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Late Williams strike earns Division 1 title for Moneygall

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 1:41pm
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Late Williams strike earns Division 1 title for Moneygall

Moneygall FC captain Joe Callaghan receives the NTDL Division 1 League Cup from NTDL Treasurer and Moneygall manager Gerry Larkin. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

Late Williams strike earns Division 1 title for Moneygall

Moneygall FC captain Joe Callaghan receives the NTDL Division 1 League Cup from NTDL Treasurer and Moneygall manager Gerry Larkin. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

By Padraig Ryan

 

Moneygall FC were crowned North Tipperary & District League Division 1 champions on Sunday, defeating Shinrone United 1-0 in the title decider.

These two sides had been neck and neck all year and they were on level points heading into this final league fixture following Shinrone’s draw with Cloughjordan the previous weekend.

This was a tight game with few chances for either side and the match was scoreless heading into the final few minutes of normal time.

With time ticking away, Moneygall manager Ger Larkin introduced young Paudie Williams off the bench and, not for the first time this season, he proved to be the hero for his side with a wonderful strike from 20 yards to decide the contest.

There wasn’t enough time left for Shinrone to mount a comeback and the referee’s final whistle went confirming a famous win and a first league title in 41 years for Moneygall FC.

 

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