O’Mara Cup win

Congrats to the senior team who won the O’Mara Cup tonight – beating The Neale in a very entertaining final in Cong, 1-12 to 0-11.

Full-time and half-time audioboo reports are HERE (we hasten to add, by the way, that the audioboo from Mellotte’s, The Neale, on the way home was born not out of triumphalism, but out of necessity – there’s a wi-fi network there so we could be sure of a successful upload of the file.)

Shane Biggins (who unfortunately had to go off injured, hopefully he will be okay soon – he has suffered enough on the injury front) accepted the cup from Ger McHugh, Chairman, South Mayo GAA board.

Well done to the Neale for their excellent hosting of the final. I’m sure they are disappointed tonight and we wish them the very best in this year’s Mayo intermediate league and championship.

HERE are some pictures from what was a good night in the club’s history – by the way, those are high resolution pix so you can download and print (someone tell Margaret Killeen and Marian Macken that, please!) Great to see so many supporters out there and family members. To download the pix, just select the pix you want and hit download on the top right. You don’t need to open a Dropbox account.

Nothing quite like winning. Hopefully more to follow.

And a perfect engagement present for our ‘keeper Paul Tiernan and Orla Kavanagh, who announced their intentions last night. And not forgetting wing-back/forward Ruairi Keane who got engaged to Deirdre O’Malley (sister of our wing-back extraordinaire James O’Malley) just last week. Love is truly in the air.

Sounds like we can’t but have a party tonight! An Rób abu.

By the way, tomorrow night the video of the game will be shown in O’Malley’s Bar, Glebe St, at 9o’c.

Good to see one of our great players of recent times, Sean Burke, in Cong tonight, and also at the celebrations. Sean is now domiciled in Australia. It’d be great to see him in the club colours again.

We also have Declan and Enda Reilly in Australia. I presume they are watching events closely. They generally don’t miss a trick from home. Great men – their brother Felim, playing at corner-back, represented the family well tonight, as always.

A good few of The Neale crew turned up in O’Malley’s tonight. Fair play. They were bitterly disappointed but they are a team on the ‘up’, particularly if you look at their under-age record in recent years. The game was played in a very sporting manner throughout.