Whitecross Athletic make history

Posted by
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Whitecross Athletic capped a memorable season on Friday evening by becoming the first team to win the First Division and the Gilmore Cup in the same campaign after an epic 3-2 win over North End Strollers. Remarkably, this is only Whitecross’ second season in the Carnbane League. Ally Bann took his season’s tally to 39 with a first half double for Whitecross but goals early in the second half from ‘Strollers Brian Dillon and Stephen Lowry blew this final wide open. An own goal then gave the lead back to Whitecross with fifteen minutes left. Whitecross ‘keeper Cahal McParland ensured the Gilmore Cup was heading to South Armagh though, denying the Strollers an equaliser with some heroic goalkeeping in the remainder of the game. Local football enthusiast John Patton was on hand to capture the historic moment for Newry Times:

Whitecross celebrate their famous win.

Rodney Kimbley presents the Whitecross Captain Liam Smyth with the Gilmore Cup.

Rodney Kimbley presents Dermot Boyle with the man of the match award.

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in