Claire now in colours of Leeds
By Hubert Murphy RUSH soccer starlet Claire Scanlan is back enjoying life at Leeds United these days after spending the early part of the year in Memphis.
Claire is part of the Leeds midfield playing in the Women's FA National Premier and with some new faces in the side they are finding it tough enough to compete against the top sides.
One of Claire’s earliest games was against Arsenal when the London giants went into a 6-0 lead before winning 6-3.
They then lost out 3-2 to Doncaster Belles and didn’t win for the first time until getting the better of Lincoln in the cup, 4-2. They then went on to beat Brighton but lost to Everton.
Games coming up include Fulham, Southampton and Tranmere.
Meanwhile continuing to show up well with Leeds Under 19 side is Eddie Keyes who features in their defence. The side has managed some fine wins so far against Ipswich, Manchester Utd, Middlesborough and Sheffield Wednesday.
THE draw has also taken place for the Statoil FAI Junior Cup with games on November 2/3. In the Saturday section Ringsend Rvs or Kinsealy face Kingswood or Enniskerry. Swords Celtic take on Trinity Corinthians and Whitehall Rangers host VEC.
Aston Village from Malahide or Clover Utd await Courtland while Verona or Dunboyne host Malahide United.
In the Sunday section Rivervalley Rangers face Boot Road Celtic while Portmarnock/ St Pauls from Artane must travel to meet Confey.
Rush Athletic are also on the road, to either Tullamore or Coolock Town.
THE second round of the FAI Intermediate Cup will take place on the weekend of November 3. The draw includes Glebe North taking on Birr Town, Skerries Town hosting West Park Albion, Bluebell v Whitehall Rangers, Loughshinny travelling to face Bangor Celtic, Aer Lingus or Drums also on the road to tackle Moyle Park.
Eric the great
A man on the way up in the soccer world is Rush youngster Eric Bardin who is presently starring with Shelbourne, voted the players’ player of the year last season for the under 10 side in the Brenfer League.
Eric’s story is printed in the latest edition of the ‘Rush and Loughshinny’ news .
This season he is playing in the DDSL under 11 Premier Division and is regarded as a promising midfielder.
Last term he played with the Rush National School team, doing his part to help the side to the cup final.