Cockhill Celtic Secures Second Trophy with 5-0 League Cup Final Victory

Cockhill Celtic won the Clubman Shirts League Cup with a 5-0 victory over Greencastle United, adding to their FAI Junior Cup triumph. Lee McColgan scored twice, with Jay Bradley and Corey McBride also contributing to the dominant win.

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Cockhill Celtic Secures Second Trophy with 5-0 League Cup Final Victory

Cockhill Celtic Secures Second Trophy with 5-0 League Cup Final Victory

Cockhill Celtic secured their second trophy in two weeks with a commanding 5-0 win over Greencastle United in the Clubman Shirts League Cup Final at Maginn Park on Saturday evening. The victory comes hot on the heels of their FAI Junior Cup triumph last weekend against Gorey Rangers of Wexford in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.

The Inishowen side, led by manager Gavin Cullen, dominated the early stages of the match. Luke Rudden had an early chance for Cockhill, volleying over from outside the area on nine minutes. Greencastle's Seamus McLaughlin caused some trouble down the right flank, but his efforts were thwarted by offside flags.

The deadlock was broken in first-half stoppage time when Lee McColgan scored to give Cockhill Celtic a 1-0 lead heading into the break. Michael Henry had a chance to equalize for Greencastle just before halftime, but his free kick floated just over the crossbar.

McColgan doubled Cockhill's lead on 48 minutes with his second goal, opening the floodgates for the dominant Inishowen team. Jay Bradley made it 3-0 in the 57th minute with a "stunning 25-yard strike." Corey McBride then added two more goals to complete the 5-0 rout for Cockhill Celtic.

The match was officiated by referee Danny McLaughlin. Cockhill Celtic's starting lineup included Harry Doherty, Lee McLoughlin, Peter Doherty, Oisin McColgan, Brendan McLaughlin, Lee McColgan, Joey Bradley, Conor Graham, Jack Mullan, Jack Doherty, and Jack McKinney. Greencastle United's starters were Caolan McGrory, Rory O Donnell, Garvin Harkin, Paul Clifford, Michael Henry, Odhran Kennedy, Jamie McCormick, James Henry, Michael Barr, Seamus McLaughlin, and Nigel McMonagle.

With this convincing victory, Cockhill Celtic adds the Clubman Shirts League Cup to their trophy cabinet alongside the recently won FAI Junior Cup. The Inishowen club has enjoyed a highly successful fortnight, firmly establishing themselves as one of the top junior soccer teams in Ireland. Manager Gavin Cullen and his squad will undoubtedly savor this triumph as they celebrate a memorable double.

Key Takeaways

  • Cockhill Celtic wins Clubman Shirts League Cup with 5-0 victory over Greencastle United.
  • This is their second trophy in two weeks, following their FAI Junior Cup win.
  • Lee McColgan scored twice, with Jay Bradley and Corey McBride adding goals.
  • Cockhill Celtic dominated the match, with Greencastle unable to find the net.
  • The win solidifies Cockhill Celtic's position as one of Ireland's top junior soccer teams.