SWORDS CELTIC beat BALBRIGGAN 5-0.
Great game played on the main pitch today in front of the home fans who had plenty to cheer about as Swords played Balbriggan in our first home match after the summer break. The weather cooperated favourably.
Boys played some fantastic football today with Jack Murphy scoring the first 10 minutes into the game and Alan O’Shea getting the second before half time.
Second half was more of the same with nice football from box to box. Some great team work from John and Jack who’s through pass found Matthew in the box for a third.
Alan set up the fourth with a great run into the box and then slid the ball in for Alex to score from close range
Flynn fired in the fifth towards the end making the final score 5-0.
Referee Willie Scully had a quiet day at the office and kept the game flowing.
A clean sheet makes all coaches happy and Daire Doyle summed it up well “job well done”!.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Referee Willlie Scully took some time as he perused over his match notes before naming Alan O’Shea the Man of the Match. He is presented with the award by coach Daire Doyle!
Coach Joe Gannon has for more years than I care to remember been involved with Swords Celtic. Sometimes it goes unnoticed the amount of time and hours that go into managing a team. I remember trying it one time and it drove me crazy. Joe who was a keen photographer himself asked me if possible to post a famous picture taken in Barcelona of himself with Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi. I reached back into the archives of time and there it was as if it was only taken yesterday.
Entrepreneur and local businessman John Murphy sponsored the film shoot and was delighted with the 5-0 result and commended the ground staff on the wonderful condition of the pitch! This picture shows John in a cinematic mode! By adding some Gaussian blur the effect looks fabulous! Must be making a movie? – Wally Blue
Great game today between Swords Celtic and Balbriggan, the boys played some really great football against a spirited Balbriggan side, five great goals and a clean sheet! I’m sure everybody noticed Les the photographer at the match today, after seeing some of his work I thought it would be nice to have him down for one of the games and do a film shoot. Pictures are memories that last a lifetime! He was very impressed by the lads, as an ex footballer himself he admired that the boys played football the correct way. I hope you all enjoy the pictures and web page. – John Murphy