Academy Updates


Our MU14s got their cup campaign off to a flying start with a victory over Derry City. A brace from Odhran McHugh, and goals from Oran Daly and POTM Adam McBride sealed a comfortable win. Jack O’Donnell captained Harps, while Reuben Maxwell kept a clean sheet.

1 Reuben Maxwell

2 Adam McBride

3 Ben Farrell

4 Sean Gallagher

5 Jack O’Donnell CP

6 Jack Byrne

7 Ashton Crossan

8 Ronan McGranaghan

9 Odhran McHugh

10 Lukas Doherty

11 Oran Daly


20 Matthew Dowds    GK

12 Finn Devine

15 Luke O’Donnell

17 Lee McDaid

19 Marcin Pirch

Harps MU15s travelled to Sligo in the EA Sports Michael Hayes MU15 Cup First Round and it took extra time and penalties to separate the sides.  Temple Akpo pulled Harps level following an early Sligo goal, and on the hour an own goal put Harps in front.  Sligo pulled it back and the game ended up going all the way to penalties with the hosts squeaking through 5-4.

25 Noah Boyle GK

2 Adam Rodgers

3 Callum Boyle

4 Jack Davies

5 Danny Og Cooney

6 Blake Meredith CP

7 Leighton Green

8 Eamonn MacBride

9 Naoise Kavanagh

10 Shai Thompson

11 Temple Akpo

14 Tadhg Mc Daid

15 Adrian Plata

16 Illia Voronkin

17 Alex Ferry

19 Eoin Gorman

Our MU17s recorded a superb home win over Drogheda Utd on Sunday 23rd June. Goals from Conor McGranaghan & Troy Preston Holder sealed the 3 points for Harps. Matthew McGeehan was awarded the POTM with an excellent performance.

99 Corey Sheridan GK

3 Eoin Gorman

4 Daniel Cunningham CP

5 Shane Sweeney

6 Josh Cullen

7 Eamonn MacBride

8 Tiarnan Callaghan McElwaine

9 Matthew McGeehan

10 Conor McGranaghan

11 Troy Preston

21 Rowan McGroarty
26 Vladyslav Onyshchenko GK

12 Conor Gibson

14 Declan Patton

15 Liam McLaughlin

17 Guilherme Tavares De Morais

40 Ryan McConnell


Harps MU20s travelled to Drogheda on June 22nd and were denied a win by a late Drogheda goal.  Jack Keys had put Harps in front with the home side pulling it back, and Ben O Donnell regained the lead on the 73rd minute.  Drogheda rescued a point with a late Ben Dunne goal.

25 Oisin Cooney GK

2 Óisin Porter

7 Nathan McDaid

8 Mark McGlynn

9 Volodymyr Kovalchuk

10 Adam Duffy CP

12 Tiernan Ruddy

14 Darragh Coyle

18 Caoimhin Bonnar

22 Dylan McAteer

24 Jack Keys
40 Vladyslav Onyshchenko GK

4 James McAteer

6 Reid Kelly

16 Ben O’Donnell

21 Ryan Creevy


Our WU17s had a hard time away to Shamrock Rovers.  The home side ran our comfortable winners with Katie McCabe’s younger sister Lauryn among the goals.

1 Rhianna Doherty GK

2 Alanna Graham

4 Scarlett Keys

5 Niamh Ryan CP

6 Sophie Canning

7 Sarah McGuinness

10 Chloe Deeney

11 Sienna Bradley

17 Abaigh Curran

18 Ainara Hutcheson

21 Eabha Daly
12 Fia Coyle


Our WU19s began their cup campaign with an entertaining 1-1 draw with DLR Waves on Sunday 23rd June at a sun-drenched Corry Park. Orlaith Doherty was on the scoresheet for Harps, while Darcey Kelly and Erika Gallagher shared the POTM.

1 Claire Diver GK

2 Heidi Gill

3 Emily Niamh Irwin

4 Erika Gallagher CP

5 Darcey Kelly

6 Aislinn Coll

8 Codie Walsh

9 Orlaith Doherty

10 Ella McHugh

14 Freya Canning

17 Lorinne Greene


16 Leah McLoughlin GK

11 Eva Blaney

15 Bridin Hynes

18 Olivia Maxwell

2012s Nigel Monaghan Cup

Our 2012 development squad were down in Lucan on 22nd June as they took part in the annual Nigel Monaghan Academy Cup. After a cracking day of football, our boys played Cherry Orchard in the Shield final narrowly losing on penalties.