Baker’s Lucan crowned Senior Sunday champs

by Jonny Stapleton
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Lucan United were crowned LSL Senior Sunday champions for the first time in their history last week.

Keith Baker’s talent-packed side got over the finish line before St Mochta’s, winning what had become a two-horse top-flight title race to make history for the club.

Pacesetter’s throughout the season, Lucan could have won the title early last week, but a Wayside Celtic fighting for survival ruined the party.

CIan Fay and Darragh O’Connor made Luke Walsh’s effort irrelevant and forced Lucan to put the champagne back on ice.

The bubbly wasn’t in the freezer for too long as within 24 hours Lucan were popping the corks in celebration.

They were toasting to Bangor Celtic as John Scott’s charges defeated Mochtas courtesy of goals from Ogi Lovic and Troy Steadman to leave the Saints an insurmountable nine points behind with just two games to go.

As a result Lucan lift the title and can enjoy prolonged celebrations as they face Tolka Rovers and Bangor Celtic in their final two games.

It was the second time in a week, Lucan had beaten Brian McCarthy’s Mocthas to silverware. The Southside outfit defeated the Porterstown club in the Charlie Cahill Cup final, an extra time Luke Walsh finish secured the first half of what turned out to be a double.

At the other end of the Senior Sunday table Killester Donnycarney and Wayside Celtic ensure their survival over the last week, leaving former powerhouse Crumlin United in trouble.

At the time of writing Crumlin were hovering over the trap door needing to win their final game and hoping one of either Maynooth or Tolka Rovers failed to pick up a point in their remaining two fixtures.

Lucan United celebrate their maiden Senior Sunday title win.

Pictures: Martin Doherty

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