who would take their place in the Final from the
second Semi-Final? The two teams set to do battle
were The Blackouts against Belfast Space Monkeys.
Blackouts emerged from the group phase as the
#1 ranked team in the tournament and with the
only 100% record and would certainly be the team
to beat if you had title aspirations. They had
scored 9 goals and conceded just 1 so far.
Space Monkeys were also unbeaten but a couple
of draws prevented them posting the same record
as The Blackouts. They had scored 7 goals and
were yet to concede in the tournament. The Blackouts
won their Cup Semi-Final 5-1 in Mallorca but you
felt they would have a more difficult task this
half-time The Blackouts were edging closer to
a second Cup Final as Darragh Cox struck the blow
that put them in the ascendency. A second from
Darragh Cox after the turnaround meant The Blackouts
had one foot in the next round. However…
were not there yet! Sean Mullan reduced the deficit
to 2-1 to set up a tense and thrilling finale.
The Blackouts had enough in the tank to see the
game through and we finished at 2-1.
had to say farewell to Belfast Space Monkeys -
we thank them for supporting the tournament and
it was a great debut. To go out with just one
loss and just two conceded is tough.