Croom Utd win in a thriller over Shelbourne
Daffy the Hat trick Hero for the Maiguesiders.
Pip Moloney ,Croom in action v Shelbourne.
This morning’s Limerick’s Junior Division 1B top of the table clash between Shelbourne and Croom United turned out to be a thriller, with the Maiguesiders scoring a dramatic last minute goal to seal the points for Croom.
Shelbourne were first to take the lead on the half hour ,Croom equalised with a neat penalty taken by George Daffy tucked away to the left corner of Shel’s goalie Robert Mulqueen.It was one all at the interval,Shelbourne finishing the half. stronger of the two sides.
Croom struck early in the second half with Daffy striking again for Croom.Throughout the tie Pip Moloney had an outstanding game for Croom up front but had to leave with an injury to his arm with 10 mins. left ,his loss became apparent.Shelbourne stamped their authority on the game and deservingly equalised with minutes remaining ,relentless pressure almost paid dividends but goaline clearance’s saved Croom ,their defence held firm with a combination of wonderful goalkeeping from Billy Shearan, a well worked passing movement out of defence led to a counter attack with Daffy striking again and his personal hat trick ,sealing the points for Croom . Delirious scenes followed with the Croom supporters jumping for joy on the sidelines as the time was up, no way back for Shelbourne as the referee blew for the final whistle.
Croom on the evidence of this performance considering that they were missing several players on the day must now really fancy their chances of promotion to the top division.
Croom United Panel 2007:
Billy Shearan, Darragh Shearan,Brendan O Connor,Raymie Shinnors,Stephen O Shea,George Daffy, Robbie Moloney,John Barry,Pip Moloney,Barry Ahern,Dave Bustin,Michael Cahill, Mark O Riordan,Patsy Cahill ,Marcus Cregan,Seamus Sheahan.
Manager: Declan Shearin(2nd from the Right)with Bisto& Bebo Cahill ,Ogy O Donovan.
Croom has under 10s, 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s, Minor, Junior A and Junior B Teams .It also has a girl’s under 8 Team.
Founded 1928 ,Home: L.P.Y.M.A, Ennis Rd, Limerick.
Robert Mulqueen,Damian Leo, Michael Cronin, Stephen Leo, Robert McNamara, Keith O Donnell,Ger Cronin, Keith Ryan, Shane O Connell, Paul O Donnell,Dan Burns.Manager: Pat Murphy.
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