Dad had so far performed well without picking
up results and although they had suffered defeats
many of them had been by narrow margins against
quality opposition. If they could produce a
victory here then 4th place was attainable.
Any other result and it would be Team Also-Ran
taking 4th spot.
early on in this game it looked like the Irish
team would take the points as they quickly established
a 2-0 first half lead. They showed a ruthless
streak in the second period turning 2-0 into
5-0 as Paul Torsney (2), Lorcan Aherne (2) and
Shane Murphy outgunned their opponents. It was
a decisive victory but academic in one sense
as both teams would play their knock-out football
in the Plate competition unless Zizkov Drunks
in Group B could win their last game which would
knock FC Dad into the Wooden Spoon (we will
later find out that wasn't to be the case).