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Sunday 16 June 2019

Great day for Glens

Ryder's Field comes alive for special charity games

The Glencormac United Senior team at the club’s Christmas matches at Ryder’s Field
The Glencormac United Senior team at the club’s Christmas matches at Ryder’s Field
The Glencormac United legends team
Coaches and under-14 players at Ryder’s Field. Photos: Barbara Flynn

Daniel Gorman

Glencormac United's annual charity matches produced the yearly crowds and craic at Ryder's Field on Thursday, December 27.

There was sadness in the air too as a minutes silence was held prior to kick-off for Kieran Doyle and Bobby Messitt, two men who competed last year but sadly passed away during 2018.

First on the agenda was the under-14s versus the coaches. One team's height has increased dramatically since last year as has one team's waistline - we'll let you decide which is which.

The main event then was the current United senior team taking on Glencormac Legends (and special guests).

Damien Duff yet again dusted off his football boots (he actually featured in both fixtures) but for another year running, it was the current senior team that emerged victorious as they edged out Kieran 'Tarzan' O'Brien's legends.

It may have been a different story for the Legends, which included Wicklow GAA panel member Niall Meldon, had it not been for a fluffed penalty from Alan Prendergast.

The Liverpool fanatic has 12 months to get practicing from 12 yards before the 2019 tributes to Benny Finnerty and Joe Molloy begin!

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