Newmarket Celtic captain, Eoin O'Brien pictured with Jim Madden
Newmarket Celtic captain, Eoin O’Brien pictured with Jim Madden

Newmarket Celtic completed the quadruple in Clare soccer on Wednesday night after defeating Ennis Town in an entertaining FAI Junior Cup Clare Area Final at the County Grounds.

Newmarket Celtic 2
Ennis Town 1
Venue: County Grounds, Doora

Having already won the Clare Cup, Premier Division League and Munster Junior Cup Clare Area titles, Newmarket Celtic finished off the season in style with another victory. Ennis Town pushed them all the way in this final and were very unlucky not to have won on the night.

There was very little between the teams in the first half and the 0-0 score at the break was a fair reflection on the overall play.

Ennis Town took the lead early in the second half and remained ahead until deep into injury time when Michael Crosby finished well to send the game to extra time.

Both sides went in search of the all important winning goal throughout the two periods of extra time but just as it looked like this game was going to the lottery of penalties David O’Grady got some space in the box and scored with a sweet strike to spark off another night of celebrations in the village.

Paddy Purcell pictured after the game.
Paddy Purcell pictured after the game.

Newmarket Celtic: Trevor O’Donnell, David O’Grady, Seamie Lawlor, Paddy Purcell, Eoin O’Brien, Alan Kelly, Michael Crosby, Ian Collins, Daithí O’Connell, Cathal Hayes, Paudie Hayes Sub: Seamus Considine for Cathal Hayes.

Newmarket Celtic

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.