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Monday, February 08, 2016

Kilreen the U17 Champs in 2001

Kilreen (red) won the 2001 U17 final against Rockmount. Many 2001 photos now ready to view here 

Dripsey win Saxone Cup Feb 2001

Dripsey Celtic celebrate Saxone final win over West End Utd in Feb 2001

See dozens more photos from 2001 here

Nostalgia MOTD St Mary's v Kinsale


St Mary’s 1 Kinsale 3

Three subs made the difference as Kinsale, the AUL Premier champions, defeated St Mary’s 3-1 after extra time in a lack-lustre Lucozade Sport Munster Senior Cup encounter at St Mary’s Park on Saturday afternoon.

Kinsale took the lead in the first half through inter-league striker Derek “Scully” McCarthy. Mary’s, living on scraps and their traditional fighting spirit for most of the game, pulled one back in the final quarter before being run out of it by the fresh legs of Sean Prior, Craig McCarthy and Declan Ryan in extra time.

It would be a busy afternoon for Mary’s keeper Keith Lynch but he looked up to the task. First half Kinsale chances fell to defenders Jeremy O’Donovan and Florence Lynch and neither, though well placed in the penalty box, found the target.

Lynch had help from centre-half Dave Keating throughout, notably in the 29th minute. Then a superb pass forward by Kinsale midfielder Colin Kilty put McCarthy through the middle but Keating stayed with him and made a timely tackle to concede a corner.

The opener came in the 32nd minute. Following a foul on Ken Harrington, Coyle hit a terrific 19-yard free kick. Lynch dived to his left but the ball beat him. It came back off the post and then hit his fallen body. The soft rebound might well have crossed the line but McCarthy, always on the alert, ran in ahead of the defence to make sure.

Kinsale were on top for the first ten minutes or so of the second half but didn't have luck on their side. Barry and Harrington combined well and placed McCarthy who beat Lynch but referee Steve O’Connell ruled that the striker was offside and a few minutes later turned down Kinsale appeals for a spotter.

It hadn’t been the most exciting of games and got even quieter for a spell. While Mary's were trying hard, there seemed little real danger to Graham Quinn’s goal. But the Saints enlivened the encounter with an unexpected 72nd minute equaliser. A terrific right wing cross by Steve Hosford was expertly finished off at the far post by the unmarked O’Connor to make it 1-1.

The Kinsale management team, Ger Foran and player Peter Jones, began to bring in their subs but the switches didn't have the desired results until extra time. Scorer McCarthy did have a few shooting chances, a couple from frees, but failed to beat Lynch again in normal time.

Kinsale came very close in the final minute of the first period of extra time when a 25 yard power packed drive from the outstanding Kilty spun wide off the outside of Lynch’s left hand post.

Kinsale, with the trio of subs prominent, took over in the second period. They came very close two minutes in when, following good approach play by Ryan and Harrington, McCarthy had his shot well saved at close quarters by the keeper.

The seasiders went ahead two minutes later, thanks to the three subs. Prior and Craig McCarthy combined and sent Ryan in to the box to blast past the keeper from 14 yards.

Kinsale made it 3-1 with less than two minutes to go. Ryan was denied but the hasty clearance fell to Craig McCarthy and, with the keeper well out of his goal, he tried to lob the ball into the net. It wouldn’t have made it but Derek McCarthy outjumped the last defender to head home and make the final score 3-1.

St Mary’s: Keith Lynch, Anthony O’Callaghan, Ken O’Sullivan, Thomas O’Connor (captain), Dave Keating, Liam King, Noel Barry, Stephen Hosford, James O’Sullivan, Robbie Murphy and Colm Coveney. Subs used: Adrian O’Callaghan for O’Connor (start of extra time) and Leonard Lyons for O’Sullivan (107th minute).
Kinsale: Graham Quinn, Lyndon Kiely, Florence Lynch (captain), Peter Jones, Colin Kilty, Ryan Coyle, Jeremy O’Donovan, Derek McCarthy, Ken Harrington, Dave Barry and Daniel Searls. Subs used: Sean Prior for Searls (57th minute), Craig McCarthy for Coyle (65th) and Declan Ryan for Barry (start of extra time).

Referee: Stephen O’Connell.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Cork Youth League Results

FAI Umbro U17 Cup fourth round: Kilcock Celtic (Kildare) 1 College Corinthians 3.
Murphy Cup second round: Douglas Hall 4 Springfield Ramblers 2.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

AOH Cup 3rd Round: Blarney St Ath 3 Killumney Utd 1.
FAI Junior Cup 7th Round: Pearse Celtic A 2 St Peters FC (Athlone) 4.
AUL 1A: UCC 2 Strand Utd A 1.
AUL3A: Carrigaline Utd 0 Temple Utd 4.

Friday, February 05, 2016

                                     FRIDAY'S RESULT IN THE AOH CUP

AOH CUP 3rd ROUND: Blarney Street Ath 3-1 Killumney United.
Christopher Butt (2), John Corcoran                       Dave Kenny.

                    GAMES OFF TONIGHT (FRIDAY, 5TH FEB)

The following games have been cancelled tonight:

St Michael's Cup quarter-final: Buttevant v Knocknaheeny Celtic 

City Challenge Cup 1st Round: City Wanderers v Greenwood B.

Nostalgia MOTD Jan 2006 Coachford v Ballyvolane


Coachford 0 Ballyvolane 2

A magnificent first half save by Ger Condon and two goals in the third quarter by Martin Cronin earned first division underdogs Ballyvolane a shock 2-0 advance over Premier outfit Coachford in the Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup.

It was a grim morning at The Glebe for Coachford manager Mickey Walsh. His game plan worked a treat in the first half except for the key fact that his charges didn't take their chances.

It was a different story after the interval. By then, Ballyvolane player-manager Derek Mellerick had his side clicking, though it took a soft goal to put them on their way.

That opener came in the 62nd minute after good combination, by Peter Nugent and Paul O’Callaghan on a Ballyvolane break, had produced a corner. Cronin swung it in. Keeper Peter O’Riordan had the harsh sun in his eyes, and the ball dropped over the line.

Ballyvolane were quick to break from Coachford frees and corners and usually found quite an amount of space up the right. It happened again in the 65th minute and Cronin broke into the box. Colleague Dave Swann was waiting on the penalty spot for a pass and the defence also seemed to expect a pull back but Cronin let fly from an narrow angle and lifted the roof of the net.

Despite having three subs on, Coachford disappointed after that setback. True, they fought hard but lacked inspiration. They did come close in the 78th minute, thanks to their two senior players. Skipper Paddy Martin whipped in a terrific cross from the left but midfielder Darren O’Brien got under it and headed over Condon’s bar from close range.

The better chances continued to fall to Ballyvolane and Cronin had a few opportunities of completing a hat trick. One came in the 67th minute. Again he found acres of space on the right and, from 18 yards, flicked the ball past the advancing keeper but it hopped just wide of the far post.

In the 79th minute, sub Kevin O'Keeffe hit a brilliant diagonal ball from half-way and found Cronin on the edge of the box but his shot was blocked before it really got going and the hat trick will have to wait for another day.

Coachford will look back with regret to that first half and the chances that went a begging. The first came in the 13th minute when, following good work by JP Heffernan and Alfie Davis, Finnegan got a close range heading chance but, unmarked, he directed his effort wide of the near post.

While Coachford dominated possession in this period, they didn't make that many chances but had one again in the 35th minute. This followed a terrific run on the right touchline by defender Ciaran Lucey. His cross was knocked out to the 18-yard line but Heffernan got well under it and there was no danger to Condon’s goal.

The turning point came in the 41st minute. Condon was caught a yard or two off his line when Steve Hackett let fly from 30 yards. That shot cracked off the bar and bounced out but Condon recovered to incredibly knock away the close range follow-up effort by Finnegan.

Coachford would not create as clear a chance again. The second half belonged to the visitors and in particular to young Cronin. Ballyvolane are away to either Cloughjordan of Tipperary or Drinagh Rangers of the West Cork League in the fifth round.

Coachford: Peter O’Riordan, Paddy Martin (captain), Steven Goulding, Ruan Linehan, Ciaran Lucey, Darren O'Brien, Alfie Davis, JP Heffernan, Eric Ryan, David Finnegan and Steve Hackett. Subs used: Robert O’Keeffe for Davis (55th minute), Colm O’Grady for Ryan (60th) and Keith Linzell for Linehan (68th).
Ballyvolane: Ger Condon, John O’Driscoll (captain), Derek Mellerick, Steven Burns, Paul O’Callaghan, Peter Nugent, Brendan Nyhan, Niall Guiton, Dave Keohane, Martin Cronin and Dave Swann. Sub used: Kevin O’Keeffe for Swann (76th).

Referee: Denis Crowley. Assistants: Damien O’Mahony and Richard Murphy.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Friday 12th February Ko . 7.45pm
Presidents Cup 2nd Round
City Wanderers v Ballinhassig, CIT Bishopstown, K.O’Keeffe
Premier League
Blarney St Ath v Killumney Utd, Mayfield Community School, D.Coleman
Saturday 13th February Ko. 2.00pm
Mossie Linnane League Cup Quarter Final
Pearse Celtic A v Innishvilla A, Leaghanamore, D.Coleman
AOH Cup 3rd Round
Grattan Utd A v De Corcey Albon, O.Neill Pk, P.Buckley
Coachford v Buttevant, The Glebe, Ken Hennessy
AOH Cup 4th Round
Kilreen Celtic v Corkbeg, Murphys Farm, M.Barry
Donoughmore Ath v Blackstone Rovers, Donoughmore, M.O’Flaherty
Park Utd A v Glenthorn Celtic A, Brigown, Ray Murphy
City Challenge Cup 1st Round
Hillington v Temple Utd, Pophams Field, K.O’Keeffe
Bohemians v Fairview, Fairfield, D.Daly
County Cup 1st Round
Macroom B v Richmond, Town Pk, Pat Hennessy
Waterloo B v St John Boscos B, Whitechurch Community Centre, Jonathan Hennessy
CFC Banteer v Bweeng Celtic, Banter Sports Field, P.O’Sullivan
Premier A League
Glen Celtic v Dillons Cross Ath, Glen Pk, Richard Murphy
Knockraha v Springfield, GACA Pitches, Brooklodge, D.Cronin
UCC v Leeview Ath, The Farm, J.O;Reilly
Lakewood Ath v Greenmount Rangers, Ovens, S.O’Connell
Cloughduv Celtic v Watergrasshill Utd, Fr O Driscoll Park, T.Callanan
Sunday 14th February Ko. 10.45am Unless Otherwise Stated
Munster Junior Cup 5th Round
Janesboro v Carrigtwohill Utd A, Pearse Stadium, Janesboro, 2.00pm LDL
St Michaels Cup Quarter Final
Crescent Ath v Waterloo A, Regional Pk, M.Barry
Saxone Cup Quarter Final
Glenthorn Celtic B, Newmarket Town, Glenthorn Pk, K.O’Keeffe
City Challenge Cup 1st Round
Pearse Celtic B v Glen Celtic B, Leaghanamore, Ken Hennessy
Castleview v Dunbar Celtic, O’Sullivan Pk, 2.00pm, Richard Murphy
Premier A League
Cathedral Celtic v Greenwood, Fairfield, Ray Murphy
Rylane Celtic v Macroom, Rylane, P.Buckley
Strand Utd v Knocknaheeny Celtic, Ballyanley, D.Cronin
Grangevale v Glenvale, Grangevale Pk, J.O’Reilly
Innishavilla v Hibernians, Knocknacurra Innishannon, M.O’Flaherty
Park Utd v Tower FC, Brigown, S.O’Connell
Castlelack v Greenwood, Castlelack, 2.00pm, Pat Hennessy
Los Zarcos v Strand Utd, Town Pk, Millstreet, T.Callanan
Parkview Cetic v Blackpool Celtic, Garryduff, P.O’Sullivan
Grattan Utd v Knockraha, O’Neill Pk, M.Doody

UCC v Churchvilla, The Farm, 2.00pm, Jonathan Hennessy  

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

FAI Junior Cup 7th Round

Pearse Celtic A v St Peters FC (Athlone)

Please note: This game has now been switched to Colaiste an Stiofan Naofa at 2pm.


AUL3A - Kick off time switched from 3pm to 5pm.

Carrigaline Utd v Temple Utd, Ballea Pk, 5.00pm, A. Browne


Monday, February 01, 2016

Nostalgia MOTD Village v Killarney Celtic Jan 2006


Village United 0 Killarney Celtic 2

Killarney Celtic scored late in each half to claim a merited 2-0 away win over Village United in the Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup at Silverheights on Saturday afternoon.

Two nil probably flattered the visitors, who were under pressure for much of the second half. But Village failed to take their chances, created mainly by Howard Coakley (in the first half) and by skipper Jinty O’Sullivan, in the second.

The Cork side came close to scoring in the 5th minute when a Will O’Callaghan effort drew a nervous response from the Killarney keeper but he redeemed himself by getting back to his line to punch away the follow up header by Richard Burns.

Killarney themselves had a chance in the next minute when the impressive David Hayes headed the ball on from a throw-in. Peter McCarthy was in behind the defence but his angle was narrow, his volley no where near the target.

Coakley was causing the visiting defence problems but Village weren’t making the best use of the consequent free kicks, as illustrated in the 26th minute when Steve Hackett turned up unmarked at the far post but headed Jinty’s long free wide. 

A few minutes later, Coakley himself volleyed wide after an O’Sullivan corner broke loose.

Killarney were also getting their share of the free kicks and half chances but the Village defence was sharp at this stage and their tackling was spot on.

They did make an error in the 33rd minute and gave the ball back to David Hayes. He found McCarthy in the box but central defender Hackett stepped in to neatly dis-possess the Killarney raider.

McCarthy though would have better luck in the 44th minute. Then he raced onto a through ball and held off his marker Rob O’Regan before firing a powerful 16 yard strike past keeper O’Donovan to open the scoring.

Celtic seemed to be determined to finish the job in the early stages of the second half and, without creating too much, camped in the Village half. 

They did come very close to a second in the 50th minute when, after good approach play, Jimmy Falvey hit a ball across the penalty area and McCarthy was only a whisker away from making contact in front of goal.

Village’s first shot of note in the second half, came from a 60th minute Jinty free that sped just over. Three minutes later, his corner created  panic in the Celtic box but the Killarney lads survived the scramble.

Midway through, Jinty broke up the right and sent over an inviting cross but there was no colleague on hand to finish it off. From then on, Killarney defended sternly. The no nonsense clearances of John Doyle, parhaps their man of the match, were a feature of the play in the final quarter.

Neither side created much in that period, until the 87th minute when Killarney sub Vladimir Sirotiak got on the end of a right wing corner and, unmarked, headed just over from a few yards out.

Vladimir had better luck in the next minute. Celtic quickly moved the ball upfield after a Village attack. The final pass was overhit and keeper Jamie O’Donovan dashed out to clear. But his kick went straight to the Celtic raider and he neatly lifted it over O’Donovan’s head and into the empty net to increase the winning margin to flattering proportions.

It was a reasonably entertaining game and both teams deserve credit for their sportsmanship, neither giving efficient referee Damien O’Mahony and his team any bother at all.

Village United: Jamie O’Donovan, Jonathan O’Sullivan (captain), Rob O’Regan, Kelvin O’Leary, Stephen Hackett, Terry Lotty, Brian Sheehan, Kieran O’Callaghan, Richard Burns, Barry Quirke and Howard Coakley. Subs used: Dan Lucey for Sheehan (60th minute) and Patrick Dilworth for Coakley (80th).
Killarney Celtic: Michael Gustaif, John McDonagh, Alan Nagle, Brian Spillane (captain), Donal O’Sullivan, Pa McGrath, John Doyle, David Hayes, Stephen Hayes, Peter McCarthy and Jimmy Falvey. Subs used: Vladimir Sirotiak for McGrath (67th minute), Denis Moriarty for McCarthy (85th) and James Hurley for S. Hayes (89th).

Referee: Damien O’Mahony. Assistants: Denis Crowley and Richie Murphy.