U19s host Shamrock Rovers in the quarter-final of the Enda McGuill Cup.

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Enda McGuill Cup Quarter-Final,
Derry City v Shamrock Rovers,
Wednesday, August 21,
Brandywell Stadium, (KO) 6pm.

Derry City U19s are back in action on Wednesday evening when they host Shamrock Rovers in the quarter-final of the Enda McGuill Cup.

City reached the quarter-finals thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win over Finn Harps, with goals from Michael Harris, Patrick Ferry and Odhran Kennedy

Derry head into the game in good form, with only one defeat in their last ten outings.

The last meeting between these two sides in this competition was a second round tie during the 2014/15 season. On that occasion, City ran out comfortable 3-0 winners with goals from Ryan Doherty, Georgie Kelly and Patrick McClean.

The winners will have home advantage against Sligo Rovers in the semi-final.

Best of luck to the management and players.

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Bobby Deane included in Northern Ireland U16 schoolboys squad

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Derry City centre-back Bobby Deane has been included in the Northern Ireland U16 panel who are set to face Estonia’s U16s twice in challenge matches this week.

The games will kick-start preparations for the Victory Shield in November when the Northern Ireland U16 Schoolboys will be looking to retain the trophy. Read the rest of this entry »

Fixtures Aug 16 – Aug 18

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Weekend fixtures:

Saturday, August 17
U17: v Sligo Rovers | Showgrounds, Sligo | (KO) 1pm

Sunday, August 18
U19: v Sligo Rovers | Brandywell | (KO) 2pm

(fixtures are subject to change at short notice)

Liam Coyle v Carles Puyol

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16 years ago, Liam Coyle v Carles Puyol at Brandywell.

U17: Bray Wanderers v Derry City – Cup Quarter-Final

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Mark Farren Memorial Cup Quarter-Final,
Bray Wanderers v Derry City,
Wednesday, August 14,
Carlisle Grounds, (KO) 6.30pm.

Derry City U17s make their second long trip in the space of four days when they travel to the Carlisle Grounds on Wednesday to face Bray Wanderers in the quarter-final of the Mark Farren Cup.

The Candy Stripes will bid to reach the last four of the competition for only the second time.

City reached the quarter-finals thanks to a comfortable 4-1 win over Monaghan/Cavan FP in the second round, with goals from Patrick Ferry 2, Ronan McKinley and Evan McLaughlin. Read the rest of this entry »

U19: Two late goals seal win for Bohs

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Promise Omochere celebrates scoring the winning goal deep into stoppage time against Derry City U19s on Sunday.

Derry City 1-2 Bohemians

  • U19s eight-game unbeaten run comes to an end.
  • City drop out of the top for.
  • Odhran Kennedy fired City in front.
  • Devoy and Omochere scored in injury time to seal win.
  • Boyce was sent-off with seconds remaining.

Bohemians scored two goals in stoppage time to bring Derry City U19s unbeaten run to an abrupt end.

The young Candy Stripes had established a one-goal lead in a close encounter at Brandywell courtesy of an Odhran Kennedy effort on 34 minutes.

But Shaun Holmes’ men, who were resolute in their defending all afternoon, were undone in the 92nd minute when Dawson Devoy, the league’s top marksman, blasted home a free-kick from the edge of the area to equalise.

Substitute Promise Omochere netted the winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time. Read the rest of this entry »

U19: Derry City 1-2 Bohemians

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UNDER-19 RESULT

Derry City 1-2 Bohemians

Derry City U19s suffered a cruel defeat at the hands of Bohemians this afternoon.

City took the lead on 34 minutes when Odhran Kennedy converted from close range after an excellent cross from Evan McLaughlin.

Derry defended superbly all afternoon but were undone in injury time when Dawson Devoy blasted home a free-kick in the 92nd minute before they netted the winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

City will look to bounce back next weekend against Sligo Rovers.

Will post video highlights and pictures in due course.

U19s host Bohemians on Sunday

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SSE Airtricity Northern Elite Division,
Derry City v Bohemians,
Brandywell,
Sunday, Aug 11, (KO 2pm).

Derry City U19s are set to return to action on Sunday afternoon when they host league leaders Bohemians at Brandywell.

Shaun Holmes and Mark McChrystal have made a great impression in their short time in charge and have enjoyed a very productive first five months.

City head into Sunday’s game on the back of an eight match unbeaten run, which includes seven wins and are well in contention for a top-four finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Contrasting results for Derry underage sides

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Saturday, August 10

U17: 1-0 v Bohemians

U15: 3-5 v Finn Harps

U13: 3-2 v Monaghan/Cavan FP

Derry City U17s and U13s secured excellent results in the respective fixtures on Saturday afternoon but there was disappointment for the U15s who fell to defeat in the North West derby against Finn Harps.

Pride of place must go the Donal O’Brien and Mo Mahon’s U17s who defeated league leaders Bohemians/SKB by one goal to nil. This was Derry’s first win against Bohs in Dublin. Read the rest of this entry »

Fixtures Aug 9 – Aug 11

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Weekend fixtures:

Saturday, August 10
U17: v Bohemians | St Aidan’s CBS | (KO) 2pm
U15: v Finn Harps | Newbuildongs FC | (KO) 2pm
U13: v Monaghan/Cavan FP | Aileach | (KO) 2pm

Sunday, August 11
U19: v Bohemians | Brandywell | (KO) 2pm

(fixtures are subject to change at short notice)

All four Derry City National League sides are in action this weekend.

On Saturday, Donal O’Brien and Mo Mahon’s seventh-placed Under-17s will look to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Dundalk when they face leaders Bohemians. The game in St. Aidan’s CBS kicks off at 2pm. Read the rest of this entry »

U17: Derry City 1-4 Dundalk

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Derry City 1-4 Dundalk

  • Valintino Adedokun stars as Dundalk leave Brandywell with all three points.
  • An understrength City side fall to defeat.
  • Miller and McCann make competitive debuts.
  • Derry drop to seventh place in the league table.

It was a frustrating afternoon for Derry City U17s as they lost 4-1 to Dundalk in the SSE Airtricity Northern Elite Division at Brandywell on Sunday.

An understrength City side who were missing five talented regulars, defender Ryan Kennedy, captain and talisman Caoimhin Porter, and the midfield trio of Orrin McLaughlin, Ronan McKinley and Ronan McAleer, just couldn’t handle the attacking prowess of the Dundalk forwards. Read the rest of this entry »

U17s entertain Dundalk on Sunday

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SSE Airtricity Under-17 Northern Elite Division:
Derry City v Dundalk
Brandywell Stadium, Sunday, August 04, (KO) 2pm.

Derry City Under-17s return to league action this weekend following their exploits in the O’Neill’s Foyle Cup.

City finished a credible fourth in the popular youth tournament, losing 4-2 on penalties to Scottish side Dundee United after the game finished in a two-all draw. Read the rest of this entry »

Academy players shine at SuperCupNI

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Academy players shine at SuperCupNI

SuperCupNI

The Derry City Academy players excelled during the 2019 STATSports SuperCupNI, which is recognised as one of leading international youth tournaments in Europe.

No fewer than eight members of the City academy were in action throughout the six-day tournament. Read the rest of this entry »

Fixtures: July 30 – Aug 4

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This week’s fixtures:

Tuesday, July 30
U19: v Dundalk | Oriel Park | (KO) 8pm
U13: v Monaghan/Cavan FP | Cootehill | (KO) 7pm

Thursday, August 1
U15: v Finn Harps (to be confirmed)

Sunday, August 4
U17: v Dundalk | Brandywell | (KO) 2pm

As always, fixtures are subject to change at short notice.

U17 & U19 Cup Quarter-Finals: Details Confirmed

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U17 & U19 Cup Quarter-Finals: Details Confirmed

SSE Airtricity U17 Mark Farren Memorial Cup – Quarter-Final
Bray Wanderers v Derry City, Carlisle Grounds, Wednesday, August 14, (KO) 6.30pm.

SSE Airtricity U19 Enda McGuill Cup – Quarter-Final
Derry City v Shamrock Rovers, Brandywell, Wednesday, August 21, (KO) 6pm.

(Fixtures are subject to change at short notice)

Details have now been confirmed for the Mark Farren and Enda McGuill Cup quarter-final ties. Read the rest of this entry »

Super Cup NI: Eight of the best

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We would like to extend our best wishes to the Derry City Academy players who are in action during this week’s Super Cup NI tournament.

Six City youngsters will be part of Martin Smith’s County Derry Junior squad and will open their campaign tomorrow (Monday, July 29) with a fixture against Plymouth Argyle at Portstewart (KO 4pm), before taking on Arsenal on Tuesday at Anderson Park in Coleraine (KO 6.45pm). The final group game on Wednesday against Co. Armagh will also take place at Anderson Park (KO 5.30pm).

Meanwhile, in the Premier section, two of the City Under-17 panel will be representing their counties, Kyle McCann (Co. Derry) and Ronan McAleer (Co. Tyrone).

The eight lads participation in this week’s international tournament will provide more valuable experience for the guys as they continue their development.

Read the rest of this entry »

U19: Derry to host Rovers in Cup quarter-final

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Untitled-2Confirmation tonight that Derry City U19s will host Shamrock Rovers in the quarter-final of the Enda McGuill Cup.

In the last remaining second round tie, Rovers defeated St Patrick’s Ath by two goals to one this evening, which sets up a mouth-watering tie between Derry and Rovers.

Date and venue to be confirmed.

U15 v Bushmill Youths

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Ryan Strunks was unlucky to see this effort crash off the bar against Bushmill Youths.

U13: Derry City 2-3 St Patrick’s Ath

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Trent Doherty and Cormac McLaughlin were on the mark for the 13s against St Patrick’s Ath.

SSE Airtricity Under-13 Group One:
Derry City 2-3 St Patrick’s Ath
Trent Doherty, Cormac McLaughlin

Derry City Under-13s fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat to a strong St Patrick’s Ath outfit on Saturday.

The Dublin side, who netted an incredible 64 goals from their ten fixtures during the first phase were taken all the way by a talented and well organised Derry City side.

It was the visitors who raced into a two goal lead but City’s top scorer, Trent Doherty, managed to reduce the deficit before the break. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekend Fixtures: 19-21 July

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Academy fixtures for this weekend:

Saturday, July 20:

U15: v St Patrick’s Ath – Aileach

U13: v St Patrick’s Ath – Aileach

Good luck to the Derry City Under-15 and Under-13 development squads who face St Patrick’s Ath in a double-header at Aileach on Saturday afternoon.

Both games kick-off at 2pm.

U17 & U19 Cup Draws

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The draws for the last eight of the Under-19 Enda McGuill and the Under-17 Mark Farren Cups have been confirmed.

Derry City U19s have been drawn at home to either Shamrock Rovers or St Pat’s Ath in the quarter-final of the Enda McGuill Cup.

The 17s have been drawn away to Bray Wanderers in the last eight of the Mark Farren Cup.

SSE Airtricity League – Under-19 Enda McGuill Cup

Derry City v Shamrock Rovers/St Pat’s Ath
Bohemians v Limerick
Sligo Rovers v Cabinteely
Shelbourne v Cobh Ramblers

SSE Airtricity League – Under-17 Mark Farren Cup

St Patrick Athletic v Bohemians
Bray Wanderers v Derry City
Kerry v Galway Unnited
Shamrock Rovers v Cork City

Fixtures dates and kick-off times set to be confirmed. 

U15s seek first win in Sligo

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SSE Airtricity Under-15 Group One – Phase Two
Sligo Rovers v Derry City
Wednesday, July 17,
Showgrounds (KO) 7.30pm.

Derry City face Sligo Rovers for the third time this season at Under-15 level on Wednesday evening.

The game will take place at the Sligo Showgrounds, kick-off is at 7.30pm.

Derry, who go into the game on the back of a good 2-2 draw against Dundalk at the weekend, will face a Sligo side who have defeated them in the last two meetings. Read the rest of this entry »

City U19s in Enda McGuill Cup action

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Enda McGuill Cup Second Round
Finn Harps v Derry City
Wednesday, July 17,
Finn Park, (KO) 7.30pm

All roads lead to Ballybofey on Wednesday evening for the eagerly anticipated Under-19 Enda McGuill Cup second round tie between Finn Harps and Derry City.

Games between the clubs have traditionally been close affairs and with only three points separating the sides in the Northern Elite Division, Wednesday’s game promises to be a thrilling encounter. Read the rest of this entry »

U19s move up to second with win over Longford

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Jack Malone was the main architect of City’s opening goal against Longford Town

SSE Airtricity Under-19 Northern Elite Division:
Derry City 2-1 Longford Town
Tumelo Tlou (OG), Ronan McKinley

  • An own goal and a strike from Ronan McKinley fires City to a crucial win.
  • Derry increase their unbeaten run to six games.
  • This win moves City into second place in the Northern Division.
  • The 19s are well-placed to make a challenge for a place in the top-four.

Derry City Under-19s moved into second place in the SSE Airtricity Northern Elite Division, as an own goal from Tumelo Tlou and an effort from Ronan McKinley secured a two-one victory over Longford Town at Brandywell.

Although the visitors pulled a late goal back, the Candy Stripes held out for a crucial three points.

The win – City’s sixth in a row – means Shaun Holmes’ men are well-placed to make a final push for a place in the top-four, which comes with qualification for the national knockout stage. Read the rest of this entry »