Carlingford retain their title in style
North Louth Winter League - Carlingford Celtic won the North Louth Winter League for the second year in a row when on Sunday last at Muirhevnamor they defeated Glen United by 7-3.
Despite playing against a gale force wind and short several players, Celtic took the lead after 10 minutes when Oliver McGuinness beat two defenders to score with a fine shot.
Glen had a great opportunity to equalise five minutes later when Colin Marks handled the ball in the area but Philly Martin's penalty shot hit the outside of the post and went wide.
Carlingford were two up after 25 minutes when a great through ball from John Boland put Colin Farrell in the clear and he coolly slotted past the advancing keeper.
With the wind in their favour, Glen kept pushing forward but failed to create any clear cut chances.
Early in the second half Carlingford were 4-0 ahead with goals from McGuinness and Farrell. To their credit Glen pulled a goal back but Carlingford quickly replied with a goal from Oliver McGuinness, his third in the match.
Glen pulled another goal back but Carlingford were quickly on the mark again when Colin Farrell got his second. Glen scored their third goal in the 70th minute but Celtic's seventh and final goal came three minutes later when following some fine work down the middle from Colin Farrell, he passed to M.J. Hanlon who finished to the net.
The Eamonn Curran Cup was presented to the winning captain, Stephen Malone, by Mick Reilly, Chairman of the North Louth Winter League.
A preliminary Fitzpatrick Cup match also took place on Sunday with Ravensdale proving too strong for Haynestowm/Doolargy.
The quarter finals of the Fitzpatrick Cup will be played on Sunday March 24. Ravensdale play Castletown, Bridgside play Faughart, Ramparts take on Glen United and the match of the day should be between Carlingford Celtic and Greenfield.