As mentioned in last week’s notes, this week’s musings are being brought to you by a different scribbler while our resident scribe is off for the time being working on his tan. While we are not sure if we can fulfil the promise from last week that they will be of a higher quality, we will say that they will have more of a Section O influence, so if it’s tea and silage you want to read about, you’ll have to wait until next week!
After recent performances, we set off on the long trek to Wexford on Friday afternoon confident that we could take the 3 points home with us and consolidate our spot at the top of the table. Very heavy traffic on the N11 left us questioning whether we'd have a repeat of the trip earlier in the season where the bus only made it to Ferrycarrig Park for the second half. However, credit must go to the bus driver for having quite a heavy right foot when he had an open road in front of him meaning we only missed the opening 2 or 3 minutes. Early signs were good as Town went at Wexford from the off, and it was only a matter of time before the opening goal arrived. When it did arrive, it was a slice of luck for us as Wexford defender Ryan Delaney knocked Davy O'Sullivan's cross from the left wing into his own net. After that, Town really went for the killer goal and only for some fantastic saves from Youths’ keeper Graham Doyle, it would have arrived sooner. However, just before the break, Sully played the ball off to Gary Shaw on the edge of the box who finished well into the bottom corner. The second half was very comfortable for Town as the defensive unit were never really seriously threatened. Only for some more wonderful goalkeeping from Doyle and some poor finishing from ourselves, we could and should have scored a couple more goals. In saying that, nobody was complaining on the journey home with a solid 2-0 away victory.
If you are one of those currently in mourning over the recent cancellation of a certain musical cowboy’s show and at a loss at what to do with your weekend, you could do worse than spend it visiting the sights of Cobh this Saturday as well as taking in a match. Section O hope to run a bus and are offering those with Garth Brooks ticket stubs first choice as to where they would like to sit on the way down. Cowboy hats and wrangler jeans are still very much in fashion in Cobh so this is an opportunity to make sure that that outfit you’ve planned for months does not go to waste. While Section O do not own a guitar, they do have a drum and singing is generally encouraged throughout the journey. To book your place on the bus text Kieran on 0831670304.
I’m a Statman (Ski bi di bi di do bap do)!
Great celebrations were held last week both in the CCS and the dance floor in Spiral as Davy O’Sullivan equalled Richie Parsons’ all-time scoring record for De Town with 42 goals. However in the days that followed Sully received the kind of news that every LOI striker dreads as statman Marty Stapleton released a statement through various social media outlets that he had in fact made a mistake. Richie Parson’s record stands at 43 goals and not 42 meaning that unfortunately Mr O’Sullivan will have to score more goals for us. Mr Stapleton was unavailable for further comment at the time and it is understood that he will remain in his position as statistician for the time being.
World Cup Sweepstakes
While a good proportion of this great little Country of ours seemed to be in complete despair over a Cowboy with a guitar changing his plans, the real sadness hit some of us on Sunday night as the World Cup drew to a close. Congratulations to the following prize winners in the two draws and thanks again to everyone who entered.
Draw 1: Winner – Jim Hanley Draw 2: Winner – Pauric Fitzpatrick
Runner Up - Michael Lee Runner up - Tiernan Dolan
Worst team – Ross Thompson Worst team - Maisie Flaherty