See Photographs below: The playing season for the Under 8 footballers finished in Connolly Park on last Sunday, with the playing of our league finals. (i) In the B FINAL, Stormers prevailed over Hurricanes in a match in which the result was in doubt right up until the end. (see Juvenile notes for full match report). The final score:- Stormers: 4-4; Hurricanes: 3-2. Corn de Barra was presented to Michael Tansley by Kevin Barry of Barry’s Shop, Rock St, after the game.
(ii) Tornados, captained by Damien Hogan, took on Cyclones, led by Noah Townsend, in the Under 8 A FINAL…the winners’ prize being the Bracker O’Regan Cup. This was a match that saw two very skilful and evenly matched teams serve up brilliant football in an absorbing contest. In the first half, defences were on top in the difficult wet underfoot conditions. At half-time, Cyclones led by ceithre chúilín, 2-2 to 1-1, with all scores coming from the team captains. The scoring rate increased in the second half as both teams settled and came to terms with the conditions. Cyclones built up a lead of 8 points as the game went into injury time. However, Tornados never gave up and 2 late goals by Ronan Mulrooney made for a very exciting finish. However, it was to be Cyclones day on a final score of 5-5 to 5-3. (see full match report in juvenile notes). After the final whistle, the O’Regan Family were present to hand over the Bracker O’Regan Cup to Noah Townsend. Tornados: Liam Moroney (c), Marc Carmody, Dylan Cunningham, Luke Flynn, Paddy Lane, Brendan Linnane, David Lynch, Mark Lynch, Tiarnán O’Carroll, Jack Slattery. Na Tornádónna: Damien Hogan (c), Roan Grattan, Brandon Healy, Seán Heaslip, Ciarán Kavanagh, Daniel Kirby, Seán Moynihan, Ronan Mulrooney, Daniel O’Connor, Jake O’Connor. Na Stoirmeacha: Michael Tansley (c), Luke Casey, Diarmuid Kelly, Ben Murphy, Jack Murphy, Adam O’Carroll, Cillian O’Mahony, Mark Quinn, James Riordan, Tomás Walsh. Na Cioclóin: Noah Townsend (c), Eoghan Bradshaw, Colm Browne, Michael Carey, Shane Cotter, James Fisher, Steven McGrath, Ryan McMahon, Pádraig O’Halloran, Cian O’Gara.
Cyclones: Noah Townsend, Eoghan bradshaw, Colm Browne, Michael Carey, Shane Cotter, James Fisher, Steven Mc Grath, Ryan Mc Mahon, Padraig O’Halloran and Cian O’Gara.
Cyclones Capatin Noah Townsend receives the Bracker O’Regan Cup from Denis O’Regan.
Bracker O’Regan Cup presentation to Captain Noah Townsend – Pictured Carmel & Martin O’Regan, Denis O’Regan and Brigid O’Connor (daugater of the late Ina O’Regan) grandaughter of the late great Martin ‘Bracker’ O’Regan.
U8 Stormers winners of the ‘Barry Cup’ Michael Tansley (captain), Lucke Casey, Diarmuid, Kelly, Ben Murphy, jack Murphy, Adam O’Carroll, Cillian O’Mahony, Mark Quinn, James Riordan, Tomás Walsh.
Tornados: Damien Hogan (capt), Roan Gratton, Brandon healy, Sean Heaslip, Ciaran Kavanagh, Daniel Kirby, Sean Moynihan, Ronan Mulrooney, Daniel O’Connor and Jake o’Connor.
Hurricanes: Liam Moroney, Marc Carmody, Dylan Cunningham, Luke Flynn, Paddy Lane, Brendan Linnane, David Lynch, Mark Lynch, Tiarnán O’Carroll, Jack Slattery.
(all photographs by Adrienne Mc Loughlin).