Freebooters booked their place in another final next Thursday after beating Callan United in the Mock Lawlor Cup.
The 4-1 victory last night secured them a place in next Thursday’s decider versus Bridge United in Derdimus with kick-off set for 7 o’clock. Bridge United recently celebrated the awarding of Premier Player of the Year to their own Aidan Hynes.
It has been a relatively successful season so far for The Blues, with two titles already in the bag. The City side came up against Bridge twice in cup competition so far this season, having won both games 3-1 in the KCLR McCalmont Cup and the final of The Pat Maher Shield. A treble is certainly on the cards come the last game of their season, however, they did compete on all fronts in getting all the way to a Leinster semi-final losing out to trim Celtic, and taking the Premier Division to the last game of the season, where they were pipped to the trophy by Evergreen.
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Speaking to manager Peter Higgins and coach Seanie Doyle, losing out on those titles certainly hurt however they believe the season is providing great footing for future success;
“I always set standards for the lads, and coaches as well. We could have won the league, we didn’t, but we won the shield we won the KCLR McCalmont Cup, and hopefully, we will win the Premier Cup this weekend. So I am happy enough” said manager Peter Higgins after the 5-nil victory over Evergreen 46 in the KCLR McCalmont Cup final.
Coach Seanie Doyle echoed those sentiments also recently “We set out to win every trophy we could, but we came up short in Leinster and in the league. However to win the Kclr McCalmont Cup and the Pat Maher Shield, and now in the final, we are in a good place.”
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