O'Malley strike earns Minor Cup; Avoca win Neville Davin crown

Glenanne V claimed the Minor Cup for the fifth time last Sunday at the Maws, with John Roche (pictured joining a list of club legends including Brendan Carr, Austin Stack and Terry Cooney to lift the title they last won back in 1992.

They shaded their tie with Fingal IV 1-0, Ryan O’Malley getting the vital goal from an Eddie O’Malley assist in the second half after a scoreless first period which featured plenty of short corners.

Avoca, meanwhile, made up for their playoff setback on Saturday afternoon to secure the Neville Davin Cup – a first senior cup title since winning the Irish Senior Cup in the mid-90s – as they beat Bray 5-3.

Stephen Brownlow scored a pair of drag-flicks and Will Aylmer made it 3-0 at the break from another corner. The lead was extended out to 5-1 by Enda Gallanagh and Brownlow’s third goal before John Egan and Simon Cox pulled back two late goals in the closing stages.

Minor Cup final:
Glenanne V 1 (Ryan O’Malley) Fingal IV 0

Neville Davin Cup final:
Avoca 5 (Stephen Brownlow 3, Will Aylmer, Enda Gallanagh) Bray 3 (Simon Cox 2, John Egan)

* For more of Daniel McSweeney’s photos from the Minor Cup final between Glenanne V and Fingal IV, click here

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