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June 11, 2013 | Europe Eurasia: Ireland

Dundrum FC secure Ireland's National Football Cup

By Elizabeth Lynch

Dundrum Captain, Shaun Kavanagh Introduces his team to FAI Chief Executive John Delaney

Special Olympics Ireland's National Football Cup took place on Saturday 11th May 2013 in Malahide United Football Club, Dublin. Dundrum FC and Sporting Fingal contested the 11-a-side football Cup Final. After a very close contest played in difficult conditions, Dundrum eventually pulled away to beat Sporting Fingal on a score line of 4-2. Dundrum Captain Shaun Kavanagh received the Cup from Malahide United Chairperson Don Butler. The Player of the Match award was presented to Barry Banahan from Dundrum FC. Having recently won the 11-a-side Division One Football League, victory in the cup made it a double for Dundrum FC. The National Cup Competition is run on a knock out basis. Eight teams from throughout the country participated in the competition, and for both Dundrum and Sporting Fingal it was a first final appearance. Thanks to FAI CEO John Delaney who came along to greet the teams before the match and Malahide United for use of their facilities for the event.

About Elizabeth Lynch: I work with Special Olympics Ireland.

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