Tuesday 16 January 2018

Five trophies leave Gorey Rangers top of the pile

For the fourth year in succession Gorey Rangers were the biggest winners in the Wexford and District Schoolboys Soccer Leagues, this time picking up five trophies over the six age groups.

The haul is down two on last year's massive total of seven but it's extremely impressive nonetheless.

The Under-14 grade proved profitable with their first team taking the league title for their third title in four years. The 'B' team is on an even more impressive run with four in a row.

At Under-16 level the first team ended their schoolboys careers with Cup glory, their third trophy in two years, while the 'B' team also took home silverware in the guise of the Divison 1A crown. Finally, the Under-12 side edged North End to take Division 1 honours.

The Wexford town club can console themselves with another double for their Under-15s. The Under-13s snagged the Division 1 crown to back up their Division 1A victory last season, while their Under-14 team won the cup for the third year on the bounce.

Equalling North End's haul of four were up-and-comers St. Joseph's. The Kilmuckridge boys had just one trophy in four years coming into this season, last term's Under-12 Division 2A silverware, and that team backed up their success with the Under-13 Division 2 title this season.

Their Under-12 side doubled up with League Division 2A and Cup glory while their Under-15s did brilliantly in claiming the Division 3 medals. Apart from those three clubs only three others collected multiple pieces of silverware.

Glynn Barntown took an Under-11 League Division 2 and Cup double that promises much for the future. Forth Celtic backed up a two-trophy haul in 2013-'14 with a pair again this season, namely the Under-11 and Under-12 Division 1A crowns.

Ferns United also grabbed a pair with the Under-12 Division 3 title and Under-14 Division 2 success which doubles their haul from the last four years combined. Fourteen clubs around the county are celebrating a single piece of silverware.

Wexford Celtic have cause for optimism with a stunning Under-11 Division 1 title success. Also in the youngest competitive age group, Fethard won their first schoolboys trophy since 2012 with the Division 2A title while Cloughbawn took the Division 3 honours.

Oylegate rounded out the Under-11 age range with the 3A title with a play-off win over Killenagh. Gorey Celtic's hard work yielded more fruit with a title in the Under-12 Division 2 grade and Rathnure claimed the Under-14 Division 2A winners' medals.

Bridge Rovers Under-13s backed up their title at Division 3 level last year with a 2A crown this time around.

Also in that age group St. Leonards claimed Division 1A and Camolin took Division 3. Moyne Rangers took the Under-13 Cup for the club's only triumph this season.

Duncannon will play at the top level next season after winning the Under-15 Division 2 crown. Wexford Albion's sole success came in Under-16 Divison 1, that side's second league win in three years.

Rosslare Rangers stormed to Division 2 success while Taghmon rounded out the winners with the Division 2A trophy.

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