Academy season gets underway this weekend

The 2023 League of Ireland Academy season gets underway this weekend across the country with The Bit O’ Red in action in three age categories.

Our Under 14 side travel to take on Longford Town at 3pm under the guidance of new Head Coach Colm Jinks.

There is a fully new Under 14 squad this season and there will be plenty of club debuts made over the course of the game.

Anthony Elding returns to competitive action as his Under 17 Men’s side also face Longford Town away from home at the earlier time of 12 Noon at Bishopsgate.

There are plenty of new faces in this season’s squad and the side will look to get off to a positive start in The Midlands.

On Sunday, our Under 15 side, under the stewardship of Darryl Keaney, face the trip to Derry City, with the game kicking off at 2pm in Ardmore FC.

Many of last season’s Under 14 squad have made the progression to our Under 15’s this year to add to some new players and those who remain in the squad from the 2022 season.

Best of luck to all our staff and players for the weekend ahead.