March has been an eventful period for all involved in Bridge United. Securing qualification to the Hugh Kelly Memorial Cup Final and the return of Bridge Kickers are among the highlights.
Having accounted for three Ennis sides on their way to the final in Lifford, Avenue and Hermitage, Bridge United will now play 2014 Premier League Champions Ennis Town in the final hoping to win the trophy honouring their Ex manager Hugh Kelly for the first time.
United got the perfect start when Mark Culbert headed home a Jonathan Downes cross to give the lead inside the opening minute. Hermitage however refused to throw in the towel and lead by the vast experience of Ger Dullaghan and Greg Howard battled their way through the first half to keep themselves in the tie.
Hermitage got a deserved equaliser on 65 minutes when despite a double save from John Mulready from Paul Dullaghan the ball fell to Gavin Cording who made no mistake with his follow up.
With the game edging towards extra time in wet and blustery conditions the Sixmilebridge side grabbed the winner with Jonathan Downes again the supplier of a through ball to Chris Lake who took the ball around the keeper to score to an empty net.
Bridge United: John Mulready, Jay Whyte, Eoin Guinan, Noel Collins, Kevin Kelly, Jonathan Downes, Darren Murphy, Anton Mannering, Mike McNamara, Chris Lake, Mark Culbert.
Subs: Pa McMahon for McNamara, Eric Carr for Kelly, Kieran Quinlan for Culbert, Dylan Fleming for Downes.
Bridge United Kickers;
Following on from a very successful trip to Galway Hibernians last weekend Kickers for Girls/Boys born 2007/2008 will recommence on April 4th at 11am but will move to 12am from April 11th onwards until further notice.
Kickers for Girls/Boys born 2009/2010/2011 will commence on Saturday April 11th at 11am. Sessions will last 45 minutes and registration will be €10 per child or €15 per family.