This weekend is a huge one for our club underage sides once again in a winter of unparallelled success for the club in general with brilliant cup runs in national competitions on a scale that hasn't been witnessed before and both the U.14 boys and U.14 girls travel to Kilcullen AFC and Mervue United respectively for their big games.
The U.14 boys makes the long trek to Co. Kildare on Saturday morning to take on Kilcullen AFC in the last 16 of the Skechers SFAI Cup on the back of a huge win against Ennis Town. It's a tie that will prove to be very tricky as Kilcullen has a very good SFAI pedigree over many years and it usually takes a very good side to beat them and this current crop is no different. Kilcullen began this competition with a win against their B team followed by wins against Mucklagh, Moone Celtic and in the last round, a 3-2 win at home to Mullingar Athletic. Westport United are a very good team themselves and will have no fear going into this game. The winners of this tie has a mouth-watering home tie against Shamrock Rovers. For Westport, if they win, it will be a repeat of the Skechers SFAI U.12 Cup semi final showdown from 2017.
Kick off at Avondale Park, Kilcullen is at 12:30 on Saturday and there will be a great crowd travelling to cheer on the boys.
Meanwhile, the tie of the weekend is the All Connaught clash between Mervue United and Westport United in Galway for the right to reach the final of the WFAI Girls U.14 Cup where the winners will be meeting either Dublin's Shelbourne or Peamount United. It has been an epic story for the girls, securing some excellent wins to reach this stage and there was no win bigger than the quarter final clash aginst Evergreen with a sensational goal to win it at practically the last kick of the match. Mervue have put in a great show themselves and have proven why they are worthy semi finalists with some devastating performances to reach this stage. However, Westport United, on the day could be more than a match for Mervue and do not be one bit surprised if the girls come away from Galway with a famous win.
Kick off at Fahy's Field, Mervue is at 2:00 on Saturday and a large following is expected to cheer on the girls on what has the makings of a very historic day