Donegal schools were well represented as the Republic of Ireland Schools U18 side had a useful Centenary Shield warm-up win over Dundalk on Saturday.
St Eunan’s College’s James Carolan scored one of the goals in a 4-1 win over the Lilywhites at Abbotsown.
The Irish side is managed by Cockhill’s William O’Connor, the Finn Harps coach who is a teacher at Balbriggan Community College.
Carolan was joined Daniel Houghton and Kieran Farren (Carndonagh Community College) in the Irish side while Ollie Horgan and Mickey McGlynn are also part of the management.
O’Connor’s Centenary Shield side will feature an away fixture to Wales on February 15 in Cefn Druids as they kick start their campaign.
The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will see the Republic of Ireland travel to Luton Town to take on their hosts England on March 16.
Their penultimate outing will see them face neighbours Northern Ireland on March 29 in Monaghan United FC. The final contest on April 12 will see them face Scotland in Home Farm FC.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SELECT: Daniel Houghton & Kieran Farren (Carndonagh Community School), Adam O’Connor (St. Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff), James Carolan (St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny), James Carroll (St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda), Luke McNicholas (Balla Secondary School), Darryl Walsh (St. Declan’s Community College), Ronan Manning & Adam Rooney (Yeats College, Galway), Liam Kerrigan (St. Attracta’s CS, Tubbercurry), Cian Lee (Boyne Community School), Peter Adigun (Riversdale Community College), Colm Whelan (Grennan College, Thomastown), Ali Regbha (Chanel College, Coolock), Jack Ryan (Templeogue College), Jake Walker (St. Kevin’s Community College, Clondalkin) Lido Lofeta (Balbriggan Community College), Rory Doyle (St. Francis College, Rochestown), Cian Murphy (Coláiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir), Adam Conway (De La Salle College, Waterford)
MANAGEMENT: Head Coach – William O’Connor (Balbriggan Community College), Coach – John McShane (Dublin Oak Academy, Bray), GK Coach – Conor Foley (Athlone Community College), Performance Analyst – Ollie Horgan (St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny), Kit Manager – Paul Masterson, Physio – Mickey McGlynn.Tags: