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  • Tuesday March 4th, 2008 @ 14:03


This weekend sees the action resume in the FAI Youth Cup with our Under 18's travelling to Fermoy to take on the local team in the quarter finals of the competition.

The youths have already accounted for Crumlin United, Shamrock Rovers, Lourdes Celtic, Trinity Donaghmeade and Brendans Tralee.

Having travelled to Kerry in the last round the squad now face another long journey to Cork in their quest for FAI Cup glory.

Having missed out at the semi final stage in 2006 and quarter final stage in 2007 the Saints are hoping to progress all the way this year.

However they realise that Fermoy will present formidable opposition having already won away against Drogheda United in the last round.

There are a couple of players undergoing treatment in advance of this weekend's encounter with centre half David Fagan and captain Alan McCann the main concerns.

Team Manager Alan Ryan expects a tough game on Sunday and is under no illusions as to the task ahead, "We know that Fermoy will present an enormous challenge, home advantage is huge at this stage, however our lads have enough experience to ensure they are fully prepared for the task."

The squad and management team of Alan, Brian Dalton, Ken Fagan and Dave Dowling will travel to Fermoy on Sunday and hope to be in the semi finals by 5pm on Sunday evening.

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