The highlight of the international season was retaining the U18 Centenary Shield (shared with England) for the second consecutive year. The team conceded no goals in a four match undefeated season.
Although they did not enjoy the most successful of seasons, the 15s have learned a great deal from the last year. In the Victory Shield we lost to England and Wales, but drew with Northern Ireland, who went on to win the Shield for the first time. There were creditable performances in friendly internationals against Switzerland and Austria. Unfortunately the season came to an untimely end with the cancellation of the Ballymena Tournament due to the foot and mouth outbreak.
Our development Under 14 squad gained valuable experience with two home “A” fixtures against the Republic of Ireland and “A” and “B” fixtures with Wales and Northern Ireland in a three nations event in Coleraine.
Last season history was made when our first girls international was staged at Palmerston Park, Dumfries against Northern Ireland. This year the team travelled to Belfast and recorded a convincing 3-0 victory.