A lovely warm day turned into a bitterly cold evening at the City Calling Stadium on Saturday last. However by the end of the game, the cold was forgotten as we went home with three valuable points in the bag. Games against Finn Harps are always tight affairs and this was no exception with a Sully goal from the penalty spot deciding the points. Often we criticize referees for being unfair but many in the crowd didn't even notice the offending handball which in turn gifted us the three points, so full marks to the man in the middle this time out. You can read the proper match report elsewhere but a win is a win is a win and the three valuable points put us back to second place.
With the first round of games over ( we still have to play Cobh away though ), we now welcome Galway FC to the City Calling Stadium next Saturday night, April 26.
The first game was a close one with the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins in attendance along with two thousand home supporters. Galway were still finding their way when we left with thre points after the narrowest of wins. This second game promises to be equally as tight with maybe a single goal again deciding the outcome.
Hopefully that goal will be for the home side which will help keep us biting at the heels of Shels who will be our first opponents in May.
CAR BOOT SALES
Once again, a huge thank you to all who helped out the Easter Car Boot Sale. Our next one is the May bank holiday Monday, May 5th. Following that we have one the very day we play Cobh away on the June bank holiday Monday. So if you missed your Easter one, there's another due shortly. A little like the buses in Dublin but better value.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH/ APRIL
It's hard to believe we're talking about our second player of the month award already but time is simply whizzing by. The game against Galway is the final one of the month of April, which in turn means it'll then be time to nominate your player of the month. Again, as usual, vote as soon as possible after that game and before Wednesday. Text your nomination along with your own name to 087 9896269. And do please remember to include your own name, otherwise your vote will be deemed invalid.
Well done to former Town underage star Diarmuid Murtagh, Ballyleague who scored the winning point for Roscommon U 21s in the All Ireland semi final against Cork recently.