Friday 19 January 2018

North End U-15 kings with three games to spare

North End United Under-15s continued their incredible run of titles when they wrapped up the Division 1 league during last week. The Wexford town side have won at every age group since the league moved to six age groups and made sure of this year's success with three games to spare.

They have also done it completing their away fixtures already. In those six games they have scored 31 goals and conceded just one, the closest being a 3-0 win against second-placed Gorey Rangers. They also have a cup final against Duncannon to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Another club looking for a double is Glynn Barntown after their Under-11 side stormed to the Division 2 title at the weekend. The league was clinched in style with a 6-0 away win against Shelburne, a victory that brought them to 34 points out of a possible 36.

The only blot on their copybook was a 0-0 draw against Gorey Celtic but otherwise they have been sensational with 53 goals scored in twelve games. Their cup final is against Division 2 rivals Shamrock Rovers whom they have beaten twice this season, 2-1 at home and 8-1 away.

Gorey Celtic Under-12s are also one step from a league-cup double after their 'A' team beat New Ross Town comfortably to clinch the Division 2 trophy. The north county club was under pressure after three early losses left them behind a flying Enniscorthy Town side.

However, Celtic have got better as the season has gone on and they beat their title rivals in the penultimate game to go joint top of the table before victory over New Ross secured the crown. Their cup final is also against a high achiever in St. Joseph's who need a point tonight (Tuesday) to take the Division 2A silverware.

Meanwhile, the Kilmuckridge club was celebrating last week after their Under-13 side secured the Division 2 title. They were seconds from disaster in their previous outing against Ballymurn Celtic but eventually claimed a vital draw.

The point left them needing one win in their final two games and they got it against Wexford Celtic on Wednesday. In their 13 games so far the champions won ten and drew three, scoring 42 times and conceding just 13.

Finally, the times and dates of five of the six cup finals have been announced. They kick-off on Bank Holiday Monday (May 4) with a double-header in Ramstown, Gorey. At 2 p.m. Gorey Celtic play St. Joseph's in the Under-12 final before Ferns take on North End in Under-14 at 4 p.m.

On Saturday, May 9, Curracloe plays host to another double-bill. The Under-11 final between Glynn Barntown and Shamrock Rovers begins at 11 a.m. It's followed by the Under-16 final between Gorey Rangers and Forth Celtic.

The Under-13 final between Moyne Rangers and Gorey Rangers takes place a week later on Saturday, May 16, in North End's Hollygrove pitch at 1 p.m. The Under-15 final that sees Duncannon face North End will take place in Newbawn sports grounds at a date and time to be determined.

Wexford People

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