Taney fittingly won the Jenny Robinson Cup on Tuesday in Grange Road, the national school which Jenny coached taking the title for the first time in the competition’s four year history.
Sixteen teams took part in the U-12 boys 8-a-side competition in glorious sunshine. The semi-finals pitted Rathmichael against St Killian’s in a very tight game with the latter coming out on top 1-0.
The two goalkeepers were the main attractions, Alex Murphy, donning the pads for the first time ever, in goal for Rathmichael and YM’s David Noone for Killian’s. Both made important saves but it was Killian’s who ran out 1-0 winners late on.
The second semi final was between old rivals Whitechurch and Taney with the latter coming out on top 2-0. It set up a hard-fought final between Killian’s and Taney. Again David Noone was to the fore for Killian’s making several great saves. Great pressure from Taney, mainly through Robert McCollum, yielded a goal from Sean Foudy just before half-time.
The Clonskea-school responded, coming out strong after the interval but the defence held strong to maintain their 1-0 advantage to the end, allowing Jenny’s husband Philip and daughter Sarah to present the cup to the Dundrum school.