MATTHEW BYRNE and Glengad United toasted the club’s best-ever season on Saturday night.
A 3-0 win over QPS – thanks to two goals by Terence Doherty and one by Seamus Doherty – added the Charlie O’Donnell Cup to the packed sideboard at The Cura, whoch now has four cups nestled upon it.
Glengad are Inishowen League champions and have also won the Ulster Junior Cup and the Clubman Shirts League Cup.
“We had a great season,” left-back Byrne said.
“We got together at the start and set down what we wanted to achieve. The League was the main one.
“We had a fantastic year and it’s a great bunch of boys to do it with.
“We had a lot of games thick and fast. With the group we have, we used those games to take us tighter as a group. If you have all these games, it means you’re doing something right.”
Saturday’s game was their 43rd and final game of the season.
For Byrne that figure is even higher as he played for Inishowen in the Oscar Traynor Cup and for the Republic of Ireland junior international side.
There is something special about this Glengad squad with a special run to the quarter-finals of the FAI Junior Cup also thrown into this season’s lot – and already their thoughts are turning to next season and adding to their dynasty.
Byrne said: “It’s the best season ever. We have had a few good seasons. It’s about rebuilding again and trying to get a wee bit further in the Junior Cup next year. We won’t want the hunger to drop.”[adrotate group=”46″]
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