SFAI Skechers National Cups 2019/20 get underway in Connacht

The SFAI Skechers National Cups got underway in Connacht last weekend, with several teams across the U12, U14 and U16 ages securing their places in the second round.

In what was surely one of the games of the weekend, Knocknacarra FC’s U12 side were taken all the way to penalties in their tie with Hodosn Bay Celtic FC.

The two teams put in a stellar performance, but could not be separated, and they went on to demonstrate a penalty taking masterclass before Knocknacarra won 12-11.

Elsewhere, the Athenry FC U12s team came out on top when they faced Moyne Villa – winning 3-0 thanks to goals from Eoin Doyle and another from Ethan Mitchell.

Several other teams also progressed to the second round – well done to all.

This coming weekend will see the U13s and U15s play in Connacht, while the other eight regions will all see their first round games take place.

The very best of luck to all taking part, enjoy the football and the occasion.