Sunday 16 June 2019

ETP coaches save their blushes in charity tie

The annual charity match between the Drogheda Emerging Talent Programme under 14 Kennedy Cup squad and the coaches - with a few additions - proved another classic at the DIFE pitch.

And again, it went to penalties after the match ended 2-2.

This year, the players, coaches and parents organised fundraising for Drogheda Homeless Aid and Raymond Hughes from the charity arrived up after the game to express his thanks for the gesture.

'It is something we do every year for charity and somethng the players are delighted to be part of,' Head of Football Mark Costigan stated.

The match itself proved very competitive and the Kennedy Cup side went 1-0 up via Tadgh Dunne.

When Tomiwa Osho made it 2-0 in the second half it looked as if the youngsters were going to win it.

But Mark Costigan pulled one back and late on, he rolled back the years with a 30 yard strike to the top corner to send the match to penalties.

Now it was the moment for Hugh Murphy for the coaches team and Summer Lawless from the 14s squad to test their ability against the penalty takers.

In the end, the coaches won it in sudden death.

But the real winners were the charity, stated Mark.

Drogheda Independent