Brugha completed a very busy day at the NAC in Dublin on Sunday when they lifted their second piece of silverware in a week when wins over Half Moon and St.Vincents gave them the Bro.Philip Cup for the first time since 2009. The game against Half Moon went to a penalty shoot-out after the teams had finished level at 11-11 at the end of normal time.Chris Hodgkinson who had been in sparkling form all day saved three penalties as Brugha made the final on a 3-1 scoreline.
St.Vincents provided stern opposition in the early stages of the final and trailed just 0-1 at the end of the first quarter.
Thereafter Brugha almost totally dominated for the next two quarters and went into the final period leading 8-2.The game fizzled out in the closing stages as there was no way back for the home side with Brugha winning 10-5. Stio McMahon was lethal in front of goal and chalked up eight goals on the day including six in the final.Chris Devlin,Nathan Taylor,Adrian Hanna and Johnny Donnelly(1 each) also scored in the final.
This was a well orchestrated performance from Brugha with tremendous contributions from rejuvenated midfield generalissimo Aodhan McMahon along with Nathan Taylor and Stephen Durkan who had flown into Dublin on Sunday morning after playing for the Irish Universities team in Cardiff. Dermy Campfield scored a couple of precious goals in the Half Moon game and teenagers Callum Taylor and Nathan Hanna also played a huge part.