Belvo U12s Win Tracie Lawlor Memorial Cup

(05 Jun 2017)

By Jamie Moore










The Belvedere U12 Premier team have won their first trophy of the season.

The boys in blue won the Tracie Lawlor Memorial Cup at the Wexford Challenge Tournament 2017, beating Wexford League 4-1 in the final on Sunday.

Sammy Soyemi got two, while Adam Murphy and Daragh Murtagh scored one each.

Adam was named Man Of The Match and James Byrne Player Of The Tournament (below)

The lads won four matches to qualify for the final, beating St Joseph’s Boys, Wexford League (Purple), Kilkenny League and Carlow League.











Manager John Moore spoke to about the win and the season so far.

“I’m really proud of the lads. They were fantastic all weekend and we’d also like to thank everyone who organised the tournament and looked after us.”

“We played well in the games, and scored some excellent goals, particularly in the final. James and Adam won their awards and have been very impressive, but all of the lads performed to a very good level and any of them could have won the awards.”

“The most pleasing aspect is that we played ‘The Belvo Way’ in all of the games and passed the ball out from the back very well.”

“In certain league games this season, we’ve maybe struggled to convert our possession and chances into goals, the seven a side goals are small for this age group, so at times we’ve had a lot of the ball around the box but just not been able to score, so that was pleasing too.”











John, along with Jimmy Jackson, Kieran O’Reilly and Gerry Brown, took over this team at the start of the season, and he is very happy with where things are at.

“The lads have reacted really well to us coming in. We’ve been doing as much training as we can with them, and also have played in a number of different mini tournaments. We’ll be doing the same over the summer break for the league.”

“This is a key age in terms of their development, and we feel playing as many matches as possible against good opposition is the best way for them to learn, and also to improve their skills and technique. We’ll be moving into 11-a-side football next season, so the more matches the boys can play between now and then will be a big benefit. We’ll also be organising some 11-a-side games too.”

Their focus is now back on league duty, with a game against Shamrock Rovers next weekend.


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