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Clyde O’Connell strike seals FAI Junior Cup win for record breakers Fairview Rangers

FAIRVIEW RANGERS FC…..1 USHER CELTIC……0

FAIRVIEW Rangers made it nine wins from nine FAI Junior Cup finals and consolidated their position as the most successful club in the competition’s history with a 1-0 victory over Usher Celtic at Eamonn Deacy Park Galway this afternoon.

By DERMOT CLARKE

In a tight game of few chances the decisive goal came in the 77th minute when Clyde O’Connell rose to head home a James Fitzgerald free-kick delivery from the right. 

Try as they might Usher couldn’t bring about the goal that would have forced extra-time and Jeffrey Judge lifted the cup for Fairview in the end.

FAIRVIEW RANGERS: Aaron Savage, AJ O’Connor, Shane Costello, Mark Slattery, Clyde O’Connell, Steven Bradley, Jeffrey Judge, Adam Frahill, Ross Mann, Conor Keane, James Fitzgerald.  Subs: Paul Danaher, Liam Byrnes, John Mullane, Eddie Byrnes, Cian O’Brien, Robbie Kelleher, Eoin Duff.

USHER CELTIC FC: Silviu Voivod; Stephen Doyle, Derek flood, Darren McDonnell, Leroy Staunton, Sean Martin, Graham Curran, Calvin Douglas, Jordan Buckley, Stephen Donnelly, Wayne Walker.  Subs:  Anthony Grouse, Barry Browne, Robert Martin, Ger Jordan, Fintan Kennedy, Jonathan Long, Karl Lynam.

Referee:  Patrick Gleeson.  Assistants: John Mulroe, Ray Conlon, Joseph Hession (4th).

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