All-Ire­land champs show off tro­phy

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - By PÁDRAIG BYRNE

THE oc­ca­sion of the an­nual Awards at St Mary’s CBS proved to be an ex­tra spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion for the CBS soc­cer team who man­aged to cap­ture the Bank of Ire­land FAI Schools Tom Ticher Ju­nior Na­tional Cup ear­lier that day.

Fol­low­ing an im­pres­sive cam­paign, the team man­aged to over­come St Joseph’s Col­lege of Gal­way 1-0 at Home Farm FC to claim a his­toric win and bring the tro­phy to the En­nis­cor­thy school for the very first time.

An ex­tremely tight game, it took a mo­ment of pure magic from Kieran Mur­phy to sep­a­rate the teams and from there, the CBS lads had to soak up some un­be­liev­able pres­sure with St Joseph’s push­ing for the equaliser. Goal­keeper Sean Ma­her did ev­ery­thing in his pow­ers to keep them at bay and was awarded man of the match for his ef­forts.

There were amaz­ing scenes as cap­tain Danny Bruce got to grips with the Tom Ticher tro­phy and the cel­e­bra­tions con­tin­ued all the way home from Dublin and into the evening as the an­nual awards cer­e­mony took place.

The lads were con­grat­u­lated by Prin­ci­pal John Ryan who said that they had done the school proud in the ef­forts through­out the cam­paign.

(CBS Awards full cov­er­age starts on page 40)

LEFT: The St Mary’s CBS, En­nis­cor­thy team and men­tors who claimed their first ever Bank of Ire­land FAI Schools Tom Ticher Ju­nior Na­tional Cup on Wed­nes­day pic­tured at the an­nual school awards cer­money in the River­side Park Ho­tel.

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