Centenary Shield

  • A student from Balla has been named on head coach William O’Connor’s 18-strong panel for this season’s Centenary Shield crusade.

    Luke McNicholas from Balla Secondary School, Liam Kerrigan from St Attracta’s Community school in Tubbercurry and Adam Rooney from Yeats College, Galway are named on the panel.

    The 2018 series will see the Republic of Ireland with two consecutive away fixtures as the Boys in Green commence battle, taking on the Welsh Dragons in a fortnight’s time, while a month later, they will visit Luton Town to take on their hosts England in what should prove to be one of their toughest tests I the 4-match programme.

    The Republic of Ireland will meet Northern Ireland at the end of March, with a final game against Scotland in April.

     

  • Scotland 1-1 Republic of Ireland

    A goal either side of the half time interval ensured a stalemate for the Scottish outfit over new recruits, the Republic of Ireland in the visitors first run out of the season in Ayr United FC.

    Scotland on the other hand secured their first point out of a possible nine which will now see them heading into their final game of the Shield campaign in a fortnight’s time away to Wales.

    William O’Connor’s side will regroup now following the one point gained as England come to town on April 12 for the second fixture of their 2019 schedule.

    REPUBLIC OF IRELAND | David ODUMOSU(O’Fiaich College, Dundalk), Lee McLAUGHLIN (Carndonagh Community School), Josh HONOHAN (St. Francis College, Rochestown), Keith CARTER (Colaiste Choilm Swords), Daragh ELLISON (St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny), Niall O’KEEFFE (Captain) (De La Salle College, Waterford), Matthew O’REILLY (Midleton CBS, Cork),  Corey McBRIDE (Carndonagh Community School), Colin KELLY (St. Joseph’s College, Galway), Brandon BERMINGHAM(St. Mary’s Diocesan School, Drogheda) Jake ELLIS(Oaklands College, Dublin).

    SUBS USED | Ross TIERNEY (St. Aidan’s CBS, Whitehall) for Corey McBride (74), Jack O’CONNOR (St. Louis Community School, Kiltimagh) for Colin Kelly (82), Adam LYNCH (Summerhill College, Sligo) for Jack Ellis (86)

    SUBS NOT USED | Jack DOHERTY (Carndonagh Community School), Jamie CLEARY (Drimnagh Castle CBS), James CLARKE (Boyne Community School, Trim), Reece MURPHY (Wexford CBS)

    MANAGEMENT | William O’CONNOR, Head Coach (Balbriggan Community College),  John McSHANE, Assistant Coach (Dublin Oak Academy, Bray), Ollie HORGAN, Performance Analyst (St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny), Conor FOLEY, GK Coach (Athlone Community College), Derek O’BRIEN, Equipment Manager (Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore), Michael McGLYNN(Physio), Dr. Aidan O’COLMAIN (Team Doctor)