Herbertstown win the Gleneagle Cup
THERE was some very inclement weather as the first games in this year's Gleneagle Cup kicked-off at Kilbrean Park on Saturday morning, but that failed in any way to dampen the spirits of the eight teams who had turned up to take part in this Under 12 soccer tournament.
Teams for all over Munster battled it out in two groups of four, but it was the teams from Limerick and Cork that were showing the best form at this stage.
Herbertstown topped Group A that included last year's winners Killarney Celtic, although they were pushed all the way by a St Brendan's Park team who held them to a 2-2 draw.
In Group B Bantry Bay Rovers came out on top, but only on goal difference from a gallant Killinardrish / Coachford team.
However, in the semifinals on Sunday it was Herbertstown and Bantry Bay Rovers who made it through to the Cup Final, while it was Killarney Celtic and the host club Mastergeeha that qualified for the Shield Final, which they won, while Herbertstown won the Cup final against Bantry Bay.
Killarney Celtic 2 Mastergeeha 0
A PARTISAN crowd gathered to watch the first final of the day as near neighbours Mastergeeha and Killarney Celtic battled it out for the Shield. Mastergeeha were hoping to win the Shield for the second time and played with tremendous commitment throughout.
However, their amibition of retaining the title was undone by a goal on either side of half-time by Steven Corsini and the impressive Michael Develin, insuring that it was Celtic that took home the silverware.