SFAI Connacht Skechers Regional Cup Finals set for this weekend
Lecarrow in Roscommon and Eamon Deacy Park in Galway will play host to the SFAI Connacht Skechers Regional Cup Finals this weekend, with an exciting schedule planned across Saturday and Sunday.
The U13 Final in Lecarrow will kick off proceedings on Saturday when Mervue United face Westport United in what should be one of the ties of the weekend – KO is 12 noon.
Both sides come into the final off the back of wins in the National Round of 32 last weekend, with Mervue beating Shelbourne away and Westport proving too strong for Drogheda Town (video highlights of that game below).
In the U15 SFAI Connacht Skechers Regional Cup Final, Mervue United will play Merville United, with that tie kicking off at 12.30pm.
Mervue will be hoping to bounce back from a penalty shootout loss to Peamount United last weekend in the National Round of 32, while for Merville, there was a home win against Gorey Rangers to see them through to the National Round of 16.
The last Final of the day on Saturday will pit Kiltimagh/Knock United against Athenry FC in the U16 SFAI Connacht Skechers Regional Cup Final – KO 2.30pm.
These two teams have already proven their strength in the earlier rounds, and wins in the National Round of 32 last weekend for them will mean they bounce into tomorrow’s Final in good form.
Mervue United will feature in both Finals on Sunday, meaning four of their teams have reached the finals – huge credit goes to all involved.
The opening game in Eamon Deacy Park will feature previously mentioned Mervue and Athenry FC in the U12 SFAI Connacht Skechers Regional Cup Final – KO is 12 noon.
Mervue’s win over Belvedere FC at home last weekend in the last 32 of the national competition will give them plenty of confidence going into Sunday’s showpiece event, while Athenry were narrowly beaten in the same round by Maree Oranmore.
The last game of the weekend will feature Mervue United and St Francis (Athlone) in the U14 SFAI Connacht Skechers Regional Cup Final – KO is 2pm.
Both teams, and their clubs have put a huge amount into this season, and Sunday’s Regional Final promises to bring the weekend to an exciting close.
Mervue Utd v Wesport Utd – KO 12 noon (Lecarrow)
Mervue Utd v Merville Utd – KO 12.30pm (Lecarrow)
Kiltimagh/Knock Utd v Athenry FC – KO 2.30pm (Lecarrow)
Mervue Utd v Athenry FC – 12 noon (EDP)
Mervue Utd v St Francis Athlone – KO 2pm (EDP)