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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.

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WEXFORD U11s SHOCK DDSL IN MEMORIAL CUP TOURNAMENT

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

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.

LEAGUE AND CUP ACTION CONTINUES

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.

20/05/2019 23:41