Champions again! Doherty strikes gold as Carndonagh CS retain Cup

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Jack Doherty’s late goal won the Dr Tony O’Neill National Senior Cup for Carndonagh Community School for the third time in four seasons.

Carndonagh Community School 1 Midleton CBS 0

Doherty pounced in the 82nd minute to net the only goal of the game at Whitehall.

With the game threatening to head for extra time, Doherty rose to head in a cross from Mikey Friel and spark jubilant scenes.

In a cagey opening to the game, Matthew O’Reilly went close for Midleton, but was just unable to keep his shot on target.

20 March 2019; Jack Doherty of Carndonagh Community Scool celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal with team-mates during the FAI Schools Dr. Tony O’Neill Senior National Cup Final match between Carndonagh Community School and Midleton CBS at Home Farm FC in Whitehall, Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

At the other end, Friel seized on a mistake in the Midleton defence, but they recovered to avert the danger.

Carndonagh’s Kieran Farren and Midleton’s Joe Stack both tried their luck, but the deadlock was intact at the interval.

Luke Rudden, after a superb piece of play involving Friel, dragged wide as the clock ticked on.

And just when it seemed as if the stalemate was going to stay unbroken, Carn struck gold.

20 March 2019; Corey McBride of Carndonagh Community School in action against Charlie Whalley of Midleton CBS during the FAI Schools Dr. Tony O’Neill Senior National Cup Final match between Carndonagh Community School and Midleton CBS at Home Farm FC in Whitehall, Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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