Foremost pic: Jonny Carlin with proud mother and father, Declan and Shauna, after Saturday’s dramatic Wicklow IFC last.
One 12 months to the day from rupturing his ACL, former Crimson Hughs’ clubman Jonny Carlin netted an damage time penalty to land the Wicklow Intermediate Soccer Championship title for his adopted Barndarrig.
In what might solely be described as a heroic comeback, the Cross man additionally earned the Man of the Match trophy for his efforts within the 1-08 to 2-04 victory over Annacurra in Saturday’s decider in Echelon Park Aughrim.
The Donegal native’s strike, in line with the Wicklow Individuals, was successfully the final act in an ‘insane’ interval of damage time on the finish of a brutally intense IFC decider. With everybody current within the grounds completely satisfied that Frank Clune had snatched victory for Annacurra when he rolled house previous Aaron Jackson after 63 minutes to depart the scoreboard studying 2-4 to 0-7. Barndarrig pulled again one other level to depart them simply two factors adrift – 2-04 to 0-8.
Nevertheless, a 66th minute incident within the small sq. noticed Barndarrig awarded a dramatic penalty.
“There’s no scarcity of leaders on the Barndarrig facet, however it’s Jonny Carlin who reaches for the ball,” the Wicklow Individuals stories.
“The left-footed attacker steps again and faces a goalkeeper within the type of his life in each codes. Not a single breath is taken in Echelon Park Aughrim.
Right here comes Carlin, and he delivers a rocket to the underside nook of Bob Fitzgerald’s internet, sending the Annacurra man the fallacious method – 36 minutes on the clock. The kick-out is gained by Barndarrig down beneath the stand and the ultimate whistle sounds.”
Certainly, Carlin isn’t any stranger relating to dramatic targets. He landed a peach on the tail finish of the 2018 Ulster Junior Remaining when Crimson Hughs overcame Limavady Wolfhounds.
In fact, he comes from good sporting inventory. His mom Shauna was an elite athlete with the Finn Valley AC and competed for Eire whereas father Declan was a key member of the well-known Crimson Hughs facet of the early Nineteen Nineties.
Carlin nets dramatic late winner to land Wicklow IFC for Barndarrig was final modified: October twenty third, 2023 by