Wexford Youths 18's Win Again
The Wexford Youths 18's booked their place in the FAI All Ireland Youths Quarter Final with a strong win over Waterford king-pins VillaFC. A tough game from start to finish, with referee Damian Donavan having his hands full, but to his credit, refused to buckle to pressure from the vociferous away team support. The first half was very tight with nothing between the teams but the Youths 18's broke the deadlock in the 44th minute, thanks to an Ivan Meegan strike. The second period was different as the Youths took the game to Villa - Podge Murphy played a good ball to Darren Dempsey who executed a class finish to make it 2-0 before David Doyle set up Dempsey for his second, pulling the ball back from the end line following a good run. Villa did pull it back to 3-1 with 15 minutes to go, but David Doyle made it 4-1 with a late penalty. A big win for the latest kids on the block, with some strong performances - Midfield Colossus, Paul Brennan, just edging it for man of match.
The Quarter Finals beckon, and the last 16 of Leinster Cup also to look forward to, but we still have much work to do, in terms of organisation and mental strength, before we can start dreaming of adding another star to the Pink jersey.