Forry's late strike earns Mayo U12's place in SFAI Subway Championship semi-final

The Mayo U12’s confirmed their place in the SFAI Subway Championship National semi-finals on Sunday when they earned a point at home to a very good Athlone team.

The draw meant Mayo (below) topped the group, while Athlone will now have a home tie in the regional semi-final of the Plate competition.

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Had the visitors won they would have taken their spot in the final four at the national stage, however, Gavin Forry’s late equaliser sent the Mayo supporters into huge celebration.

The tie, which had elements of a cup final feel to it, started with the homeside attacking, however, Ahtlone were ahead when a thunderous free-kick from the boot of Keelan Connell flew into the top corner after 18 minutes.

Some half chances for both teams followed, but Mayo struck next, a long-range effort from Luke Flatley levelling proceedings on the stroke of half-time.

Into the second period and Mayo came within inches of going ahead when the ball rolled along the top of the crossbar.

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Athlone, to their credit, remained positive throughout, and they were rewarded for their attacking outlook when a Destiny Ezenna corner-kick somehow dropped in under the crossbar.

From the kick-off the visitors just needed a little composure, but Mayo pressed and forced a mistake which led to Gavin Forry slamming the ball to the back of the net.

The win now puts Mayo into the U12 SFAI Subway Championship National semi-final where they will face Donegal who also topped their group in Ulster.

Amechi strikes again to help Mallow Utd reach SFAI Skechers National Cup semi-finals

Kennedy Amechi was the hero again for Mallow United when they overcame Cregmore/Claregalway 3-1 this afternoon to reach the semi-finals of the U14 SFAI Skechers National Cup.

Amechi has been a real threat for Mallow this season, bagging four goals in their last tie against Douglas Hall.

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On Sunday he was in equally fine form, and after United had gone ahead thanks to an own-goal, Amechi confirmed the result with a double before half time.

The win sees the Mallow United youngsters set a an intriguing home tie with either St Kevin’s Boys or Shamrock Rovers.

Timon and Duggan goals send Douglas Hall U16's into SFAI Skechers National Cup semi-finals

Goals from Roger Timon and Fionn Duggan saw Douglas Hall edge out a tight U16 SFAI Skechers National Cup quarter-final affair against Salthill Devon this afternoon in Cork

Despite some games losing out to the weather, this clash went ahead, and Timon made it 1-0 to the homeside in cold conditions.

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In what was an entertaining tie throughout, and Salthill Devon hit back with a goal of their own, before Fionn Duggan netted the winner from the penalty spot.

The win sees Douglas Hall move into the semi-finals where they will face the winners of the tie between Cabinteely and North End United.

Letterkenny Rvrs beat Crumlin Utd on penalties to reach SFAI Skechers National Cup semi-finals

Letterkenny Rovers booked their place in the semi-finals of the U15 SFAI Skechers National Cup this afternoon when they beat Crumlin United in a penalty shootout.

The tie was 0-0 at full-time, and additional minutes could not separate the teams, so it was left to penalties and it was the homeside who won 5-4.

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Having beaten both Newcastle West Town in the round of 32 and Mervue United in the last 16, Letterkenny now move into the final four where they will travel to either St Kevin’s Boys or Peake Villa.

Crumlin also deserve plenty of credit, with some tough away trips in the competition this year allowing them to demonstrate their quality.

Brian Moore brace helps Evergreen U12's into SFAI Skechers National Cup semi-final

The Evergreen U12’s continued their journey in the U12 SFAI Skechers National Cup on St Patrick’s Day when they beat Rosenallis 3-0 in Kilkenny.

The Laois team had a fantastic run in the competition, beating the likes of Corduff and Thomastown, however, Evergreen proved a much tougher prospect.

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Brian Moore had his shooting boots on, bagging a brace, while James Brennan-Smith also hit the back of the net for the winners.

Next up for them in the semi-finals is a trip to either St Kevin’s Boys A or Midleton.

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