Aughrim-An­nacurra have goal-den touch

Bray People - - Sport - Peter KEOGH

Aughrim/ An­nacurra 7-7, Strat­ford/Grange­con 3-4: Aughrim/ An­nacurra ended the ju­ve­nile year on a high note when they won the Teacher’s Cup in Dunlavin on Sun­day.

This is the old­est cup for ju­ve­nile foot­ball in the West and this is the first time it has gone out­side the old district.

This year the West District Board ex­tended its bound­aries to take in part of South Wick­low un­der a new ti­tle of the South/West Board and ran off their usual com­pe­ti­tions in foot­ball.

No hurl­ing played how­ever.

Aughrim/ An­nacurra are the first club in the south to win a cup at this level west of the hills.

It was a very even firsthalf; Peter Quigley gave the AA’s the lead; but Alan Nor­ton had three points on the trot to put Strat­ford/ Grange in front

Jack O’Sul­li­van, a mighty mid­fielder, lev­elled the game again but then Miriam Sleator and Alan Nor­ton linked up in a pass­ing move­ment which saw Nor­ton get an­other point.

Peter Quigley and Seán Byrne ex­changed goals but then two goals in quick suc­ces­sion put the south boys in the driv­ing seat.

The west boys hit back again; Alan Nor­ton pow­ered his way through for a goal and Dou­glas Han­bidge had a point that might have been a goal to leave only two points be­tween the sides at half-time – Aughrim/An­nacurra 3-3; Strat­ford/Grange­con 24.

Aughrim/ An­nacurra got well on top in the sec­ond-half with Jack O’Sul­li­van, Pat Phe­lan, Martin Doyle and Peter Quigley adding goals.

Dou­glas Han­bidge got one back for Strat­ford/Grange­con but it was not enough to keep them in the hunt.

Bren­dan Nolan may have got player of the match but he was not far in front of full-back Conor Lam­bert who had a great sec­ond-half for a s t r o n g Aughrim/ An­nacurra team.

Alan Nor­ton was the Strat­ford/ Grange­con star with Matt Han­bidge, Matt Man­ley, PJ McGrath, the two brave girls Lucy Cush and Miriam Sleator, Seán Byrne and Christo­pher Han­bidge also do­ing well.

Jimmy Bir­chall, the Chair­man of the South/West Board pre­sented the cup to the Aughrim/ An­nacurra cap­tain Peter Quigley and con­grat­u­lated both teams on a great sport­ing game.

The player of the match tro­phy was pre­sented to the Aughrim/ An­nacurra en­tre half-back Nolan.

Aughrim/An­nacurra, South West Un­der-14 B cham­pi­ons.

Jimmy Bir­chall, Chair­man South/West Ju­ve­nile Board, with Man of the Match Bren­dan Nolan and Aughrim/An­nacurra cap­tain Peter Quigley.

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