Friday 18 January 2019

Balbriggan CC complete 'double-double' but look for more

Balbriggan Community College's U19 team.
Balbriggan Community College's U19 team.

John Manning

Balbriggan Community College's soccer teams completed a unique 'double-double' when they defeated local rivals Ardgillan Community College 3-1 in the North East under-19 league final.

This was the second part of double after beating Lusk Community College a week earlier in the under-17 North East League Final.

The success has continued from last year as Balbriggan C.C won an historic treble of trophies. They won the North East under-17 and under-19 League titles.

By virtue of winning these Balbriggan C.C went on to qualify to compete in the Leinster Champions League. They were crowned Leinster Champions under-17 for a second time in four years and were beaten in the Under-19 Leinster Semifinal on a penalty shoot-out.

Balbriggan C.C have continued their success this year and their manager Darrell Mooney puts it down to a 'never say die' attitude, incredible character, great self-belief and individuals with super natural ability that produce the difference when it really matters in the big names. Mooney stated,

Mr Mooney said: 'Since I took charge of teams in 2010 we have played in 10 finals losing only one, the very first one! So it's nine in a row. If I can manage to get to the magic 11 by winning the next two it will be incredible for the lads, the school and myself personally. The aim is to retain the under-17 Leinster title and win the under-19 Leinster title. It's the only one missing. It will be though but this group of players will give it a real go.'

Fingal Independent