March 2012 News Archive


Three Irish teenagers on Premiership bench today ...31/03/2012
Teenagers Derrick Williams and Samir Carruthers, who were both members of last year's UEFA Under 19 Championship Finals squad and are eligible again this year, together with Jack Grealish, who was a member of our Under 17 UEFA Elite Stage squad last week, were all on the Aston Villa substitute bench for their Premiership clash with Chelsea this afternoon.

Young Irish in FA Youth Cup semi-final tonight...28/03/2012
Blackburn Rovers, with Ireland Under 19 captain John O'Sullivan in their ranks went through to the English FA Youth Cup Final following their two one victory (3-1aggregate) at Burnley on Wednesday evening. The defeated hosts had striker Adam Evans and midfielder Luke Gallagher in their starting eleven. It is now to be hoped that we do not encounter a similiar problem to last year when the two legged Final clashed with our UEFA U19 Elite Qualifying group matches, which could provide O'Sullivan with a huge dilemma. Indeed, possible final opponents Manchester United, who trail Chelsea after their home semi-final leg, have our U19 goalkeeper Joe Coll in their ranks and the same problem could arise.