Bridge Utd march into quarter finals
Clare Cup Round 3: Shannon Hibernians 0–1 Bridge United
A moment of magic was all that separated Shannon Hibs and Bridge Utd at a blustery Riverside Park on Sunday morning.
Although the visitors dominated possession for long periods it took a moment of brilliance from Derek Fahy on the half hour mark to separate the sides.
Christy Griffen played the ball out wide to the left wing where Fahy dinked the ball over the full-back’s head before rifling home to the far top corner.
Hibs main threat came from set pieces with Jimmy Houlihan going close on 42 mins and Jamie Egan on 89 mins.
Bridge Utd: Paul Touhy, Lee Wall, Darren Murphy, Alan Mulready, Kevin Kelly, Eoghan Pewter, Conor Deasy, Christy Griffen, Derek Fahy, Jon Okoro, Mikey McNamara. Subs: Ethan Slater for Pewter, Sean McDonald for McNamara, Jon Downes for Deasy, Barry Downes for Fahy.
Clare Cup Round 3: Bridge United B 1–1 Turnpike Rovers
Turnpike Rovers took the lead early on in this cup tie played in Bunratty on Sunday morning but were back on level terms minutes before the break through Jay Whyte.
The home side dominated for long periods of the second half but could not find a winner. Extra time could not separate the sides either but Bridge progressed on penalties by 4-3 to continue their great tradition in the Clare Cup.
Shoot-out goals came from the experienced quartet of Gavin Downes, Billy Maxwell, Adrian Whyte and Donald Devanney in addition to the excellent Barry Deasy.
Bridge Utd: Barry Deasy, Johnny Hayes, Cathal Kinnane, Donald Devanney, Dan Larkin, Adrain Whyte, Tadgh Keogh, Eric Carr, Jay Whyte, Gavin Downes, Trevor Maxwell. Subs: Mark Hehir for Hayes, Billy Maxwell for Larkin.
Busy Week ahead as Schoolboys season kick off
Bridge United Under 12 and Under 14 boys teams kick off their 2017 campaign with league games in Bunratty on Saturday morning.
First up are the under 14’s at 11.00 when they welcome Shannon Town. The U12s play Moneypoint at 12.45.
All other age groups will be in friendly action or training in preparation for the commencement of their seasons.
This year Bridge United will field teams from Under 7 to Under 15. In addition the mini kickers programme for Under 4/5/6’s will commence shortly also.
Anybody interested in playing can register their interest by emailing email@example.com or text/call Ray @ 086 8671958 or Barry @ 086 3412104.
Date set for 50th Anniversary Celebrations
Mark your calendars and book your childminders for July 15th 2017 as this will be the day that the club will officially open its new development and mark its 50th anniversary.
In what promises to be a weekend of great honour and excitement the new grounds will be a hive of activity during the day and in the evening the celebrations will move to the Bunratty Castle Hotel.
Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.