IT’S not that often that siblings score for their club on the same day, let alone grab a hat trick each.
Indeed, the managers at Dundrum FC can’t remember the last time that siblings playing on the same Dundrum team scored in the same match.
But this week, the Moran Tighe twins, Isabella and Katie, scored a triple each in their Under-14’s Metropolitan Girls League match away to Sheriff Youth Club.
The feat is all the more remarkable as the twins are “playing up” from their usual Under-13 age group, playing nearly every game for the Under-14s’ team this season too, sometimes playing two games on a Sunday morning.
They led the tie 3-0 at half-time with Amy Thompson also on the mark for Dundrum before both sisters completed the hat tricks in the second half in a 7-1 win. The scoreline probably flattered Dundrum a bit as Sheriff and the referee played their part in a sporting encounter.
The game was preceded by a very dignified minute’s silence before the game in memory of Azzam Raguragui, who played with Dundrum for many years up until recently and whose untimely passing occurred earlier that weekend.
Dundrum are currently leading the MGL Under-14B division by a single point from nearest rivals Lucan United who drew with Terenure Rangers, making for a very tight close to the season.
At Under-13B level, Dundrum are currently sitting in seventh place in their competition, taking the laurels in their most recent tie with a 1-0 success against Portmarnock.
** Dundrum Football Club welcomes any girl who wishes to play for their Girls’ teams.
Their teams play in the Metropolitan Girls’ League on Sunday mornings/early afternoons.
If you are interested, e-mail the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact John Dunnion by text on (087) 210 9250 or by e-mail at JohnDunnion@eircom.net.