St Peter's u-21s on the rise
THE U-21 championship gets underway this weekend with the intermediate preliminary round being the first ties up for decision. One of the picks of the round is the clash of St Peter’s and Keady. The Lurgan outfit ran away with the division three title, driven by a young team filled with talent and verve. With many of the senior squad eligible for u-21, they will be a major shout for the title.
David Green is manager at St Peter’s and he says the club’s resurgence has deep roots.
“The u-21s would be based on a lot of the hard work that was done over the past eight to ten years at the club. Most of the u-21 team, at least nine or ten of them, would have featured on the senior team through out the year, so this match and this championship will be seen as another step in the progression up into senior football. We’re developing players for second division football next year with the hope of, within two years, gaining promotion again.
“Niall McConville would be one of the keys as would Aaron Findon in the middle of the park, he played minors for the county this year. We would also have Sean O’Neill who was in the Armagh set-up this year. Darren Kelly would be in nets and he figured with Armagh in the past. Emmett Haughian would be the captain of the team and an established senior player, the likes of his experience will be very important in the team playing well.”
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