TWO cups in the trophy cabinet and an unbeaten record would certainly suggest a season to remember judged by any standard.
However, St Mary’s Tom Mallon feels there is more to come from his reserve-team squad.
The Saints wrapped up a league-and-cup double on Friday night with a 3-2 defeat of AFC Craigavon. That helped St Mary’s add the O’Hara Cup to the Mid-Ulster Reserve League Division One championship previously wrapped up with 18 wins from 22 outings.
“Ultimately, the credit goes to the players,” said Mallon, the team manager. “On a personal note, I want to thank Kevin Bates and Keith Murray for helping out.
“There is still more to come from this group as we have basically an exciting young squad.
“Quite a few have already progressed up to gain playing time with the firsts and now more will hopefully push on.
“We prefer to look on the situation as one club rather than two teams and having younger players move on up is certainly the way forward.
“Everyone supports each other and we have wonderful backing from our club sponsors.
“Kyle Mulholland, Keith Murray and Kevin Murphy were our scorers in the O’Hara Cup final as we moved 1-0 up then had to turn the tables on a 2-1 deficit before the late win.
“Credit must go to AFC Craigavon as they were gracious in defeat.”