Academy Updates As Male Harps Teams Begin Season

Our 14s made it a winning debut as they overcame a strong Shelbourne FC in a tight game at LCC. Goals from Odhran McHugh, Lee McDaid and Cahir Daly earned the victory for Harps against the Dublin side. Sean Gallagher produced a superb POTM display at the back for Harps.

Thanks to Cathal from Academy Sponsors Kernan’s for the extra photos

1 Matthew Dowds GK

2 Jack O’Donnell

3 Jonah Cannon

4 Sean Gallagher C

5 Cahir Daly

6 Finn Devine

7 Oran Daly

8 Adam McBride

9 Odhran McHugh

10 Lukas Doherty

11 Ashton Crossan


20 Reuben Maxwell GK

12 Lee McDaid

14 Luke O’Donnell

15 Marcin Pirch

16 Ben Farrell

17 Jack Byrne

18 Ronan McGranaghan

Our MU15s kicked off the season with a spirited 2-2 in the NorthWest derby against Derry City today. Despite going 2-0 early in the game a fightback through goals from Leighton Green and Shai Thompson earned Harps a point. Jack Davies impressed at the back claiming the POTM.

1 Cormac Crossan GK

2 Adam Rodgers

3 Diarmuid Reid

4 Danny Og Cooney

5 Jack Davies

6 Blake Meredith C

7 Leighton Green

8 Naoise Kavanagh

9 Temple Akpo

10 Eanna Duddy

11 Shai Thompson


18 Noah Boyle GK

12 Cole Connolly

14 Thomas McHugh

16 Alex Ferry

17 Callum Boyle

19 Tadhg Mc Daid

The U17s began the season with an excellent 3-2 victory over hosts Derry City in the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

Harps started the strongest in the opening spells of the game before the home side started to grow into the game and gained more possession. With more possession it was Derry who broke the deadlock as a corner was cleared by Harps but not far enough as the second ball was knocked past Sheridan in the Harps goal. Derry continued to press and doubled their lead to go 2-0 at half time.

The second half saw Harps put the pressure back on the home team with a renewed vigour. Substitute Matthew McGeehan was causing problems up top as he came on and it paid off when he won a corner that Josh Cullen was able to tap in from the back post to reduce the deficit.

Shortly after, with the energy levels lifting, it was Harps who caught Derry on the counter and Conor Gibson was able to slide the ball past the Derry keeper to equalise.

As the game got more tense Harps fitness levels started to show and they were hungry for more. Although Derry had their chances, so did the Harps and came close a few times before game changer McGeehan grabbed the ball in the box and put Harps 3-2 which was the final score.

A fantastic performance from the boys in their first game of the season with Rowan McGroarty and Matthew McGeehan picking up a joint man of the match performance.

Thanks to Shearnan McCay for the report.

99 Corey Sheridan GK

3 Troy Preston

4 Rowan McGroarty

5 Ruairi Connaghan

6 Josh Cullen

7 Conor Gibson

8 Conor McGranaghan

9 Guilherme Tavares De Morais

10 Gavin McAteer C

11 Eoin Gorman

21 Declan Patton


40 Vladyslav Onyshchenko GK

12 Callum Maskery

14 Eamonn MacBride

15 Liam McLaughlin

16 Shane Sweeney

18 Tiarnan Callaghan McElwaine

19 Matthew McGeehan

It was a tough opening day for the Harps MU20s as they travelled to play Shelbourne at the AUL in Dublin.  The hosts won by six goals to nil having lead by two at half time.

25 Ryan Galvin GK

4 James McAteer

5 Adam McDaid

6 Reid Kelly

7 Nathan McDaid

8 Mark McGlynn

10 Adam Duffy C

14 Darragh Coyle

19 Max Johnston

20 Ben O’Donnell

22 Dylan McAteer


40 Ronan Callaghan GK

2 Óisin Porter

12 Tiernan Ruddy

17 Jamie McMonagle Quinn

18 Caoimhin Bonnar

Our WU17s continued preparations for the start of the league with a 3-2 victory over Mayo in a Pre Season Friendly last week. Goals from Caitlin Doherty (x2) and Sarah McGuinness gave Harps the victory. Chloe Deeney and Rhianna Doherty excelled in the game and were joint POTM.