Eleven Coast FA teams entered the St Patrick Cup in Columbia, S.C. over the weekend and faced quality competition as well as challenging weather conditions. Balmy conditions on Saturday gave way overnight and snow covered pitches awaited the teams on Sunday morning.
Championships were awarded to the 11U Coast 06g Red coached by Vinny De La Cueva after posting a perfect 4-0-0 record and the 10U Coast 07 Black team coached by Ross Henderson going 3-0-1 for the tournament.
Three additional Coast teams brought home finalist hardware after losing close contests in the championship match. The Coast 08 Red South, Coast 06 Black and Coast 05 Black came up just short after very successful weekends.
“The weather conditions were pretty brutal out there on Sunday. We had a lot of our younger players at this event and they performed admirably. You find out how much you love the game on days like this. I am very proud of everyone that participated this weekend” said Coast DOC Ross Morgan.