St Catherine’s clinched the Temple Domestic Appliances Division One title as Ryan Farrell struck the winner against Bonagee United at Emerald Park.
St. Catherines 2 Bonagee United 1
This was a keenly contested fixture right from the off. The home team had a strong wind advantage but struggled to break down a well organised Bonagee defence.
The deadlock was broken on 30 minutes when Dan Breslin lobbed the keeper from the right corner of the box. This lead only lasted 9 minutes as Aiden McLaughlin struck low and hard past the Saints’ keeper leaving it 1-1 at half time.
The visitors started brightly and were unlucky not to be ahead from a header by McLaughlin that was sensationally tipped onto the post and came back into Michael Mullin’s hands.
It looked like one more goal would win this and it came from Ryan Farrell on 70 minutes when he found himself free on the opposing side’s 18-yard line and drilled a shot under the Bonagee keeper for making it 2-1.
The Saints held out to be crowned Division One League Champions.
St. Catherine’s: Michael Mullin, Christopher Cunningham, Christopher Murrin Evan Broderick, Ryan Carr, Ryan Farrell, Gary McHugh, David Conwell, Niall Campbell, Brendan McGuire, Daniel Breslin. Subs used: Steven Leslie, Donal McGuire.
Bonagee United: John Carr, Shane Kelly, Daragh Harper, Glen Rainey, Noel O’Donnell, Graham Cullen, Eamonn Cannon, Darren Hunter, Drew Connolly, Mark Hunter, Aiden McLaughlin. Subs used: Shane Kelly, Joe Friel.Tags: