Reidy Cup Final
Friday April 4 @ 7.30pm
Feenagh v Newcastle West Rovers
The first domestic trophy of the season is up for grabs this Friday evening in Clounreask. The Reidy Cup (sponsored by Anthony Reidy,Newcastle) involves teams from outside the Premier Division and pits Feenagh (currently top of Division 2) against Newcastle Rovers (currently top of Division 1). Feenagh played three games to get to the final and it was their opening clash on October 19th last which proved the closest, a 5-4 win after extra time away to Breska Rovers, with Billy O’Sullivan grabbing the winner from a free kick. This was followed up with a 6-3 home win over Athea United B and a 3-0 victory in the semi final at Clounreask over Abbeyfeale United B. Feenagh have enjoyed great success in the league over the years, most notably in the late 90’s when three successive title wins saw them reach the Premier Division. However, a cup triumph has eluded the club over the years, with three previous final appearances all ending in narrow defeats. The first of these defeats came to Bally Rovers in the 1996/1997 Division 2 League Cup Final. Ten years on, Feenagh came up just short in the final of the same competition, going down 1-0 after extra time in The Demesne to Rathkeale B. The most recent final appearance came in 2012 in the final of The Hogan Cup, with the spoils going to Granagh on a 3-2 scoreline. Curiously, near neighbours Kilmeedy did manage to taste cup success in their short spell in the league, winning the 1992/1993 Division 4 League Cup. A tough task awaits the class of 2014 on Friday night, but if they play to their ability and maintain a high workrate throughout, they could well create history by becoming the first Feenagh side to win a cup competition. Kick off is 7.30pm on Friday night in Clounreask, ( located on the left hand side of the N69, heading from Askeaton towards Foynes) so get along and support the lads if you can.