Carrick Rovers hosted a group of young soccer players from Carhaix in Brittany at the weekend. On Sunday the teams played for the Coupe de Jumelage at the Carrick Rovers ground for the sixth time since the competition began.
The weather conditions for the game were excellent and the grounds were in top class order. The opening quarter was scoreless with both sides creating a number of goal chances. As the half progressed the home team began to get on top and finished with a number of excellent scores. At the half time whistle the Carrick Rovers team had pulled ahead by five goals to nil.
A shell-shocked Carhaix team emerged for the second half and immediately upped the pace considerably. They managed to claw back two goals in the early stages of the half but the home outfit rallied once again to claim another goal. This score killed off the game as a contest and the Carrick Rovers team emerged victorious on a final score of six goals to two. The Carrick scorers were Lorcan Murnaghan and Sean Finnegan with a goal each and four goals from Sean Burns.
The winning captain, Thomas Marron accepted the cup,from the French Ambassador to Ireland, M. Thebault, at a ceremony in the Civic Offices in Carrickmacross on Monday afternoon.