ARMAGH CITY YOUTH
As the second half of the football season progresses the Armagh City Youth teams
find themselves engaged across various forms of competition be it League, KO
Cup or League Cup. Saturday last was no exception with City sides involved in all three formats. The Homecare sponsored Armagh City Youth U-18 recorded a decisive League victory over Rockview at Cathedral Road and the match proved an ideal workout before Tuesday’s Harry Cavan Youth Cup semi-final against Glenavon 111.
There was also League action for the TMET sponsored U-16 squad who recorded a very good away win over Dungannon Youth. Yet with Magherafelt also winning away from home it looks like the City team will finish runners-up in this year’s competition. However an earlier away win in the League Cup has left the squad with every chance of being involved in the final stages of that particular event.
The City U-11 team used home advantage to the full and won well against Warrenpoint at the Mill Field in the KO Cup. This win takes the team into a semi-final against Cookstown Youth and so allows this young side to add to their growing football experience.
Meanwhile the Armagh City U-13 side continued their League Cup campaign with a solid four-nil home win over Glendowan. However the U-12 team lost their away leg of a similar competition away to Dungannon.
Results : Saturday 3rd March .
U-11 : Armagh City 3 v Warrenpoint 0
U-12 : Armagh City 1 v Dungannon Youth 6
U-13 : Armagh City 4 v Glendowan 0
U-16 : Armagh City 2 v Dungannon Youth 0
U-18: Armagh City 10 v Rockview 0
It is City Youth’s U-18 squad who are involved in the two major games this coming week. Tuesday night they face Glenavon at Stangmore Park hoping to be the first City side to make the Harry Cavan Youth Cup Final and four days later they face the other unbeaten Juvenile League side, Crumlin Youth, in a top of the table encounter in Armagh. This latter game is a repeat of the Savage Cup Final and like it should develop into an absorbing contest.
Three teams travel this weekend with the U-11 away to Sunnyside, the U-12’s away to Cookstown and the U-15 squad facing the longest journey away to Ballywalter.
At Ardmore the U-14 team will look to take another step to the League title whilst at the Mill Field the U-13 squad will be keen to add to their League Cup successes .
Fixtures : Saturday 10th March
U-11 : Armagh City v Sunnyside (10.30am . Away . LCup)
U-12 : Armagh City v Cookstown (KO Cup . 10.30am . Cookstown)
U-13 : Armagh City v Oxford (12.00 . Mill Field . LCup)
U-14 : Armagh City v Seagoe (10.30am @ Ardmore)
U-15 : Armagh City v Ballywalter (11.00am . Away)
U-18 : Armagh City v Crumlin Youth (10.00AM . 3G Cathedral Road)
HARRY CAVAN YOUTH CUP SEMI-FINAL
Armagh City Youth v Glenavon 111
( Tues 6th March. @ Stangmore Park, Dungannon)
*** ALL MATCHES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***
*** MINI-SOCCER ***
The Homecare sponsored Mini-soccer will continue on Thursday 8th March from 6-7pm and on Saturday 10th March, 9.15 – 10.15 am. Parents are reminded to
pick up children promptly at the end of each Mini-soccer session.
* THERE WILL BE NO MINI-SOCCER ON
SATURDAY 17TH MARCH . *
Armagh City Ladies are continuing their preparations for their debut at Championship level in the Women’s NIFA League and have arranged the following training sessions:
Girls Youth training at Ardmore at 6 pm , Mondays .
Girls Senior training at Ardmore at 7pm Wednesdays and Fridays .
New members are very welcome .
CITY LADIES WOULD LIKE TO WISH CITY U-18’s ALL THE BEST IN TOMORROW NIGHT’S SEMI-FINAL GAME AGAINST GLENAVON 111.