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Jim McGuinness Helps Derry City U19s To Enda McGuill Cup Victory

Jim McGuinness Helps Derry City U19s To Enda McGuill Cup Victory
By PJ Browne
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Derry City won the EA Sports U19 Enda McGuill Cup final with a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Bohs at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Wednesday evening.

In winning the competition for the first time since 2007, Derry manager Gerald Boyle was aided by former Donegal All-Ireland winning manager Jim McGuinness, along with Shaun Holmes.

McGuinness has been involved with the Derry U19s since earlier this year. The 48-year-old previously managed in American with USL Championship side Charlotte Independence.


27 August 2021; Derry City coach Jim McGuinness, left, and Bohemians manager Craig Sexton in conversation before the EA Sports U19 Enda McGuill Cup final at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium in Derry. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Derry technical director Paddy McCourt said during the summer that McGuinness asked to come on board as part of his UEFA Pro Licence course.

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Wednesday's game finished scoreless after 90 minutes, sending the game to extra-time. 10 minutes into the first period, Bohs defender opened the scoring with a sensational long-rage strike.

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It looked as though Grehan's goal would be enough to give Bohs the win until Derry were awarded a penalty with three minutes to play and Evan McLaughlin stepped up to equalise.

Michael Harris scored the winning penalty for Derry in the shootout.

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Featured images: Derry City captain Dean Corrigan lifts the cup and Derry City coach Jim McGuinness before. Photos by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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