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John O’Donovan, manager of the Wilton Utd B side that pulled off a third division league and cup double, has high aims for the panel next season: “We want to do well in Division 2, get as far as we can in cups and we would like to get to City Challenge final again and win it this time.”

That City Cup loss to Leeds was the one disappointment for O’Donovan and his coach Pat Callanan, made worse by the fact that they also reached the City final the previous season only to go down to Blackstone. “That Leeds game was the low point for us. We didn’t play to our potential.”

Otherwise though it was a terrific season for Wilton. There are quite a few candidates for Player of the Year, including defender Tomasz Wozny and midfielder Stephen Duffy.

The scoring duties were well distributed and Eddy Quirke, Duffy, Piotr Sekula and Eamonn Shields regularly contributed. The best individual performance of the season came from Cian Anderson in their great win over 1B champions Greenwood in the semi-final of the City Cup.

O’Donovan had a word for his coach: “Just a special word of praise to Pat Callanan for getting the panel up to a high level of fitness. Also a special thanks to the entire panel for their commitment all season since the end of July. Thanks also to Billy Lyons for all his good reporting that he has done this season and happy retirement.”

Billy, this pic was taken at our recent awards night, Tomanz wosny was our player of the year, Cian anderson was our club man of the year and Stevie duffy and eddie quirke shared our top goalscoring awards, the 3rd cup is the leeview pre season tournament, hope your enjoying your extra time off, pat callanan, wilton.

Wilton Utd B panel: Mark Dooley, Cian Anderson, Alan O’Gorman, Davie Walsh, Tomasz Wozny, Daniel Lynch, Stephen Duffy (captain), Piotr Sekula, Derek Harrington, James McCarthy, John Mullarkey, Albert Hobbs, Denis Young, Eamon Shields, Eddy Quirke and Daniel Harrington.
Manager: John O’Donovan. Coach: Pat Callanan.