The curtain comes down on a great season in the Sligo Leitrim and District Soccer League on Sunday next with the clash of the Titans in the Glasshouse Hotel Champions Cup Final. The kickoff is at 3pm at the Ray Mac Sharry Complex and it’s a game not to be missed with the Champions of the Super League, City United doing battle with runners-up Boyle Celtic.
City had an easy passage to the final but it was a super strike from Owen O Donoghue in extra time at Hazelwood that gave them victory over Premier League champions Calry Bohs to book their spot in the Champions Cup final.
The game has all the ingredients of a cracker with explosive players on both sides there was a four point gap between both clubs at the conclusion of the league and yet Boyle Celtic holds the better goal difference Boyle Celtic were five goals better in the scoring stakes and conceded two goals less but still very tight margins.
Boyle Celtic suffered the heartache of losing the Robert Cawley Memorial Cup to Carbury in a penalty shoot out last week at the Ray Mac Sharry Complex but this may yet hold them in good stead. The bitter sweet taste of defeat and the experience of playing a great Cup final may well give Boyle Celtic the incentive and determination to go and capture major Silverware. Boyle Celtic will call upon keeper Kyle Suffin a young keeper with massive potential and the strong backline of Ciaran Harrington Jake Mc Crann John Connolly Conor Mc Gowan Lorchan Conboy and then up front they have the brilliant finishing power of Michael Corrigan and Lee Mc Killen and the sharpness of Luca Roddy that gives the Boyle squad every chance.
The Annual General meeting of the League takes place on Thursday night next at 8pm in the Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel, all clubs in good standing are entitled to Two Representatives no club may have more than two representatives in attendance. Clubs who dropped out of the league during the season, Reserve teams and any member with fines outstanding are not entitled to be in attendance. Clubs not in attendance will be fined €50.
Leading Scorers: The league wish to invite the leading scorers to receive the T P Brennan Leading Scorer awards for 2011/2012 immediately after the AGM on Thursday night at approx 9.15pm light refreshments Tea & Coffee finger food will be served and the presentation will be made by Kieran Brennan.
Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel Super League Leading scorer Niall Brennan Ballymote Celtic (22 Goals); Andrew Mullen Sligo Pallets Premier League leading scorer Dermot Beggan Boyle Celtic Reserves (22 Goals); Cleary Landscapes & Pitch Maintenance Division One leading scorer Stephen Sirle Carrick Town (22 Goals).
Player who cannot be in attendance can have their club presented with the Trophy’s on their behalf.
Season 2012/2013: First meeting of Clubs for season 2012/2013 Monday, July16. Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel. Leagues Commences Weekend August 17-19. No Postponements. All monies to Hon Treasurer Club Form to Hon Secretary by Monday, July 23.