St Michael’s made it a double for the season and made a treble a possibility as they overcame Peake Villa in the Tipperary Cup final in Celtic Park last night.
Saints took the lead on the twenty minute mark when captain Paul Breen wason hand to power home from a corner kick. The half became cagey after this and both net minders Aaron Wall and Stephen Ryan had little in the way of saves to make.
Saints did double their lead however, on the hour mark, when David Slattery was on hand to kill the game with a neat finish.
Villa were up against it from the off though as influential striker Matthew McKevitt and Sean Wade were handed suspensions earlier in the week for accumulating four yellow cards in the season, something that should surely be looked at all around the country as it is very harsh for any player to miss a final for such a thing, especially at junior level.
Saints however were the stronger team on the day and fully deserve their success as they now await Pike Rovers in the Munster Junior Cup final in two weeks time, again to be played in the fabulous Celtic Park.
Huge congratulations for Saints and also a huge well done for this young Peake Villa side who have been, under the tutelage of James O’Sullivan and Jody Brolin, immense to watch this season and they will surely only get stronger as the years go on.