Derry City underage fixtures for week-ending May 20.

Derry City underage fixtures for week-ending May 20.

SSE Airtricity Under-15 National League Group 1:
Derry City v Shelbourne, Saturday, May, 2pm.

SSE Airtricity Under-17 Northern Elite Division:
Derry City v Drogheda United, Brandywell, Saturday 19, May, 2pm.

SSE Airtricity Under-19 Northern Elite Division:
Drogheda United v Derry City, United Park , Saturday 19, May, 2pm.

Ulster Senior League:
Cockhill Celtic v Derry City Reserves, Sunday 20, May, 2pm.

(all fixtures are subject to change at short notice)


Underage results week-ending May 13

Derry City underage results for week-ending May 13.

SSE Airtricity Under-15 National League Group 1:
Dundalk 6-1 Derry City, Hoey’s Lane, Glenmuir FC, Sunday 13, May, 2pm.

Seán O’Donoghue, Jake O’Sullivan, Lee Cahill, Michael Soyemi x 3 (Dundalk)

SSE Airtricity Under-17 Northern Elite Division:
Finn Harps 2-1 Derry City, Finn Park, Saturday 12, May, 2pm.

Daragh Ellison x 2 (Finn Harps) Kian McGarvey (Derry City)

SSE Airtricity Under-19 Northern Elite Division:
Derry City 2-2 Finn Harps, Brandywell, Saturday 12, May, 2pm.

Sean McBride x 2 (Derry City) Stephen Doherty and Jamie Browne ( Finn Harps)

Derry City: Jason McCallion; Rhys McDermott, Connor Gormley, Ethan Harkin, Conor Doherty; Noel Doherty, Jack Malone, Evan Tweed, Fionn McClure; Shane McNamee, Sean McBride.

Ulster Senior League:
Letterkenny Rovers 2-2 Derry City Reserves, Leckview Park, Wednesday 9, May, 7pm.

Adrian Delap and a Cathal Farren penalty on the mark for Derry.

Derry City XI: Daniel Houghton. Rhys McDermott. Ethan Harkin. Connor Gormley. Conor Doherty. Adrian Delap. Jack Malone. Evan Tweed. Shane McNamee. Cathal Farren. Sean McBride.

Ulster Senior League:
Bonagee United 3-1 Derry City Reserves, Dry Arch Park, Sunday 13, May, 2pm.

Michael Doherty x 2, Matty Harkin (Bonagee Utd)  Ethan Coll (Derry City Reserves)


  • Late McBride effort rescues a point for City.
  • Conor Doherty made his second appearance for Under-19s.
  • Jamie Browne had given the visitors a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes to go.
  • Kian McGarvey nets his third goal of the season as Under-17s lose to a late goal in Finn Park.

U19 Northern Elite Division

Derry City 2-2 Finn Harps

Sean McBride scored a dramatic 90th-minute equaliser as Derry City U19s snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat against north-west rivals Finn Harps at Brandywell on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Stephen Doherty and Jamie Browne had given the Ballybofey side a 2-1 lead but with just seconds remaining a great piece of opportunism by McBride saw the 19-year-old capitalise on a defensive error to roll the ball home and deny his hometown club victory.

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UNDERAGE WEEKLY UPDATE – U17s secure a fine draw in dublin, U19s suffer heavy defeat

  •  Two-goal Jamie Hamilton inspires Bohs to victory at Brandywell
  •  Sean McBride notched his third goal in four games
  •  Bohs proved more clinical in front of goal
  •  A brace from Ronan McKinley secured U17s a draw with leaders Bohemians in Dublin

U19 Northern Elite Division

Derry City 1-4 Bohemians

Bohemians produced a highly efficient display to record an impressive victory over a disappointing Derry City outfit on Saturday afternoon in the Northern Elite Division.

The visitors were quick out of the blocks and with barely four minutes on the clock the Candy Stripes were behind. Jamie Hamilton found some space on the edge of the box and hit a sweet left-footed effort which cannoned off the post and into the net beyond the reach of City keeper McCallion.

Bohs continued to dictate the early stages with some nice precision passing and had a great opportunity to double their lead on 15 minutes. After some good work down the right flank by the wonderfully named Promise Omochere, the ball fell to Steven Nolan inside the area. He managed to evade Noel Doherty’s challenge before thundering a drive at goal but McCallion produced a fine save to keep the score at one nil.

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UNDERAGE WEEKLY UPDATE – City complete double win over Shels

The Derry City Under-17 and Under-19 development squads secured good wins over Shelbourne at the weekend.

  • Rhys McDermott’s goal on 9 minutes was enough to ensure Derry U19s collected all three points
  • City were denied a stonewall penalty when McBride was fouled on 34 minutes
  • The home side were wasteful in front of goal with the 1-0 scoreline flattering the visitors
  • Sean McBride has two goals and two assists from the U19s first three games this season
  • Parke and McKinley fire U17s to victory in Dublin

U19 Northern Elite Division

Derry City 1-0 Shelbourne

A Rhys McDermott effort early in the first half gave Derry City Under-19s a narrow 1-0 victory over their Shelbourne counterparts in the Northern Elite Division fixture played at Brandywell on Saturday afternoon.

The 18-year-old full-back headed home superbly from Sean McBride’s pinpoint cross after 9 minutes to hand City their first win of the season.

In truth, the margin of victory should have been greater for the home side but for some wasteful finishing by the City forwards who suffered a frustrating afternoon in front of goal.

The Candy Stripes made a blistering start to the game and carved out the first chance on 4 minutes when Sean McBride tested visiting keeper Jack Lydon’s reflexes after some great approach play by Dylan Devine.

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Underage Cup first round draws

The draw for the First Round for the U15, U17 & U19 Cup competitions took place at FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown last week.

Derry City Under-19s have received a bye in the first round of the Enda McGuill Cup.

The Candy Stripes record in the competition has seen the club knocked out at the second round stage on three occasions, twice in the quarter-finals and were beaten finalists in 2014/15 season when they went down 3-2 to UCD at the Belfield Bowl.

The First Round of the 2018 Enda McGuill Cup will see five games played with eleven teams receiving a bye into the second round.

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UNDERAGE WEEKLY UPDATE – U17s Draw, U19s suffer first defeat

  • U17s draw at home to St Pat’s Ath
  • McGarvey nets his 2nd goal in three games
  • U19s suffer second half collapse
  • International success for Houghton and Farren

U19 Northern Elite Division

St Patrick’s Athletic 3-1 Derry City

Derry City Uner-19s fell to their first defeat of the season on Sunday afternoon, going down 3-1 to St Patrick’s Athletic in their SSE Airtricity Under-19 Northern Elite Division fixture at IT Blanchardstown.

City manager Eddie Seydak made three changes to the starting eleven that drew with Dundalk last weekend. Jason McCallion started in goals with former Keadue Rovers defender Calum Boyle slotting in at left-back, while Northern Ireland schoolboy international Jack Malone was given his competitive Under-19 debut in midfield alongside Evan Tweed and City captain Connor Gormley.

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Derry City Under-19 Squad 2018

Derry City Under-19 and Under-17 development squads were both in league action at the weekend. The Under-19s played host to Dundalk on Saturday afternoon and the Under-17s made the trip to County Louth to take on the Lilywhites at Oriel Park on Sunday.

  • U19s open new season with a draw
  • Two debutants named in U19 starting XI
  • McBride continues were he left off last year, scoring City’s opening goal
  • Kian McGarvey impresses as U17s go down 3-1 at Oriel Park

Under-19s: Derry City 2-2 Dundalk

Following the postponement of their opening fixture against Athlone Town almost three weeks ago, Derry City Under-19s finally got their season up and running at the weekend against Dundalk.

The City starting eleven included two debutants in defence. Goalkeeper Daniel Houghton, formerly with Carndonagh FC and centre back Ethan Harkin, who previously played for Keadue Rovers have both been promoted from last year’s Under-17 panel.

It was the visitors who broke the deadlock after just five minutes.

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Derry City’s Adrian Delap selected in Irish Colleges Squad

Former Derry City U19 player Adrian Delap has been selected in the Irish Colleges and Universities squad for next Monday’s friendly international with Scotland at Oriel Park.

Adrian joined the Candy Stripes from Letterkenny Rovers and made his debut for the U19s away to Dundalk in September 2015.

City first team manager Kenny Shiels handed the 19-year-old his senior competitive debut three weeks ago as a second-half substitute in Derry’s 5-0 win over Limerick FC.

The talented winger was also named Derry City U19 player of the year for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

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Former Derry City under-19 captain Sam Todd has joined Donegal outfit Finn Harps on a season-long loan deal.

The 19-year-old centre back will look to gain some valuable first-team experience by joining the SSE Airtricity League First Division club rather than continue to feature for Derry’s reserve side in the Ulster Senior League.

Todd was a key member of the under-19 panel during the 2017 season, making 20 appearances and scoring one goal.

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U19 Shield Final: Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Derry City


Derry City U19s completed their 2017 season with a 1-0 defeat to Shamrock Rovers in the Shield final on Saturday afternoon.

Dean Dillon’s headed effort 3 minutes into the second half proved to be the decisive goal at Tallaght Stadium.

Attached is some random clips from the game. (select HD for best quality)

Derry City U19s: Jason McCallion; Rhys McDermott, Eoin Toal, Sam Todd, Lee McColgan; Adrian Delap, Connor Gormley, Cathal Farren, Shane McNamee; Dylan Devine, Sean McBride.

Subs Used: Matty Doherty, Paul Doherty, Noel Doherty.

Not Used: Luke Campbell.

U17 & U19 Shield Finals

Derry City U17 & U19 squads are both in action this weekend in their respective Shield finals.

Both matches will take place on Saturday afternoon.

Gary Duffy’s U17 squad defeated Wexford FC in the semi-final and will travel to the Carlisle Grounds on Saturday to face Cabinteely FC in the final.

Derry City U19s under the management of John Quigg and Eddie Seydak, defeated Finn Harps 5-2 after extra time in a thrilling semi-final encounter with prolific striker Sean McBride netting a superb hat-trick. The U19s will play Shamrock Rovers on Saturday at Tallaght Stadium.

Best of luck to the players and management.

SSE Airtricity Under-17 Shield Final:

Cabinteely FC v Derry City, Carlisle Grounds, Saturday 4th, November, 3pm

SSE Airtricity Under-19 Shield Final:

Shamrock Rovers v Derry City, Tallaght Stadium, Saturday 4th, November, 2pm


Underage Update

It was a positive weekend for the Derry City development squads with all four sides securing wins in their respective competitions.

Derry City U19s had a fine 5-2 win over Finn Harps at Thornhill in the semi-final of the SSE Airtricity Shield competition.

Luke Neils fired Harps in front on 72 minutes before Sean McBride levelled matters with a superb 25-yard effort six minutes from time. The visitors thought they had the game won on 89 minutes when BJ Banda scored with a stunning strike from 35 yards to spark wild celebrations on the touchline.

But Harps will be bitterly disappointed they lost concentration from the restart when they failed to regroup and fell asleep. Within seconds City took advantage and were back on level terms when McBride tapped home his second from close range.

A three goal blitz in the first period of extra time stunned the visitors with City going in front for the first time when substitute Matty Doherty fired home a wonderful long range effort passed visiting keeper Jamie Bell. Moments later the game was finished as a contest when Ballybofey man McBride completed his hat-trick. McBride’s free-kick from near the touchline deceived everyone in the penalty area and ended up in the far bottom corner. 18-year-old McBride, who made his competitive debut for the Derry City first team recently against Finn Harps, brought his tally for the season to an impressive 19 goals in 22 games. Continue reading

Underage results week-ending October 22nd


Weekend underage results:

SSE Airtricity Under-15 National League Group 1:

Derry City 1-0 Longford Town

Michael Harris with the only goal of the game

SSE Airtricity Under-17 Shield Semi-Final:

Derry City 3-0 Wexford FC

Kian McGarvey, Caolan McLaughlin and Mikey Friel

(Derry will be away to either Bray Wanderers or Cabinteely FC in the final)

SSE Airtricity Under-19 Shield Semi-Final:

Derry City 5-2 Finn Harps

Sean McBride 3, Matty Doherty 2 for Derry; Luke Nelis and BJ Banda on the mark for Finn Harps.

(Derry will be away to either Cabinteely FC or Shamrock Rovers in the final)

Ulster Senior League:

Fanad United 0-3 Derry City Reserves

Sean McBride, Cathal Farren (pen) & Aaron McGurk


Underage fixtures week-ending October 22nd

Derry City underage fixtures for week-ending October 22nd.

SSE Airtricity Under-15 National League Group 1:
Derry City v Longford Town, Aileach FC, Saturday 21, October, 2pm

SSE Airtricity Under-17 Shield Semi-Final:
Derry City v Wexford FC, Vale Centre Greysteel, Saturday 21, October, 2pm

SSE Airtricity Under-19 Shield Semi-Final:
Derry City v Finn Harps, Thornhill, Saturday 21, October, 1pm

Ulster Senior League:
Fanad United v Derry City Reserves, Traigh-A-Loch, Sunday 22, October, 2.30pm

(all fixtures are subject to change at short notice)

UNDER 19: Derry City 3-2 Galway United

Derry City advanced to the semi-final of the SSE Airtricity Under-19 Shield following a narrow but deserved 3-2 win over Galway United at the weekend.

Shane McNamee fired home the winning goal on 75 minutes with a great effort from the edge of the box. City’s other scorers were Rhys McDermott and Sam Todd.

The Candy Stripes will host Finn Harps in the last four of the competition.

In the other semi-final, Cabinteely FC entertain Shamrock Rovers with the winners having home advantage in the final.

A video of all the goals below –

Derry City: Tom McDermott; Rhys McDermott, Sam Todd, Lee McColgan, Matt Doherty; Connor Gormley, Evan Tweed; Adrian Delap, Dylan Devine, Shane McNamee; Sean McBride.

Underage results Saturday 14th October

Today’s underage results:

SSE Airtricity Under-15 National League Group 1:
Mayo FC 0-3 Derry City
Dominic Dunne, Finnian O’Donnell & Ronan McKinley on the mark for Derry.

SSE Airtricity Under-17 Shield Quarter-Final:
Shelbourne 2-4 Derry City
Aidan McHugh, Mikey Friel, Jack Malone & Caolan McLaughlin with the goals.

SSE Airtricity Under-19 Shield Quarter-Final:
Derry City 3-2 Galway United
Rhys McDermott, Sam Todd & Shane McNamee with the winning strike for City.

Under 17 Shield Draw


A: Bray Wanderers v Cabinteely
B: Derry City v Wexford


Cabinteely FC v Derry City

(Dates and times to be confirmed)


Under 19 Shield Draw


A: Cabinteely FC v Shamrock Rovers

B: Derry City v Finn Harps


Winner Semi-Final – (A) v Derry City

(Dates and times to be confirmed)

Underage fixtures week-ending October 15th

There is a busy weekend of action ahead for Derry City’s underage sides with all age groups involved.

Justin Green takes his Under-15 squad to Solar 21 Park to face Mayo on Saturday looking to finish the final few games in the inaugural Under-15 League season on a positive note. Derry defeated Mayo 2-0 back in August with a second-half brace from Finnian O’Donnell. The young Candy Stripes haven’t won in their last five outings but they can take the positive experience gained so far this year into the new full season which is scheduled to begin in March 2018.

City’s Under-17 squad make the long journey to Dublin where they will face Shelbourne in the quarter-final of the Shield at the AUL Complex on Saturday. Gary Duffy’s outfit are unbeaten against the Drumcondra side this year, drawing 1-1 in the opening game of the season before running out deserving 5-1 winners in July with goals from Caolan McLaughlin, Kian McGarvey 2, Mikey Sweeney and Daniel Ward.

The Under-19 squad under the management of John Quigg and Eddie Seydak entertain Galway United from the Southern Division in the Shield quarter-final at Wilton Park on Saturday afternoon. Derry narrowly missed out on a top-four place on the last day of the season and will face a Galway side that may feature rising star Ronan Manning and former City underage player Declan Sharkey. The winners of this tie will have home advantage in the semi-final against either Finn Harps or Shelbourne.

Meanwhile, Derry City Reserves travel to Ramelton on Sunday afternoon to face Swilly Rovers in the Ulster Senior League, Kick-Off 2pm.

SSE Airtricity Under-15 National League Group 1:
Mayo FC v Derry City, Solar 21 Park, Saturday 14, October, 2pm

SSE Airtricity Under-17 Shield Quarter-Final:
Shelbourne v Derry City, AUL Complex, Saturday 14, October, 2pm

SSE Airtricity Under-19 Shield Quarter-Final:
Derry City v Galway United, Wilton Park, Saturday 14, October, 2.30pm

Ulster Senior League:
Swilly Rovers v Derry City Reserves, Ramelton, Sunday 15, October, 2pm

(all fixtures are subject to change at short notice)

Underage fixtures

Derry City under-15s and under-19s are both in action on Saturday afternoon.

Justin Green’s under-15 side host top-of-the-table Sligo Rovers at Killea FC, Kick-Off is at 2.00pm.

The Derry City under-19 side entertain second in the table Sligo Rovers at Wilton Park.  

With Bohemians and Sligo Rovers having already qualified for the quarter-finals, the remaining two positions in the U19 Northern Division will be decided between Drogheda United, St Patrick’s Athletic, Derry City and Dundalk.

For City to qualify for the last eight they MUST defeat Sligo Rovers and hope Finn Harps beat Drogheda or St Patrick’s Athletic fail to win against Dundalk.

Sligo currently sit one point behind leaders Bohemians and will be desperate for the three points in their pursuit of the Northern Division title.

It’s all set up for a cracking final league game of the season, Kick-Off is at 2.00pm.

Under 15s –  HOME v Sligo Rovers – Killea FC – Saturday, 2pm

Under 19s –  HOME v Sligo Rovers – Wilton Park – Saturday, 2pm

Goal updates from the U19 game on @thejungleview from 2pm.

Man of the Match award for Delap

Well done to Derry City U19 player Adrian Delap on being presented with the Man of the Match award in the All Ireland Collages Final which was played at Markets Field, Limerick on Wednesday.

The Letterkenny Institute of Technology were beaten by Six in a row Champions Carlow IT 1-0 in the final.

Adrian has been an important member of John Quigg’s under-19 panel since making his debut in September 2015 and the promising winger is currently on the periphery of Kenny Shiels’ first team panel.