Street League Final Ends All Square

The local Mallow Garda-sponsored U12 Football Street League had a thrilling finale on Friday night last when Kerry and Tyrone ended all square. Kerry led by 3 points at half time, having trailed by 6 points at one stage . The second half was nip and tuck with two totally committed sides giving their all. When club referee and local Sergeant John John O’Leary sounded the final whistle the scores were level. In the curtain raiser the standard was equally impressive as Dublin faced Cork. In all, 42 boys participated in the games which were most enjoyable. When the games finished the four teams retired to the Eugene Carey Bar for refreshments. Speaking at the medal presentation, Inspector Senan Ryan praised the players for their skill level and dedication to the club, and said the local Gardaí were delighted to be able to reach into the community through sport, and he hoped all present would continue their participation in our games. Community Guard and club member Liam Doyle also praised the players and said this tournament will now be an annual occasion. Club Chairman Pat Buckley thanked the local Gardaí and said this was another of the community inititaves currently taking place in the town. Pat also said the club wants to send out the message that St Mary’s Juvenile Club is open to all children in Mallow and we look forward to welcoming new members in 2012. After the completion of the Hurling and Football Street Leagues, next up are the inter schools hurling and football competitions which will take place during January.