Josh scores winner for Ireland Under 18s

Published: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 18:38
Naas FC and LFA Youth Josh Derham was the hero for the Republic of Ireland last night in Wales when his goal proved to be the difference between the two sides in the first leg of the John Coughlan Memorial Cup. His second half goal was the only goal of a very closely contested encounter with Irish manager Jim Crawford delighted with the performance of his side as they head into Thursday's second leg in a very positive frame of mind. Wales are the holders of this cup, which they won in Tramore last February, but Crawford is determined to bring the trophy back to Dublin on Thursday evening before he takes up his role as coach with Stephen Kenny's Under Twenty One's
The match on Thursday is in Bala Town's ground and kicks off at 2pm

Six players from LFA on Rep of Ireland Under 18 squad

Published: Monday, 25 February 2019 11:51
Six players from the successful LFA Youth Inter Provincial squad have been selected on the Republic of Ireland Under Eighteen squad that are currently in Wales for two games which will be played Tuesday and Thursday. Conor Brady and Josh Derham, both from Naas, Eanna Doyle (Cloughbawn), Jack Doyle (Stella Maris) and Niall Connolly (North End United) were all part of the Leinster squad that won the FAI Youth Inter Provincial last October in Cork and as a result, have been selected for the Republic of Ireland.
The squad will play two games against Wales for the John Coughlan Cup, the first of these games is Tuesday February 26th at 7pm in Cefn Druids with the second leg in Bala Town on Thursday at 2pm
LFA manager Joey Malone is delighted with the selection of these players to the Ireland squad and wishes all six the best of luck. 
These players are also in line for a trip to Germany in April when the LFA squad will travel to Frankfurt to take on the Hessen FA

LFA Over 35 Cup entry forms now available

Published: Monday, 25 February 2019 11:05
Entries are now been taken for this years O Neills LFA Over Thirty Five Cup and entry form can be downloaded below or from your league. This competition has grown massively in numbers over the years and is now one of the Associations top competitions. In November, Trinity Donaghmede from the AFL lifted the cup after a 2-1 win over Carlow's Crettyard United and both sides will be eager to get to the final again this season

This level of soccer is one of the fastest growing areas of the game with strong leagues in the Amateur Football League, Carlow, Kildare, CCFL and NEFL. Wicklow also have a league at this level but is over before this LFA competition kicks off


Willow Park through to LFA Youth Semi Final

Published: Monday, 25 February 2019 10:40
Willow Park (CCFL) overcame a strong Vale Wanderers (Carlow) on Saturday to book their place in the last four of the O Neills LFA Youth Cup. The Athlone based side came out on top in a thriller of a game with Willow Park eventually progressing on a 3-2 scoreline
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