MATCH OFF! U16 National Cup Preview: Limerick Aiming To Improve – Manning

U16 National Cup Preview: Limerick Aiming To Improve - Manning

Limerick Under-16 assistant manager Gary Manning feels “things are beginning to click” and he is aiming to improve on last season’s progress in the National Cup, ahead of their Barry National Cup third-round clash at Creeves on Saturday morning (kick-off 11.30am).


This group reached the quarter-final stage of the Under-15 Evans National Cup last term where they bowed out to eventual winners Saint Joseph’s Boys, and Manning – who is working under Dave Dineen and Ger Costelloe this term – wants to try to better that achievement.

“The team has been training well in recent weeks and feel that things are beginning to click in areas,” Manning told

“The intensity of the training has been turned up and it has taken some time for the players to adjust but I think some have stepped up to the mark.

“They realise what the next possible step for them is, making the Under-17 National League team and with that comes an increase in demand in many areas.

“We have had some good performances and some poor performances so we need to work on getting consistency.

“Creeves will have us on their own turf and I expect a tough game and nothing to come easy. We got to the quarter-finals last year and as always our view is on improving on everything done previously.”

David O’Donnell & Associates Accountants are sponsoring this season’s Under-16 kit. Check out their website here.

Date: Friday 13 November 2015