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.
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.