Cup final joy for Sean O’Connor
12:00pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in Sport
REFEREE Sean O’Connor was delighted to be told on Sunday afternoon that he will be in charge for the Senior Cup Final at the Bridge Meadow Stadium on Saturday, April 6th.
He found out from league secretary Brian Hawkins, that he had been chosen as the man in the middle for Pembrokeshire football’s ‘Blue Ribbon’ event, where division one favourites Johnston will take on division two underdogs West Dragons.
O’Connor said: “I’ve played in the final, been a manager on three occasions, run the line two years ago, and now I’m the referee. That completes a full set.”
The 55-year-old, who lives in Fishguard, has played for both Fishguard Sports and Goodwick United during his career.
Sean played for Goodwick United when they defeated Milford Athletic 2-0 after a replay to lift the trophy back in 1988. As a manager O’Connor led Goodwick United to three finals in a nine-year spell at Phoenix Park club, winning against Hakin United in 1999 and losing to Merlins Bridge in ‘96 and Pennar Robins in ‘97. He was also assistant two years ago when Hakin United defeated Haverfordwest County.
O’Connor’s assistants for the final are Angus Scourfield and Adrian Harries. Last year’s cup final referee Kevin Milich, will act as the fourth official.