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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Carrig keeper Adrian Kidney watches as Colin Santry clears off the line during Saturday's AOH Cup in Slatty Park. Carrigtwohill 1 Ballincollig 3.

Late: WGH Utd A 2 -0 Grattan Utd B (AET)


Lucozade Sport Munster Senior Cup: Grattan United 4 Fermoy 3.
Umbro FAI Junior Cup: Coachford v Midleton off.
Murphy's Stout AOH Cup: Village Utd A 5 St John Bosco's A 1; Carrigtwohill Utd 1 Ballincollig 3; Knockraha A 0 Hillington B 2; Knockavilla Celtic 2 Hillington A 3; Castleview A 1 Casement Celtic A 1, Casement won 4-2 on pens; Blarney Street Athletic 3 Mayfield Utd 1 (aet); Pearse Celtic 0 Wilton Utd 3; Fairview 1 Knocknaheeny Celtic 1, Knocknaheeny won 4-3 on pens; Waterloo 2 Brooklodge Utd 3 (aet); Hibernians B 3 Passage B 0; Greenmount Rangers 4 Churchvilla 3; Central Rovers 2 Castleview B 1; Macroom A 4 Leeview 1; Park Utd 4 Glen Celtic 0; Coachford B 2 Dunbar Celtic 2, Coachford won 4-3 on pens; Watergrasshill Utd B 0 Kinsale 4; Postal Celtic 0 Ballyphehane Celtic 3; Glanworth Utd 4 Afton Villa 1; Millstreet Celtic 5 Lee Rangers 2; Buttevant B 1 Ballincollig B 2; Ballintotis 4 Hibernians A 3; De Courcey 2 Leeds B 8; Blackpool Celtic 2 Ballyvolane B 2, Ballyvolane won 4-2 on pens; Ard-na-Laoi 1 Richmond 0; Rathcoole Rovers B 3 Shandon Celtic 2 (aet); Glenvale 3 Macroom B 2; Killumney Utd 1 Leeds A 2; Casement Celtic B 0 Dillon's Cross 7; Inter City Celtic 2 Dunbar Celtic 5; Killowen 3 Blackstone Rovers 2; CFC Banteer 2 Examiner/Echo 3 (aet); Kanturk B 4 Village Utd B 1; Innishvilla 0 Kanturk A 1; Mallow Utd 3 Knockraha B 1 (aet); Rylane Celtic 2 Albert Rovers 1; Donoughmore Athletic 1 Villa Utd 2 (aet).
Murphy's Stout Premier A: Ballyvolane 3 Springfield 0.
Murphy's Stout AUL First Division: Rathcoole Rovers 2 Crescent Athletic 1; Bohemians 2 Park Utd 1; UCC 1 Douglas Hall 5.
Murphy's Stout AUL Second Division: Passage A 2 Shanavoher Celtic 1; Kilreen Celtic 1 City Wanderers 1; St John Bosco’s 1 Corkbeg 2.
Murphy's Stout Third Division: Parkview Celtic 1 Wilton Utd 3; Springfield 1 Hibernians 0; Grangevale 5 Ballinhassig 3.
End of story

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Friday, September 28, 2007

GROUP 3: Cork A.U.L., West Cork League, Limerick Desmond League.

West Cork League v Cork A.U.L. 28th/29th October 2007.
Limerick Desmond v West Cork 17th/18th November 2007.
Limerick Desmond v Cork A.U.L. 05th/06th January 2008.
Games to be played on or before the dates mentioned.

Albert Rovers looking for a manager, if interested please contact Lar on 0879839221 or Tom on 0872817714"
Draw For Semi-Finals of Linnane Cup;

1>. Ballyphehane Celtic v Park United; Pfizer Park

2>. Kinsale v Castleview; Fort Hill;

Dates to confirmed later.
Richie Browne

Fixtures AUL now at :

Saturday, September 22, 2007

late results - Kinsale 4 Kanturk 0; Churchvilla 2 Passage B 0; WGH A 2 Dillon's 0..

James Greene blasts in the second goal for Castleview in their 2-0 Premier League win over Coachford. Read all about it in Monday's ECHO and Tuesday's Star.

Umbro FAI Junior Cup: UCC 2 Crescent Athletic 2, UCC won 4-2 on pens.
Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup: Ballyphehane Celtic 3 Leeds 0; Glenthorn Celtic 0 Richmond 1; Macroom 2 Inter City Celtic 0; Rathcoole Rovers 3 Ballincollig B 0; Greenmount Rangers 2 Carrigtwohill Utd 3; Killumney Utd 0 Wilton United 1; Leeview Athletic 1 Pearse Celtic 3; Millstreet Celtic 5 Dunbar Celtic B 1; Hillington 1 Casement Celtic B 1, Hillington won 4-2 pens; Ballyvolane 0 Buttevant 1.
Murphy's Stout St Michael's Cup: Ballyvolane 2 Innishvilla 1; Lee Rangers 1 Ballintotis 2.
Murphy’s Stout Saxone Cup: Glenvale 1 Fairview 3 (aet).
Murphy's Stout President's Cup: Rathcoole Rovers 0 Leeds 3; Parkview Celtic 1 Carrigaline 3; CFC Banteer 2 Coachford 3.
Murphy's Stout Premier Division: Park Utd 4 Villa Utd 2; Castleview 2 Coachford 0; Dunbar Celtic 1 Springfield 2; Knockavilla Celtic 1 Village Utd 4; Leeside 1 Grattan Utd 1.
Murphy's Stout First Division: Hibernians 1 Postal Celtic 1; Glanworth Utd 2 Park Utd 0; Ballincollig 4 Albert Rovers 1.
Murphy's Stout Second Division: Central Rovers 3 St John Bosco's 4; Strand Utd 3 Shanavoher Celtic 2; Waterloo 0 Rylane Celtic 1; Passage A 3 Mallow Utd 2; Castleview 3 Village Utd 4; Corkbeg 2 Knocknaheeny Celtic 3; City Wanderers 1 Blackpool Celtic 1; Donoughmore Athletic 2 Killowen 1.
Murphy's Stout Third Division: Hillington 0 Hibernians 0; Springfield 2 Ballinhassig 4; Grangevale 2 Irish Examiner/Echo 1; Ard-na-Laoi 3 De Courcey Rovers 3; Wilton Utd 2 Watergrasshill Utd 1; Los Zarcos 4 Buttevant 1; Macroom 9 Knockraha 2.
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Friday, September 21, 2007

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH @ 2.30PM (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED) Munster Senior Cup First Round (Extra time and Penalties if Required) Grattan United v Fermoy, O`Neill Park (Tom Tully).
UMBRO FAI JUNIOR CUP. First Round (Extra time and Penalties if Required). Coachford FC. v Midleton Utd, The Glebe (Damien O`Mahony).
AUL 1 UCC A v Douglas Hall, The Farm (Pat McAuliffe).
AUL 1A Rathcoole Rovers A v Crescent Ath, Cooney Park (Con Long). Buttevant A v Glenthorn B, Abbey View (Mark O`Flynn).
AUL 2 Kilreen Celtic v City Wanderers, Murphy’s Farm (Denis Daly).
AUL 3 Parkview Celtic v Wilton United B, Crossbarry (Eddie Mullins).
AOH Cup First Round(Extra time and Penalties if Required). Village United A v St. John Bosco’s A, Silverheights Park (Willie Long). Carrigtwohill United v Ballincollig A, Slatty Park (Stewart Joyce). Knockraha A v Hillington B, Pigeon Hill (Thomas Lynch). Knockavilla Celtic v Hillington A, Knockavilla (Stephen O`Connell). Castleview A v Casement Celtic A, O`Sullivan Park (Michael O`Farrell). Blarney St. Athletic v Mayfield United, Monard (Richard Murphy). Pearse Celtic v Wilton United A, Clashduv Road (John Thompson). Fairview v Knocknaheeny Celtic, North Villa Park (Tony Thompson). Waterloo v Brooklodge United, Grenagh (Edward Geaney). Hibernians B v Passage B, Shanbally (James O`Reilly). Coachford B v Dunbar Celtic B, Carrigadrohid (Paul O`Reilly). CFC Banteer v Irish Examiner/Echo, Banteer (Brendan O`Regan). Greenmount Rangers A v Churchvilla, Murphy’s Farm (Ted Callanan). Central Rovers v Castleview B, Central Park (Frank O`Neill). Macroom A v Leeview AFC, Town Park (Alan Jackson). Park United A v Glen Celtic, Brigown Park (Jim Haines). Watergrasshill United B v Kinsale, Skehanagh Park (Pat Clancy). SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH @ 10.45AM (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED). Premier A League Ballyvolane A v Springfield A, Ballyvolane Park (Billy Falvey).
AUL 1A Bohemians v Park United B, North Villa Park (Pat Cronin).
AUL 2A Passage A v Shanavoher, Passage (Pat McAuliffe). AUL 2B St John Bosco’s v Corkbeg, Water Rock Park (Denis Donovan).
AUL 3 Grangevale v Ballinhassig, Grangevale Park (Denis Cronin). Springfield B v Hibernians C, Pat O`Brien Park (Denis Morley).

AOH Cup First Round (Extra time and Penalties if Required). Watergrasshill United A v Grattan United B, Skehanagh Park (Jim McGrath). Postal Celtic v Ballyphehane Celtic, O`Sullivan Park (Willie Long). Glanworth United v Afton Villa, Glanworth Park (Frank O’Neill). Millstreet Celtic v Lee Rangers, Town Park (Jim Haines). Buttevant B v Ballincollig B, Abbey View (Thomas Long). Kanturk B v Village United B, Banteer Road (Stewart Joyce). Ballintotis v Hibernians A, Churchtown North (Mark O`Flynn). Innishvilla v Kanturk A, Skevanish (Graham Duffy). Mallow United v Knockraha B, St Josephs Road 2.30pm(Thomas Lynch). De Courcey Rovers v Leeds B, Eli Lilly (John Harte). Rylane Celtic v Albert Rovers, Glounaglough (Con Long). Blackpool Celtic v Ballyvolane B, Kilcully (John Thompson). Los Zarcos v Carrigaline, Millstreet (Alan Jackson). Ard-na-Laoi v Richmond, Leemount Cross (Denis Daly). Donoughmore Athletic v Villa United, Killowen 2.30pm. (Stephen O`Connell). Rathcoole Rvrs B v Shandon Celtic, Cooney Park (Peter O`Sullivan). Glenvale v Macroom B, Regional Park (Tony Thompson). Killumney United v Leeds A, Killeady (Michael O`Farrell). Casement Celtic B v Dillon's Cross, Casement Park (Edward Geaney). Inter City Celtic v Dunbar Celtic A, Popham’s Field (Damien O’Mahony). Killowen v Blackstone Rovers, Killowen (Brendan O`Regan).
End of story

Thursday, September 20, 2007

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Football Association of Ireland
Press Release
The World Unites in Fair Play
Tuesday, September 18th 2007

The Football Association of Ireland and its President, David Blood, appeal to players, referees, fans and officials throughout the country to help praise and promote the spirit of fair play of FIFA World Fair Play Day.

FIFA is holding the eleventh World FAIR Day over this week, 15th – 23rd September. These dates have been chosen to link this year’s events to another special celebration: the United Nations International Day of Peace (21st September), an invitation to all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities around the world.

The football family therefore wishes to commemorate the International Day of Peace by using the wonderful game and – most notably 0 its annual Fair Play celebration. This initiative has the personal support of FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter.

“Fair Play is essential to our sport and to everyone involved in it,” described David Blood. “We need to cherish and nurture the values of sporting spirit and work tirelessly to keep up the momentum. We are appealing to all football fans in Ireland to help us celebrate FIFA Fair Play Day and the International Day of Peace successfully.”

President Blatter recognizes the fundamental role of Fair Play in sport and the need to apply it to all sporting activities, including children’s activities. “Children need strong values to grow up with, and football, being a team sport, makes them realise how essential discipline, respect team spirit and fair play are for the game and for life,” he commented. “FIFA’s Fair Play campaign involves much more than simply promoting Fair Play on the pitch during a competition. FIFA is committed to encouraging Fair Play in society too, beginning with our future – with children,” he said.

“The common way of commemorating the International Day of Peace is by observing a moment of silence or holding a special ceremony,” the FIFA President added. “FIFA would like to encourage its member associations to do this by gathering around a football pitch, highlighting the values of Fair Play, and reminding the football family of the meaning of peace and the need for commitment to its realization.”

This is the eleventh FIFA Fair Play Day to be celebrated since its introduction in 1997 and the fourth time it will be linked to the International Day of Peace. In previous years, activities have been held in dozens of countries around the world, from grass roots to top-flight football and in many community based projects.

Issued on behalf of the Football Association of Ireland by:
Fran Whearty
Communications Executive
Football Association of Ireland
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Waterloo's Brian Linehan (left) clashes with Grattan's Christy Walsh during last Sunday's Saxone Cup game at The Fairfield. Grattan Utd 0 Waterloo 3.

A number of clubs have still failed to pay affiliation fees for the season. The Management Committee have decided to publish fixtures involving these teams but to then cancel them and award the points to their opponents.

The disciplinary meeting arranged for Wednesday next 19th Sept has been changed to Thursday 20th at 7pm in the Doughcloyne Hotel.

The FAI consultation meeting on non-league football will take place today Wednesday in the Rochestown Park Hotel, starting at 7.00pm.

Please ring in your results and match details to Billy Lyons at 087 7937789; on Sundays ring between 1.00pm and 6.00pm; if you play Saturdays, ring before 7.00. Text messages also accepted but if your phone has an email facility, please use it in preference, as it will make it easier at this end. In any event, emails may be sent to but remember that the same time deadlines apply. Note this is a new email address for this season.

Monday, September 17, 2007

I intend doing
MJC Glenthorn v Richmond Sat 3.00 at St Aidan's
Prem Leeside v Grattan Sun 10.45 Little Island.
Please let me know of any changes.
from referee Stephen O'Connell


The convenience of the internet brings us many offers and advertisements in regards to our interests.

I have been refereeing in Cork for the past 12 years and use it to escape the house on a Sunday morning just like all of us. Some e-mails are circulating the net with advice on screening of athletes and I was delighted to see on the AUL blogspot comments from our sports colleague at Leeview AFC, Dr David Hall, in relation to health screening for athletes and I completely agree with him.

Its great to hear the views of someone so highly qualified as him and who is aware of the local football scene. Mens health issues and screening are best addressed in the relationship between the family GP and patient.

From time to time one day first aid sports related courses with cert are offered locally by various parties. Some publish the content in advance in the form of e-mail and appear to have a very large and busy schedule for one days work. Sometimes the terminology used in these
courses are more medical than words commonly used in first aid.

Personally I feel as a former first aid instructor that the “Occupational First Aid Course “ which is either a three day event or 2 hours for 12 nights is the best way to learn and become certified as a first aider. I feel the voluntary First Aid bodies like St Johns Ambulance, Order of Malta, and Irish Red Cross , who cover many sport events and offer these courses at night for a small fee are the most experienced in delivering the first aid course.

I feel their longer course taught more slowly is the best way for clubmen to learn fist aid.
Stephen O Connell
Nat Registry of Paramedics
& Army Medical Corps

Saturday, September 15, 2007

action shot from Village 2 Dunbar 1; read all about it in Monday's ECHO.

a few missing!!!

UMBRO FAI JUNIOR CUP: Kinsale 8 Leeds B 0; Blackstone Rovers 1 Leeside 3; Hillington 0 Ballyvolane 1 (aet); College Corinthians 0 Greenmount Rangers 1; Millstreet Celtic 0 Springfield 3; Inter City Celtic 0 Glenvale 2; Innishvilla 1 Hibernians 5; Greenwood 1 Templemount Celtic 1, Celtic won 5-4 on pens..

Murphy's Stout St Michael's Cup: Richmond 4 Dillon's Cross 0; Knockraha 1 Bohemians 3; Postal Celtic 2 Park Utd 1; Ballincollig 1 Leeside 2.

Murphy's Stout Saxone Cup: Strand Utd 1 City Wanderers 2; Central Rovers v Knocknaheeny Celtic, abandoned due to injury to player; Hibernians 1 Village Utd 2; Rylane Celtic v Passage B off; Donoughmore Athletic 3 Lakewood Athletic 4 (aet); Killowen 2 Shanavoher Celtic 2, Shanavoher win 5-4 on pens; St John Bosco’s 0 Shandon Celtic 1; Passage A 4 Mallow Utd 1; Churchvilla 2 Corkbeg 1; Grattan Utd 0 Waterloo 3.

Murphy's Stout President's Cup: Ballincollig 1 Wilton Utd 2; Kanturk 5 Macroom 3; Los Zarcos 1 Irish examiner/Echo 2; Knockraha 0 Grangevale 4; De Courcey Rovers 2 Ballinhassig 10.

Murphy's Stout Premier League: Castleview 1 Park Utd 1; Villa United 2 Grattan Utd 4.

Murphy's Stout Premier A: Wilton Utd 2 Blarney Street Athletic 0; Village Utd 2 Dunbar Celtic 1; Macroom 3 Leeds 2.

Murphy’s Stout Third Division: Hibernians 3 Watergrasshill Utd 0; Leeview 2 Springfield 1.

End of story
Leeview's David Hall airs his views on earlier post re health and injuries in sport

Whilst I agree with the sentiments put forward in some much detail in your blog, I would have to in this case air caution to the over exuberance of clubs to embark on a detailed medical assessment of their playing staff.

Whilst I do agree that all clubs should have on their staff a person who can assist and provide help in situations of emergency it is imperative that any medical diagnosis or treatment is performed by trained and suitably qualified medical staff either attending paramedic or Doctors or Nurses. Screening for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can be carried out in conjunction with an individuals local GP and its in this environment I would suggest that this be done, whilst injuries to players arising during a game should be triaged by a trained club member who should be trained in first aid and subsequently dealt with by a trained physiotherapist or medical practitioner.

A club medical bag (First Aid kit) should contain only items that provide minor first aid and should only be used by a person suitably qualified to use them.

Whilst the screening for this congenital disorder is crucial in its diagnosis I would implore those who play sports and in particular the players playing football and rugby at grass roots football to look at other risk factors.

Alcohol consumption, diet and the training methods used by some clubs need to be looked at very carefully. A lot of the players who currently ply their trade in the AUL will infact remain there throughout their sporting life time. There is no embarrassment in this and I feel that if a professional approach is taken by management of a club despite the status of the team in relation to smoking, diet, alcohol consumption, and overall warm up and training etc then it limits the risk of other complications that can arise.

We play football for the love of the game but we also do it for the exercise and stress relief.

Dr David Hall ( Leeview AFC)
Director of Clinical Research
Clinical Conduct Associates Ltd

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Friday, September 14, 2007

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The importance of sports health check-ups
(by C. Goggin, J. Galcera, F. Galvan, M. Castillo Martinez, E Pechenkin,)
How many coaches and instructors reading this are aware of the health status of the athletes they are training? How many are training athletes who should not be involved in certain sports at all on medical grounds? How many coaches realise that they have a legal obligation to have key medical data on their athletes from a Duty of Care perspective?

Over the last couple of years and last few weeks in particular, the country’s media has given significant coverage to the sudden death of a small number of young athletes. On one hand this has made people think a little bit more about their own health or that of their children, but it has to be said that it has also caused unnecessary fear among parents that their children might drop dead suddenly. One of the main medical conditions that has attracted such attention is called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We would have to examine 200,000 children and adolescents to find 1,000 that might be described as “at risk” and then only one of those would actually die. That is to say 0.0005% of those examined. Having said that, it is thought that 1 in 500 people might have the condition.
The purpose of the sports health check-up is three-fold. Primarily it is to try and identify underlying medical conditions that may limit sports participation or place the athlete at increased risk. For example, the condition exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) is undiagnosed in up to 20% of athletes and can have catastrophic consequences. It is present in 40% of athletes with hay fever.
Secondly, the check-up tries to identify physical deficiencies that may increase the risk of injury for the athlete. For example, an incompletely rehabilitated ankle sprain or instability of the knee or shoulder. When such is identified a suitable rehabilitation programme should be given to the athlete.
Finally, it provides an opportunity for health promotion, giving the chance to discuss health related issues with the athlete. It also allows for interaction between adolescents and a health care professional and, as over 50% of adolescents never come into contact with the health care system during their development, this can be a significant aspect of the check-up. Given the chance, many teenagers will voice concerns or worries that they may have about their health. Something they might find very difficult with a parent.
The sports health check-up has two distinct parts. First is the personal and family health history, and second is the examination itself. The importance of the health history cannot be underestimated. If questions are answered honestly on the health questionnaire, it is capable of revealing up to 75% of conditions that may affect the athlete’s sports participation. It is actually more sensitive in many ways than the examination itself in this regard. The family history is extremely important in evaluating the risk of serious heart conditions such as HCM, Marfan’s syndrome (a connective tissue disorder that can affect the heart and lungs as well as other structures and organs), and Long QT syndrome (a disorder of the heart’s electrical system). However, more than 60% of teenage athletes do not complete the health questionnaire honestly. It light of this it is extremely important to stress to athletes that the overriding purpose of the sports health check-up is to protect them from possible future harm. It is essentially, for their own safety and protection.
The health history focuses primarily, though not exclusively, on the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and the neurologic systems. Key questions that should be asked are about:-
details of fainting during or after exercise
history chest pain during exercise
details of excessive tiredness
history of heart murmurs
history of high blood pressure
family history of sudden cardiac death
history of rheumatic fever
history of recent infections
wheezing or difficulty in breathing during or after exercise
coughing during or after exercise
history of concussion or head injury
history of numbness or pins & needles
recurrent headaches
previous sprains, fractures or dislocations
history of heat illness *
[Some sports organisations in Ireland are bringing their athletes to training camps or competitions overseas. However, travelling to warmer climates can pose serious threats to athletes who are unaccustomed to competing in hot conditions. The two leading causes of non-traumatic and non-heart-related deaths in sport are exertional hyperthermia and exertional rhabdomyolysis. When body temperature goes above 40OC it becomes life-threatening. At 41OC brain death begins, and at 45OC death is almost certain. Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of skeletal muscle that can lead to acute kidney failure and death].
With respect to the physical exam, the focus is on, but is not restricted to, the same three systems as in the health history. With some sports it is also important to monitor an athlete’s weight-to-height ratio as within weight classification sports, some athletes may use unsafe methods of weight control such as the use of diuretics to lose weight or steroids to increase weight. Such monitoring may also alert the examiner to eating disorders among athletes and consequently appropriate professional referral may be made if such conditions are thought to be present.

Key aspects of the cardiovascular exam should include blood pressure, peripheral pulse palpation (check), and auscultation of the heart (listening with a stethoscope). If the history or the physical exam raises concern to the examiner then the next stage in the evaluation is referral for a chest x-ray and electrocardiogram (ECG), but other tests might include stress testing and echocardiography. Nonetheless, an ECG is recommended in the following situations:-
the athlete is over 40 years of age
history of heart disease, previous arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), or fainting
family history of sudden cardiac death or cardiac abnormalities
the athlete has diabetes

From a muscle and bone point of view, the concentration is on looking at the range of motion and symmetric strength of the major joints. In juvenile athletes the exam tries to identify bone related disorders, some of which are largely self-rectifying but others may require surgery or at the very least a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon. These conditions mostly affect the spine, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle and toes. They include scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis, Panner’s disease, bursitis, avulsion fractures, osteitis pubis, hernia, Perthes’ disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, stress fractures, Sinding-Larsen Johansson syndrome, Osgood-Schlatter’s disease, Pellegrini-Stieda’s disease, Sever’s disease, and Freiberg’s disease. It is extremely important that a juvenile athlete who has groin pain is medically assessed each time due to the number of possible causes of such pain. It should NEVER be assumed that groin pain in children and adolescents is simply a “groin strain”.

The neurologic exam should look at reflexes, pupil response and symmetry*, and with respect to contact sports, head injury baseline data is absolutely essential.
[* Some people have unequal pupils (anisocoria – shown right) and in most cases it is perfectly harmless. However, this must be documented for athletes in contact sports during a sports health check-up because unequal pupils as a result of a head injury is potentially an extremely serious sign, possibly requiring brain surgery within one hour].
Other aspects of the exam include an abdominal exam to rule out an enlarged liver or spleen. These conditions often accompany glandular fever, a common condition among adolescents and college students, (it is also known as the ‘kissing disease’ after all!). A check of visual acuity is also important, most especially for martial arts and boxing athletes. For example, an athlete with less that 20/60 vision in either eye would be prohibited from participation in many martial arts.
Genital exams are not routinely carried out on female athletes unless their health histories would indicate a value in doing so. Male genital exams are typically undertaken to rule out (1) undescended testes, (2) growths on the testes, and (3) hydroceles/spermatoceles (collections of fluid). All three require medical attention. It is also a valuable opportunity of teaching adolescents about the value of testicular self-examination.
Take a look at the list of medical conditions below where it is indicated whether it is safe or not to participate in sport at a given time or at all. You will notice immediately the number of times when an athlete would need a medical consultation before they can participate safely.
Bleeding disorders Needs medical evaluation before participation
Inflammation of the heart May NOT participate
High blood pressure Needs medical evaluation before participation
Congenital heart disease Needs medical evaluation before participation
Irregular heart rhythm Needs medical evaluation before participation
Heart murmur Needs medical evaluation before participation
Diabetes May participate
Diarrhoea May NOT participate
Eating disorders Needs medical evaluation before participation
Eye injury Needs medical evaluation before participation
(a repaired detached retina would prevent participation)
Epilepsy May NOT participate in contact martial arts unless cleared
to do so by a neurologist specialising in epilepsy.
Fever May NOT participate
History of heat illness Needs medical evaluation before participation
Hepatitis May participate
HIV May participate
Hydrocele/spermatocle Needs medical treatment before participation
Adsence of a kidney Needs medical evaluation before participation
Enlarged liver Needs medical evaluation before participation
Malignant growths Needs medical evaluation before participation
Neurologic disorders Needs medical evaluation before participation
Obesity Needs medical evaluation before participation
Organ transplant recipient Needs medical evaluation before participation
Absence of one ovary May participate
Respiratory conditions Needs medical evaluation before participation
Sickle cell disease Needs medical evaluation before participation
Sickle cell trait May participate
Skin disorders Needs medical evaluation before participation
Ligament sprains Needs a rehabilitation programme before participation
Enlarged spleen Needs medical evaluation before participation
Absence of one testicle Needs medical advice before participation
How are sports health check-ups arranged? Generally, the check-ups can be undertaken at a club’s premises is a suitable room is available. Suitable means not freezing cold, it should be well lit, very clean, and there should be access to running water nearby, though not coming through the roof as we experienced recently! Club coaches are given copies of the Health History Form for each athlete to complete and an appointment sheet where the coach should allocate a time for each athlete to attend. Generally it takes 15 minutes for the check-up to be completed but it is important that the health history is completed in advance of the check-up and brought along to it. The working day for Sports Medicine Ireland personnel is from 9.00am to 9.00pm, so we can examine an average of 50 athletes in a day. The cost of the sports health check-ups undertaken by Sports Medicine Ireland for 2007 is €20.00 per athlete. Your family GP can also undertake these examinations but the cost is likely to be higher. Please feel free to ask us for a copy of the medical form that should be completed for athletes if you are attending your GP for the examination. Sports health check-ups (just like pre-employment medicals) cannot be charged against medical cards according to the latest information from the Department of Social Welfare.
Sports Medicine Ireland is already heavily booked up for undertaking these sports health check-ups. If you are interested in these check-ups for your athletes, please contact us promptly. Further details are available by e-mail at
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UMBRO FAI JUNIOR CUPFirst Round (Extra time and Penalties if Required)UCC FC v Crescent Athletic, The Farm (Brendan O’Regan).
Munster Junior Cup Preliminary Round Draw (Extra time and Penalties if Required)Ballyphehane Celtic v Leeds A, Pfizer Park (Pat McAuliffe).Glenthorn Celtic v Richmond, St Aidan's College (Richard Murphy).Macroom v Inter City Celtic, Town Park (Stephen O’Connell).Rathcoole Rovers v Ballincollig B, Cooney Park (Jim Haines).Kinsale v Kanturk, Charles Fort (Tom Tully).Greenmount Rangers v Carrigtwohill Utd, Murphy's Farm (Graham Duffy).
St Michaels CupBallyvolane B v Innishvilla, Ballyvolane Park (Pat Clancy).
Saxone Cup First Round (Extra time and Penalties if Required).Brooklodge United v Blackstone Rovers, Pigeon Hill (Mark O’Flynn).
President’s Cup First Round(Extra time and Penalties if Required).Rathcoole Rovers B v Leeds B, Cooney Park (Edward Geaney).Parkview Celtic v Carrigaline, Crossbarry (Alan Jackson).CFC Banteer v Coachford B, Banteer Comm. School (Con Long).
Premier LeaguePark Utd A v Villa United, Brigown Park (John Thompson).Castleview A v Coachford A, O`Sullivan Park (Michael O`Farrell).
Premier A LeagueDunbar Celtic v Springfield A, Murphy’s Farm (Tony Thompson).Knockavilla Celtic v Village United A, Knockavilla (Ted Callanan).
AUL 1Hibernians A v Postal Celtic, Shanbally (Frank O`Neill).
AUL 2Lakewood Athletic v Grattan United B, Lakewood (Stewart Joyce).Casement Celtic v Kilreen Celtic, Casement Park (Thomas Lynch).
AUL 2 AStrand Utd v Shanavoher, Inniscarra Comm. Ctr (Denis Morley).
AUL 2 BCentral Rovers v St John Bosco’s B, Central Park (James O`Reilly).
AUL 3Hillington B v Hibernians C, Hillington Park (Eddie Mullins).
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD @ 10.45AM (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED).Munster Junior Cup Preliminary Round Draw (Extra time and Penalties if Required).Killumney United v Wilton United A, Killeady (Jim McGrath).Leeview Athletic v Pearse Celtic, Garryduff (Pat Cronin).Ballyvolane A v Buttevant AFC, Ballyvolane Park (Richard Murphy).Hillington v Casement Celtic B, Hillington Park (Stephen O’Connell).Millstreet Celtic v Dunbar Celtic B, Town Park (Michael O`Farrell).
St Michael’s CupGreenwood v Glenthorn Celtic B, Clashduv Road 3.00pm (Thomas Lynch).Lee Rangers v Ballintotis, Crossbarry (Billy Falvey).
Saxone Cup First Round (Extra time and Penalties if Required).Glenvale v Fairview, Regional Park (Ted Callanan).
Premier LeagueLeeside A v Grattan Utd, Little Island (Willie Long).
AUL 1Ballincollig A v Albert Rovers, Regional Park (Jim Haines).
AUL 1 AGlanworth United v Park United B, Glanworth Park (Stewart Joyce).
AUL 1 BGlen Celtic v Leeside, Glen Park (Mark O’Flynn).Watergrasshill Utd A v Dillon’s Cross Celtic Park (Tony Thompson).
AUL 2City Wanderers v Blackpool Celtic, Water Rock Park 3.00pm(Pat McAuliffe).
AUL 2ADonoughmore Ath v Killowen, Donoughmore Comm. Ctr 3.00pm(Brendan O’Regan).Passage A v Mallow United, Passage (Graham Duffy).Waterloo v Rylane Celtic, Grenagh (Thomas Lynch).
AUL 2 BCastleview B v Village Utd B, O`Sullivan Park 3.00pm(Thomas Long).Churchvilla v Passage B, Kilboy Cloyne (Con Long).Corkbeg v Knocknaheeny Celtic, Corkbeg 3.00pm(Denis Morley).
AUL 3Springfield B v Ballinhassig, Pat O’Brien Park (Tony McDonagh).Wilton Utd B v Afton Villa, The Farm (John Harte).Grangevale v Irish Examiner/Echo, Grangevale Park (Eddie Mullins).
AUL 3ALos Zarcos v Buttevant B, Millstreet 3.00pm(Alan Jackson).Macroom B v Knockraha B, Town Park (Paul O`Reilly).Ard-na-Laoi v De Courcey Rovers, Leemount Cross (Denis Cronin).
A number of clubs have still failed to pay affiliation fees for the season. The Management Committee have decided to publish fixtures involving these teams but to then CANCEL them and award the points to their opponents.The disciplinary meeting arranged for Wednesday next 19th Sept has been changed to Thursday 20th at 7pm in the Doughcloyne Hotel..

Thursday, September 13, 2007


A number of clubs have still failed to pay affiliation fees for the season.The Management Committee have decided to publish fixtures involving these teams but to then CANCEL them and award the points to their opponents.

The disclipinary meeting arranged for Wednesday next 19th Sept has been changed to Thursday 20th at 7pm in the Doughcloyne Hotel.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

action from Central v Hibs in 2B, reports in ECHO...



Saturday, September 08, 2007

Late results: Leeds 1 Grattan 2; Watergrasshill 5 Carrigaline 2


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Munster Senior Cup draw available at

Murphy's Stout Premier League: Kanturk 1 Leeside 1; Villa United 1 Coachford 1.

Murphy's Stout Linnane League Cup: Kinsale 8 Knockavilla Celtic 0; Greenmount Rangers 1 Macroom 4; Wilton Utd 2 Springfield 2; Ballyvolane 0 Glenthorn Celtic 5; Blarney Street Athletic 3 Park Utd 2; Dunbar v Ballyphehane (Tuesday).

Murphy's Stout First Division: Albert Rovers 6 Innishvilla 1; Richmond 3 Killumney Utd 1; Ballyvolane 1 Hillington 2; Carrigtwohill Utd 2 Glen Celtic 1; Mayfield Utd 0 Leeside 1; St John Bosco's 4 Knockraha 3; Postal Celtic 5 Lee Rangers 1; Bohemians 2 Rathcoole Rovers 2; Glenthorn Celtic 0 Park Utd 3; Ballincollig 5 Hibernians 3; Crescent Athletic 3 Buttevant 4.

Murphy's Stout Second Division: Pearse Celtic 3 Blackpool Celtic 2; Brooklodge Utd 5 Passage B 0; Central Rovers 1 Hibernians 1; Churchvilla 1 Corkbeg 1; Shandon Celtic 4 Dunbar Celtic 2; Casement Celtic 1 Grattan Utd 1; Killowen 1 Passage A 2; Rylane Celtic 4 Strand Utd 3; Millstreet Celtic 4 Waterloo Celtic 3; Fairview 2 Donoughmore Athletic 0; City Wanderers 2 Glenvale 2; Shanavoher 5 Mallow Utd 2; Castleview 3 Knocknaheeny Celtic 3; Blackstone Rovers 1 St John Bosco's 0.

Murphy's Stout Third Division: Examiner/Echo 4 Hillington 2; Hibernians 0 Leeview 1; Wilton Utd 0 Ballincollig 1; Ard-na-Laoi 2 CFC Banteer 1; Rathcoole Rovers 1 Coachford 2; Macroom 8 De Courcey 1; Knockraha 0 Leeds 7; Parkview Celtic 0 Grangevale 3; Springfield 5 Casement Celtic 0; Los Zarcos 1 Kanturk 6; Ballinhassig 1 Afton Villa 1.

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

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First Division: Killumney Albert Rovers NR; Innishvilla 0 Ballincollig 1; Hibernians 1 Douglas Hall 2; Lee Rangers 1 Richmond 3; Ballyvolane 1 Bohemians 4; Hillington Glenthorn Celtic off; Glanworth Utd 2 Inter City Celtic 0; Knockraha 1 Ballintotis 4; Greenwood 1 Carrigtwohill 0; Glen Celtic Dillon's Cross NR; St John Bosco's 2 Leeside 0; Mayfield Utd 1 Watergrasshill Utd 2.

Second division: Blackpool Celtic 2 Casement Celtic 4; Glenvale Dunbar Celtic NR; Kilreen Celtic 3 Pearse Celtic 3; Lakewood Athletic 1 Shandon Celtic 2; Blackstone Rovers 5 Castleview 3; Village Utd 0 Central Rovers 2; Churchvilla 3 St John Bosco's 0; Knocknaheeny Celtic 0 Hibernians 5; Passage B 3 Corkbeg 4.
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fixture change

The vital Linnane game, Wilton v Springfield, at The Farm, has been switched from Saturday to Sunday (10.45).

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

On behalf of Glenthorn Celtic, where his son Jonathan plays, and indeed on behalf of all in local football, we extend our sympathy to the Shortt family on the death of the legeneary Paddy. May he rest in peace.
Linnane League Cup: Ballyphehane 5 Macroom 1; Greenmount Coachford NR; Kanturk 2 Ballyvolane 1; Glenthorn 2 Blarney Street 1; Kinsale 0 Leeside 0; Knockavilla 1 Wilton 2; Villa 2 Leeds 0; Village Grattan off.
AUL 2: City Wanderers Grattan Utd off.
Directions to Gurteenard: From Mallow take the Killarney Road (N72) turning right for Kanturk after 8 miles(R576) proceed 5 miles to 50km speed limit markers on the approach to the town.Do not enter the town but take the next sharp left after the signs, the ground is located 1/2 mile on the right side of the road.
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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Late results: C/villa 2 Central 2; Glenthorn B 3 Glanworth 2. Kanturk keeper John Murphy makes one of a string of fine saves in their 2-1 win over Blarney Street in the Linnane; Don O'Mahony hit both for the winners.
Read all about it in the ECHO (Mon and Wed) and in the Star (Tue)

Murphy's Stout Linnane League Cup: Ballyphehane Celtic 2 Coachford 0; Macroom 3 Dunbar Celtic 0; Glenthorn Celtic 3 Park Utd 7; Blarney Street Athletic 1 Kanturk 2; Village Utd 4 Villa Utd 2; Knockavilla 1 Leeside 1; Springfield 1 Kinsale 0; Castleview 2 Grattan Utd 1.
Murphy's Stout First Division: Douglas Hall 2 Ballincollig 1; Rathcoole Rovers 2 Ballyvolane 0; Knockraha 0 Mayfield Utd 2; Killumney Utd 1 Postal Celtic 1; Innishvilla 0 Richmond 1; Hibernians 4 Albert Rovers 2; Inter City Celtic 1 Bohemians 1; Watergrasshill Utd 1 Leeside 0; Glen Celtic 1 Ballintotis 2; Dillon's Cross 1 Carrigtwohill Utd 2; Buttevant 1 Park Utd 2.
Murphy's Stout Second Division: Pearse Celtic 1 Grattan Utd 0; Dunbar Celtic 2 City Wanderers 2; Kilreen Celtic 1 Shandon Celtic 0; Rylane Celtic 2 Mallow Utd 4; Glenvale 6 Casement Celtic 1; Millstreet Celtic 1 Shanavoher 1; Knocknaheeny Celtic 0 Blackstone Rovers 2; Hibernians 2 Brooklodge Utd 1; Passage B 1 Village Utd 3; Killowen 1 Strand Utd 3; Waterloo 1 Fairview 2; Donoughmore Athletic 2 Passage A 5; Corkbeg 5 Castleview 2.
Murphy's Stout Third Division: Ballincollig 4 Afton Villa 0; CFC Banteer 1 Rathcoole Rovers 2; Grangevale 1 Leeview 3; Coachford 3 Macroom 2; Ballinhassig 6 Watergrasshill Utd 0; Casement Celtic 1 Parkview Celtic 2; Buttevant 3 Ard-na-Laoi 4; Hillington 1 Wilton Utd 3; Kanturk 1 Leeds 3; Los Zarcos 4 De Courcey Rovers 3; Carrigaline 2 Springfield 1; Hibernians 1 Examiner/Echo 7.
Daly Industrial Supplies-Stihl Cork Youth League
Saturday 8th September kick off 5-30 pm.
Daly Industrial Supplies-Stihl Youth Premier League:
Everton v Wilton Utd Everton Pk (J. Linehan) Fermoy v Greenwood Carrig Pk (L. Buckley) Leeds v Cork City Leeds Pk (D. Klier) St. Mary’s v Cobh Ramblers St. Mary’s Pk (T. Murphy)
Daly Industrial Supplies-Stihl Youth League 1:
Bandon v Avondale Utd Town Pk (D. O’Mahony) College Corns “B” v Dunbar Cel Rosehill (C. Byrne) Carrigaline Utd v Crosshaven Ballea Pk (P. Murphy) Blarney Utd v Mayfield Utd O’Shea Pk (J. O’Reilly) Douglas Hall v Passage Moneygourney (A. O’Regan)
Sunday 9th September kick off 3 pm.
D.I.S.C.-Viking U17 Premier League:
Cobh Ramblers v Castleview St. Colman’s Pk (P. McAuliffe) Lakewood Ath v Ringmahon Rngrs Ovens (D. Klier) Everton v Rockmount Everton Pk (T. Tully) Cork City v Templemount Cel Bishopstown (D. O’Mahony) College Corns v Tramore Ath Rosehill (J. Linehan) Midleton v Wilton Utd Knockgriffin (F. O’Neill)
D.I.S.C.-Viking U17 League 1:
Carrigaline Utd v Ballincollig Ballea Pk (R. Murphy) Dunbar Cel v Greenwood Murphy’s Farm (D. Donovan) Douglas Hall v Innishvilla Moneygourney (S. O’Connell) Corkbeg v Leeside/Knockraha Knockraha (J. Gaffney) Coachford/Killinardrish v Macroom The Glebe (J. O’Reilly) Fermoy v Mallow Utd Carrig Pk (D. Daly)
Wednesday 12th September kick off 6-15 pm.
D.I.S.C.-Viking U17 League Cup:
Section “D”:
Templemount Cel v Cobh Ramblers (J. O’Reilly) Mallow Utd v Leeside/Knockraha Town Pk (D. Daly) Rockmount v Dunbar Cel Rockmount Pk (P. Murphy)
Teams who have not paid outstanding fines as directed will have their games cancelled and awarded to opponents.
The concluding games in Section D in the Under 17 League Cup have been postponed from Friday 7th September to Wed 12th September because of the of the UEFA Under 21 International, Republic of Ireland v Portugal in Turner’s Cross, kick off 7-45 p.m.
A full programme of Youth League games will take place on Saturday 15th September, and Under 17 league games will take place on Monday 18th September Kick off 6p.m.
There will not be any fixtures on Sunday 17th September because of Cork’s involvement in the All Ireland Football Final.

Saturday, September 01, 2007


Warning of traffic delays tomorrow Sunday in Millstreet. Any body coming to the Millstreet v Shanavoher match should allow an extra 15 minutes as there is a horse fair on tomorrow.

Murphy’s Stout Linnane League Cup: Ballyphehane Celtic 2 Coachford 0; Macroom 3 Dunbar Celtic 0; Glenthorn Celtic 3 Park Utd 7; Blarney Street Athletic 1 Kanturk 2; Village Utd 4 Villa Utd 2.
Murphy’s Stout First Division: Douglas Hall 2 Ballincollig 1; Rathcoole Rovers 2 Ballyvolane 0; Knockraha 0 Mayfield Utd 2.
Murphy’s Stout Second Division: Pearse Celtic 1 Grattan Utd 0; Dunbar Celtic 2 City Wanderers 2; Kilreen Celtic 1 Shandon Celtic 0; Rylane Celtic 2 Mallow Utd 4.
Murphy’s Stout Third Division: Ballincollig 4 Afton Villa 0; CFC Banteer 1 Rathcoole Rovers 2.
Dear Colleague,

According to a recent ESRI report, football is the highest participation sport in Ireland. Nine per cent of the adult population plays the game making it the most widely played team sport among Irish adults.

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) recognise that the foundations of the sport are built at local level and the Association is committed to the development of a more effective grassroots structure and the provision of quality competitive football opportunities for all involved in the game at this level.

We are about to commence a review of the Male Youth, Junior and Intermediate game in Ireland. The review will focus on developing a strategy for the future development of this sector of the game throughout the country. It will examine every aspect of this sector and develop recommendations to strengthen it for the future.

We want to canvass the opinions of people involved in the game (clubs, players, coaches, administrators, officials etc.). We want to understand their concerns, issues, priorities and what they would like to see done to make their game better.

We are conducting a series of 14 consultation events across the country. The events will be facilitated by external consultants, Genesis, who will assist in the development of the strategy. The purpose of this consultation process is to obtain the views of all stakeholders in the sport. All members (players, coaches, administrators, etc.) of clubs in each area are invited to attend these meetings.

This is an opportunity for every person involved in Youth, Junior and Intermediate football to give their input directly to FAI on the future of their sport. We are keen to hear from as many people within the grassroots of the sport as possible.

The meetings will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday 4th September
Bunclody – Mill Race Hotel
Monday 10th September
Athlone – Shamrock Lodge Hotel
Tuesday 11th September
Dublin –SAS Radisson Dublin Airport Hotel
Monday 17th September
Killarney – The Malton Hotel
Tuesday 18th September
Limerick – SAS Radisson Hotel
Wednesday 19th September
Cork – Rochestown Park Hotel
Monday 24th September
Galway – SAS Radisson Hotel
Tuesday 25th September
Letterkenny – Ramada Hotel
Wednesday 26th September
Sligo – Clarion Hotel
Monday 1st October
Clonmel – The Clonmel Park Hotels
Tuesday 2nd October
Portlaoise – Heritage Hotel
Wednesday 3rd October
Mayo - TBA
Monday 8th October
Carrickmacross – Nuremore Hotel
Wednesday 10th October
Dublin - Red Cow Moran Hotel
Each meeting will kick-off at 7pm. And we would encourage as many people as possible to come to the sessions and provide their input. The FAI website will also be used to canvass views and opinions but these meetings are the best chance for people to have their voice heard.

We would ask all league officials and club administrators to make a concerted effort to get as many people from their area to participate in these meetings. It is your game, so let us know how you want it to be developed.

For further information on the meetings please contact Karl O’Shaughnessy, Technical Department – FAI at or 01-7037500.

John Delaney
Chief Executive Officer

Football Association of Ireland, Cumann Peile na hEireann, Limited Liability Company, Number 17081, Registered Office: 80 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

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