SOCCER

Lucky 13! Muirhevnamor come from behind to claim Dundalk & District League title

Muirhevnamor F.C. 5 Redeemer Celtic 4

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Lucky 13! Muirhevnamor come from behind to claim Dundalk & District League title

PICTURE: Arthur Kinahan

Muirhevnamor F.C. 5 Redeemer Celtic 4

 

 A nine goal thriller saw Muirhevnamor come back from 3-0 down to win 5-4 two minutes from time with a Josh Wilson goal, to lift their 13th title - their very first coming in the 2000 season. 

 

They overtook longtime leaders Bay F.C. by two points to push them into second place.

 

Redeemer started well with Sean Bailey seeing his shot touched onto the post by Padraig McConville after three minutes of play. On 20 minutes a brilliant Conor Mackin free from the edge of the box put Redeemer 1-0 ahead. 

 

Within minutes Kevin McCormack made it 2-0 after cutting in from the left with a low shot to the far corner. The half hour mark saw Sean Bailey stretch the lead to 3-0 with his 5th strike of the campaign. Shortly after a dangerous Muirhevnamor corner was headed into his own net by a Redeemer defender to leave the score 3-1 at half-time.

 

Paudie Hearty reduced the deficit to one goal in the 63rd minute with his 5th strike this term. 

Cillian Rice the Redeemer keeper took too long to clear a back-pass and his kickout hit Luke Gorham and ended in the net to level the score a minute later. 

 

A brilliant header from Paddy O'Connell from Ray McCann free regained the lead for the Gorman Park side in the 75th minute. From the penalty spot Micky OKane drew the sides level once more at four goals a piece with 80 minutes played. 

 

With time almost up Josh Wilson skillfully wove through a crowded penalty area to slot home the championship winning goal. Muirhevnamor captain Steven Woods received the Fyffes league trophy from Mrs Maureen McGahon of Fyffes.

 

Muirhevnamor: Pauric McConville, Colm Finan, Sean Conlon, Craig Dixon, Micheal O'Kane, Tiernan Mulvanna, Gary Clarke, James Prendergast, Pádraig Hearty, Josh Wilson, Vinny Smith, Conor Murphy, Brian Begley, Chad McEneaney, Joshua Ayous, Stephen Woods, Luke Gorham, Keith Kearney

 

Redeemer: Cillian Rice, Ryan Carroll, Mark Lee, Cian McEvoy, Tiernan Moran, Conor Mackin, Kevin McCormack, Martin O'Brian, Paddy O'Connell, Sean Quigley, Martin Murphy, Wosciech Gladysz, Dylan Mellon, Gavin Gaffey, Raymond McCann, Stephen Begley, Alan Carr, Andrew McDermott

 

 

Referee: Brian Murphy