Doyle secures cup for Templeogue 35s

by Aaron Dunne
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An instinctive Neil Doyle finish had Templeogue United’s older generation partying like it was 1999 last weekend.

United’s over 35’s celebrated Amateur Football League Amateur Cup success thanks to a final win over Mountview CFC at Home Farm.

Doyle scored the only goal of the game on 51 minutes to ensure the southside side got over the disappointment of a recent LFA final defeat.    

One of the Leinster League’s greatest ever strikers Gerry Bambrick of Crumlin and Bluebell fame had the game’s first real opportunity but failed to put Templegoue ahead before 20 minutes had passed.

Mountview had chances and came close via Keith Molyneux and Robbie Collins but David Bryne in the ‘View goal was the busier in the first half.  

Mountview flirted with breaking the deadlock twice in the first five minutes of the second half but when the opener came it, it came via a Templegoue boot.

Robbie Collins produced a brilliant run down the right and fired in a low cross, which Doyle raced to the front post to meet and prod home.

Mountview did push for a leveller but found stiff United restience and Templegoue held out to lift the cup.

Not quite a final victory but the club’s Leinster Senior League side enjoyed also enjoyed cup success over the weekend.The Senior Sunday 1 A side beat Swords Celtic to book a place in the last 32 of the Metropolitan Cup. An O’Brien brace and finish from Ward secured them a 3-1 win.

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