Sergeant Michael Haran Memorial Garda Football Tournament

Sergeant Michael Haran Memorial Garda Football Tournament

Well done to our U13’s footballers who won the Sergeant Michael Haran Memorial Garda

Football Tournament on Friday Sept 2 nd in Cusack Park. This competition started out with 12

teams and the Division 1 final was contested between St. Joseph’s and Ennistymon. This was

always going to be an intriguing match as the two teams had met just a few weeks previously

in the U 14 decider – and so it proved! The first half was played with incredible pace and

intensity with goals being exchanged between the teams in the first quarter. However towards

the end of the half St Joseph’s scored some unanswered points resulting in them leading 2-6

to 2-0 at half time.

The second half continued with the same intensity and exceptional defending from both

teams resulted in a very low scoring second half – St Joseph’s managing 0-2 to Ennistymon’s

1-0. This game was end to end stuff, remaining alive right until the final whistle with St

Joseph’s coming out on top on a score line of 2-8 to 3-0. Afterwards amid joyous scenes and

fading light, Inspector John Galvin presented the Michael Haran memorial cup to St Joseph’s

captain Fionn Kelleher.

This group of players have to be commended for the excellent attitude and dedication they

have shown to training and matches not just this year but over the past number of years and it

is only fitting that it resulted in this victory. Many thanks also to the parents for the huge

support not just on Fri night, but again over the past number of years.

This was a thoroughly entertaining game between two fantastic teams, who will in no doubt

meet again!

St Joseph’s Doora Barefield Team: Samuel Costello, Jack Power, Cian Moloney, Cillian

Warner, Cian Lahiffe, Fionn Kelleher, Mark Hanrahan, Oisin O Donnell, Eoghan Talty,

James Curran, Nicki Hardiman, Dara Nagle, Luke Enright, Joseph Rafferty, Matthew Power.

Subs: Eoin Clune, Joe Boyle, Joe Daly, Darragh Mc Mahon, Cillian Brennan, Mark Moloney,

Finn Woods, Conor Crowley.

Scorers: Matthew Power (1-0), Luke Enright (1-0) Joseph Rafferty (0-3) James Curran (0-2)

Eoghan Talty (0-2) Niki Hardiman (0-1)

Management Team: Jim Curran, John Power, Albert Hardiman, Eoin Hanrahan.