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Date: 01/10/2019
By: Pat Mulvihill

Cup Success For Broadford

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U/16 Boys Cup Final
Broadford Utd (0) 1 (Kenny Lynch 68 mins)
Newcastle West Town (0) 0

The first cup final of the season took place in Rathkeale on Sunday afternoon last when Broadford Utd and Newcastle West Town contested the U16 Cup Final. It was difficult for both sides to play top quality football as they had to contend with quite blustery conditions on the day. Broadford played with the elements in the opening half and looked to build an advantage with it while Town were looking to deal with the pressure from the opposition. There were no real clear cut chances as at times the play was quite disjointed. It certainly wasn’t a day where you could get on the ball and play any incisive passing, the wind saw to that and proved to be a spoilsport. Like I said chances were at a minimum and the nearest either side came nearly was on twenty two minutes when a free kick from Broadford keeper Mark Kelly took a free kick from the half way line that nearly caught on Town keeper Ethan Kirwin but he did well to turn the ball around the post. Broadford finished the first half the stronger but at half time the final remained scoreless.

The game was more open in the second half but still good chances were still hard to come by. Town started the second half and should have taken the lead as they created some decent chances. The best of these fell to Jake Power who got into a one on one with Broadford keeper Mark Kelly but the forwards effort rolled wide of the post. On sixty-eight minutes came the games only goal when Kenny Lynch chipped the ball into the far corner from an acute angle. Town pushed forward in search of the equalizer, but strong defending saw Broadford hold on and claim the first cup of the season.

Best on the day for Broadford were Kenny Lynch, Cian Nash, Ryan Reidy, Ed Brennan while Newcastle West Town were best served by Robertas Rimsa and Aaron Mullane.

After the match John Phillips from The Limerick Desmond Schoolboys/Girls League presented the Broadford Utd captain Kenny Lynch with the sixteens cup.

Player of the match Kenny Lynch (Broadford Utd)

Broadford Utd: Mark Kelly, Ryan Reidy, Jamie Reidy, Ed Brennan, Cian Nash, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Lee Foley, Kenny Lynch (capt), Dean Quaid, Leon Madigan, Bryan Guina. Subs Danny Mullane, Paddy Ryan, Michael Pierce, Alan Power.

Newcastle West Town: Ethan Kirwin, Kieran O’Connell, Aaron Mullane, Leon Barry, Robertas Rimsa, Sean Ryan, Ryan Moloney, Jake Power, Eddie Ward (capt), Connor Collins, Robert Szebeni. Subs Michael O’Brien, Tyler Clancy, Conor Walshe, Kevin Barrett, Jamie Healy, Christopher O’Brien, Alez Erswell.

Referee Donie Wallace. Referees Assistants Paudie Manning & Mike Murphy.

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