Spot-on Ballyraine take home the U-12 Cup

Ballyraine held their nerve to come through a penalty shoot-out against Bonagee United on Sunday to make sure of the Letterkenny & District U-12 Cup.

Ballyraine held their nerve to come through a penalty shoot-out against Bonagee United on Sunday to make sure of the Letterkenny & District U-12 Cup.

Ballyraine 1

Bonagee United 1

(aet - Ballyraine won 4-3 on pens)

Ballyraine took the lead inside of eight minutes when Mikey Sweeney broke away and steered past Ronan Dorrian in the Bonagee goal. However, the side from Dry Arch Park got back on terms when Aaron Wasson levelled with seven minutes to go. It was a fine advert for underage football in the Letterkenny area but if any team deserved to win it in extra-time, it was probably Bonagee. Paul Bradley, though, was the scorer of the winning penalty for Ballyraine.

Ballyraine: Eoghan Jordan; Peter Cassidy, Paddy Tobin, Pauric McGettigan, Conor McMenamin; Oisin McGarvey, Chris Dolan, Ronan McGeehin, Paul Bradley; Cormac Doherty, Mikey Sweeney. Subs: Oisin Bradley, Ronan Frain, Conor Cullen, Conor Walker, Ciaran Tobin.

Bonagee: Ronan Dorrian; Conor Farrell, Peter McEniff, Jack Clarke, Jason Martin; Aaron Wasson, Daragh Ellifon, James Carlin, Dylan O’Brien; Jonathan Coady, Dylan Duggan. Subs: Niall McMenamin, Ronan McCann, Michael Shiel, Ben Whelan, Senan Cullinane, Michael Donaghy, Jack Murphy, David Smith.

Referee: Marty Quinn