Hordes of young football stars descended on Tontine Park in Renton recently to take part in the Danny Hegarty Memorial Cup.

This is the second year running the development tournament has been held in recent times, following its initial establishment 26 years ago after the passing of well-known local amateur football coach Danny Hegarty.

The parents and boys of Kilsyth Athletic 2009’s were proud to come first place at the event.

One of the parents told the Reporter: "Everyone had a great day at the Danny Hegarty Memorial Cup...to reach the final and then win, it was amazing for the boys. The parents were all very proud of them."

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After taking place annually up until the 90s, the cup itself had been lost until it was found during renovation work taking place in Dumbarton.

Danny’s daughter Debbie and nephew Tommy, who coach Renton Craigandro 2009 Blacks then decided to resurrect the event, which this year also featured Dumbarton United and Haldane United.

In total 120 pupils from 12 teams took part in the tournament, which also featured a fun day with a bouncy castle, tombola, hot dogs and ice lollies, raising almost £500 for Renton Craigandro.

All of the participants were awarded a medal at the end of the tournament, which was handed out by Danny’s widow Alice.

A further £500 was raised through a raffle for a drinks hamper, funds which will be split between the team and West Dunbartonshire Foodshare.

Renton Craigandro 2009 Blacks social secretary Laura Hegarty, who is married to Tommy and whose son Robbie plays for side, told the Reporter: “The cup goes way back in history. We invited more teams along this year because it was such a big success last year.

“The kids get to play teams who are at the same level and that is why it is so popular.

“Hopefully we will do it again next year. We got lots of good feedback and emails from teams to keep them in mind for next year’s development tournament.”