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Moy U10 Tournament A Huge Success

Monday 03.09.2012
Team Talk Mag

The 2nd of Moys annual underage tournaments took place on saturday past for the Under 10 Father Soraghan cup which attracted 23 clubs from all over Ulster and showcased the enormous talent at this age group in our own county and further a field! The teams competing were Moy, Dungannon, Kildress, Kileeshil, Moortown, Eglish, Errigal Ciaran, Carrickmore, Drumragh, Cappagh,Rock and Derrylaughan from Tyrone. Armagh was represented by Clan na Gael, Clann Eireann, Madden and Granemore. County Down had Clonduff, Carryduff, Mayobridge, Burren and Bredagh. Bellaghy from Derry and Enniskillen gaels from Fermanagh. Clubs were split into 4 groups of six and proceeded to play two matches against each club at B and A level and try to collect enough points to be graded for the Quarter final matches in the afternoon.

After the group action was completed the clubs broke for lunch and maybe try to improve tactics and recover the energy levels for the battle ahead! The cup 1/4 finals included Bellaghy, Carrickmore, Mayobridge, Burren, Moortown,Enniskillen, Clonduff and Carryduff, many of these clubs have lifted numerous trophies at county, provincial and even All Ireland level! The action concluded following the break with quarter finals and semi finals and 2 epic finals between Bellaghy and carrickmore at B and A level and the combined scores decided the winning club,, and it was carrickmore who seemed to show that little bit more guile to edge home by two points to collect their 1st ever trophy in Moy at their 1st attempt!

The shield trophy brought together Bredagh from Belfast and our nearest neighbours Dungannon and again it was a closely contested affair with Dungannon getting ever closer to Bredagh but the whistle eventually beat them and Bredagh won by 2 points in what was a terrific final and saw Eamon Blaney the former Moy senior manager annex some silverware.

A new trophy to the tournament was the plate competition for those teams placed 5th and 6th in their groups and the final was contested between Cappagh from Omagh and Madden from Armagh and it was the orchard county boys who took the plaudits as they gained strength as the games continued and they took home another trophy from Moy.

The medals and trophies were all presented by Moy’s 4 time allstar Philip Jordan and no doubt lots of children will go home with fond memories of the day in the Moy!

The nature of the tournament is A and B teams from every club ensuring that a minimum of 16 players play in the matches guaranteeing maximum participation of all players!

These tournaments really cannot happen without the enormous work that goes on from Moy club members, come rain, hail or shine there is always our volunteers helping to ensure that our children get the very best they can.We had 16 referees and scorekeepers, assisted by umpires from under12 team.The burger stand was busy throughout the day with Fionula, Deborah, Ronan and Francie. The tea and coffee served up by Anna marie, cathy, Helen, Sharon and others and the shop had Maria, Niall and Catherine. Our scoreboard kept the whole tournament ticking smoothly and we have Caroline to thank for this.The club also asked for a contribution to charity for the tea and coffee and this year the donation was made to Philip Jordan on behalf of the Oscar knox appeal, a grand sum of £312 was given!!!

Some stats from the day!!

1 club

3 Trophies

8 pitches

16 referees

46 teams (A and B)

138 games

480 players

700+ spectators

1136 minutes of football



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