Airtricity U19 League


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The draw for the 2017 Enda McGuill Cup 2nd Round was made in FAI HQ on Tuesday morning.

Derry City FC Under-19s have been drawn against UCD Under-19s on weekending 2nd July.

The draw in full below –

Cobh Ramblers v Waterford
Derry City v UCD
Dundalk FC v Bray Wanderers
Bohemians v Cabinteely
Drogheda United v Finn Harps
Limerick FC v St Patrick Athletic
Athlone Town v Sligo Rovers
Wexford FC v Cork City


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Results from this weekend’s  Under-19 Northern Elite Division


Northern Elite Division
Athlone Town 0 Drogheda United 2 (Lee Partridge, Stephen Meaney)
Derry City 2 (Cathal Farren, Adrian Delap) Finn Harps 0
Dundalk 2 (Jack O’Keeffe, Aaron Townley) Longford Town 1 (Conor Cummins pen)
Shelbourne 7 (Jordan Kelly 2, Sean Cronin 2, James Browne, Dylan Grimes, Ali Reghba) Monaghan-Cavan FP 0
St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Bohemians 1 (Jamie Hamilton).


Northern Division Top Scorers

11 Jack O’Keeffe (Dundalk)
9 Cian Fay (Bohemians)
7 Aidan Keena  (St Pat’s Ath)
7 Cathal Farren (Derry City)
6 Sean McBride (Derry City)
6 Stephen Meaney (Drogheda United)
5 Gareth Doherty (Finn Harps)
5 Cian Flynn (Dundalk)


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Derry City U19s defeated Finn Harps 2-0 at Wilton Park on Saturday afternoon, thanks to first-half strikes from Cathal Farren and Adrian Delap.

With Republic of Ireland Under 19 manager Tom Mohan keeping a keen eye on proceedings from the sideline, Derry opened the scoring on 34 minutes with a long range effort from Cathal Farren, his 7th goal in 7 games, before doubling their advantage on 41 minutes. Adrian Delap was sent clear down the right flank after playing a superb one-two with Cathal Farren. Delap continued his run into the box before calmly sliding the ball under Harps keeper McCarron.

The Candy Stripes more than deserved the three points and have won their last four games against Athlone Town, Drogheda United, Monaghan/Cavan FP and Finn Harps.

This win moves City above Bohemians and St Patrick’s Ath – who face each other on Sunday – into third place in the table with fifteen points from seven games.

Next weekend Derry play their final fixture before the mid-season break, when they travel to Dublin to face Bohemians.

DERRY CITY: Mark McElhinney; Noel Doherty, Paul Doherty, Sam Todd, Lee McColgan; Adrian Delap, Ronan Wilson, Evan Tweed, Matty Doherty; Cathal Farren, Sean McBride.

FINN HARPS: Lee McCarron, Zach Brolly, Michael Doherty, Ciaran Kelly, Paul Ferry, Jordan Ryan, Ryan Finn, Gareth Doherty, Liam Walsh, Oran McConnell, Alex Carolan.

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Derry City Under 19 striker Sean McBride was involved in seven of the eight goals scored against Monaghan/Cavan FP on Saturday

Derry City Under-19 striker Sean McBride put in a man of the match performance to help the Candy Stripes to a comprehensive 8-0 win over bottom of the table Monaghan/Cavan FP at Gortakeegan on Saturday afternoon.

Monaghan/Cavan FP 0-8 Derry City

The Republic of Ireland schoolboy international delivered a clinical display in front of goal, playing a part in seven of the eight goals scored. McBride scored four and added three assists to help send the Candy Stripes to a record breaking win, securing their biggest winning margin since the inception of the Under-19 league in 2011.

Substitute Matty Doherty also played his part in the emphatic victory, scoring a fine second half hat-trick, with Cathal Farren also getting his name on the score sheet.

Derry made three changes to the side that defeated Drogheda last time out. Under-17 captain Kieran Farren came in to replace Sam Todd who was on first team duty. There was also a starting role for Paul Doherty at centre half and goalkeeper Jason McCallion came in for his second competitive appearance.

Derry completely dominated the first half but had to wait until the 34th minute to open the scoring. McBride whipped in a pin point diagonal cross to the feet of Cathal Farren at the back post. The Carndonagh man made no mistake, taking one touch and converting to register his twentieth goal for the Under-19s.

Three minutes later City doubled their advantage, Stephen Duffy sent Ronan Wilson clear with a sublime return pass on the edge of the box. Wilson squared a cross across the face of goal to the unmarked McBride, he adjusted his feet to fire a left footed shot high into the top corner giving the keeper no chance.

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First Round Draw

UCD v Shelbourne, Belfield Bowl.
Dundalk v Monaghan-Cavan FP, Oriel Park.
Drogheda United v Shamrock Rovers, United Park.
Athlone Town v Galway United, Athlone Town Stadium.
Cabinteely FC v Longford Town, Stradbrook.

Games to be played on w/c April 30.

Man of the Match award for Delap

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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.


SSE Airtricity U19 Fixtures for 2017 Season

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Derry City U19s have a tough start to their 2017 Northern Elite Division campaign with a home fixture against Dundalk on weekend ending March 12th, followed by a trip to defending champions St. Patrick’s Athletic on Matchday two, weekend ending March 19th.

The Candy Stripes will have home advantage in the first North West derby of the season against Finn Harps on weekend ending May 21st.

The full fixture list is listed below –


Athlone Town                         v          Longford Town

Derry City                               v          Dundalk

Drogheda United                    v          Bohemians

Monaghan United-Cavan FP  v          Finn Harps

Shelbourne                              v          Sligo Rovers

(St. Patrick’s Athletic – no fixture)



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FAI National League Quarter-Final Draw

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Derry City Under 19s have been handed a tough draw in the quarter-finals of the FAI National League.

The Candy Stripes have been drawn away to UCD and will travel to Dublin on Saturday, 1st OCTOBER 2016.

The last meeting between these sides was in 2015, when UCD ran out 3-2 winners in the final of the Enda McGuill Cup.


St Patrick’s Athletic v Galway United – Richmond Park, Saturday October 8th (2pm)
Dundalk 3-1 Shamrock Rovers – Oriel Park, Friday September 30th (7.45pm)
Cork City v Finn Harps – Bishopstown, Saturday October 8th (1pm)
UCD 1-0 Derry City – Belfield Bowl, Saturday October 1st (2pm)
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Tonight’s (Tues 26th) Airtricity League results

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IMG_0095.2016.07.18 Derry City U19 5-0 Ballinmallarad Utd U19

Tonight’s (Tues 26th) Airtricity League results:

U17 result – Shelbourne 2-0 Derry City

U19 result – Longford Town 5-2 Derry City

Derry City U19s suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Longford Town at the City Calling Stadium on Tuesday evening.

It was Longford’s first win over Derry since the establishment of the Under 19 Elite League in 2011 and moved the Midlanders up two places to seventh in table with City remaining in second place one point behind leaders Dundalk.

The home side were three goals ahead by the thirty fifth minute, goals from Dan Beya, Tristan Noack-Hofmann and an OG before a Gareth McFadden penalty brought the Candy Stripes back into contention just before half time.

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Under-19s Fixtures Announced

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IMG_0274_1Derry City Under 19’s first game in Section 3 of the 2015 Interim U19 League will be away to Dundalk on weekend ending 06/09/2015. Following the trip to Oriel Park, City will have two home fixtures against Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps. John Quigg’s side will also face Drogheda Utd and Letterkenny Rovers in a short season of ten league games before the transition to a summer league in 2016.

The top two placed teams in each Section will qualify for the Quarter-Final Knock-Out stages of the Competition, along with the two best third placed teams.

Day Date Comp Oposition Venue Time   Res
TBC Weekend 06/09/15 League Dundalk Oriel Park 2pm    
TBC Weekend 13/09/15 League Sligo Rovers Home – Venue TBC TBC    
TBC Weekend 20/09/15 League Finn Harps Home – Venue TBC TBC    
TBC Weekend 27/09/15 League Drogheda Utd United Park TBC    
TBC Weekend 11/10/15 League Letterkenny Rvs Home – Venue TBC TBC    
TBC Weekend 18/10/15 League Dundalk Home – Venue TBC TBC    
TBC Weekend 25/10/15 League Sligo Rovers Showgrounds, Sligo TBC    
TBC Weekend 01/11/15 League Finn Harps Finn Park TBC    
TBC Weekend 07/11/15 League Drogheda Utd Home – Venue TBC TBC    
TBC Weekend 22/11/15 League Letterkenny Rvs Leckview Park TBC    

Under-19: Derry City in Section 3 of 2015 Interim League

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Untitled-1Derry City U19’s will compete in Section Three of the 2015 Interim Under-19 League, which gets underway on the weekend of 23rd August.

The Candy Stripes will face Drogheda United, Dundalk, Finn Harps, Letterkenny Rovers, and Sligo Rovers – playing them home and away in a 10 game league.

Last season, Derry City finished second in the Northern Elite Division, runner’s-up in the Enda McGuill Cup and narrowly lost the National League Final to St Patrick’s Ath by three goals to two.

The league is split into three sections and will run until the weekend of 22nd November, followed by the Knockout Phase of league quarter final, semi final and final.

A full fixture list will be announced in due course.

Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Bray Wanderers Athlone Town Derry City
Cobh Ramblers Bohemians Drogheda United
Cork City Galway United Dundalk
Limerick FC Longford Town Finn Harps
UCD St Pat’s Ath Letterkenny Rovers
Waterford United Shamrock Rovers Sligo Rovers
Wexford Youths Shelbourne