Under-17 Shield Final between Shelbourne and St Patrick's Athletic postponed

Mon, Dec 21 2020
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The National League under-17 Shield Final between Shelbourne and St Patrick’s Athletic has been postponed.

The game, which was due to take place on Tuesday evening at Richmond Park, has been pushed back to a later date following a positive Covid-19 case in the Athletic’s camp.

The SSE Airtricity League Under-17 Shield Final between St Patrick’s Athletic and Shelbourne, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 22nd December at Richmond Park, has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 case within the St Patrick’s Athletic Squad,” an FAI statement read this evening.

“An update on the fixture will be released in due course.”

Shelbourne topped their under-17 Shield Group on goal difference – pipping Cabinteely to the spot in the final at Richmond Park.

The Reds are managed by ex-Ireland international Damien Duff, while current Shels defender Luke Byrne is a coach with the side.

The Athletic reached the Shield Final themselves thanks to a 3-2 win away to Galway United. Daniel Norris, Thomas Lonergan and Alex Nolan all netted for the Inchicore side.

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