02 Dec Woodland NS do the Double
Woodlands NS do the Double in the Letterkenny Cup!
It was a day to remember for Woodland NS Letterkenny, as their senior boys and girls were crowned Letterkenny Cup champions at Dry Arch Park, Bonagee.
Girls – Woodland NS 3 V 0 St. Patrick’s NS, Lurgybrack
The first match of the day saw the girls of Woodland NS and St. Patrick’s NS Lurgybrack go head-to-head in an eagerly anticipated final. Both schools sailed through their group campaigns with ease. Emer Cassidy put Woodland’s girls ahead mid-way through the first half and although St. Patrick’s girls battled hard to regain control of the game, two further goals from Cassidy and Cara Shiels cemented a 3 v 0 victory for Woodland’s. The player of the match was presented to Emer Cassidy by Bonagee clubman, Dónal Coyle.
Boys – Woodland NS 3 V 0 Scoil Cholmcille, Letterkenny
The boys’ final quickly followed. Woodland NS looked to topple Scoil Cholmcille Letterkenny. It was a tense encounter from start to finish. The first half saw both sides come close to breaking the dead lock, however defenses were very much on top. Jack Mawditt, who excelled throughout the competition in a central attacking role, scored Woodland’s first two goals. Evan Daly, Scoil Cholmcille’s captain showed excellent leadership in driving his team forward with the help of Temple Akpo and many others.
Woodland’s third and final goal came from the boot of Ryan Callaghan after some great work by captain and player of the match, Jack Mailey. Gallagher’s finish ensured that Woodland’s clinched a unique double. Two of the youngest players on the pitch were on Scoil Cholmcille’s side, Seán Gallagher and Oran Daly, although disappointed with the result, they thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play in the Lkcup final and are two to look out for in the coming years.
All schools must be commended on the spirit and determination shown on the day. Ulster FAIS committee member, Kieran Shiels, thanked all involved at Bonagee United, especially Donal Coyle and Lawrence, for laying out the pitches for the schools.