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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Hibernians Under 17s:

Manager Pat O'Mahony is not in the least surprised that the Hibernians Under

17 team are doing so well this season: "No, not at all. They are a handy

enough outfit. Two years back we reached the semi-finals of the Under 15 Cup

only to be beaten, after extra time, by Wilton Utd. Last year we finished

runners up in the Under 16 First Division and had a great run in the Barry

Cup, including a win over Cobh Ramblers, before going down to Rockmount in the

Cork area semi-final".

O'Mahony has been the group's manager since their Under 11 days and gets

valuable assistance from Eddie McSweeney (who also looks after the Hibs Under

14s). It looks as if this under 17 team could well be the leading edge of a

new wave: the progressive Shanbally club now fields teams at all ages from

17s to 11s.

The Under 17s, though beaten by Leeds in their final group game, have

qualified for the semi-finals of the Imperial Hotel Under 17 League Cup and

should do quite well in the first division of the league. O'Mahony reckons

that they'll be a force in youths competitions next season and hopes to see

most of them playing with the club at adult level in the years to come.

The panel is: Marc Doody, Darren Roche, Steve Tobin, Peter Prout, Gerald

O'Sullivan, Peter Meade, Jason Corkery, Stephen Kidney, David Tagney, Graham

Whelan, Ronan Motherway, Mark Quinn, Ian Casey, Terence McSweeney, Trevor Long

(captain), and Martin Scully (currently recovering from a broken arm).

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