Giving youth a chance

Daniel Grant, Ryan Graydon and Dylan Thornton

Three of our U19 stars (all pictured) made their Bohemians first-team debuts last night: Daniel Grant, who scored a stunner, Ryan Graydon and Dylan Thornton.

Well done lads.

In total, eight (adding Dan Byrne, Jamie Hamilton, John Ross Wilson, Paddy Kirk and Steven Nolan) of the 14 players who saw game-time in the 5-1 EA Sports Cup win over Cabinteely came through our youth teams.

A further four (Sean Bohan, Cian McMullen, Mitch Byrne and Luke Nolan) were unused substitutes.

This is a credit to the work being done behind the scenes with our elite underage teams.

Graham Lawlor’s U19s won their league last year, Jimmy Mowlds’ U17s finished runners-up – now the first team is beginning to reap the rewards of their efforts.

The future is red and black.

Meanwhile, our Easter Monday EA Sports Cup second round tie against the winners of tonight’s Athlone Town v UCD game will be a 3pm kick-off at Dalymount Park.

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