It would be remiss of one writing a football column this week not to mention Dundalk FC’s first trophy win in 12 years. Hopefully the first leg of a glorious double, Stephen Kenny finally got his hands on the silverware he and this squad so richly deserve with the Oriel Park club overcoming their bitter rivals, Shamrock Rovers, in the EA Sports Cup Final.
Having written in a previous column following the bitter defeat to Sligo Rovers in the Setanta Cup final, I’d mentioned how much of a crying shame it would be to see this squad go empty-handed for their efforts this year. Thankfully, that will now not be the case.
It has been a remarkable 20-odd months in charge for the former Derry City manager with the icing on a luxurious-looking league title cake not too far away, one hopes Kenny can keep the core of this squad together and continue to dominate for seasons to come.