Celtic boost for Carniny Youth U-14s in Foyle Cup draw

Carniny Youth U14 Player Jake White receives the Player of the Tournament award at the Magherafelt Sky Blues Youth Tournament.
Carniny Youth U14 Player Jake White receives the Player of the Tournament award at the Magherafelt Sky Blues Youth Tournament.

Last week saw six teams from Carniny Youth FC eagerly await the draw for the 2016 Foyle Cup in which they will all be participating this July.

The most exciting news for the teams was for the Under 12s and Under 14 squads. The U12s were drawn in the same group as Sheffield Utd, and whilst it will be a tough task the boys will be relishing the opportunity to play against a top level cross channel English academy side. They will also play Maiden City, and Inishowen Youth League sides in their group.

Likewise the U14s also received a tough draw, in the same group as Celtic, another great experience for the young Carniny boys. Like their U12 counterparts they have also been drawn against an Inishowen youth League Select team and Donegal Schoolboy Select team.

The Under 10s will enjoy their first experience of the Foyle Cup when they will meet Don Boscos, Tristar Colts, Ballyraine FC, Alieach FC, St Oliver Plunkett C, Limavady Utd in their group stage games.

The Under 11s have been grouped with Strabane Ath, Letterkenny Rovers, Albion Stars, Roe Valley Colts and Top of The Hill Celtic

The Under 15s will be playing against Inishowen Youth League, Foyle Harps, Bertie Peacock Youth with the Under17s playing Letterkenny Rovers, Inishowen Youth, and Loughside FC.

Any players out their who think they would be suitable for the above squads so make contact using the contact numbers below.

Interested players fro the 1999 squad should contact Billy O’Flaherty 07850669666, or make contact through the club Facebook page ‘Carniny Amateur and Youth FC’.

Continuing their long association with the tournament the club will be taking teams at U10, 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17 this summer. There MAY be vacancies with some of the younger age groups.

Please make contact through Facebook or club website – www.carninyyouthfc.co.uk


The club were also happy to announce Anthony McCartney as the manager of our U19 - 98/99 squad for the 2016/17 season. Anthony will coach the 1999 players in the run up to the Foyle Cup before taking the full squad into next season.

Training has already commenced and any players who would like to be considered for the squad should contact Anthony 07708 822793 asap


Both the U13 and 14 squads travelled to Magherafelt on Sunday past to take part in the Inaugural Magherafelt Sky Blues Soccer tournament.

The under-14s went all the way to the final before to losing to Limavady by a single goal but there was some consolation as Jake WHite was named Player of the tournament.