St Micheals Youths claimed the TSDL Youths title just a week after their cup success with a 4-0 victory against Clonmel Town.
Saints took the lead on nineteen minutes after Kian Quinn could only parry a Shane Ryan shot and Jared Halligan was on hand to tap the ball home. The half continued to to be an open affair and both sides had their chances, Rodrigo Goncalves went especially close on twenty seven minutes. with the game looking like going to half time at a goal to nil Saints suddenly upped the tempo and Shane Ryan grabbed a quick brace in he last five minutes of the half, the first coming when Alan O’Donnell sent him through and Ryan calmly slotted home. His second came just on the stroke of half time a Luke Quinn cross found Ryan and his header looped in over the helpless keeper.
The second half was a relatively quiet affair as both sides seemed to be resigned to the result but twenty minutes from time Ryan was given the chance to grab a hattrick as O’Donnell was felled in the area, Ryan stepped up and made no mistake, ending the game as a contest in the process.
A famous double for Saints and well deserved after a fantastic season. Congratulations from all at Stoppagetime.ie.