Pride of place in the village goes to the Glencormac United U11 team who suffered the lows and highs in just 5 days last week. Last Tuesday, they faced Greystones in Ryders and after a brilliant display, conceded a late goal in Extra time to suffer a 1-0 defeat and judging by the tears in their little faces, you wondered could they pick it up again for a cup final on Saturday against the same opposition.
However, we should never have doubted that as they put in an absolute brilliant display to take home the cup with a 6-1 victory in scorching heat. Kieran Griffith gave the Glens the lead early but Greystones hit back to level matters. Kieran then got on to a perfect Michael Prendergast cross to make it 2-1 at the break. “Ki” then completed his hatrick before Michael Prendergast added a fourth, then Kieran curled in a beautiful corner before Erica Conroy cooley slotted away a late penalty to send the Glencormac team, managers and supporters into ecstasy to win the cup. You could not single out any player on the day because the whole team gave 100% and were so determined to end the season in style. Well done U11s and a huge congrats and thank you to managers Lar Merriman and Colm Griffith (Bill and Ben) for all the work they put in throughout the season from Early September to end of May.
The Seniors were the only other team in action and they were away to Greystones on Sunday and suffered a 6-1 loss. This can certainly be called a game of two halves as the Glens took the lead through a well taken Gavan Maher strike and were in control until conceding a late goal just before the break. However, for the 2nd week in a row, the glens fell apart in a very poor 2nd half. Five games to go and still 2 points needed to secure their status in the division so come on lads, keep working hard. Luke O’Callaghan and Jack Moran were the best on the day last Sunday.