VAS Hanoi retains the Gamuda City Cup

VAS Hanoi       8.14 (38pts)
SIS Gamuda      2.7 (13pts)

VAS Hanoi won the Gamuda City Cup 2017 in fine style on 28 March. In a reasonably tight first half, VAS Hanoi were only six points ahead (3.5 to 1.5) at halftime.  However in the 2nd half, they broke free of the shackles imposed on them by the SIS Gamuda defence with the VAS Hanoi forward line of Le Hoang Minh, Phi Tuan Anh and Vu Duc Dat in particular, combining well to unlock the SIS Gamuda back three. Le Hoang Minh also kicked a number of very elegant 45s towards the end of the 1st half when the game was still in the balance.

At the other end of the field, the VAS Hanoi defenders held firm against SIS Gamuda counter attacks with  goalkeeper  Nguyen Huy Long  pulling off a number of acrobatic stops. Full back, Pham Duc Viet kept SIS Gamuda’s best player tightly marshalled. The VAS Hanoi midfield linked up well with both of the other lines with captain, Tran Nguyen Nhu Toan having a great game.

On the first really hot day of the year, both teams did well to serve up an entertaining game, particularly the 1st half with some great skills on display in the 2nd half. Neil Hiney was fair and impartial as the match official and Coach Jim Kiernan made sure everyone got on the field to contribute in some shape or form. VAS Hanoi sports photographer, Le Nhat Nguyen took a number of good action shots.

Thanks to John Shoulders and SIS Gamuda for their invitation to take part in the event. Special mentions must go to the Irish Embassy, the Asian County Board, DFAT, the GAA, the Global Games Development Fund and O'Neills for their vital support of the Viet Celts Schools Gaelic Football program.

VAS Hanoi: Nguyen Huy Long, Nguyen Tran Nguyen , Pham Duc Viet , Nguyen Tran Nam Khanh , Nguyen Manh Huy, Tran Nguyen Nhu Toan, Vu Duc Dung, Phi Tuan Anh, Le Hoang Minh, Vu Duc Dat, Vu Minh Hieu, Dinh Thanh Phuc, Dao Trong Kha, Nguyen Trieu Xuan, Le Duc Anh Tuan, Luu Hai Duong.

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