Andrew Stuart Trainor in action for Marist College shortly before Christmas. Photo: AC Sports Images.

Talented local teenager signs for Bohemians

Talented local player Andrew Stuart Trainor has signed for the Bohemians U-19 team.

In addition to his soccer skills as U-17 goalkeeper with the Dublin & District Schoolboy League, Andrew has excelled in Gaelic football with Caulry GAA club and with Marist College.

Having begun his soccer career with Temple Villa, Andrew also played for Athlone District Schoolboy League (ADSL) teams on many occasions.

Andrew is the goalkeeper on the Marist College team which is preparing for a Leinster Schools SF ‘A’ quarter-final against Naas CBS this Saturday in Kinnegad (throw-in 1pm).

Congratulating Andrew on signing for Bohemian FC, a spokesperson for Caulry GAA said: “Massive congratulations to our own Andrew Stuart Trainor on signing for Bohemians U19s. Andrew shines at both ends of the field, being a key forward for Caulry with all underage teams he has played for and, more recently, shining in goals with the Marist in their championship campaign. Well done Andrew & we wish you the very best of luck!”

Andrew is the son of former Athlone GAA player Tom Stuart Trainor, an All-Ireland minor medal winner with Westmeath in 1995.

Having given many years of service to Athlone GAA on and off the field, Tom became involved with Caulry after moving to the Baylin area and his family have followed suit.

Managed by former Athlone Town boss Keith Long, Bohemians reached last year's FAI Cup final in which they lost out to St Patrick's Athletic. And while Stuart Trainor's initial focus will be on trying to establish himself with the Bohs U-19 team, if he impresses at that level, he may progress swiftly from there.