Boys get to train with United coaches

Drogheda Boys under 18s side recently got the chance to have a training session with Drogs assistant manager Daire Doyle and goalkeeping coach Graham Byas.

Barbara Byrne, mum of player James, won the chance of a ‘training session with the Drogs’ after entering the Drogheda United Christmas Draw.

Daire and Graham popped along to Marley’s Lane to put the lads through their paces and the coaches admitted they were impressed with what they saw.

“It’s great to do something like this in the community, it’s what the Drogs are all about,” Daire stated.

Boys coach Richard Bruton said the players were delighted with the opportunity and even after one session had learned some great lessons.
He was very thankful to Barbara for donating the prize.

Daire Doyle with Barbara Byrne, Hubert Murphy and Richard Bruton. Picture: Jimmy Weldon.

The team play in the DDSL Premier and a number of them have been part of the club for their entire careers.

They have enjoyed a fine season in the league and exceeded expectations at times against some quality opposition. They’ll now look to possibly under 19 football and maybe League of Ireland in the years to come.

“They are great lads and I can’t speak highly enough of them. They came through the whole Covid thing as a team and did online work and took on training sessions on their own.A wonderful bunch,” proud manager Richard added. Hayden Quinn is their skipper this season with vice captain, Aldas Kazbaraitis.

General Manager Hubert Murphy presented the team with a signed ball and wished them well for the remainder of the season. “As part of the Drogheda Utd/Drogheda Credit Union Community Foundation, we are constantly promoting the many aspects of the club in the area and it was great for our coaches to work with a great group of lads.”

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