ANOTHER AWAY WIN
Our away game against Finn Harps was played on Friday 13th but there was nothing superstitious about the three points bagged up in Donegal. Fair play to the vocal crowd of loyal supporters who made the long journey on a night when Spain and Holland were playing in the World Cup. Despite being clearly the better side, we left it late but the wait was well worth waiting for. Throughout the game, we had numerous chances from a host of different players and as the clock ticked down, it looked like we might have to share the points. But sub Glen O'Connor stepped up to take a free after Rice was fouled. His effort was sublime and wouldn't have been out of place at any world cup game in Brazil. Without any run up, he drove the ball over the wall and into the top right hand corner to sent our hearts racing and break a few local ones. The icing on the cake was that it was captured on video and shared on Facebook to replayed and enjoyed numerous times later. It was no more than De Town deserved but how many times have we got what we thought we deserved. Finn Park is always a difficult place for any team to get three points and the smiles on the players and management faces showed that clearly. With other results going our way, the long trip home to Longford just didn't feel so bad after all.
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to our chairman, Kevin Carberry on the untimely death of his uncle John Martin. John was a regular in the City Calling Stadium in his role as head of the local Civil Defence who provide sterling and professional service at our home games. As well as being a noted net minder in his day, John also ran the local marathon recently and his passing after a short illness numbed the entire community. Hugely popular and always helpful in whatever way he could, he'll be greatly missed.To his wife Betty and family and Kevin Carberry, our sincere sympathy. May he rest in peace.
On Saturday evening last, the entire Legan community paid a fitting tribute to our dearly departed friend and top Town supporter, Noel Nolan. Two local teams played a match in the City Calling Stadium and following the game, had a social in Carrickboy. All proceeds raised went to the Irish Cancer Society. Apart from the obvious talent on display, the entire organisation of the event was very professional. The players all had mascots and also had a moving minutes silence before shaking hands just like before a Cup Final. At half time we were treated to an underage game where again, there was some outstanding talent on display. It was truly a fitting tribute to one of our local legends and one,I'm sure , Noel himself would have been proud of. Gone, but never, ever forgotten.
The winner of the trophy for player of the month for May was David O'Sullivan. However he'll have to wait a while for the presentation as our next home game isn't until Saturday July 5th when we face Shels. The game the week before is away to Galway, which is our next game on Friday June 27th. So now we have our mid season break and a time to enjoy some footie from Brazil. We go into the break after a good unbeaten run with plenty of points picked up away from home recently. Morale is high among the team, management and supporters. With Shels slipping up, it makes for a fascinating second half to the season.
Congrats are in order for Mags and Liam Healion who are grandparents yet again. Some fathers received special presents for Father's day but getting an other grandchild takes some beating when it comes to special gifts.