Essential pic: Jonny Carlin with proud dad and mom, Declan and Shauna, after Saturday’s dramatic Wicklow IFC closing.
One 12 months to the day from rupturing his ACL, former Pink Hughs’ clubman Jonny Carlin netted an damage time penalty to land the Wicklow Intermediate Soccer Championship title for his adopted Barndarrig.
In what may 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, based on the Wicklow Folks, 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 go away the scoreboard studying 2-4 to 0-7. Barndarrig pulled again one other level to go away them simply two factors adrift – 2-04 to 0-8.
Nonetheless, a 66th minute incident within the small sq. noticed Barndarrig awarded a dramatic penalty.
“There’s no scarcity of leaders on the Barndarrig aspect, but it surely’s Jonny Carlin who reaches for the ball,” the Wicklow Folks reviews.
“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 improper method – 36 minutes on the clock. The kick-out is gained by Barndarrig down below the stand and the ultimate whistle sounds.”
Certainly, Carlin is not any stranger relating to dramatic targets. He landed a peach on the tail finish of the 2018 Ulster Junior Ultimate when Pink Hughs overcame Limavady Wolfhounds.
After all, 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 Pink Hughs aspect of the early Nineties.
Carlin nets dramatic late winner to land Wicklow IFC for Barndarrig was final modified: October twenty third, 2023 by