Summer League squad announced for Drogheda clash

Summer League squad announced for Drogheda clash
The Dundalk Summer League representative squad will travel to Boyne Rugby Club this Saturday, July 27 to face their Drogheda counterparts in an inter-league game.

The Dundalk Summer League representative squad will travel to Boyne Rugby Club this Saturday, July 27 to face their Drogheda counterparts in an inter-league game.

Managers Peter McGinn (Muirhevnamor FC) and Damien Bond (Doolargy All Stars) and coach Jason McConville (Muirhevnamor FC) have put together a strong local squad. Pen pics of the players are as follows

Goalkeepers

David Lynch (Rampart Celtic)

A previous winner of the Summer League ‘Play of the Year’ an accolade that you don’t see too often being awarded to a goalkeeper, an achievement that speaks for itself.

Dane Harrison (Redeemer United FC)

Part of the reason why Redeemer are so high up the table in the Summer League this year. A goalkeeper who commands his posts and keeps his back four in line.

Defenders

Stefan McKevitt (Muirhevnamor FC)

A right back who can get up and down the wing quicker than most right wingers. A big game player who recently captained the Tommy McConville Selection squad who played Dundalk FC in a friendly.

Ger Conlon (Shamrocks Youths)

Started off his Summer League career playing with Ramparts Celtic, can play across the back four and is also a midfield option for the team. A hard working and honest player.

Jason Mulligan (Rampart Celtic)

Back playing with Rampart Celtic after a couple of seasons with Shamrocks FC. He is in double figures already this season, a feat that some strikers haven’t reached yet.

Aidan Sheehy (Shamrocks FC)

Comes from a great footballing family. A strong centre half who is clever with or without the ball, a very good passer of the ball from deep positions. Turns defensive moves into attacking options.

Midfielders

Paul Minford (Bay United)

A Bay United stalwart. Very clever midfielder who causes a lot of problems for the opposition from set pieces.

Jason Brennan (Seatown)

A versatile player who can play in plenty of positions, will give his all to help his team always comes across as having the right attitude.

Gary Clarke (Muirhevnamor FC)

Most recently won the ‘Player of the Year’ in the MDL First Division. A young player who is decorated with a lot of Minor League/Summer League and MDL honours. Can score goals from anywhere in midfield.

Anto McLaughlin (Shamrock Youths)

Plays with his heart on his sleeve, a midfield dynamo who always gives 100 per cent. The ‘Paul Scholes’ of the squad.

Damian Bond (Doolargy All Stars)

Does the ugly side of the game by breaking up play with his hard tackling. He is also an option to play in defence, a position that he started off his career in.

Owen Armstrong (Shamrocks FC)

Another great family tradition with the Summer League, ‘Chalkie’ scored a hat trick in a Clancy Cup Final when he was playing with Rathcor FC. Leading the table for top goal scorer this season in the Summer League.

Padraig Smith (Muirhevnamor Youths)

Can score goals from anywhere in midfield. Has been part of some of the great Muirhevnamor teams in the past.

Woijcech Gladzy (Redeemer United FC)

An easy on the eye footballer who can win games for his team with his slick movement of the ball. A box-to-box midfielder, who can score plenty of goals.

Strikers

Ryan Dillon (Doolargy All Stars)

Started off his career with Doolargy All Stars a few years ago. Had stints with Quay Celtic and Muirhevnamor. An honest and hard working striker who scores his fair share of goals.

Mickey O’Kane (Muirhevnamor FC)

Probably the most decorated Summer League player with his personal accolades as well as his League, Clancy, Fyffes and McConville Cup winners medals. Always a major threat upfront and his work rate is second to none.