Corduff’s double delight

by Gazette Reporter

CORDUFF FC continue to reap the rewards of consistent dedication to underage football as both their Under-11 sides won their respective league titles over the past two weekends.
The Under-11 B team topped their table with a dramatic 5-4 victory over St Ita’s before the Premier side too reeled away in celebration with a dominant 4-0 win versus Rush Athletic FC in North Dublin.
Four goals from Anthony Mihujescu secured the win, with Premier manager Liam Keating explaining that his side’s team dynamic and the help of the club’s endless list of volunteers brought them the title.
“It’s a big achievement for the club, we only lost one game all season so we are all delighted”, he told GazetteSport.
“We pretty much dominated from the start, Anthony scored four goals, three in the first half and one in the second half. We pretty much dominated the game from start to finish, we got over our nerves and got the job done.
East Meath, sitting in second spot, would have been lying in wait for the champions to slip up at any stage toward the end of the campaign.
Corduff, however, knew that one more win would secure the league title, with Keating explaining that playing away from home kept any nerves firmly at bay.
“We were in the cup semi-final the week before and we were quite nervous were East Meath actually beat us.
“That game was at home but for some reason this time around being away from home and away from the limelight, we just went out ourselves and got the job done.”
Elsewhere, the club’s Under-11 B team too won their league title against Ita’s.
Manager Mark Walsh dedicated the win to the teamwork and grit of his players, his side not losing a single game all season.
“It was brilliant”, he said. “It was a very intense game, a few of the lads were a bit nervous but the 12 lads that played really stuck together.
“It was a hard league. We drew with St Ita’s earlier in the season and they knocked us out of the cup on penalties. So for us to beat them last week was a massive achievement because if they had beaten us last Saturday, it would have opened the league back up again for them.
“From the start of the season up until now the goal for the season was to play as a team rather than to play as individuals. Everyone fought together.”

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