Crumlin celebrate historic U-17 championship treble

by Jonny Stapleton
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Jonny Stapleton

It was nothing short of a three-mendous week for Crumlin United’s under17 starlets.

The talented young Pearse Park side showed Manchester City how it’s done by completing a terrific treble the space of eight days.

Dublin side celebrated PFAI and Leinster Youth Cup success either side of a league title win in a wonderful week for the team.

The sensational seven-day salvo began with a seventh heaven PFAI win over Ballyouster United.

The United of Crumlin were three to the good by halftime of the final. Player of the Match Rhys Brennan opened the scoring in style finishing well after a brilliant dribble.

His opposing winger Callum Bridgeman followed suit soon after with an even more impressive individual skills-packed run and finish before Callum McElliott prodded home.

Christian O’Reilly made it four with a strike from outside the are after the turn, while Leo Crabb and Dessie Omoigui got in on the act.

Ballyouster pulled one back at that stage but it was normal order restored when Adam Coghlan finished off the scoring and made it seven.

Just days later and Crumlin were celebrating more success as Kyle Murphy’s double against Stella Marris won them the league with games to spare.

Things were a lot more tense in the LFA Youth Cup final where penalties were needed to separate Crumlin from fellow underage age powerhouse St Kevin’s.

Cian Lawless Crowe gave Saints the lead with a brilliant improvised left-foot finish in the first half and it looked like that strike may have been enough to secure them a prestigious win.

However, Ben Carroll popped up late to level come corner time and forced extra time in the process. Neither side could find a winner in extra time, penalties followed and were eventually won by Crumlin 3-0.  

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