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Golden Vincent's blow away Gaels in Humphrey Cup

ST VINCENT'S charmed the Crumlin Road with the quality of their football as they won the under-10 John Humphrey Memorial Cup.

Ten teams took part in the two-day spectacular at the Iveagh Grounds in a tournament that honours the memory of John Humphrey, who played for the host club, St James's Gaels.

It was the 14th year of the event. Some 26 games were played.

"There was no shortage of thrills," remarked Billy Hannigan of the Gaels. "The standard was first-class," he added.

Vincent's beat Templeogue Synge Street in the semi-final before overcoming hosts James's Gaels in the final. James's Gaels had defeated Castleknock in their semi-final.

Jamie Livingstone from the home club was selected as the Player of the Tournament. The Best Endeavour accolade went to Cian Dunne of St Vincent's.

"I'd like to thank Paul Flanagan for all his work in organising the competition and all those that helped in any way.

"And I'd also like to compliment our referees, Aaron Byrne, Conor Dunne, Dean Byrne, Lee Moroney and Austin O'Sullivan," added Billy.

The former Dublin County Board chairman, John Bailey, also praised the hosts for doing such a splendid job.

"Sport is so important in the development of young people," declared John.