A chance to cel­e­brate Johnny’s mem­ory

Bray People - - SPORT -

THERE’S A spe­CiAl gAme Be­ing plAyed over the Christ­mAs pe­riod when CArnew United tAke on Shil­le­lAgh United to re­mem­Ber the lAte Johnny Be­hAn who pAssed AwAy sud­denly At A soC­Cer gAme eAr­lier this yeAr.

Johnny Be­gAn plAy­ing with CArnew in 1980, the sAme yeAr thAt the CluB wAs stArted And he stAyed in­volved un­til 2008 or there­ABouts.

The populAr Johnny Be­gAn mAn­Ag­ing the teAm in 1990 And led them to A leAgue And Cup dou­Ble whiCh wAs im­pres­sive Con­sid­er­ing thAt CArnew is pri­mAr­ily A G.A.A. town.

Sev­erAl other Cup fi­nAl Ap­peAr­AnCes were to follow with no suC­Cess un­til 2007 when he helped de­liver the Di­vi­sion 2 leAgue ti­tle to the CluB After yeArs of Com­ing Close.

The gAme Be­tween his Beloved CArnew United And his Adopted Shil­le­lAgh United will tAke plACe At 11Am on St. Stephen’s DAy in the BACk Al­ley.

Both CluBs would like ev­ery­one to Come Along And en­joy A de­Cent gAme of soC­Cer And Cel­e­BrAte the mem­ory of Johnny Be­hAn And hon­our the 25 yeArs of hArd work And ded­i­CA­tion he gAve to Both CluBs And to A gen­er­A­tion of young plAy­ers from Around the CArnew And Shil­le­lAgh Ar­eAs.

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