Ma­jor success for Mi­nor star

Bray People - - SPORT - BARRY MI­LEY

A SIM­PLE text mes­sage from a friend was how Barry Mi­ley dis­cov­ered he'd been deemed to be the best Mi­nor foot­baller in the county this year.

The young Dunlavin star capped off a great sea­son at club level by scoop­ing the Mi­nor foot­baller of the year award at the Wicklow GAA awards re­cently and he ex­plains that it was a friend's text mes­sage that alerted him to the news.

'I just got a text off one of my friends telling me I'd won it. I was de­lighted, ab­so­lutely de­lighted, and sur­prised as well. I couldn't be­lieve it'.

Mi­ley, 18, didn't fea­ture at all for the In­ter­me­di­ate side this sea­son, opt­ing to con­cen­trate all his ef­forts on help­ing the Mi­nor side to cham­pi­onship glory; and he suc­ceeded. This sea­son though the wing-back has In­ter­me­di­ate glory in his sights. He is fresh out of school and ea­ger to build on last sea­son's success.

'Hopefully I can nail down a place with the in­ter­me­di­ate team and we'll be hop­ing for the cham­pi­onship this year, that's the plan.'

Mi­ley is fresh out of school but won't have to worry about balancing col­lege foot­ball with his Dunlavin com­mit­ments as he in­tends to throw him­self straight into the big bad world of full-time em­ploy­ment and he in­tends to add a in­ter­me­di­ate cham­pi­onship medal to his con­sid­er­able tro­phy cab­i­net.

St Ni­cholas and Dunlavin player Barry Mi­ley.

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