The Waterford Kennedy Cup squad were crowned Kennedy Cup Plate winners on Friday morning last at the University of Limerick after defeating Limerick County 3-0 in the final.
It was a gruelling week for the Waterford Under 13 outfit but nevertheless their manager Tom Browne can be very proud of his charges. A very strong DDSL put paid to Waterford’s chances of winning the Kennedy Cup outright, as the Dublin League eventually went on to claim their fifth title on Friday afternoon. The following was Waterford’s record in this year’s competition:
Game One: Waterford 8; West Waterford/East Cork 0
A ghreat start for Waterford. Robbie Burke scored four goals. Conor Coad (2), Kenny McEvoy and Jason Keane also found the net.
Game Two: Waterford 4; Clare 0
Conor Coad scored two goals in this game also and his Villa colleague Kenny McEvoy also was on target twice. A good Monday for the young Blues.
Game Three: Waterford 1; Wexford 2
Waterford were feeling the pressure in this game on Tuesday and they fell behind to two goals from Paul Roche. Tom Browne made four changes for the second half and Robbie Power did pull a goal back. Waterford went through on goal difference as they would have had to lose by more than five goals not to go forward.
Game Four: Waterford 0; DDSL 1
The strong Dublin outfit put and end to Waterford’s chance of winning the cup. Tom Browne’s team played superbly and had chances to win the game but a free header by Gerald Pender after 28 minutes but the Dubliners through. A bad Wednesday for Waterford. DDSL went on to win the Kennedy Cup for the 5th time on the bounce. They defeated Kerry 1-0 in the final.
Game Five: Waterford 1; North East Counties 0
On to Thursday and the first game in the Plate section. They put the defeat the previous day behind them and won thanks to a fine goal scored by Conor Coad.
Game Six: Waterford 3; Limerick County 0
The Plate final was played at 11am on Friday morning and Waterford turned on the style big time. Conor Coad brought his total for the competition to six. Kenny McEvoy took his tally to four and Jack Doherty also chipped in. Mixed emotions then for the Waterford lads, but they came back from Limerick with their heads held high, and rightly so.