Tuesday, December 30, 2008

News in Brief

* Pegasus retained the Winemark Shield with a hard-fought 2-0 win over the Ulster Elks last Saturday. Goals in either half from Michelle Harvey and Suzanne Beaney ensured Ulster kingpings Pegasus claimed their 27th title.

* Cookstown added the Kirk Cup to their recent successes, beating Lisnagarvey 4-3 after extra-time thanks to Thomas Hutchinson's goal two minutes from time.

Earlier, Tim Cockram's double for Garvey was cancelled out by Gareth Cuddy and Ivan Steen in normal time. Veteran Mark Raphael gave Garvey an extra-time lead but Cookstown were level inside 30 seconds thanks to Colin Donaldson, before Hutchinson rifled the winner.

* Suttonians' Mukhtar Ahmed and Yasir Islam returned to their native Pakistan just before Christmas citing the economic downturn among their reasons for leaving these shores. They will not be returning to the club for the forseeable future.

* Loreto's Louisa Healy (pictured) was honoured in the build-up to Christmas with a Garda Sports Award for her acheivements as national goalkeeper.


Anonymous said...

that's a huge blow for sutt's. Think they will, struggle for second now. 'tarf to win the league.

Anonymous said...

Well suttonians gambled big time by basically putting all their hopes on a few foreign players rather than developing there own and now i guess the costly experiment is over.

Anonymous said...

Defo, this is a big blow for suttonians.These two leds were mainstream for suttonians.I think now suttonians will be back on his old track.