SUPER WIN IN WATERFORD
It's a long, long way from here to there but for the band of loyal supporters who made the long trip to Waterford last Friday, the trip home was short and sweet. The RSC has never been a happy hunting ground for us and the clash against a confident home side was always going to be tough. Despite Sully putting us ahead twice, the Blues got back on level terms and with only minutes remaining, it looked like both sets of supporters were settling down to share the spoils. However no one showed Etanda hat script and having skinned his opponent, the Waterford defenders anticipated a cross but Etanda went for goal with a sublime curved shot which found the top far corner of the net and indeed managed to stun both sets of supporters with what is surely an early contender for goal of the month. It was no more than we deserved having come close on numerous occasions. But this season so far, we've deserved more than we have picked up so leaving the RSC with three points in the bag was sweet indeed and continues our recent decent run of results. The welcome result means that we sit in third place in the league with those two games in hand. Well done to Section O for their incredible loyalty and of course to the other few die hards who also made the long trip to the south east.
LEINSTER SENIOR CUP FINAL
St Pats are our opponents in the Leinster Senior Cup Final following our hard earned win against Sheriff YC. At the time of typing, the date and venue have yet to be decided but surely this game must be played in the City Calling Stadium if the powers that be, want to promote the game. We should have had the Setanta Cup Final but the Leinster Senior Cup Final against St Pats will do instead.
SHERIFF DOWNS RHYS
What could have been termed the re enactment of the Battle of Clontarf took place on Tuesday May 20th when we faced a tough and physical Sheriff YC side. The game took place on a multi lined astro pitch in Clontarf a thousand years after Brian Boru had his famous victory there (though not on the same pitch!). De Town were two up before the quarter hour with goals from Rhys Gorman and Lorcan Shannon. But if 1,000 years ago Brian Boru lost his life at Clontarf, our hero and goal scorer Rhys Gorman got a very nasty knock on the skull which will side line him for a considerable period. We wish you a speedy recovery Rhys after your run in with the Sheriff and hope to see you back in full health in the very near future.
On Monday night we host Bohs in the quarter finals of the EA Cup at the City Calling Stadium. The clash of the two red and blacks always summons up memories of some epic affairs but hopefully it'll be the home red and black who'll come out on top this time round.
On this Friday night at 7.45 we host Shamrock Rovers B for the first time. We have bad memories of our first clash up in Tallaght so hopefully we can win at home and consign that bad away defeat to the dust of history.
Then on the Bank Holiday Monday, we make the long trip down to Cobh to play that game that was called off at the last minute much to the disgust of the many travelling supporters. Word has it that the pub location may also be changed this time round.
And while some are travelling round the country supporting the Town, some others have to stay at home and run the Car Boot Sale, which is also on the bank holiday Monday. Busy times indeed.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH / MAY
The weather may not always be summery these days with the darling buds of May getting a bit of a battering. But Friday night's game against Shamrock Rovers is our final game of May, so it'll be time once again to nominate your player of the month for May. As usual text your own name along with your nomination to 087 9896269 and the trophy will be presented at our next home game.
CAR BOOT SALE
The June bank holiday Car Boot Sale will be on Monday June 2nd 10am -3pm at the City Calling Stadium. It takes a small army to organise the car boot sale and with the game against Cobh away in Cobh the same day, we're going to be under severe pressure in regards to staff. If you're available to help out, please let Liam Healion know at the game on Friday night. Any help as well as support will be greatly appreciated.
Well done to Town supporter Bob Neilon, Granard who presented the Hospice and Larc centre with €10,000 last week end at a function in Lisryan. Congrats too to the local representatives who support different parties but also De Town and got elected last week-end.
SUPPORTERS CLUB AGM
The full list of the new committee will be posted in the next notes. But many thanks to Tom Kelly and Marty Stapleton who have stepped down due to work commitments and it's really great to see new enthusiastic blood flowing over from Section O.