Carnew enjoying remarkable campaign
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.