scholar watch - week 8 (cup)

06 April 2017

The first round of the EA Sports Cup took place this weekend giving plenty of Colleges and Universities players the opportunity to stake their claim for a regular place in the SSE Airtricity League games.

Notable Appearances

In his first appearance of the season, Colleges and Universities international and Waterford keeper Matt Connor kept a clean sheet against former side Wexford in the South-East derby.

Waterford's Matt Connor. (SportsFile)

Jonny Bonner was in top form for Finn Harps against their non-league Ulster rivals with a brace to see the Donegal side into the second round.

Matthew Whelan and Conor Barry were on target for Cobh and Athlone in their cup exploits.

Danny O'Connell featured for Avondale United in their defeat to Cobh.

30 Starting Appearances

Conor Barry (Athlone Town/NUI Galway) Aaron Brilly (Athlone Town/Dublin IT) Matthew Whelan (Cobh Ramblers/Colaiste Stiofain Naofa) Michael Scott (Cabinteely/IT Blanchardstown) Conor Melody (Galway United/NUI Galway) Craig Hayes (Wexford/Waterford College of FE) Ryan Gaffey (Athlone Town/Moate Business College) BJ Banda (Finn Harps/Letterkenny IT) Jamie Hollywood (Drogheda United/IT Blanchardstown) Anthony McAlavey (Waterford/IT Carlow) Jack Bayly (St. Patrick's Athletic/Maynooth University) Jason Lyons (Athlone Town/Athlone IT) Fuad Sule (Bohemians/Maynooth University) Darragh Noone (Bray Wanderers/Dublin IT) Alan Kehoe (Bray Wanderers/IT Blanchardstown) Steven Ball (Cabinteely/IT Blanchardstown) Adam Harney (Cabinteely/Dublin IT) Jack Menton (Cabinteely/Trinity College) Ross Mann (Cobh Ramblers/Limerick IT) Adam Mylod (Cobh Ramblers/UCC) Jonny Bonner (Finn Harps/IT Carlow) Jack Brady (Longford Town/DCU) Darragh Markey (St. Patrick's Athletic/Maynooth University) Rory Feely (St. Patrick's Athletic/DCU) Matthew Connor (Waterford/Waterford IT) Shane Dunne (Wexford/IT Carlow) Conor Sutton (Wexford/DCU) John McKeown (Wexford/Maynooth University) Danny O'Connell (Avondale FC/Cork IT) Eoghan Dempsey (Drogheda United/IT Carlow)

2 Substitute Appearances

Craig Donnellan (Cobh Ramblers/UCC) Ian Mylod (Cobh Ramblers/UCC)

7 Unused Substitutes

David Brookes (Athlone Town/Athlone IT) Chris Reid (Athlone Town/NUI Galway) Michael Kelly (Cabinteely/Maynooth University) Michael Sadys(Cobh Ramblers/Cork IT) Dylan Sweeney (Drogheda United/Dundalk IT) Gary Kineen (Galway United/NUI Galway) Maurice Nugent (Galway United/NUI Galway)

4 Goals

Jonny Bonner (Finn Harps/IT Carlow) <2 Goals> Conor Barry (Athlone Town/NUI Galway) Matthew Whelan (Cobh Ramblers/Colaiste Stiofain Naofa)

6 Yellow Cards

Jonny Bonner (Finn Harps/IT Carlow) Ryan Gaffey (Athlone Town/Moate Business College) Anthony McAlavey (Waterford/IT Carlow) Jason Lyons (Athlone Town/Athlone IT) Alan Kehoe (Bray Wanderers/IT Blanchardstown) Adam Harney (Cabinteely/Dublin IT)

1 Clean Sheet

Matthew Connor (Waterford/Waterford IT)

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