Defeating Holywood, Crumlin and Glentoran to reach the decider, the boys lost out narrowly to St Oliver Plunkett on the dreaded penalties but the coaching staff were greatly encouraged by the continued development of the boys.
The Under 13s lost narrowly in what was an ‘eventful’ game at Dundonald.
The United lads can be happy with their performance and conduct throughout this friendly, they face Foyle cup winners Glentoran u12s next week at the Showgrounds.
Their compatriots at u14 will be happy with their own start to pre season as they recorded an exciting win over last years NI cup finalists Lisburn Rangers.
A confident start from the boys resulted in a 6-4 win.