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.

Wexford People

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