Finn Harps U17s win at Derry City; U19s lose to Dundalk


Finn Harps U17s win at Derry City; U19s lose to Dundalk

There were mixed fortunes for the Finn Harps underage teams who were both in action on Saturday afternoon.

The U17s recorded a fine 2-0 win at Derry City. However, the U19s lost to Dundalk and will now face an away tie in the quarter-finals of the National Cup.

Harps U17s have given themselves a decent chance of qualification for the quarter-finals of the FAI National League competition after a fine 2-0 win over Derry City in a local derby at the Brandywell.

Goals from James Carolan and Ryan Cunningham sealed the victory for Declan Boyle’s boys.

They have just one game remaining in the Northern Section where the three points will be needed in order to stay in the frame for qualification. That match is next Saturday in Ballybofey against Monaghan/Cavan (kick-off 2pm).

Finn Harps U19s lost 2-0 to Dundalk in Killygordon. Joe Boyle’s side went into the final Northern Section group match in fourth place but hoping to leapfrog Dundalk into the top two in order to secure a home tie in the knockout stages of the tournament.

Harps did have chances but it was the visitors who got the goals including one from Michael O'Connor who is a member of Stephen Kenny’s senior squad who had that great 1-1 result in Holland on Wednesday night.

It was O'Connor’s goal that separated the two sides at the break with the visitors doubling their advantage in the second half.

Joe Boyle and his backroom now await the draw for the quarter-finals of the competition.