Cork AUL

All the news from the Murphy's Stout Cork AUL and the DISC Cork Youths Soccer Leagues here: fixtures, tables, cup draws and more.
See also the links below (on right) for the Cork Youths Website and the AUL website. Also stay in touch with the soccer pages in the Evening Echo. See my old photos in many posts below and also at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/corkbilly (search under AUL).

Saturday, March 23, 2019

PRESIDENTS CUP FINAL:

Castleview v Killumney United 

Tuesday, 16th April in Turner's Cross at 7.30pm.

Friday, March 22, 2019


AUL Results on Friday 22nd March:
City Challenge Cup 2nd Round: City Wanderers 6 Glenthorn Celtic B 0.

THE IRISH EXAMINER CORK CITY MARATHON

STEP UP TO THE IRISH EXAMINER CORK CITY MARATHON
-Participants of all ages and fitness levels are called upon to sign up and lace up as the 2019 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is officially launched! -
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn, is calling you!

On your marks, get set, REGISTER! Both pro and budding runners, walkers and everyone in between were today encouraged to register their entry for the 2019 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon, as the annual event was officially launched. Race organisers are encouraging individuals of all fitness levels and running ability to step-up to this fun sporting challenge and take their position on the starting line of the Full, Half, Relay or Youth Challenge on Sunday 2nd of the June.

This year’s launch was attended by 2019 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon Ambassador & Irish Ultra Athlete of the Year 2019 Aidan Hogan, along with avid marathon runner Angela Murphy, winner of the Marian Horgan Memorial Trophy at last year’s event. Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn, was also on hand to celebrate this special event, which will see thousands descend on Cork City this June bank holiday weekend. 

With entries over the past two years exceeding previous record numbers, thanks in large part to the change from a Monday race to a Sunday Runday, this year’s entry figures are expected to reach new heights and sights are set on beating the target of 10,000 registrations. While the change in day has played a significant role, such substantial interest is also undoubtedly due to the variety of options available to the novice and experienced marathon participant. Those daunted by the prospect of stepping up to the challenge of the Full Marathon can choose the Half Marathon or share the journey with a group of family, friends or colleagues by registering for the Team Relay.

Proving that the beloved Cork event is #MoreThanAMarathon, young adults across Cork and beyond will also be invited to take part in the event through the Youth Challenge. This initiative, which is aimed at youths over the age of 16 and supported by Cork City Council, the Cork Education and Training Board (CETB), Cork Sports Partnership and the HSE, is not a race or competition, but rather an opportunity for the youngsters involved to embrace health and fitness in a fun, engaging way.

Speaking at the official launch, Valerie O’Sullivan, Director of Services at Cork City Council Director, commented, “It’s a great honour to be part of an event that is now intrinsically linked with Cork city and its traditions. This is the 13th year of the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon – a sure sign that the event is flourishing and continues to exceed everyone’s expectations each year. The most important thing about this event is that it is most certainly ‘More than a Marathon’, which in my mind signifies the fact that it belongs to all. Yes, it provides a challenging platform for pro athletes and seasoned runners, but it also welcomes participants looking to ease themselves into such an event, providing varied options for all fitness levels.”

Valerie added, “Some register in the hopes of raising funds for a particular charity, while others aim to conquer the Marathon to create or mark a personal milestone. Whatever the reason for entering, it is a wonderful initiative that promotes fitness, personal growth, participation, team work, tourism and local business, so I would encourage anyone interested in being a part of this important event to register today!”

Although Race Day is a huge draw for participants from all over Cork, it also encourages interest from across the globe, with over 320 international athletes from countries such as the USA, Spain, France and the UK represented in the Marathon in 2018. The influx of visitors to the city not only adds to the excitement of the well-loved Leeside event, but it also has a direct impact on the local economy, with businesses based in the city and suburbs benefitting greatly from the hordes of supporters on hand to mark the race.

“Marathon Sunday is one of my favourite days of the year as I see the city come alive, both during the race itself and also in the restaurants and bars afterwards, as participants celebrate their fantastic achievement. It will be a fantastic day in the city, and a great way for participants to take in the iconic Cork sights and sounds as they take to the streets. We’re calling on everyone, from first timers to professional athletes, to lace up your trainers and look forward to seeing you at the start and finish line!”, urged the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Mick Finn.
Now in its 13th year, the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is an internationally recognised marathon welcoming participants from home and abroad, with certification from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).  This marathon is a qualifying race for other marathons, such as the Boston City Marathon. The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is a City Council-promoted event in partnership with Athletics Ireland, Cork Business Houses Athletics Association (BHAA), An Garda Síochána, Cork Education & Training Board, Voluntary First Aid & Medical bodies such as St John Ambulance, Irish Red Cross, Order of Malta, Cork Fire Services and Civil Defence as well as local groups and communities.   
Register or find out more at www.corkcitymarathon.ie. For helpful training tips or to share your Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon journey follow them on Facebook and Instagram\corkcitymarathon or on Twitter @TheCorkMarathon #MoreThanAMarathon 
  

press release

Thursday, March 21, 2019


CORK AUL FIXTURES
Saturday 30th March Ko  2.00pM
County Cup Semi Finals
Knockraha v Churchvilla, GACA Pitches Brooklodge, P.O’Keeffe
CFC Banteer v DonoughmoreAth, Rathcoole, B.O Regan
Corinthians Cup 2nd round
Innishvilla B v CarrigtwohillUtd B, Knocknacurra, Innishannon, B.Forde
Premier League
Pearse Celtic v  Bohemians, Leaghanamore, T.McCarthy
Grattan Utd v Village Utd, O Neill Pk, P.Buckley
Premier A League
Lakewood Ath v Waterloo, Ovens, Liam Murphy
Rylane Celtic v Buttevant, Rylane, P.O’Sullivan
AUL1
Glen Celtic v UCC, Glen Pk, T.Thompson
Central Rovers v Dunbar Celtic, Central Pk, T.Cotter
Corkbeg v City Wanderers, Whitegate,  B.Noonan
AUL1A
Rathcoole Rovers v Cloughduv Celtic, Rathcoole, M.O’Flaherty
AUL2
Hibernians v Blackpool Celtic, Shanbally, D.Daunt
AUL 3
Macroom v KillumneyUtd, Town Pk, M O Flynn
AUL3A
St John Boscos v Castleview, Dungourney, G.Dolan
Sunday 31st March Ko 10.45am Unless Otherwise Stated
Premier League
Coachford v St John Boscos, The Glebe, Liam Murphy
CarrigtwohillUtd v Knocknaheeny Celtic, BallyadamPk, V.Coonann
AUL1
Springfield v Cathedral Celtic, Pat O Brien Pk, G.Duffy
AUL1A
Temple Utd v Strand Utd, Temple Pk, P.O’Sullivan
AUL2A
Bweeng Celtic v Kilmichael Rovers, Bweeng Sports Field, T.Thompson
AUL 3
Ballinhassig v Los Zarcos, Gortnaglough, J.O’Connor
Ard Na Laoi v Lakewood Ath, Leemount, B,.O’Regan
AUL3A
Parkview Celtic v Greenmount Rangers,  Garryduff, B.Noonan
Grangevale v Greenwood, GrangevalePk, P.O’Keeffe
WatergrasshillUtd v UCC, Skehanagh, M.O’Flynn


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Village Utd v Carrick Utd 17.04.04

Village Utd v Carrick Utd 17.04.04
Munster Cup semi-final - details below

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MUNSTER JUNIOR CUP SEMI-FINAL 
Village United 0 Carrick United 3

Carrick United reached their second major final of the season when they handed out a 3-0 lesson to Village United at Turner’s Cross in the semi-final of the Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup on Saturday night.

Village, in the face of one of the best ever first half displays by a visiting side at the Cross, defied the odds for thirty minutes. One nil wouldn't have been too bad at the break but it became two nil shortly before it and the Cork side’s chances of a revival were dashed by a third early in the second half as Carrick, already though to the FAI Junior final, booked their date with neighbours Clonmel Town in the provincial decider.

The Cork team have played impressively in many games this season, distinguishing themselves in both the Munster and FAI Cups. But they have never come up against a team as good as the Waterford league visitors. Power and pace, long balls, shorts ball, intelligent running off the ball, high fitness levels, tight discipline, control and vision, the visitors had it all and how the Village goals stayed intact for thirty minutes is something of a mystery.

But skipper Conor Jones led a defiant defence and keeper Jamie O’Donovan again did well as wave after wave of well organised attack threatened to overwhelm them. Village themselves had the odd raid but generally the first half traffic was in one direction.

In the very first minute, Carrick had penalty claims as the outstanding Thomas Fitzgerald went down in the box. Two minutes later, Village gave the ball away in midfield and Anthony Power raced away but drove just over.

In the 5th minute, a terrific crossfield ball by striker Thomas Fitzgerald split the Village defence but the powerful shot by incoming Keith Walsh sped just over.

Village had a rare raid in the 8th minute when Richard Burns sent Jinty O'Sullivan up the right. He tried a snap shot from a narrow angle and almost surprised keeper Adrian Walsh.

Soon it was business as usual. In the 11th minute, Power’s corner ball came back to him and his second cross found the head of Fitzgerald and this effort went behind off the foot of the post.

The Village luck held again in the 18th minute. Again Fitzgerald was at the heart of the move. He set up Power who in turn crossed into the box where the unmarked Kavanagh was flying in. But he drove his shot against the bar. Alan Ryan latched onto the rebound but somehow O’Donovan changed direction and dived on the ball.

And O’Donovan made another brilliant save in the 29th minute. Then Fitzgerald broke behind the defence as a long free by Kevin O’Shea came over the top but he found the keeper at his feet before he could get his shot away.

The breakthrough came on the half-hour mark and owed much to some impressive close control in the box by Kavanagh. He eventually laid the ball to his right to Alan Ryan and his angled rocket sped high past O’Donovan for the opener.

Carrick made it 2-0 six minutes later. Then Fitzgerald picked up a pass in the box and his 15 yard drive was too strong, too well placed for O’Donovan.

Village came close to cutting the deficit in the first minute of injury time. Richard Burns got a good ball in and sub Leslie Kepple got in behind Brian Barry but keeper Walsh advanced quickly and blocked the shot at close quarters.

The Cork team took the game to Carrick for the opening minutes of the second half but got another warning when, in the 51st minute, Power came in at the end of a sweet passing move but shot well off target.

The third came in the 58th minute. Following a throw ball on the attacking left, Fitzgerald got away, rather easily, from two markers and then lifted the ball across the 18 yard line for the incoming Keith Walsh to slam low past the advancing O’Donovan.

It was all over now, for sure. Village battled gamely and forced a series of corners after a good Conan Burns shot had been deflected. Village players Kevin Dunne (twice) and sub Brian Sheehan had shots on target but mainly from long range and none of which really tested keeper Walsh.

Carrick had the job done and the second half was tame by comparison with the first. Midway though, Fitzgerald raced onto a poor back pass by Jinty O’Sullivan but the Village defence managed to hold him out and, a few minutes later, Ryan went close with a free kick.

Carrick had done the damage in the first half and are now in with a chance of competing in a hat trick of major cup finals. They are also in the Munster Senior Cup and play Limerick's Pike Rovers in the semi-final with Cork City and Douglas Hall contesting the other side.

Village United: Jamie O’Donovan, Clive Hurley, Kevin Dunne, David Quirke, Conor Jones (captain), Terry Lotty, Eric Burns, Alan O’Brien, Richard Burns, Conan Burns and Jinty O'Sullivan. Subs used: Leslie Kepple for Hurley (39th minute), Brian Sheehan for O’Brien (52nd) and Kieran O'Callaghan for C. Burns (64th).
Carrick Utd: Adrian Walsh, James Walsh, Brian Barry, Anthony O’Donnell, Kevin O’Shea, Alan Ryan, Keith Walsh, Anthony Power, Thomas Fitzgerald, Tony Reale and Daryl Kavanagh. Subs used: Barry Murphy for Fitzgerald (72nd minute) and Gerard Walsh for Ryan (77th).

Referee: John Hadnett (Tipperary).

Carrick



Village


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Mayfield 17s v Corinthians 24.04.04

Mayfield 17s v Corinthians 24.04.04
Match details below
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Man of Match: Thomas O'Connor

Mayfield
 UNDER 17 FEATURE

Mayfield 0 College Corinthians 2

Leaders College Corinthians strengthened their position at the top of the table in Division One of the Errea Sports AUL U17 League with a 2-0 away over Mayfield. 

Corinthians are close to finishing their campaign but will have to wait and see if either Maymount Celtic or Springfield, both well behind in their fixtures, can bridge the gap.

Corinthians scored at the end of a lack lustre first half and then early in the second. Mayfield played well enough in patches of the first half and Corinthians keeper Thomas O’Connor made a couple of outstanding saves that earned him the Echo Man of the Match Award. 

The losers fought ‘til the end and indeed played their best passing football in the closing stages but just couldn't find a way through a solid defence that had Mark O’Donovan and Graham O’Halloran in fine form.

The opening exchanges were tame enough. Passing was good on both sides but the telling final ball was missing. Corinthians manager Roy O’Donovan was getting worried: “Pick up the pace. We’re strolling,“ he yelled at the end of the first quarter. Both number sevens, Colin O’Driscoll for Mayfield and Ronan Stanton for the winners, were prominent at this point and, unfortunately for Mayfield, they lost O’Driscoll when he picked up an injury in the 25th minute.

Seconds earlier, Mayfield had the first dangerous shot of the game. Then Trevor Boyd hit a smashing volley off a cross by David O’Donoghue but keeper O’Connor reacted magnificently, first parrying the rising shot and then gathering it in out of harm’s way.

O’Connor made an astonishing save in the 28th minute, again from Boyd. The shot took a deflection and threatened to go in over the slightly advanced keeper. O’Connor back-pedalled and pushed the dropping ball onto the bar and then reacted well again to prevent Stephen McGee from profiting from the rebound.

Corinthians weren’t doing much going forward. They did threaten occasionally. In the 36th minute, after a Stanton pull back, the busy Chris Madden got in an 18-yard shot but it was too high. Better luck for Stanton in the 44th minute. Then home keeper James Kirby clashed with Alan Barry as he tried to control a high hopping ball. Referee Tony Murphy awarded the spotter and Stanton converted expertly.

And Corinthians doubled their advantage in the third minute of the second half. A pass by Graham O’Halloran seemed to miss its intended target but fell well for Brendan Spillane who directed the ball well wide of keeper Kirby and just inside the post. Two minutes later, Spillane gave a return pass to Madden but his shot was off target.

Mayfield’s Stephen McGee used his pace to good effect in the 54th minute, getting in behind the defence to fire a diagonal shot but keeper O’Connor again showed his class. Corinthians were trying hard to finish off the contest but didn't. They came close enough in the 61st minute. Robert Rose played a through ball to Spillane and he laid it back to Keith Donnellan but the shot spun wide. 

Midway through, Corinthians quickly cleared a Mayfield free and attacked. Spillane and Stanton combined to get the ball into the danger area but the finish was lacking and then the Mayfield keeper reacted well to save when Dave Kilcummins got in on the end of a Spillane cross.

Corinthians manager O’Donovan knew that two goals was a dangerous lead, particularly with Mayfield trying hard to the end. The home side though wasn’t creating the chances and it was more likely that a goal would come at the other end.

In the 78th minute, Stanton's snap shot off a Madden cross flew over. It looked as if Corinthians would get a third in the final minute when Rose showed great control in the box before firing past Kirby but also wide of the target. Still, Rose and company had done enough and will be in good form for their trip to challengers Springfield next Saturday.

The ECHO Man of the Match Award to keeper O’Connor was well received and manager O’Donovan described him as the best keeper in the league.

Mayfield: James Kirby, David O’Donoghue, Alan Monaher, Edward Scanlon, Johnny Buckley, Trevor Boyd, Colin O’Driscoll, Stephen McGee, Killian Byrne, Tom Murphy and Barry Quirke. Subs: Paul Martin for O’Driscoll (25, injured) and Ger Twomey for Murphy (69, injured).
College Corinthians: Thomas O’Connor, Richie Cronin, Graham O’Halloran, Mark O’Donovan, Alan Barry, Dave Kilcummins, Ronan Stanton, Keith Donnellan, Robert Rose, Brendan Spillane and Chris Madden. Subs used: Johnny Lane and James Kenny for Kilcummins and Spillane (both 76), Denis O'Mahony for Cronin (80, injured) and Michael Burke for Stanton (86).
Referee: Tony Murphy.



College Corinthians



Monday, March 18, 2019

Village Utd v Kinsale 20.03.04

Village Utd v Kinsale 20.03.04
Match details below
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Kinsale 
AOH CUP
Village United 2 Kinsale 1

Village United’s great run of cup success continued at a windy Mayfield on Saturday afternoon when they advanced to the last eight of the Murphy’s Stout AOH Cup and a home date against Blarney Utd at fortress Silverheights.

The latest victims of the John Bowen and Greg Cooney managed Village side, who replay in Tralee next Sunday in their Munster Junior Cup quarter-final, were Kinsale, now out of all the major cups and able to concentrate on defending their Premier League title.

Kinsale had a great start and were one up after less than four minutes. Derek Delea fired in a well struck 30 yard low shot that flew past the right hand of Village custodian Jamie O’Donovan.

Village came close in the 18th minute when Eric Burns saw his 30-yard effort flash over. And they came close again five minutes later. Then Terry Lotty floated a measured ball from a free kick to the head of Alan O'Brien whose headed effort had “goal” written all over it until Kinsale’s goalkeeper Dave O’Callaghan brought off a fantastic save, going full length to push the ball away.

Kinsale had a chance to increase their lead a few minutes later when Sean Prior headed against the side netting from a free kick taken by Peter Jones. 

Village got their equaliser in the 37th minute. Terry Lotty gained possession on the left and, from 35 yards out, hit a well struck shot that beat the Kinsale keeper O’Callaghan to make it 1-1. 

Soon afterwards, Kinsale were awarded a corner. The ball broke for Jeremy O'Donovan but his effort was easily saved by Jamie O’Donovan in goal for Village.

Early in the second half, Village midfield player Conan Burns won good possession in the middle of the park and sent Clive Hurley away on the right. Hurley’s initially goal-bound effort, assisted by the wind, perhaps too much, flashed over the bar.

Kinsale’s Delea was put in on goal by Florence Lynch but the ball bobbled away from him and into the welcome hands of the Village goalkeeper. Derek McCarthy pushed the ball on for Sean Prior who in turn crossed for David O'Donovan but his header went over the Village bar. 

The action was now swinging from end to end and soon Kinsale defender Jeremy O’Donovan intervened to head away a dangerous cross by Conan Burns that was intended for Brian Sheehan.

From the resultant corner, taken by Terry Lotty, O’Brien had a good chance when he found himself unmarked at the far post but, unfortunately for him, his low headed effort went narrowly wide of the target. 

Village would soon have major consolation. In the 62nd minute, Will O'Callaghan, after some impressive work on the left, crossed into the danger area. The Kinsale defence failed to cope with the delivery and O’Brien drilled the ball into the back of the net to put his side ahead at 2-1.

Kinsale tried hard to get an equaliser but were met by a stubborn Village defence where both Dave Quirke and captain Conor Jones proved to be a solid force at the centre. Indeed the better chances of the closing minutes fell to Village.

In the 72nd minute, Village’s half-time substitute Jinty O’Sullivan saw his decent effort from 30 yards saved at the second attempt by O’Callaghan. 

Village could have gone further ahead near the end when Conan Burns shot over from a good position and then it took a second attempt by the Kinsale keeper to collect a good effort from Alan O’Brien. And, with only a minute or so to go, Brian Sheehan found himself in a perfect position to score but he dragged his shot wide of the post. 

Village Utd: Jamie O’Donovan, Clive Hurley, Terry Lotty, Conor Jones, Conan Burns, Eric Burns, Alan O’Brien, Richard Burns, Willie O’Callaghan, Brian Sheehan and David Quirke. Subs used: Jinty O’Sullivan for Eric Burns (at half-time) and Leslie Kepple for Willie O’Callaghan (74th minute).
Kinsale: Dave O’Callaghan, Gearoid Cummins, Florence Lynch, Peter Jones, Pat Murphy, Jeremy Donovan, Derek McCarthy, Sean Prior, Dave Barry, David O'Donovan and Derek Delea. Sub used: Sean Foran for Prior (71st minute).

Referee: Sean Barry

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Village

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Maymount Celtic v Wembley FAI U17 final 09.04.04

Maymount Celtic v  Wembley FAI U17 final 09.04.04
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Wembley keeper Darren Glasheen makes his penalty save. FAI U17 final, Turner's Cross, 09.04.04, Maymount Celtic 0 Wembley Rovers 1. No match report handy, sorry



Maymount




Wembley


Cork Youth League Results



Saturday, March 16

Daly Industrial Supplies U17 Super Cup semi-final: Ballincollig 2 St Mary’s A 1 (aet).

Munster Youths Cup quarter-final: Avenue United 1 Carrigaline United 4.

Murphy Cup semi-final: Greenwood 0 Springfield Ramblers 1.