All-White on the night as Round Towers host Moate
Published 10/09/2013 | 05:32
ROUND Towers U12s team welcomed Moate All-Whites to Lusk to play a friendly game of football the weekend before last.
This joint venture between the clubs was prompted by the friendship of Lusk man Maurice Mathews and Moate counterpart Andy Gillivan, and it gives both clubs the opportunity to play teams outside their usual leagues.
Moate All-Whites were successful in retrieving the Shield this year and returned home happy, having seen the Towers lads win it when they first played three years ago now in Moate.
There was plenty of great skills in evidence on the day and good sportsmanship, with all the boys (including their coaches) enjoying themselves.
This is set to become an annual event, with Round Towers set to travel to Moate next year and hopes high that the relationship between the clubs can flourish right up to senior level. Thanks are due to Maurice Mathews for his sponsorship of the event, to Robert Naughton and Michael Heffernan who organised the day, to the parents who provided refreshments, the club's referees who did a wonderful job on the day, the coaches from both teams who worked so well with their teams throughout the year and everyone who came out to support the teams.
The visiting team also expressed their thanks to Round Towers for the wonderful hospitality, good food and great company on the day.