Tuesday 17 September 2019

Youths back in First Division action on Friday

Ferrycarrig Park.
Ferrycarrig Park.

By Ian O'Neill

Youths welcome Kevin Doherty and his Shelbourne team to Ferrycarrig Park for Friday night's SSE Airtricity First Division game.

Despite defeat in last weeks FAI Cup at the hands of Cork City, Shane Keegan was happy with the performance of his depleted team

'Despite the result, I was happy with how we applied ourselves. With a bit of luck things could have went differently for us. Keenan had a perfectly good goal disallowed and on another night they could have been reduced to 10 men.'

Shelbourne have been on a good run of form themselves, picking up three consecutive league wins and Keegan is wary of the threat posed by Doherty's revitalised men

'They've been in very good form lately and seem to have turned a corner. Their victory away to Athlone was particularly impressive and they'll arrive in Wexford this evening confident that they can continue to gain ground in the promotions race. They've got an excellent young squad and you get the feeling that many of their young players may well go on to be some of the biggest names in Irish football by the time they hit their mid 20s.'

Youths go into this game missing long term injury victims Dean Broaders (achilles) and Conor Whittle (hamstring). Whittle is closer to a return and is aiming to be fit for the game away to Cabinteely FC on

June 26. Danny Furlong has missed the previous two games with a knee injury and again will miss Friday's game.

Kick off in Ferrycarrig Park is set for 8pm.

Wexford People