30 Sept 2022

Hard fought victory sees Shamrock's crowned Premier Division champions

Hard fought victory sees Shamrock's crowned Premier Division champions

Brian Renaghan of the sponsors Fyffes and Robbie Rafferty, Chairman of the Dundalk Junior league, present the Premier Division trophy to Aaron Casey, captain of Shamrocks. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)

Fyffes Premier League

Glenmuir 0 Shamrock's 2
Glenmuir Park 

Shamrock's claimed their first Premier League title since 2015 with a very hard fought 2-0 victory in the final League match of the season to pop Quay Celtic to the trophy by two points.

Despite the flip of a ninth minute opener from Robbie Mackin, they were struggling to hold on to the one goal lead right up to halftime, against a very spirited display from Glenmuir United.

The home side went all out in the second period to get on even terms, but poor finishing undone all their attacking play. As the clock ticked to the 70th minute mark the defining moment in the match arrived.

A long clearance from deep in the Shamrock's half was pounced on by Dean Brown and as the Hoops forward raced goalwards he was taken down in the box. He then dispatched the spot kick with a powerful drive to put Shamrock's 2-0 ahead.

Undaunted Glenmuir piled on the pressure, however they were unable to get the score to bring them back into the game. This was the Shamrock's 6th League title.

Next up for them is the Clancy Cup final against St Dominics as they eye a clean sweep of the three major trophies. This was last achieved in 2016 by Muirhevmor. Barry Casey led the Shamrock's in 2015 and this time around he was aided by Liam Lindsey.

Top Scorers
Sean Bailey Rampart 20
Scott Hearty Quay 20
Dean Brown Shamrock's 14
David Ward Shamrock's 13
Ciaran Walsh Rampart 9
Ryan Marron Carrick 8
Callum Sheedy Thatch 8
Anton Reilly Shamrock's 7
Kyle Carroll Dominic's 7
Rory Kirk Rock Celtic
Even Durnin Rock Celtic 7
James O'Conor Shamrock's 7
Joe Dunne Quay 7
Neill Ferguson Rampart 6
Gavin Gaffney Dominic's 5
Travis Crowley Bay 5
Cillian Gartland 5
Samson Lishhabanya Carrick 5

Ciaran Walsh Rampart 2
Sean Bailey Rampart 2
Anton Reilly Shamrock's 1
Scott Hearty Quay 1
Thomas Daly Quay 1
Tomiwa Osho Glenmuir 1
Ryan Marron Carrick 1
Neill Ferguson Rampart 1
John Smith Bellurgan 1
Sean Morden Bellurgan 1

Top Individual Score

Anton Reilly Shamrock's 4 v Quay
Sean Bailey Rampart 4 v Thatch
Scott Hearty Quay 4 v St.Dominics

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login
Coláiste Chú Chulainn student awards

Chisomaga Anyanwu senior Cu Chulainn Award winner, Principal Thomas Sharkey, Imelda Munster TD, Pawel Skalinski Junior Cu Chulainn award winner, Senator John McGahon, Peter Fitzpatrick TD.

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.