Drogheda Utd manager Timmy Clancy. PHOTO: GERRY SHANAHAN / WWW.QUIRKE.IE

First outing for Clancy's men

Trim man Timmy Clancy got down to the business of preparing Drogheda Utd for life in the League of Ireland Premier Division yesterday with a friendly win against First Division side Wexford at United Park.

Wexford featured Drumbaragh's Jimmy Corcoran between the posts for the second-half as both teams made lots of changes to give players game-time.

An own-goal was enough to give Drogheda a winning start to 2021 as Clancy gets set for his fourth season at the helm after taking the Louth side from the First Division last year as champions.

Meath players James Clarke, Luke Heeney and Brandon Bermingham all featured.

Drogheda first half - Colin McCabe; Conor Kane, Jack Tuite, Hugh Douglas, Chris Lyons, Jake Hyland, Mark Doyle, Brandon Bermingham, Mohamed Boudiaf,Killian Philips, James Clarke.

Drogheda second half - David Odumosu; James Brown, Sam O'Brien, Danny O'Reilly, Ryan O'Shea; Killian Phillips, Luke Heeney, Markey; Jordan Adeyemo, Brandon Bermingham, Dinny Corcoran.

Drogheda start the campaign against Waterford at United Park on Friday 19th March.

WEEKEND FRIENDLY RESULTS

Shamrock Rovers 2, Athlone Town 0

Galway Utd 1, Finn Harps 0.

Drogheda Utd 1, Wexford 0.

UCD 2, Longford Town 1.

Shamrock Rovers 3, Bray Wanderers 3

Cork City 1, St Pat's 2

Bohemian FC 2, Shelbourne 0.

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