Congratulations to the under 17s who retained the Plate they won last year. The 17s have become only the second team in the club’s history to win the same cup competition two years in a row. With a Man of the Match performance from James Turkington, a clean sheet from Luke Kilpatrick and the only goal of the game from Jack Logue, the lads ran out worthy winners. Well done to all and to managers, Jason and Danny.
Paddy season ended with his team winning, or rather keeping, the SBYL Plate. Paddy didn’t score and so finishes the season on 33 goals. Paddy McGeown, U17 Star – 33 goals. Only one person could catch him now, or can they? With the 11 and 13 seasons also over, only Brendan Blaney of 16 Star can catch Paddy. Brendan is on 29 goals and plays his last game this season on Monday night. Brendan Blaney, U16 – 2nd on 29. Can he bag four in his last match? Who’s going to bet against h
With the Golden Glove done and dusted, Luke Kilpatrick, nonetheless, still found the time to keep one last clean sheet – in the under 17 Plate final. With Luke keeping all and sundry at bay, the blue’n’black won the game 1 – 0.
CONGRATS TO EOGHAN TAGGART AS NI WIN CUP Congratulations to former Aquinas player Eoghan Taggart and the NI team that won the Hearing Difficulties Cup in England during Easter week. With victories over the Republic, 1 – 0, and Wales 4 – 0, the lads strolled the tournament and come home worthy winners. Well done to all concerned.
The under 17s look to defend the Cup they won last year. They have reached the final again – undefeated in two years in the competition. The Final takes place on Saturday 27 April at Seaview, kicking off at 3pm. Let’s get a good crowd out to cheer the lads over the line, to make them only the second team in Aquinas history to defend a cup successfully
Congratulations to the Seconds who ran out 4 – 1 winners at Ulidia last night in the semi final of the Walter Moore cup. The lads now meet East Belfast in the final. We’ll let you know when and where it is when we know. In the meantime, well done to the lads and to the managers, John McAuley, Lawrence Watson, Conor Cummings and, of course, big Stevie.
Brendan “net buster” Blaney netted two in midweek to reduce the gap at the top to four goals. However, with Brendan and Paddy having only one match remaining can Brendan overhaul him? It will take five goals with none in response from Paddy. It’s looking like Paddy has held on, but we’re not calling it yet, not until Brendan’s last match. Conaill has one or two games left too, but with a gap of nine separating him from Paddy - is the young pretender’s challenge over for this
The under 11s were guests of Cliftonville Football Club at Solitude on Saturday afternoon. The boys met some of the Cliftonville coaching staff and watched Cliftonville’s Irish Premiership match. Thanks to all who took part in organising and supervising the event. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all, as you can see from the photo.
Okay, this is hardly the most sensational news you’ll ever hear – it’s been obvious for a long time now that Jack’s lead would be hard to overcome. Nonetheless, there comes a time when a winner is declared and even if we have been very cautious that time is now. AQUINAS FOOTBALL CLUB DECLARE JACK McCREA THE WINNER OF THE GOLDEN GLOVE FOR 2018/2019. Jack’s score of twelve clean sheets is one of the highest that any winner of the Golden Glove has ever recorded and his win this