Under 17: Derry City 3-1 Drogheda United

Derry City Under-17s had a comfortable 3-1 win over Drogheda United in their latest Northern Elite Division fixture at Brandywell on Saturday afternoon.

Below are a few pictures and a video of all the goals.


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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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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

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.