Padraig Gowdy, captain of St Mary's Aghagallon’s history making Antrim Minor Championship winning side, was delighted to be part of what he described as “a great achievement”.
Goals from Ciaran Magennis, four points from Jonathan Hannon - one of which was the winner - and scores from Gareth Reavey and Sean Gowdy, who bagged three, contributed to a nail-biting 2-08 to 1-10 win over Belfast side St Paul’s at the weekend, a result which brought an Antrim title and a crack at Ulster honours.
The delighted St Mary’s captain said, “I would like to thank all the parents and families of our players for taking the time to bring us to training and matches over the past year.”
Speaking about the side’s management team he continued, “I would also like to give special praise to Peter, John, Diarmuid, Beano and Aaron for taking the time to look after us and helping us stay committed over the past year.”
Looking back on a double winning year Padraig said, “It's an honour to make history with this group of lads and it’s great to reap the rewards of all the hard work we have put in as a dedicated squad of players throughout the campaign.”
St Mary’s Aghagallon will now move to the Ulster minor series for the first time in their history.