Manager: Paulie Morris
Assistant: Mate Salacan
Premiers Player of the Year: TBC
Premiers Top Goalscorer: Shane Halpin (6)
Premiers - Most Assists: Mate Salacan (5)
Seaford's Premiers may be in need of a rebrand after securing promotion to LSL Major 1D following a successful league campaign in 2023/24..
Paulie Morris's men got off to a strong start, with 10 points from their opening four games, including three wins which showed the doggedness that would characterise the team during the next few months. Niall Holleran got the ball rolling with what turned out to be the winning goal in the early stages against Montpelier, and in contrast it was a strike a the very death which saw off Terenure Rangers - not the last time in the season when Shane Halpin would prove the matchwinner in a crucial game.
Veteran Francis Mulhall bagged what proved to the crucial goal at home to Baldoyle, before the side suffered their first setback losing the return tie against Montpelier.
After those initial narrow wins, the Penguins found their scoring touch late in the year with comfortable wins over Swords (with Halpin scoring the season's only hat-trick), Manortown United and Baldoyle putting the side in a commanding position before the winter break, even if they were seen off by runaway leaders Kilmore Celtic in between
But the new year so a dip in form for Morris's men. They scored only once in their first four games of 2023, which was Mate Salacan's dramatic last-minute free kick to rescue a point at Balbriggan.
There meant there was big pressure on Seaford for their trip to promotion rivals Larkview, and the men in maroon eventually prevailed in a ding-dong match, courtesy of a late winner from Shane Gilroy.
A drab defeat against the other contenders, Terenure, undid much of that good work, but it was still in Seaford's hands' going into the final month of the season.
Back-to-back home fixtures gave the team a great chance to capitalise. The lads made light work of Balbriggan, before an epic duel against champions-elect Kilmore, as Halpin's first half goal made the difference, allied to a battling defensive performance.
It meant that the Penguins needed a win from their final two matches, both against relegation-threatened side. Yet again, Seaford did things the hard way, conceding in injury time to lose 2-1 at FC Transilvania, before they finally crawled over the line, as Halpin was yet again the man for the big moment, netting the only goal against Swords to ensure a top-three finish.
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