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Smyth soars high to land 'Grimes'

WHEN you fail to score a goal in almost three hours of football, you wouldn't expect to win a cup competition. Ballsbridge managed to do so when David Smyth popped up to score the winner on Monday last.

'Bridge capped a fine season by adding the Grimes Cup to the Leinster Over 35's Cup they won earlier. So they'll have to clear a second space down there in Crowe's pub.

The D4 boys didn't score in the semi-final, but managed to go through after a penalty shoot-out with Portrane Athletic.

Just three minutes remained in the final when Smyth got on the end of a corner kick to poke home with his left leg.

When you don't concede much, one goal is usually enough and Ballsbridge are the toast of the seniors this year with 1-0 victories in both the Leinster and Grimes cup finals. Well done lads!

Pavee make their point to take title

Pavee United have added the Division 1 Sunday title to the Harding Cup they won a few weeks back. They tied 2-2 with JK Celtic last week, but the point was enough to secure the league with a game in hand.

Commiserations to Stamullen, who battled hard against them in both competitions, but came up short.

I recall congratulating Sacred Heart way back in February, but it is only recently that Stephen Hawking proclaimed them champions of Division 1 South Seniors.

Elsewhere, despite a thumping at the hands of Shelbourne, it looks like Skerries will again win the Premier Saturday title.

Though unless my calculations are wrong, there's still a way to go in that particular section.

Congratulations to Ref of the Year John

Finally, congrats to John Dalton on winning the Referee of the Year trophy. John took charge of the Jim Byrne cup on Wednesday and did a fine job. Well done!

Congrats also to Charlie Pierce's daughter Erica who married Declan O'Connor last weekend.