Congratulations to St. Mary’s N.S. Donnybrook who became only the 2nd ever winner of the Cronin Cup. The top teams from the tournament qualified for the semi-finals.
St. Rapheala’s Dublin played against Clairnbridge Galway, the match was a draw 2-2 and St. Rapheala’s progressed on a tie break. In the other Semi St. Marys eliminated last years champions from Craughwell Co. Galway on a score of 3-1.
Galway teams played out the 3rd & 4th placed match, which was a 2-2 draw .. once again Clairnbridge were on the wrong side of the “countback” and Craughwell took 3rd place.
St. Mary’s had their toughest match of the day in the final aganist St. Rapheala’s but after a long match experience and class got the new champions home.
Star player awards .. the best performer on each team earned a ‘star’ player prize.
The Shield Competion was for all the teams that did not qualify for the semifinals where other teams continued with their league matches.
In this event St. Rapheala’s continued their impressive play and were 1st & 2nd. There was a tie for 3rd, and in a blitz play-off match St. Catherine’s ‘Queens’ defeated Scoil ide’s ‘the Queens’ to take a well deserved podium finish.