GLENGAD UNITED COMPLETED a remarkable season this evening when they defeated QPS in the Charlie O’Donnell Cup final, securing a quadruple haul of honours.
Glengad United 3 QPS 0
With the Jackie Crossan Premier Division title as well as the Clubman Shirts League Cup and the Ulster Junior Cup already won, Shane Byrne’s team did the business again at Maginn Park.
Terence Doherty’s brace, one late in both halves, came after a stunning opener by Seamus Doherty.
This was The Crua men’s 43rd game of a glorious season that also included an appearance in the Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup final, a game they lost to Cockhill Celtic, and a memorable run to the quarter-finals of the FAI Junior Cup.[adrotate group=”37″]
Their thirst for success was evident here, though and they showed desire in spades with a frantic start that outlined their want for silverware.
Christy Fildara and Terence Doherty had half-chances in the early minutes, but Glengad broke the deadlock after 10 minutes.
It was a move that sped the length of Maginn. Goalkeeper Kevin McLaughlin found full-back Stephen Fildara. His cross-field ball tucked into the instep of Seamus Doherty, whose cracking 30-yard shot gave QPS goalkeeper Jordan McLaughlin no chance.
Glengad were in the mood and it took a good block by Barry McColgan to deny Paddy McDermot.
The closest QPS could muster were shots over the top from Gavin Grant and Oisin McCool.
McDermott shot wide after a great piece of build-up by Christy Fildara and Matthew Byrne.
A weaving run by Stephen Fildara opened the pores of QPS again on the half-hour mark, but McLaughlin saved.
However, Glengad doubled their lead in the 40th minute. Stephen Fildara’s corner broke invitingly and Ternece Doherty blasted to the net from six yards.
The second-half was, a Nigel McMonagle shot that was saved from McLaughlin aside, pretty uneventful until the final few minutes.[adrotate group=”67″]
Then, McMonagle pulled back for Seamus Doherty, who thumped off the crossbar, before Glengad wrapped it up in the 87th minute.
A long ball forward was misjudged by QPS defender Oisin McColgan and Terence Doherty pounced. After his first shot was saved by McLaughlin, Doherty lobbed the rebound over his head and into the net.
The party was started, again, and Glengad’s four trophies sat proudly in front of the bouncing squad as they head for a well-earned break.
Glengad United: Kevin McLaughlin; Steven Fildara, John Gerard McLaughlin, Jason Doherty, Matthew Byrne; Michael Byrne, Paddy McDermott (Ryan Greene 86); Christy Fildara (Paul McDermott 82), Seamus Doherty, Nigel McMonagle; Terence Doherty.
QPS: Jordan McLaughlin; Stevie Grant (Kevin Wallace 82), Barry McColgan, Oisin McColgan, Oisin McCool; Gavin Grant (Paul Grant 60), DJ Canavan, Brian McColgan (Odhrán McColgan 60), Raymond Buchannan; Denim McLaughlin, Dean Barron.
Referee: Charlie Doherty.Tags: