BREADY CELEBRATE TITLE TRIUMPH
They've waited 80 years to celebrate a senior title win at Bready and Davy Scalon's boys and girls certainly made the most of their success this season with a party that was still in full swing in Magheramason on Sunday night.
It was throughly deserved too despite defeat to Eglinton in their final match- something the skipper wasn't overly concerned about at the end of a superb summer.
"We did the business over a long season where the whole squad gave everything we asked of them. It was a time for players, backroom staff and supporters to celebrate and enjoy the success- win, lose or draw."
"The season has been a real team effort and everybody has played a part. The club is in good shape at all levels and hopefully we can kick on and build on this."
"As I said to the boys after the game on Saturday- we've now won our first senior title and you can see what it means to everyone at the club. We can celebrate now and enjoy the break, but we have to come back ready to retain it next season. This cannot be a one-off and we're determined that it won't be."
The defeat was just the third in the league this year and if 'Sca' can keep his team together then there is no reason why they wouldn't be in there pitching in 2019.
That of course would mean retaining the services of overseas man Irosh Samarasooriya, someone for whom the skipper had reserved his final word on the subject.
"I want to pay tribute to Irosh and everything that he put into the club this season. He is a model professional and I would be more than happy to keep his winner's medal for him until we start again."