INTERVIEW: Ben McCormack "Buzzing" With Making Another All Ireland Final

(11 Apr 2017)

By Jamie Moore









It was a winning weekend for our U14 Premier team.

The boys in blue made it to their second SFAI All Ireland Cup final in a row with a dramatic 4-2 win over Malahide United at a sunny Gannon Park on Saturday.

Darren Hennessy's team were 2-0 down but two goals from Tobi Jinad and strikes from Ross Fay and Frankie Nwakolo secured a famous comeback.

The final against St Kevin's Boys will take place on the weekend of 13th and 14th May and full details on venue and time will be issued soon.













Belvo started the game well and Tobi Jinad headed over the bar from a wide free kick.

Malahide took the lead with their first real chance after Belvo failed to clear a corner before the home team made it 2-0 ten minutes later.

The boys in blue got one back after Captain Ben McCormack's ball found Ross Fay who volleyed into the net.

It was 2-2 five minutes later, Cian McCracken's inch perfect cross to the back post was headed in by Tobi Jinad.

Belvo's third was a brilliant goal, straight off the training ground after a clincial 3v2 attack.

Ben found Cian who split the Malahide defence in half with a perfect pass to send Tobi through to make it 3-2.

Belvo sealed their path to another final thanks to Frankie's goal, a ball deflected through and slotted it perfectly in the corner.

Despite Malahide's ;ate pressure, Belvo defended well and held on to win 4-2.











Captain Fantastic

Captain Ben McCormack spoke to BelvedereFC.Com after their big win.

"The feeling after the game was amazing because we went into it not wanting the felling of losing another semi final as we did a couple of weeks ago against Cherry Orchard, the reief afterwards was brilliant."

Ben says despite their poor start to the game, he always had confidence in his team.

"I knew in my head we were gonna bring it back as we did. We were behind in the All Ireland Final against Midleton last year too and came back, so we all stayed calm and kept playing our game and the goals came."

Ben's focus now is on winning two in a row.

"We all want to win it again. Back to back All Ireland titles would be some achievement that not many teams have done but I am really looking forward to it. Last year is gone now, and this is a new game and a new final, we'll take confidence from the experiece of last year but focus on this game against St Kevin's"

We'll have more build up to the final in May.



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