Youth Cup Final Result:
Mooncoin Celtic 0 Ballinroad 0
Mooncoin Celtic win 4-3 on penalties.
After a tension filled 110 minutes of soccer, our Youths showed nerves of steel to snatch the cup and deny Ballinroad the double. An even enough first half with very few chances for either team. The second half saw Ballinroad come into more but could not find a way past the back four of Dylan Harrington, Sean Gannon, Sean Blanchfield and Bill Walsh, and when they did they met an inspired Daragh Murphy on goal who wasn’t going to be beaten. 0-0 on 90 minutes with our lads creating a couple of half chances and with extra time to come, this would test them to the max. Ballinroad threw everything at them but every time Daragh Murphy was there to stop them. And so the dreaded shoot out where Dylan Harrington, Daniel Fewer and James Delahunty stuck their penalties away with ease, a terrific save from Daragh Murphy had given Mooncoin advantage but Ciaran Quiltys miss levelled things up. Ballinroad missed their 5th penalty when the ball whizzed wide and up stepped Martin O’Neill to rifle home the winning penalty. Let the celebrations begin. A few tears of joy were shed with a little bit of sadness aswell, as the man who gathered these boys together last summer was not there to witness it and it was very fitting that Kevin Coneely mentioned Rocky in his winning speech. Massive congratulations to all the players, to the management team and a big thanks to all the supporters and parents for cheering the team on. There will be a few refreshments and finger food for the squad this evening from 6pm in Comerfords. All are welcome to come have a sip from the Cup.
Go on Mooncoin Celtic????????