The Academy teams returned to league action last week-end after the summer break with good results for all four teams.
The under 19s drew 1-1 with Cork City at the Carlisle Grounds on Sunday afternoon. Conor Behan went close from a free kick on 8 minutes, driving his low shot inches wide of the post after Odeniyi had been fouled on the edge of the area.
Cork took the lead on 15 minutes when Joshua Honohan headed home from a corner on the right. The home side responded well. Odeniyi headed over from a cross by Cian Maher on 18 minutes. Four minutes later the sides were level. Byron O’Gorman created space in the area and fired low past Harrington in the Cork goal.
Five minutes before the break a goal mouth scramble resulted in Odeniyi heading wide from close range. On the stroke of half time, a mix up in the Cork defence saw Harrington penalised for pulling back Odeniyi in the area. Harrington redeemed himself by easily saving the resulting penalty from Odeniyi.
Under 19 team v. Cork City: Jordan Walker, Cian Maher, Jamie Crilly, Cian Walsh, Jack Gallagher, James Igwilo, Byron O’Gorman, Glen Hollywood, Emmanuel Odeniyi, Conor Behan, Conor Dowling. Subs: Jack Kelly (gk), Aaron Rice (for O’Gorman 68), Alex Rafferty (for Crilly 87), Andrew Moran (for Hollywood 81), Evan Dunne (for Igwilo 68), Timmy Ilori (for Dowling 65), Oscar Smith.
The under 17s defeated Cork City 3-2 away last Saturday in Bishopstown. Cork took the lead after just three minutes through James O’Leary and doubled their advantage on 35 minutes when Issa Kargbo scored. Billy Vance pulled a goal back for the visitors three minutes before the break.
Vance equalised on 57 minutes before Alex Rafferty completed a great comeback by scoring the winner on 79 minutes.
Under 17 team v. Cork City: Morgan Griffin, Callum Perry, Leigh Kavanagh, Regan Lennon, Billy Vance, Andrew Moran, Eoin Green, Aaron Rice, Panit O’Keeffe, Ryan Bowden, Oliver Matthews. Subs: Alex Rafferty (for Perry 70), Darragh Lynch (for Green h/t).
The under 17s are away to Wexford FC on Tuesday, 9 July in the second round of the Mark Farren cup. Kick off is 7.45pm in Ferrycarrig park.
The under 15s defeated Derry City 3-1 away in Aileach on Saturday. Goal scorers were Cian Doyle, Ruben Maher and Toby Curran. The under 15s are at home to Dundalk on Saturday, 6 July, Kick off is 2.00pm in Pearse Park.
The under 13s drew 1-1 away to Derry City on Saturday. Derry took the lead through Brandon Crockett on 37 minutes. Daniel Isichei equalised for the Academy side on 48 minutes.
Under 13 team v. Derry City: Derry Moloney, Ronan Langan, Luke Nolan, Joshua Bishop, Shane Gough, Daniel Isichei, Seamus Brown, Roy Lawlor, Lorcan Moore, Daniel Jordan, Callum Davis. Subs: (interchangable): Ryan Donnelly (gk), Freddie Turley, Ciaran Scott, Kian Crowe de Sousa.
The under 13s are away to Mayo on Saturday, 6 July. Kick off is 2.00pm in Milebush park.
Note: Fixtures are subject to change.