Crumlin United regain the Leinster Senior League title with three games to spare

Thu, May 02 2019

Crumlin United captain James Lee lifting the FAI Intermediate Cup in 2016. They return to the final of the cup next week. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick (ETPhotos)

Crumlin United have been confirmed Leinster Senior League Senior Sunday champions for the sixth time following a 5-0 victory over Cherry Orchard.

Former Longford Town and Shelbourne winger Craig Walsh opened the scoring as Martin Loughran’s side sealed the league title for the first time in five years with three games to spare.

The Crumlin Boys are undefeated in the league this season and have qualified for the FAI Intermediate Cup final in the Aviva Stadium in ten days’ time, where they’ll take on Avondale United.

Crumlin last won the FAI Intermediate Cup in 2016, when they defeated Cobh Wanderers on penalties in the final.

Crumlin have led the league from the outset and have now built up an insurmountable ten-point lead over Gary Howlett’s Killester Donnycarney.

Bluebell United, who have won the league twice in the last three years, are currently third, while 2017/18 winners St Mochta’s are fifth behind Malahide United.

Reigning Intermediate Cup champions Maynooth University Town were also crowned Senior 1 champions on Wednesday night, while Wayside Celtic will return to the top flight after a two-year absence.