GOLDEN BOOT - ONE MATCH LEFT. CAN BRENDAN PIP PADDY?
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
In any other year, with a four goal lead going into the last game, we would have called the Boot by now, for Paddy. However, we are holding off this year until the last match has been played because while four goals is a major deficit at this stage and is a heck of an ask of Brendan, if it was anyone else, we would decide that the gap couldn’t be bridged or overhauled. However, Brendan has been in scintillating form over the last few weeks. He has scored fourteen goals in his last six games and if anyone can make up a deficit of four goals in one match, it’s Brendan, given the form he has been in of late.
So, it goes to the last kick of the last game.
Keep tuned in, we will have a winner on Tuesday!
Let’s not forget our other sharpshooters, who have made this a tight and interesting race and whose names you can expect to see again next year, in and around the top of the table.
Third and fourth place goes to the 11s. Fionn McCann of 11 Star, sits in third place with 25 goals, while Conaill Taggart is just one behind on 24. Look out for both next year. I suspect their names are on the Boot at some stage over their blue’n’black careers. They know where the net is.
Fionn McCann, U11 – 3rd. Like
Brendan, a good bet for next
Conaill Taggart, U11 – in 4th place.
Could also be worth a bob or two
with the Bookies next year.
The 13s also occupied a lot of airspace on Golden Boot posts this year, in the shape of Joe Mellon, Ryan Creaney and, of course, fifth placed Conall Breen with nineteen goals to show for his outstanding efforts this year.
Conall Breen, U13 –5th on 19. Remember
the name for next year.
Thanks to all of our strikers. Keep banging them in for Aquinas! See you all next year.