CASTLEBAR’S David Joyce will play at Old Trafford tonight (Wednesday) as his side, Birmingham City, take on Manchester United in the quarter-final of the FA Youth Cup.
Joyce will play at centre-back for Birmingham against a fancied United team in what will be the highlight of his time at the midlands club so far.
Birmingham qualified for the quarter-final courtesy of wins over Chesterfield, Charlton and Barnsley. Joyce, who is underage for the grade next year also, will be cheered on by family and friends who are making the journey especially for the game.
In March Joyce will captain the Irish Under-17 team in the Elite Qualifying Phase for the European Championships. The Republic of Ireland will take on Scotland, Greece and Germany in Germany with the winning team from that group qualifying for the European Championships which are being held in May in Belgium.
Before that, though, Joyce will be focussed purely on playing for Birmingham in the biggest club soccer stadium in England. The game will be screened live on MUTV at 7pm.
ELSEWHERE, Claremorris AFC striker Derek Glynn has signed for Galway United writes Austin Garvin. The prolific goal scorer has signed an initial full time contract of six months duration.
Glynn has been in tremendous form and bagged 35 goals in the Mayo League Premier Division last season. Noted for his lighting pace and eye for goal, Glynn scored over 40 goals in the First Division during the previous season helping Claremorris AFC gain promotion two years in a row.
It came as no surprise that he was eventually snapped up as his scoring exploits had been well documented over the last number of seasons. A spokesman for Claremorris AFC told The Mayo News that they were sorry to lose such a talented player but they wished him well on a personal level.