7-up for the Failte melts Toffees

IN a 10-goal thriller at Woodlawn last night, The Failte Legends hit top form to overcome a stern challenge from the Tatler Toffees in a battle of the pubs in the Premier final of the Killarney Athletic AFC-Killarney Credit Union seven-a-side soccer tournament.

At the final whistle spectators had been treated to a dramatic 7-3 encounter that was more than great value for the few euro paid at the gate.

In what was a real local derby encounter, Failte got off to an unbelievable start with five early goals in the first half, two goals coming from Gary Keane and a hat-trick from the outstanding Jonathan Hanafin.

The Tatler Toffees got one back with a Chris Brady goal just before half time, leaving it 5-1 to The Failte Legends.

In the second half there were further Failte goals from Matt Keane and Stephen McCarthy while Jamie Doolan and Daithi Casey replied for the The Tatler Toffees leaving it 7-3 at the end of a glorious encounter.

Killarney Credit Union Chairman, Pat Delaney, presented the trophies

The Senior Player of the Tournament award went to Jonathan Hanafin of The Failte Legends for his impressive performances throughout the tournament and he was chosen by the referees. He was presented with the coveted Kieran Cahillane Memorial Perpetual Cup by Theresa and Marie Cahillane.

In the Over 35 final, Leane’s Tool Hire overcame Kate Kearney’s Cottage 3-1.

Kate’s got off to a good start going 1-0 with the goal coming from Elton Daly and that’s how it stayed until the beginning of the second half when Kerry GAA legend Eoin Brosnan scored the equaliser.

Paudie O’Connor then pounced for a super double to leave the end result was 3-1 to Leane’s Tool Hire.

John O’Brien, meanwhile, received a medal for being supporter of the tournament.

Pat Delaney and Stephen Darmody of Killarney Credit Union were on hand to present the winners and runners-up with their medals and trophies.

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