Under-17 season begins

 

Sligo Rovers under-17s will play their first ever game in the new national league tonight.

Rovers will be away to St. Patrick’s Athletic with the game starting at 7:30pm in Richmond Park.

The Bit o’Red are in section 2 for the inaugural season of the league along with Shamrock Rovers, St. Patrick’s Athletic, Longford Town, Mervue United, Salthill Devon and Athlone Town. The league began on Saturday with Mervue United beating Shamrock Rovers 4-3.

The season will run for 12 games until the end of November before reverting to a summer cycle from the beginning of next year.

The first home game will be this weekend at The Showgrounds at 2pm against Mervue United, the full season's fixture list is here.

The team will be coached by Niall Harrison, Colm Jinks and Danny O’Leary.

Below is the squad:

Player                                   Previous Club

Bradley Fowley                   Sligo Rovers

Conor Burke                       Strand Celtic

Gary Higgins                       Salthill Devon

Jack Hever                          Ballymote Celtic

John Mahon                       Ballisodare United

Jordan Muldoon               Strand Celtic

Jack Mullarkey                  Galway Hibs

Michael McGarry             Salthill Devon

Paul McDermott               Castlebar Celtic

Ruadhan Feeney              Ballisodare United

Aidan Gaughan                  Ballina Town

Darren Somers                  Ballisodare United

Lorcan Callaghan              Strand Celtic

Liam Kerrigan                     Real Tubber

Luke McNicholas              Manulla

Patrick Benson                  Arrow Harps

Ryan Smith                         Strand Celtic

Thierry Baba                       Castlebar Celtic

Niall Morahan                    Strand Celtic

James McGrath                  Mervue United

 

 

 

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