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McKenna claims Bakery Cup title

The curtain came down on the under 12s and under 14s season in spectacular fashion on Sunday last in Father Tierney Park, when best friends Pauric Keenaghan and Michael McKenna went head to head in the 57th annual Bakery Cup final. A huge crowd turned out to witness this thriller of a match which saw McKenna's team take an early lead with a fine point fisted over by Mark Gettins. It was end-to-end excitement for the remainder of the first half which ended with McKenna leading by 2-2 to 1-2.

The second half started with McKenna's team having a huge wind advantage. Such was the pace of the game that the referee Val Murray was struggling to keep up with the youth. Mark McGlynn and Harry Howarth were linking up beautifully and McKenna's side got on top in the last ten minutes. The final whistle saw Michael McKenna with a five point lead and he proudly lay claim to the Bakery cup which is something his dad couldn't manage to do 30 years ago when he was beaten in the 1984 final by a very good John Duffy side.

The curtain-raiser to the final was another thriller of a game which saw Dylan Gallagher's side defeat Evan McTernan's team in another very good sporting game with a rare sight being seen when the big man, Odhran Kennedy, scored a cracker of a goal from a 45. In the presentation ceremony afterwards all the captains were awarded with trophies and the player of the tournament went to a well deserving Shane Duffy.

Thanks to all that helped out on the day and the management of the under 14s would like to thank all the parents for their help with transport, catering and everything else over the course of a very enjoyable 2014 season.

Last modified: Saturday, 23 May 2020 at 4:56pm