WIN IN WEXFORD
The game down in Wexford was certainly a colourful affair with our away kit of bright yellow versus their wonderful pink outfit. The first quarter of an hour was as eventful as the teams were colourful. Davy O'Sullivan came close when just scooping the ball over the bar. Then after ten minutes netminder Chris Bennion was booked for bringing down Molloy. Danny Furlong who earlier had received an award for playing 100 times for the Youths stepped up to take the spot kick. But Chris Bennion did as he often has done for us...he saved the spot kick and then the follow up , much to the delight of the travelling fans.
A mere four minutes later De Town went ahead following a superb 25 yard goal by Rhys Gorman who did exactly the same thing to Wexford in October last year.
After that opener, Sully came close on a number of occasions only to be denied by the keeper. Wexford did their best to get a share of the points but the defense held their line and nerve to achieve their second clean sheet.
On paper it was a narrow one nil win but with Shels being held to a dramatic draw against Waterford , it was an other vital away win putting us just one single point behind the Dublin outfit.
Saturday March 29th sees our second away game on the trot, this time even further away down in Cobh. The Corkonians haven't started so well but they're keen to reverse that trend and should we take things for granted, we could be in a for a bit of a shock. Some will still be having nightmares about one game in particular against Cobh last season. There will be no easy games this season, simple as that.
Interest in travelling south is sky high, so make sure to give Kevin an early shout on 083 167 0304 if you want to make sure of a seat on his coach.
SUPPORTERS' CLUB AGM
The Supporters' Club will be having its AGM on Monday 31st March at 8pm sharp in the Clubhouse. If you're interested ingetting involved, please remember that our meetings start on time and don't drag on for half the night...so if you arrive late, the whole lot could be over. We've contributed over €100,000 to the Club over our lifetime and hopefully we'll be able, with your support, to add further to this sum.
We had our first Car Boot Sale on St Patrick's day and thankfully the weather was excellent which helped greatly. The event itself was hugely successful which in turn will help the Club itself. These things never happen by magic and there's now a terrific team of dedicated volunteers covering every aspect of the day. The first helpers arrive before dawn and as dawn breaks, an other group of volunteers arrive. The official start time is 10 am but by then , a huge amount of preparation work is already carried out. Then yet an other set of volunteers help with parking and traffic flow. And as if that's not enough, after the last cars and vans have pulled away, the litter is picked up and binned to have the car park looking pristine again as if no one was there.
A sincere and huge thank you to each and every volunteer; the car boot sales don't happen by magic but the contribution made by all the helpers is pure magic. Thanks again.
With the present ongoing recession, begging for money is a difficult if not impossible task. Therefore it's all the more pleasing when the likes of Loughrey's Pharmacy comes on board to sponsor a player for the first time. When next you buy a match programme, check out our local sponsors and where possible, do support them.
Supporting sport locally - now that's real sport.
The Supporters' Club would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family, relatives and many friends of the late James Farrell, Moydow who passed away all too young recently. A lover of sport both soccer and Gaelic, the smiling James was one of the kindest, nicest people you could hope to meet. May he rest in peace.
We travel south to play Cobh Ramblers on Saturday March 29th, while high scoring Finn Harps are at home to play goal less Galway FC on the 28th, then on Sunday 30th table toppers Shelbourne travel out to Tallaght Stadium to play Shamrock Rovers B and finally Waterford host Wexford Youths on Friday night 28th.