The senior men continued their good winning form when they convincingly beat bottom of the table Greenhills/Greenpark FC winning 6-0 at Whitegates.
They have recently played themselves back into the title mix sitting in fourth place before today’s game, with games in hand on all the teams above them they have pushed themselves very much back into contention.
A fantastic solo goal scoring haul from Gareth Murphy was the highlight of a good team performance. Gareth found the back of the net four times and the tally was added to with singles from Ciaran McGettigan and Mark Johnson. It leaves the lads knowing if they win their games in hand, they can go top of the table.
Junior action started on Wednesday night when our 14Bs took on Coolboy Rangers in a playoff to reach the final of the Division A1 Shield final. Unfortunately for the lads it wasn’t to be as they went down to a narrow 2-1 defeat. Both teams served up an entertaining game of football in atrocious conditions. Robert Cherry fired home the Rovers goal, they will now meet Roundwood in a third/fourth place play-off.
On Saturday our 12Bs defeated Arklow Utd 4-0 at Whitegates, in a fantastic team performance Evan Conyard, Cormac Waldron, Sean O’Toole and Ben Doyle all hit the back of net.
The under-16s were involved in a titanic tussle with hot favourites and local neighbours Wicklow Town in the final of the Choice Media Bowl. The Town controlled the first half and deserved their 1-0 lead at the break.
The lads came roaring out of the traps and matched the Town in the second half equalising when Paul Marah fired home with 13 minutes left on the clock. The game went to extra time and the Town went in front in the first period through a cruel deflection. Try that the lads did they couldn’t breach a strong Town defence. The lads turned in an excellent all-round team performance against a very good Town side.
Our Last Man Standing competition saga continues, we went into round 8 with just three players left standing, unfortunately we won’t have our first female winner as Rosemary Copeland was let down by the red side of Manchester when United could only manage a 0-0 home draw with Crystal Palace.
Mark O’Neill and Jason Tallant both went with Everton and the Toffees obliged but only just by beating Cardiff 1-0 to ensure we go again next week. So, it’s on to round 9 and a head to head battle between Mark and Jason, we would like to wish both players the very best of luck next week and once again a big thanks to everyone who participated in our Last Man Standing competition, your support is very much appreciated.
The club are currently seeking someone to run our club shop, the job would entail ordering club gear through our club sponsor Ronnie Phillips and Jako. Part of the job would be to open club shop on occasions in the clubhouse at Whitegates for the sale of socks, shorts, etc. The shop can be ran by one person or if there’s a group of people who would be interested please contact the club. You can