Milk Cup: Premier captain Ryan looking forward to leading the line

Ryan Morris heads the ball.  DP25

Ryan Morris in action for Ballinamallard

“I FEEL that there’ll be no better feeling than leading these lads out on day one against Tyrone.”

That was the summation from premier captain Ryan Morris this week as his side finishes up preparation ahead of the tournament kick off next week.


From Ederney, the 16-year-old has played for NFC Kesh and moved to Ballinamallard FC when he was 14. He currently plays for the U18 side.

Ryan’s preferred position is central midfield – but he acknowledged he can adapt into the centre back role if needed.

Of being part of the squad, Ryan said:

“It feels great to be in the squad with a great bunch of lads all looking to improve all the time just the same as myself. With a good management team helping us, there’s no doubt we have improved.

“Training the past few weeks has been very beneficial – we’ve heard from a few different voices that have great experience in football!

“Some of them have been playing professionally and then some of them managing internationally also.

“At training, we’ve worked hard on lots of different stuff all of which will help us during the week of Milk Cup. I think that we can do well at the tournament and pick up a few wins which could lead to us achieving our potential set out at the very start of training.”


As for personal goals, the captain who is in his final year of eligibility for the tournament, said:

“Personally I’m looking forward to leading the lads out on what should be a fun and enjoyable week. Of course the football part is the main thing here, but I’m also looking forward to the activities around the north coast and the banter in the hotel!”

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