SOCCER: Connacht Youths Well Placed in Cork 

Connacht Youth Schoolboys

Connacht got off to the perfect start in the 2018 FAI Youth Interprovincial Tournament in Cork with a 3-0 victory over Ulster in Blarney on Friday (19th October) evening. 

It sets up Ollie Neary’s team for a showdown with Leinster today (Saturday, 20th October) after both teams won their opening assignments.

Leinster were 4-0 winners over Munster and will meet Connacht in Mayfield Utd’s grounds at 2.30pm as part of the three-day festival.

The competition runs until Sunday (21st October) when Connacht conclude their campaign when they face hosts Munster in Turners Cross (11am).  The province that tops the three-day round-robin series will be the winners.

Four Galway clubs are represented on the Connacht panel.  Mervue United have six representatives (goalkeeper Patrick Martyn; defenders Mark Melody, Ethan Connolly and Hakeem Ryan; midfielder Mikey Devaney and striker Calvin Toye).

Salthill Devon see three of their young players involved (defenders Blake Cummins and Sean Conroy, and striker Stephen Iredale).  Maree/Oranmore have midfielders Alan Greene and Alex Fearon.  Striker Ruairi McSweeney is from Colga FC.

2018 FAI Youth Interprovincial Tournament Round 1 Results 

Connacht 3-0 Ulster 

Munster 0-4 Leinster 


2018 FAI Youth Interprovincial Tournament Fixtures 

Saturday, 21st October 

Leinster vs Connacht (2.30pm Mayfield Utd, Cork) 

Ulster vs Munster (2.30pm Midleton) 


Sunday, 22nd October 

Ulster vs Leinster (11am Ringmahon Rangers, Cork) 

Munster vs Connacht (11am Turners Cross)