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Goal fest wins Stacy Cup for Gaels

posted 18 Aug 2012, 14:48 by St. James Gaels
The old cliché of "goals win matches" was certainly true in the Iveagh Grounds last Wednesday as St. James Gaels blasted five past Templeogue/Synge St. to win the Stacy Cup in fine fashion.

The Sheridan Cup team of 1998 (ish) have become almost legendary in the Iveagh Grounds as the last men's team to win some silverware but that record was eclipsed in superb fashion by the current team as they took the first trophy of the treble they are seeking

With Ashley Lenihan, Ross Mulvaney and Eugene Donnelly producing a rock solid defence and Aaron Byrne at his usual imperious self at midfield, the foundation was set for the forwards to shine. The lethal full-forward line of Darragh Kenny, Alan McGreal and Dean Gibbons took full advantage and blasted 5 goals between them to seal the victory.

Gaels chairman, Noel Thompson, paid tribute to the Templeogue/Synge St. team for their fine performance and noted the close ties between the teams before referee Seamus Farrelly presented the fine trophy to Gaels captain Barry Darcy.
Barry accepts the cup
The celebrations went on long into the night as the cup was paraded around the clubhouse and some more famous Dublin nightspots in a celebration that doubled as a farewell to sharp shooter Alan McGreal who emigrated to Canada later in the week