The Finn Harps U19 team starts their new FAI National League season with an away fixture against Monaghan United-Cavan this afternoon at Gortakeegan (kick-off 2.00).
Manager Joe Boyle will have new faces in the squad with a number of players moving up from the U17s including Shane Blaney, Jamie Bell and Liam Walsh. Others have moved on from the U19 age group like Simon McGlynn, Liam Doherty, Nathan Clifford, Keelan McDermott and also Declan Sharkey who has joined Galway Utd.
Boyle will still have a handful of last year’s squad who did well to reach the later stages of the national competition including keeper Lee McCarron, Gareth Doherty, Dylan McCroary and Luke Nelis while Kilmacrennan lad Jordan Ryan has joined from Derry City. The Harps U19s don’t have a game on the following two weekends.
Their first home game is on Saturday 1st of April against Bohemians at The Curragh (kick-off 2.00). 20 players have been signed so far with two more names expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
The Finn Harps U19 squad for new season includes Tommy Lee McCarron, Jamie Bell, Paul Ferry, Ciaran Kelly, B.J. Banda, Shane Blaney, Zac Brolly, Alex Carolan, Gareth Doherty, Ryan Finn, Caolan Kearney, Oran McConnell, Aaron McCready, Dylan McCroary, Jeaic McKelvey, Dylan Mooney, Luke Nelis, Shaun Rodgers, Jordan Ryan, Liam Walsh, Sean Paul Wray, Michael Doherty.
Saturday 11th March
Monaghan United-Cavan FP v Finn Harps 2pm Gortakeegan
Saturday 1st April
Finn Harps v Bohemians 2pm The Curragh