Entries to close for Derek Crowe Memorial 6-A-Sides

Tomorrow (Friday July 2 ) marks the closing date for entries in this year’s annual Derek Crowe Memorial 6-A-Sides.

Celebrating its 15th year, the tournament is strictly limited to 64 teams which will be accepted on a first-come basis.

The competition takes place on Saturday July 10 and Sunday July 1 at McHugh Avenue, Mervue.

Entry forms for the tournament are available from the Mervue United Clubhouse, Fahy’s Field; Sportskit (Mike Buckley ); the Great Outdoors; or online at www.mervueunited.com Teams can also enter online by e-mailing their entry to [email protected] . Full details on the tournament are available online at www.mervueunited.com Mervue Utd v Derry City

Mervue face another tough test tomorrow evening when they hosttop-of-the -table Derry in their first division league fixture (7.45pm )..

Manager Tom French has a full squad from which to select, boosting Mervue’s hopes of getting something from this match. However French says his team “will have to be at our best to get anything”.

“These are the games that we all look forward to being involved in and if we can get a result, it would be great. Progress in the squad has been good in recent games and I feel that if we can put the same squad out for a run of games, we will improve vastly.”

French had no complaints over last Friday’s reverse to Waterford.

“We were beaten by a superior outfit on the night. That said, we were still in the game until the 52nd minute when we conceded what I would call a freak goal. After that the heads dropped and Waterford got another straight away. Our best opportunity was when Enda Curran hit the post.”

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