Fab­u­lous Far­rell in fly­ing form

Coolkenno see off Donard-the Glen chal­lenge in style

Bray People - - SPORT - PETER KEOGH at Dunlavin


ON a day when ju­ve­nile foot­ball wound down for the year in south­west Wick­low, Coolkenno stole a march on the lo­cals by win­ning the Daniels Cup for the first time and tak­ing it back to the Tul­low bor­der – and a well de­served vic­tory it was. A pow­er­ful dis­play by Rory Tomp­kins at mid­field laid the foun­da­tions for a clear cut but hard earned vic­tory.

This was no ‘one man’ Coolkenno team.

And of course it goes with­out say­ing that this win did not come eas­ily.

Donard-The Glen are a proud club and set the pace from early on, they went two points up inside eight min­utes and only sur­ren­dered that lead in the dy­ing min­utes of the half.

Coolkenno were win­ning plenty of pos­ses­sion early on but in strange sur­rounds were find­ing it hard to make it tell on the score board.

In ad­di­tion the Donard goal keeper brought off a few great early saves.

Joe Mills and Dean Flynn had early points for Donard and 11 min­utes had passed be­fore a very lively Cil­lien Doyle got Coolkenno on the score board.

Conor Kear­ney and Mills stretched the Donard lead but late points by Cil­lien Doyle and Tomp­kins saw Coolkenno go in front for the first time and lead by 0-5 to 0-4 at half time.

The sec­ond half was a bit eas­ier for the Tul­low bor­der side.

Rory Tomp­kins was now dom­i­nat­ing the game and scored three more point.

De­clan McCarthy, Ian Walker, and Liam O’Neill landed points with Joe Mills post­ing the only come back from Donard.

Points by Cil­lien Doyle and Rory Tomp­kins closed out the game.

Harry Far­rell stood out in a good Coolkenno de­fence; Der­mott Lam­bert, Charley Nolan, Thomas Murphy. De­clan McCarthy and Liam O’Neill were oth­ers to stand out.

Pat Dunne, Chair­man of the South/West Board, and Shane Daniels pre­sented the Daniels Cup to cap­tain Rory Tomp­kins.

Harry Far­rell was voted man of the match and was pre­sented with his trophy by the spon­sor Jimmy Bir­chall.

Since Coolkenno had also gone un­beaten through the League un­beaten they were also pre­sented with the League Cup.

Coolkenno: Niall Byrne; To­mas Murphy, Der­mott Lam­bert, Michael O’Toole; Ben Meehan, Charlie Nolan, Harry Far­rell; Pa­trick Murphy, Rory Tomp­kins (0-6);De­clan McCarthy(0-1), Liam O’Neill, Ciaran Far­rell; Cil­lien Doyle, Ian Walker, Mikey Nolan, Oran O’Cal­laghan, Mikey Nolan, Dy­lan Far­rell and Niall Maxwell.

Donard-The Glen: Brian Keogh; Rory Hankin, Daniel Fur­long, Ro­nan Kelly,Shane Daly, Cathan Grace,Thomas Lawlor, Jack Grace,Oisin Traynor, Joey Mills, Wil­lie Egar, Conor Kear­ney, Sean Met­calfe, Dean Flynn.

Oth­ers: Cian and David Fox, Mickey Byrne, James Keogh,Owen Kemmy.

Ref­eree: Damien Byrne did a great job and got lit­tle trou­ble from ei­ther side.

The Coolkenno team who won the Ray Daniels Memo­rial Cup by beat­ing Donard-The Glen in Dunlavin on Sun­day.

Shane Da­nials and Pat Dunne present the Ray Daniels Memo­rial Cup to Coolkenno cap­tain Rory Tomp­kins in Dunlavin..

The Donard-The Glen team who lost out to Coolkenno in the Ray Daniels Memo­rial Cup fi­nal.

Coolkenno’s Harry Far­rell slips away from Conor Kear­ney.

Man of the match, Harry Far­rell, with Peter Keogh and Pat Dunne.

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