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UCD AFC Mount Merrion Academy

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This season's introduction of the new SSE Airtricity Under 15 League has seen the strengthening of our partnership with Mount Merrion, which will hopefully see a number of their current and future underage players following the pathway through their ranks before joining our elite pathway in the National League set up at under 15s before progressing through our under 17s, under 19s and the ultimate goal of our first team in the SSE Airtricity League as well as our College's and Universities sides.

With the under 13 national league set to be introduced from 2019, this will further extend our Elite player pathway and our association with Mount Merrion through our new academy.

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Ahead of the new under 15s season, Padraic Fitzpatrick was appointed as manager, rejoining the club after an extremely successful period with Cherry Orchard, having previously worked with Alastair Harvey and our under 19 side when we won the Enda McGuill Cup in 2015. Padraig will be joined by Ronan Crean who is well used to the "UCD" set up having had a successful time with our Leinster Senior League and College's sides while completing his BSc in Sport Management as well as a Diploma in Sport Psychology here in UCD. Ronan also played for Dundrum FC and Mount Merrion, and has recently taken up a number of coaching positions with Mount Merrion under age sides.

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