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Sunday, June 21, 2009


AUL 1B CHAMPS – GREENWOOD
Martin Sweeney, the man who guided to Greenwood to success in AUL 1B this term, is looking forward to next season. He knows it won't be easy: “It will be very challenging as it’s the first time our club has had a team playing in Premier A. However we have a young squad with excellent ability. The majority won a youths league a couple of years ago and have now tasted success at junior level. Ideally at the end of next season we want to be still playing premier football and we do intend to give the Premier A league a right go.”

Sweeney, who captained Greenwood in their 1999 Saxone Cup success, reckoned their best team display of the season came late on: “We went to Leeside and in a top of the table clash we came away with a 3-1 win. Tough battle with great heart shown by our lads.”

“We had some very good individual performances, right to the end when Daniel Sweeney scored 4 against the Hibernians in the title winning game. Jason Sexton scored 5 goals against the same opposition in a cup tie early in the season. Jason was our top scorer and most of his strikes were top quality.”



“It may seem strange but probably the recent drawn game against Blackstone Rovers when Blackstone scored a last minute equaliser was the highlight of the season. We had played extremely well, and scored two very good goals. Blackstone needed to win to close the gap at the top. This game set us up for the next game against Hibernians which we won to clinch the league title.”

“The low point came around the same time and was without doubt the City Challenge semi-final loss to Wilton Utd. We were missing a couple of players who were not available to play and lost some others through injury. Despite this we played very well, as did Wilton, and we lost to a last minute extra time winner.”

Greenwood is a family club. Daniel Sweeney is manager Martin Sweeney's son while Ian Foley and Colin Foley are manager Ger Foley's sons.
Brendan and Coleman McCarthy are brothers and their older brother Dan captained the 1993 double winning side.

The Greenwood Panel – Goalkeepers: Brendan McCarthy and Darren Keegan.
Defenders: Kevin McCarthy, Declan Crowe (captain), Shane Rock, Ian Foley, Eoin Lyons.
Midfield: Daniel Sweeney, Coleman McCarthy, Denis O'Brien, Michael Cronin, Niall Calnan, James O'Sullivan, Ian Manning.
Forwards: Jason Sexton (leading scorer), Mark Kelleher, Colin Foley
B: Managers: Martin Sweeney and Ger Foley.

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