FAI Schools Centenary Shield U18 Boys International
News published 3rd May 2011
Republic of Ireland Schools v England Schools in Shamrock Rovers FC, Tallaght Stadium on Thursday, 28 April KO 19:35, Live on Sky Sports
The countdown is on to the conclusion of this year’s Centenary Shield and it’s all to play for with three teams in contention.
Unfortunately the Republic of Ireland will have to relinquish their title following draws against Scotland and Wales while tasting defeat to Northern Ireland earlier in the campaign. However our counterparts Northern Ireland, Scotland and England are all in the running for the coveted title.
Exciting times as the penultimate game will see second place Scotland take on title contenders England in Inverness Caledonian Thistle tomorrow evening, Thursday, April 21 with a kick off time of 7:35pm. The match will be screened live on Sky Sports.
At the moment England have two games in hand against league leaders Northern Ireland. The next two games are crucial for Andy Williams side and are definitely must win games as they require all 6 points to cause a late surge for the title.
If Scotland were to win tomorrow night, they could share the spoils with Northern Ireland on 8 points but only if England lost to the host nation in Dublin in a week’s time. A draw for both sides would prove useless.
However, if the English were to win tomorrow night it would be game on in Tallaght as Irish Manager Dave Archbold goes in search of a win on home soil and to end the campaign on a high. While Williams goes all out to claim the silverware in dramatic fashion.
The game will be televised live on Sky Sports next Thursday, April 28 (KO 19:35) but FAI Schools would be delighted if you were free to attend the big match live to cheer on the lads in green.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Paul WHITE (Castleisland Community College), Greg MURRAY (Phobailscoil Iosolde, Palmerstown), Michael BARKER (Fingal Community College), Conor KEDDY (Carndonagh Community School), Ryan MCLAUGHLIN (Carndonagh Community School), Niall COONEY (Templeogue College), Ryan MATTHEWS (Clonkeen College, Blackrock), Colm MCLAUGHLIN (Scoil Mhuire SS, Buncrana), Gary MERRITT (Loreto Community School, Milford), Colm HORGAN (Colaiste Einde, Galway), Stephen CHAMBERS (St. Fintan’s High School), John MOUNTNEY (St. Mureduch’s College, Ballina), Mark TIMLIN (Scoil Mhuire SS, Buncrana), Paul MANNION (St. Benildus College, Stillorgan), Garbhan COUGHLAN (Crescent Comprehensive College), Billy LANE (Presentation College, Athenry), Chris LYONS (Presentation, Bray), Hugh DOUGLAS (St. Brendan’s College, Bray). MANAGEMENT: Dave Archbold, Manager (Palmerstown Community School), Ollie Horgan, Coach (St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny), Hugh Colhoun, Coach (St. Laurence College, Loughlinstown), Ian Carry (GK Coach), Mickey McGlynn (Physiotherapist), Dr. Aidan Colmain (Doctor)
To promote the game of Association Football in all schools, contact Diane Fay, National Administrative Officer, Football Association of Ireland Schools at email@example.com or on 01 8999522
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