Meade: Win Was For George Wilshawby Cork Sports News August 17, 2017
Cobh Wanderers won the first piece of silverware on offer last Friday night putting Castleview to the sword in the process and allowed captain, Conor Meade the honour of lifting the trophy in front of his family and friends.
A wonder goal on the stroke of half-time capped a great night for the classy striker and he spoke to Cork Sports News of his delight at victory on the night.
“We’re delighted to win the first trophy of the season, it sets us up nicely for a huge FAI Intermediate Cup game against Avondale in two weeks time.
“We’re keeping the heads down and working hard with that game in mind as we all want to go one better in that competition than last season.
The goal just before half-time and shortly after Ian Stapleton had put Cobh ahead was sublime and more or less finished the game as a contest and Meade was delighted to see it find the back of the net.
“Obviously it’s nice to score in a cup final and Turner’s Cross but it wasn’t my best goal, I just remember picking the ball up on the left, cutting in and just curling it into the far top corner.
“It was nice for my children and family to see.
Having left Waterford Utd to return to the Munster Senior League and Cobh Wanderers, Conor is enjoying his football and his local club are reaping the benefits.
“That’s the most important thing is that you are enjoying your football.
“I work nights so it’s not easy but since I left Waterford to sign I’ve really enjoyed it.
“We brought 2,500 people to the Aviva Stadium last year and there is a good local following behind us now because they see the passion we have for the town and whatever happens now we have a squad that is going to be strong for many years to come and that is important .
“I want to dedicate this win to George Wilshaw who passed away last August, he was very close to everybody involved in football in Cobh.
“A lot of us are growing moustaches in his memory this month and all the money raised will go to the Irish Heart Foundation.”