Connolly Park was a hive of activity on Sunday morning for the finals of the boys under 6, 8 and 10 Cup Finals. Not many clubs in the country would have the honour of an individual pre-final parade, our Austin Stacks club are lucky to have in our midst Brían Caball who, with his accordian, led three parades for the Under 6, 8 and 10 finalists, each concluding with renditions of Amhrán na bhFíann. Míle bhuiochas, a Bhrían.
Under 6 – Jimmy Barry Cup – Mary Fitzmaurice presented her Dad’s memorial cup to the 3 co-captains, Harry Healy, Gerry McDonald and Jamie Quillinan also pictured Juvenile Chairman & U6 coach Tim Mc Mahon.
Under 8 – Kevin Barry & Bracker O’Regan Cups – Paddy Barry presented the Kevin Barry Cup to winning captain, Ryan O’Flaherty. Mary O’Regan and Bridget O’Connor presented the Bracker O’Regan Cup to winning captain, Tom Dawson.
Under 10 – John Galvin Perpetual Cup & Garry Fernane Memorial Cup – Nicola Galvin presented the John Galvin Cup to winning captain, Jake Carmody. Máiréad Fernane presented the Garry Fernane Cup to winning captain, Bao Foley.
Many thanks to the mentors of all teams for their time and commitment all year, their hard work was very much evident in the standard of football on display in the various finals today, have a well-earned rest ahead of the 2019 campaign!
Under 6 – William Kirby, Tim McMahon, Jonathan Magnier, Keith McKenzie, Wayne Quillinan.
Under 8 – Pa Laide, Michael Lynch, Micko Horan.
Under 10 – Ger Power, John Canty, Dex Carmody, Laurence Cotter, Kieran O’Donoghue, Brian Shanahan, Joseph Walsh.
There is one event remaining on the Under 10 calendar – the annual John Lynch Football tournament takes place next Saturday, 27th October, with 16 teams participating in Caherslee and Connolly Park. It is a big undertaking for Liam Lynch and his organising committee, and any help in the running of same (stewarding, refreshments, match duties etc) will be gratefully accepted.