on the gallery (Kennedy Cup 2019)

The boys also showed their skills at Go Karting during the trip which was acclaimed a great success by everybody who travelled.

Well done to Eileen Mullett, team manager Willie Murphy, the U14 coaches and all who helped to make the trip one which will be remembered for many years to come.

BEST OF LUCK TO ST. JOSEPHS U16s

Best of luck to St. Josephs under-16s who travel to Connors Park, Waterford on Thursday (April 25th) where they will face Villa in the U16 SFAI Skechers Cup semi-final which kicks-off at 7.30pm.

The Kilmuckridge team will hopefully be joining Gorey Rangers U14s and Wexford Albion’s U15s in the SFAI Skechers Cup Regional finals which are scheduled for May 4th/5th.

SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE ACTION RESUMES ON SATURDAY

We’re back in action after the Easter break on Saturday next when the uneven age groups will be featuring in almost 70 games around the county.

All the games and kick-off times are on the website – check them out and go along to support your local team.

NO LUCK FOR WEXFORD U16S IN LEINSTER FINAL

SEAN KEANE’S Wexford U16 team were in Subway Championship Leinster final action against DDSL on Wednesday night last, to decide which team would advance to the national semi-final.

The big game was played in Abbottstown and although DDSL were 2-0 winners, Wexford more than matched their highly-rated opponents throughout, with the second goal being scored in injury time.

The game brings Wexford’s participation in the Subway Championships to a close, and we now look forward to our under-14s travelling to Limerick University for the Kennedy Cup in June.

UNDER-13S IN ACTION ON EASTER MONDAY

Best wishes go with the Wexford under-13 squad who will be in action in a tournament hosted by Wicklow on Easter Monday.

ST. JOSEPHS AIMING FOR REGIONAL CUP FINAL SPOT

St. Josephs could be joining Gorey Rangers U14s and Wexford Albion’s U15s in the SFAI Skechers Cup Regional finals which are scheduled for May 4th/5th.

The Kilmuckridge under-16s are scheduled to travel to play Waterford’s Villa in their semi-final on Thursday, April 25th.

Tramore and Twomileborris St. Kevins will meet in the other last-four game.

ACTION-PACKED TRIP TO UK FOR UNDER-14s

THE WEXFORD under-14 Kennedy Cup squad will be travelling to the UK on Friday, April 12th and will be returning on Tuesday, April 16th.

During what will be an action-packed stay in England the Wexford boys will take on Preston on Friday evening at 6pm and then play Burnley on Saturday at 11am.

They then play Liverpool and Blackburn on Sunday at the Liverpool Academy and their final game will be against Leeds on Monday with kick off at 1pm.

U16S IN LEINSTER FINAL ACTION ON WEDNESDAY

Sean Keane’s Wexford U16 team will be in Subway Championship Leinster final action against DDSL on Wednesday, April 10th to decide which team advances to the national semi-final.

The big game will be played in Abbottstown with kick-off at 7.45pm.

WEXFORD TEAMS THROUGH TO SFAI REGIONAL CUP FINALS

Gorey Rangers and Wexford Albion will be contesting the SFAI Skechers Cup Regional finals following their last-four victories on Saturday.

Rangers U14s had a 3-2 win against Cahir Park in their semi-final while Albion’s under-15s were 5-4 winners in a penalty shootout against Shamrock Rovers after the game finished level at 1-1.

MORE SCHOOLBOYS CUP ACTION ON SATURDAY

The uneven age groups will be in cup action this weekend. Check out all the fixtures and times on the website.

MARCH

NATIONAL CALL-UPS FOR KENNEDY CUP BOYS

Congratulations this week goes to Kennedy Cup players Sean Fitzpatrick and Shay O’Leary on their international call-ups.

Sean, who has been selected for the U15 Republic of Ireland squad that will be in action in Pilsen in a double header against the Czech Republic on April 2nd and April 4th. The former Shamrock Rovers (Enniscorthy) midfielder represented Wexford in Limerick last year and currently lines out for Wexford FC in the SSE Airtricity League.

Goalkeeper Shay O’Leary has been selected to represent the Football Association of Ireland National 2005 Academy versus Holland from April 7th-11th. Shay is a member of this year’s Kennedy Cup squad and plays his club football with Wexford Albion.

SCHOOLBOYS CUP ACTION ON SATURDAY

Cup draws (U11 to U16) were made at the Schoolboys League Delegate Meeting in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Thursday night last when 44 of the 47 affiliated clubs were represented.

The even age groups are in cup action this weekend with all the fixtures on the website.

This was a first for the WDSL as all the cup draws were done live online and were immediately up on the website.

UNDER-16S IN LEINSTER FINAL ACTION

Sean Keane’s Wexford U16 team will be in Subway Championship Leinster final action against DDSL on April13th/14th to decide which team advances to the national semi-final.

DDSL beat North Eastern Counties on a 4-1 scoreline last week in their final group game and the result leaves them topping the Leinster Group 1 table with Wexford second.

WEXFORD TEAMS IN SFAI REGIONAL CUP SEMI-FINALS

Wexford teams are very much involved in the SFAI Skechers Cup Regional semi-finals this weekend.

North End’s U13S are scheduled to play Evergreen, while Gorey Rangers U14s take on Cahir Park and Shamrock Rovers U15s will host Wexford Albion

DELEGATE MEETING ON THURSDAY NIGHT

ALL CLUBS are requested to be represented at the Schoolboys League Delegate Meeting which will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Thursday night of this week, March 28th. Cup draws will be made at the meeting and 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.

WEXFORD UNDER-16s AWAIT DDSL RESULT

Sean Keane’s Wexford U16 team currently occupy second spot in the Subway Championship Leinster 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 Wednesday, March 27th.

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

UNEVEN AGE GROUPS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND

This weekend sees the uneven age groups providing the football action with almost 70 games listed.

Check out the league tables on the website along with all the fixtures, venues and times.

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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