Carnew en­joy­ing re­mark­able cam­paign

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THIS HAS been a fan­tas­tic year for the foot­ballers of Carnew and no mis­take, writes Mark Kennedy.

Al­though ranked as an In­ter­me­di­ate side, they be­gan 2008 with a whirl­wind start to divi­sion one of the se­nior league and ended the year by lift­ing the league ti­tle.

And not just that, in be­tween, they also grad­u­ated to Se­nior foot­ball sta­tus in the cham­pi­onship by also winning the In­ter­me­di­ate foot­ball ti­tle.

Not a bad for one year and their tro­phy trea­sure chest may not be full just yet ei­ther.

As well as clinch­ing the divi­sion one league ti­tle at the week­end, Carnew are also in the top four com­pe­ti­tion for the Dunne Cup along with Kil­te­gan, New­town and Shil­le­lagh.

So they could see some more sil­ver­ware wing­ing its way to the Wex­ford bor­der club be­fore they draw down the cur­tain on 2008.

Winning the league ti­tle last week­end went down to their fi­nal group game on home soil on Satur­day against St. Pa­trick’s, who were beaten county fi­nal­ists in the Se­nior cham­pi­onship.

De­feat for Carnew would have handed the league tro- phy and ti­tle to New­town.

How­ever Robert Doyle’s men dom­i­nated from the word go and went on to win by a comfortable, in­deed com­pre­hen­sive mar­gin of 48 to 0-7 in the end. The top four com­pe­ti­tion and the divi­sion three league ti­tle are all that re­main to be de­cided in 2008 and it is ex­pected that they will be com­pleted over the next two weeks.

Af­ter that the Christ­mas break will be rel­a­tively short as foot­ball action re­sumes on Jan­uary 4 when Mick O’Dwyer’s county team take on Car­low in their open­ing home game of the 2009 O’Byrne Cup com­pe­ti­tion.

Action from Carnew’s S.F.L. Divi­sion 1 match against St. Pa­trick’s on Satur­day.

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