Erin Go Bragh’s junior footballers made it a Father’s Day to remember as they hammered O’Dwyer’s in the Mooney Cup final in St Catherine’s Park last Sunday.
They took the silverware in front of a decent turn out of supporters from both sides, creating a strong atmosphere.
EGB started the game at a blistering pace with some knife-cutting runs with the ball from the half backs and midfielders. This made life much easier for the forwards as they peeled away from their markers to tap over the bar; after five minutes of play, they led 0-3 to no score.
Relentless pressure from Erin Go Bragh paid off as they scored their first goal after 20 minutes. O’Dwyer’s battled away with some good football and made chances of their own but scoring from play was obsolete as they only managed three points from frees.
The Dublin 15 club ended up leading 1-8 to 0-3 at half-time and very much had a stranglehold over the game.
At the start of the second half, O’Dwyer’s played with the intention of chipping into the deficit but EGB’s full back line were giving very little away as the Balbriggan club only managed two points in 10 minutes.
EGB were slower to start the second half but they got back on their game and quickly started to add to the scoreboard, some excellent point-taking were a joy for the home supporters as they soon galloped towards a cup final win.
Two more goals came late in the game, quashing any hopes of a comeback by the Balbriggan men as EGB junior footballers picked up their first piece of silverware since 1945.