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By P. McHale
Apr 7, 2002, 20:14

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Match Report Manulla v Snugboro
Launch of Major Snugboro United Draw


Manulla B 2 Snugboro Utd 4
Snugboro United opened their defence of the Tonra cup in style on Easter Monday with an emphatic victory over the home side in Manulla

Despite falling behind to an early Manulla strike Snugboro settled in well to their normal passing game with Danny Lawless and Barry Kelly controlling matters from mid field
Their deserved equaliser duly arrived courtesy of a stunning David Hickey free kick after 25 minutes.

Eight minutes later Stevie Clarke broke through the Manulla offside trap to slot home and give Snugboro the lead for the first time.

David Roughneen had an opportunity to double the lead but his sizzling effort struck the bar.

Manulla took advantage of a defensive mix up to snatch an equaliser just before the break.

The second half saw Snugboro take control again and they created chances for Joe McDonnell Barry Kelly and Padraic Conway. Indeed it was centre half Conway who found the net in the 70th minute following a corner.

Substitute Brian Reilly wrapped up the game for Snugboro when he cooly finished a Barry Kelly cross ten minutes before the end.



Snugboro United FC launched a major fund raising drive on Friday night 22/02/2002 in Rockys Bar. Club members ,players , supporters and sponsors turned out in force to kick off a monster draw. Local priest Fr. Michael Murphy was on hand to give his blessing while Mr Joe Butler chairman of the Mayo League was also present.

  • Funds are being raised in order to complete pitch development works at their grounds on the outskirts of castlebar
  • The club was originally founded in 1986 from when all home matches were played in St Mary's Hospital grounds
  • It was always the aspiration of club members to play on the club's own pitch and following some years of successful fund raising six acres of land was purchased in date much preparation work has been completed on site now the next phase of development is to be undertaken .
  • The target is to have two all weather playing pitches laid down followed by dressing rooms a club house and ample parking facilities.
  • This facility will be of great benefit to the whole community including the local national school which is situated in the heart of the fastest growing residential area of castlebar.

Friday night 22/02/2002 saw the launch of a major draw, which will take place on June 14 next.

Top prize is a brand new Citroen Saxo car with 29 other varied an substantial prizes including "A Chef for a Day" valued at €1000 euros, a trip to Old Trafford with the "Mayo Branch" of Man United Supporters Club, gym memberships,an Irish Ferries trip from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead, 500 litres home heating oil, various shopping vouchers and also cash prizes of €1300 euros and two separate €500 euro prizes.

Tickets are now on sale from club members at a cost of €50 euros each.

A golf classic is also being planned for Friday and Saturday the third and fourth of may next in Castlebar Golf Club.


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