Athletic trio named to face ROI at Ferney Park

 Conal Crawford is one of three Strabane Athletic players to face ROI this evening

Conal Crawford is one of three Strabane Athletic players to face ROI Regions Cup team this evening

HARRY McConkey has appealed to everyone involved in local football to come out and support a charity game between his NI Regions’ Cup team and their Republic of Ireland counterparts this evening (Wednesday).
Last week McConkey and assistant Gerard Boyle named their final 18 and a standby list for a UEFA Qualifying tournament in Moldova next month.
It included players from Dergview, Strabane Athletic and Ardstraw as well as two Fermanagh and Western League players, Darren Teague, Strathroy Harps and Stephen Browne of Beragh Swifts.
At Ferney Park, Ballinamallard McConkey’s charges will take on a Republic side that has already qualified for the finals.
All proceeds from the game, organised by Enniskillen Rotary Club, will go towards the Willowbridge School Minibus Fund and McConkey has appealed for the local footballing public to show their support for this worthy cause.
“It’s a great cause and I was very keen to support the school in this way,” he said.
“This should be a great occasion where the kids themselves can walk out with the teams at a good football stadium with the floodlights and all the rest.

“I’d also love to see the local players as well, even if it’s just to say ‘gosh I could play in that team’, that type of thing where we can spark local interest in the Regions’ Cup in this part of the world.

“Hopefully it can give them something to aspire to when it comes to the East v West qualifiers next time around.
“The Republic have just come off the back of qualifying for the finals having beaten teams from Italy and Macedonia and drawn with Slovenia in topping their group.
“They’ll be delighted to get another work out while it offers us a gauge before we go to Moldova.”
The squad itself includes three Strabane Athletic players, Dylan Forbes, Conal Crawford and Kyle Harte, Ardstraw defender Lee Warnock and Newbuildings’ Steven Wallace.
Five Dergview players make the cut, Kealan Mulcahy, Colin Robinson, Blaine Burns, Richard Lynch and Kyle Friel-Curran.


Goalkeepers, Paul Wells, Limavady United, Kealan Mulcahy, Dergview; defenders, Hugh Carlin, Limavady United, Darren Teague Strathroy Harps, Dylan Forbes, Strabane Athletic; Lee Warnock, Ardstraw, Ryan Morrow, Institute, Colin Robinson, Dergview, Bryan McClelland, Limavady United; midfielders, Blaine Burns, Dergview, Kyle Harte, Strabane Athletic, Conal Crawford, Strabane Athletic; Benny McFadden, Limavady United, Richard Lynch, Dergview, Stephen Browne, Beragh Swifts; strikers, Steven Wallace, Newbuildings, Kyle Friel-Curran, Dergview, Gareth Browne, Institute.
Standby list
Goalkeepers, Trevor Morrison, Killen Rangers; Ruairi McElroy, Strabane Athletic; defenders, Ryan Harkin, Trojans, Stephen McQuillan, Moyola Park; midfielders, Joe Williamosn, Magheraveely; Conor McNamee, Moyola Park; Kyle McCleery, Lisbellaw United, Kevin McAleer, Strule United, Caolan Cooley, Institute; forwards, Trevor Parkhill Tobermore, Frank Wallace, Enniskillen Town Unied, Robbie Godfrey, Ardstraw.

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