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U-17 Soccer 2013-14


We have played 2 games with the 17s, both in the cup. We beat Col Ris 3-2 in our first cup game, 2 goals from Neil Donnelly and the other from Jamie McQuillan, which put us through to the next round vs Ratoath

We narrowly escaped with a win vs Ratoath in the second round of the cup. The game finished 1-0 after Andrew Stewart (who also plays with the U15s) scored a great solo goal after working tirelessly to close down the Ratoath defenders. We are through to the next round which is away to Dunboyne. Best for the 17s : Neil Donnelly, Aaron Kenna and Jamie McQuillan.


Well done to the boys U-17 Soccer team who beat St Peter's, Dunboyne to advance to the last sixteen of the Leinster Cup. Two goals from Aaron Kenna and one from Lee Dowd secured the win


St Olivers U17 boys progressed to the quarter final of the Leinster Cup after a hard fought win over Larkin College. Our boys didn’t make the perfect start and found themselves one behind after 10 minutes. St Olivers upped their workrate and created a few half chances, but it was Larkin College who struck again. The Ollies defenders were flat footed as the Larkin no. 9 headed the ball home from a free kick on the edge of the St Olivers box.

The second half was a totally different story as St Olivers pressed from the start and didn’t give Larkin a second on the ball. The Ollies created 2 or 3 clearcut chances but it seemed like a goal would never materialize. This all changed when Jamie McQuillan netted after great work from the captain Neil Donnelly. Larkin were visibly more nervous after this and with 15 minutes left, a St Olivers equalizer seemed inevitable. The Ollies proceeded to hit the post and the crossbar leaving the players to think that it just wasn’t to be. That was until Aaron Kenna broke through the Larkin defence, 5 minutes into time added on, to slot home and send the game into extra time.

From the get go, the Ollies seemed the more confident and this culminated in a wonderful goal as Neil Donnelly, yet again, put Emanuel Dos Santos through and he slotted the ball home confidently to put St Olivers ahead for the first time in the contest. The second half was all St Olivers and Sean Doyle put the nail in the Larkin coffin when he smashed home 5 minutes from time to put the game beyond the reach of Larkin and send St Olivers through to the Leinster Cup Quarter Final.

St Olivers will look to replicate the performance from the latter stages of this game when they face the winners of Marist Athlone and St Mels in the quarter final. Best for St Olivers today were Reece McEvoy, Neil Donnelly, Jamie McQuillan and Conor Whelan.

St Olivers: Darren Berrill, Jack Gorman, Conor Whelan, Reece McEvoy, Dylan O’Hare, Timi Obisan, Aaron Kenna, Neil Donnelly, Lee Dowd, Emmanuel Dos Santos. Subs: Fernando Artola, Kwabena Wiradu, Conor Haggins, Teige Caffrey, Sean Doyle, Brandon Mc Ardle, Freddie Benhura. Subs Used: Doyle for Dowd (43 mins) Haggins for Obisan (100 mins)

St. Olivers U-17 soccer team go into Leinster final.

St. Oliver's 2 Beneavin College Dublin 2 (St. Oliver's won 6-5 on penalties)

St Olivers reached another Leinster final when they beat Beneavin College on penalties. St Olivers started slowly and fell behind in the first few minutes. Jamie McQuillan and Aaron Kenna gained control in midfield, pressure began to build and St. Olivers drew level through Timi Obisan. The second half started as a tense affair and it semmed that Lee's Dowds wonder strike had won it for the Oliver but Beneavin equalised in the dying seconds sending the match into penalties. St. Oliver's didn't miss any of their penalties, whikle Darren Berrill in the St. Olivers goal pulled of a wonder save to send St. Olivers through to the Leinster final. Best for St. Oliver'were Dylan O'Hare, Conor Whelan and Reece McEvoy