Joy as Salthill Devon win national cup

The victorious Salthill Devon players and coaches following the U16 SFAI Cup Final 2019 match between Midleton FC and Salthill Devon at Douglas Hall in Cork. 					Photo by Michael P.Ryan/Sportsfile

The victorious Salthill Devon players and coaches following the U16 SFAI Cup Final 2019 match between Midleton FC and Salthill Devon at Douglas Hall in Cork. Photo by Michael P.Ryan/Sportsfile

Salthill Devon U16s put years of hurt behind them when they won this season's Skechers FAI Cup at the weekend.

Having lost several previous finals, Salthill claimed this historic win when overcoming Midleton 3-1 at Turner's Cross.

They triumphed with goals from James Busari, Aaron Dossen, and Man of the Match Sean Flaherty.

The final was tied at 1-1 at half-time, but Salthill took control after the break, and totally dominated the game to run out convincing winners.

Salthill manager John Jumbo Brennan had more reason than most to be overjoyed by the victory. He had played on the Salthill Devon u15s in 1984 who were pipped in extra time by Belvedere Boys. It was more than appropriate that some 35 years later the long wait ended for the popular former League of Ireland legend as manager of this victorious side.

It was a good weekend for the Salthill club with the U16 girls winning the regional cup against Mervue at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Paul Gallagher from Skechers Ireland presents the player of the match trophy to Sean Flaherty of Salthill Devon following the U16 SFAI Cup Final 2019 match between Midleton FC and Salthill Devon at Douglas Hall in Cork. Photo by Michael P Ryan/Sportsfile

Salthill Devon captain Ryan Kavanagh celebrates with the trophy after winning the U16 SFAI Cup in Cork.

Photo by Michael P Ryan/Sportsfile

The victorious Salthill Devon players and coaches following the U16 SFAI Cup Final 2019 match between Midleton FC and Salthill Devon at Douglas Hall in Cork. Photo by Michael P. Ryan/Sportsfile

Salthill Devon manager John Brennan is showered with water in celebration of winning the U16 SFAI Cup Final 2019 match between Midleton FC and Salthill Devon at Douglas Hall in Cork. Photo by Michael P Ryan/Sportsfile

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