Gorey Rangers duo shine for Leinster
Published 12/11/2016 | 00:00
Two Gorey Rangers players, Dylan Fleming and Darragh Brooks, were heavily involved with the Leinster side which won the FAI Inter-Provincial Youth title in the A.U.L. Complex in Dublin recently, edging out Munster because of their head-to-head victory over them on day two.
Brooks, a loud and imposing goalkeeper who has been involved with the county Under-18 squad in the last couple of seasons, started the first game in goal.
With his side leading 2-1, the Rangers netminder made a superb save to keep Leinster ahead and it proved vital as his side took a 3-1 win.
Fleming, who spent this past Airtricity League Under-17 season with Cabinteely and played against Wexford Youths in Ferrycarrig in May, came on at half-time in the first game to help shore up the defence.
The centre-half, who has also been used as an imposing defensive centre-midfielder since his return to Gorey Rangers by their Youth team boss Joe McNulty, obviously made a huge impression by starting, as captain, in the 4-0 win over Munster in the second outing.
The management shuffled the team around in the final game to give all the lads a run. Leinster lost 2-1 to Ulster to finish level on points and goal difference with Munster.
The head-to-head victory over them a day earlier was enough to give Leinster their first Inter-Provincial Youth title since 2011.