Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Parnell Park
31st May 2016
Belmayne Educate Together vs Scoil an Duinninigh
Fingal League Junior Division 4 Final

The route to this final was the most challenging campaign faced by any Belmayne Team. We faced many tough teams throughout the league including Mother of Divine Grace National School, Howth National School, Holywell Educate Together, Swords Educate Together and Scoil an Duinninigh.

Belmayne finished second in their group, behind Scoil an Duinningh which meant that we were faced with a tough semi final against the winners of group B, Swords Educate Together. With the experience of last year's final win in Croke Park, Belmayne prevailed by 6 points.

The final gave Belmayne a second opportunity at Scoil an Duinninigh. At half time, Belmayne were trailing by 6 points but all the players dug deep and a last minute goal from Conn Rock gave us the victory by 1 point.

This was Belmayne's first success in an official football competition and followed on the great win in Croke Park the previous year.

 Great burst forward with the ball

SM with the head up looks for the perfect pass.

JM holds off two defenders

 AR drives the ball out of defence

 drills the ball over the bar

CH closes down in defense

DL powers out of defense

With a look of determination, he powers forward looking for a goal

One point ahead, the players line the goal

 The crowd erupt at the final whistle

The players are over the moon

 A great father daughter moment. Tom (first chairperson celebrates with his daughter)

 JH lifts the Cup

Like father, like son

GAA started in Belmayne with LR coming in on his lunch break to train the kids. 6 years later, Nice reward for both him and his son.