Rovers U17s miss out on a place in final

Sligo Rovers lost out to UCD in the semi-finals of the SSE Airtricity U17 League in Belfield on Saturday.

The side, coached by Danny O’Leary, Colm Jinks and Niall Harrison, had reached the last four after a hugely impressive defeat of Cork City in Bishopstown last weekend.

But the Students booked their place in the final after an impressive 2-0 victory thanks to two second-half strikes, including one penalty, from Neil Farrugia sealed their passage to the final.

St. Patrick’s Athletic will travel to the UCD Bowl for the Under 17 final after beating Waterford United at the Regional Sports Centre.

A first-half goal from Cian McMullen and a brace from Lee Rock put Pats 3-0 up in Waterford and despite a late rally from the home side, Pats secured a 3-2 victory.

The final has been confirmed for Thursday, November 3rd with kick-off at 7.30pm at the UCD Bowl.

Last Saturday, UCD claimed the SSE Airtricity League Under 19 crown after a 4-1 win over Galway United in the final at the UCD Bowl.