Connection Cup Champions!
YMCA Lurgan were crowned Connection Cup Champions on Friday night for the first time, beating nine other teams to lift the coveted trophy.
The diverse team were made up of lads from around Lurgan including, Shankill, Mourneview, Kilwilkee and Taghnevan and only conceded one goal in the seven qualifying matches.
In a blistering semi final against Drumgor Detached Youth Work Project no goals were scored by either team so it went to penalties. Our goal keeper Shea Magee saved two spot kicks to put the team through to the final.
Again in a very tight contest against Emmanuel, it was 0-0 at the end of the match and it went to penalty kicks.
Our keeper Shea saved one penalty and allowed Aaron Withers to cooly slot home the winner under pressure.
It was a fantastic team effort and a brilliant night. The players, fans and coaches were ecstatic to be finally crowned champions and the celebrations continued late into the evening at McDonalds!