Social Media Reaction – Praise heaped upon the Watties

Social Media - Watty Grahams

Glen Watty Grahams’ run of footballing success continued at the weekend, when their u-21 team captured the Ulster club title.

The Watties beat St John’s Belfast by 1-13 to 1-5 at the provincial tournament hosted by Kickhams Creggan in Antrim.

It was a low-scoring affair in the first half, as Glen only led by two points (0-5 to 0-3).

But in the second half they stretched their lead considerably, as St John’s couldn’t handle Watty Graham’s scoring threat.In a tempestuous affair, a number of players were sent to the sidelines, St John’s defender Ciaran Garland walked for a black card offence, Jack Hannigan was black carded too for the Johnnies, Glen’s Ciaran McFaul walked for a second yellow offence, while Michael Bradley was shown a straight red after an altercation with a member of the Glen back room team.

Those indiscressions illustrate the tension that existed between these two teams who had met twice before at Ulster level.

But in the end Glen were just too good.

One of the keys to their victory was Enda Gormley’s decision to put Glen’s Conor Glass on Matthew Fitzpatrick, as the future AFL player did an excellent job keeping the Johnnies’ star forward quiet.

They had eight scorers on the day, Ciaran McFaul top scored with four points, Danny Tallon grabbed the goal, Conor Convery hit three points, and Tiernan Flanagan managed two points.

The current group of u-21s have an illustrious record of success for the past seven years. They have won u-14 Derry and Ulster OG sport, U-16 Derry and Paul McGirr, u-18 and St Paul’s Minor tournament, and two Derry u-21 titles and Creggan.

Here’s what they were saying on Twitter about this incredible team:


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