Academy Weekend Review: July 15th-16th

Sligo Rovers Academy teams were in action at the weekend with all teams bar our Under 19 Women in action.

First up on Saturday at The Sean Fallon Centre, our Under 17 Men’s side came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Finn Harps.

Corey McKay Lavery scored on his home debut after signing recently and Keelin Mullin netted his fifth of the season to ensure the points were shared.

Our Under 17 Womens team had a good win at home to Finn Harps at Ballisodare All-Weather pitch.

Goals from Amy Murphy, McKenzie Reynolds and Casey Ruane gave Darren Kelly’s side all three points in terrible conditions.

Our Under 14 side took part in the League of Ireland’s Festival of Football on Saturday which saw every Under 14 side in the country attend this day-long event at Abbotstown in Dublin.

The lads had three games against Shelbourne, Cork City and Waterford, losing all three but overall had a good experience in some extremely testing weather conditions. Ryan Cunningham scored against Shelbourne for Rovers in a 3-1 defeat with the other games ending 2-0 and 1-0 respectively.

Sunday saw two games taking place away from home.

Our Under 19 Men’s unbeaten record came to an end thanks to a 2-0 defeat away to Derry City at The Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

Our Under 15 side lost 5-2 to UCD at Marlay Park in Dublin on Sunday afternoon, with goals from Liam McLaughlin and Shay McMorrow proving only to be consolation.

It was a proud moment on Saturday night for the Academy as another one of our players made his first-team debut.

Manager John Russell gave Conor Reynolds the nod with five minutes left to play in our win over Cork City. Well done Conor.