Academy – Weekend Preview

It’s another busy weekend at academy level with all five teams playing league games between Friday and Sunday.

Tonight in Finn Park, Alan Farry and Kieran Brick take their Under 13 team to face Finn Harps. The sides met last Friday night in Sligo with the visitors taking all three points thanks to three second half goals.

Our under 15 squad face Derry City on Saturday at 2pm at The Showgrounds. The sides met on the opening day of the season with Rovers running out winners in Donegal in August.

The team are looking to make it five wins from five in the league so far.

Sunday sees three games down for decision with Ryan Casey’s under 17 team travelling to Aileach, Donegal to face Derry City. The last time the teams met, they couldn’t be seperated with the game finishing 1-1 thanks to Darragh Reilly’s equaliser. We wish Darragh well in his recovery from an injury picked up lately.

Brian Dorrian and our under 19 side take on the same opposition at 2pm at The Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium. Rovers defeated Longford Town on Wednesday and will be hoping to take that form into Sunday’s game, having been defeated by the Candystripes back in August.

The final game of the weekend sees our under 17 Ladies team host Peamount at The Showgrounds. The girls have had a good start to their campaign picking up a win and a draw from the first two fixtures, against Shamrock Rovers and Donegal.

The game kicks off at 6:30pm.

Best of luck to all our players and coaching staff this weekend.