UCD AFC host Shamrock Rovers at 12pm at the UCD Bowl tomorrow (Sunday)
The new Airtricity League U19 Elite Division kicks off tomorrow with UCD hosting Shamrock Rovers at the UCD Bowl.
The new squad have been in pre season for the last eight weeks preparing for the big kick off and despite a couple of injures are in good spirits ahead of the new season.
Manager Albert Sugg and Coach Jamie Moore have been putting them through their paces and Moore is happy with how things have gone:
"The lads have taken to the training very well, we have a great bunch of talented lads who are willing to work hard and that's all we can ask for. As Martin (Russell) always says it's about developing players for the first team and that's what we hope to do."
"Seven of the lads from last season's team have played for the first team, Niall Corbet, Sean Russell, Ryan McLoughlin, Hughie Douglas, James Kavanagh, Chris Lyons and Dean Clarke and that's what we are all about at UCD so we are hoping for more of the same this season."
After the Rovers game UCD are on the road to Bray and Salthill Devon before games in Dublin against Bohemians and St Pats.
UCD U19 Squad - Niall Corbet, Andy Murphy, Darragh Gogan, Liam Traynor, Kilian Cantwell, Kevin Molloy, Steven Byrne, Sean Coyne, Ryan Malone, Aymen Ben Mohammed, Nika Aravadze, John McKeown, Darren O'Donoghue, Robbie Slater, Collie Crowe, Adam Zayed, Adam Whelan, Dean Hurley, Matt Collins.
Full profiles of all the players will be online next week.
Good luck to Al, Jamie and all the lads for the new season.