Galway Cup

Manor Rangers' Eanna Clancy named player of the tournament at Galway Cup

Sligo/Leitrim suffer penalty shoot-out defeat to Colarado Rapids in Final

Philip Rooney


Philip Rooney

Manor Rangers' Eanna Clancy named player of the tournament at Galway Cup

Manor Rangers players Eanna Clancy and Patrick Montgomery both played starring roles for Sligo/Leitrim in the U-14 section of the Galway Cup as they marched to the final of the competition which was played in Drom, Galway on Saturday last.

While the team suffered the pain of a penalty shoot-out defeat in the final there was plenty of positives for the Sligo/Leitrim's youngsters to take from the experience. Four wins en-route to the decider and an impressive showing in the final were enough to help Eanna Clancy claim the player of the tournament award.

Sligo/Leitrim's opening game in the competition was against North Tipperary with Jack McGovern scoring a hat-trick in a 3-1 win.

Next up for Sligo/Leitrim was an encounter with near neighbours Roscommon Bridel Bosakani scoring the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win.

Day two of the competition saw Sligo/Leitrim continue their winning ways as they defeated Donegal 4-1. Jack McGovern scored twice for Sligo/Leitrim while Bridel Bosakani and Josh McNulty were also on target.

Sligo/Leitrim confirmed their place at the top of their group with a 3-1 win over West Cork. A Patrick Montgomery goal and two from Jack McGovern were enough to secure Sligo/Leitrim's place in the final.

Colarado Rapids provided the opposition in the final and after a very closely fought encounter the game finished 1-1 with the Sligo/Leitrim goal scored once again by Bridel Bosakani.

Unfortunately there was to be no fairytale finish as Colarado Rapids triumphed 4-2 on penalties.

Despite the defeat there was some good news from a Sligo/Leitrim point of view as Eanna Clancy was named as the player of the tournament.