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Thursday, July 31, 2008


Clubs entering the FAI and/or the Munster Junior Cups should note that the forms have to be returned to Martin Conlon and not direct to the bodies involved. Cheques/postal orders to be made out to the Cork AUL and not to the FAI or Munster Football Associations. You will need to have the forms back to Martin one week before closing dates.
AUL NEWS from Martin Conlon---
--- new fixtures secretary, new rules, Public liability info....

Tony Chambers has taken over as fixture secretary for the new season. His contact number is 087-7937783 and his address is 17 Friars Avenue, off Blarney Street, Cork.
Tony can be contacted at the following times regarding fixtures:
Monday 6 pm to 9 pm
Tuesday 6 pm to 9 pm
Thursday 6 pm to 9 pm
Friday 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday 10 am to 1 pm
Sunday 9 am to 12 noon
He will not be available at any time outside of these times.
The league will be starting on the weekend of 23/24 August.

Public Liability insurance certificates

All public liability insurance certificates must have the following on them: “This Policy includes a specific indemnity to The Cork Athletic Union Football League and its OFFICERS”. All clubs have to do is to tell their insurance company of the wording and it will be inserted for them. Any certificate that we receive this season that does have this wording on it will be returned to the club and they will be deemed to be in breech of the rule regarding public liability and will be open to sanction for not obeying the rule which can lead to games being fixed and then cancelled with the game being awarded to their opponents.

New rules:

A number of new rules were passed at the AGM as follows:
Any team adjudged to have given a walkover will be fined by the management committee with a minimum of €150 to apply.
All players that play in the Cork Athletic Union Football League must be register on a Cork Athletic Union Football League registration form before they are eligible to play within the league.
A player may not register with more than two clubs in any one season.

Any team that gives two (2) or more walkover in any one season will be sanctioned by the league up to and including being removed from all competitions.

The Football Association of Ireland also amended their rules recently with the following having particular affect on us:
Rule 33:
a) The registration period for the amateur game shall be 1 June to 31 March inclusive for the winter season.
b) The two (2) transfer periods for the amateur game shall be 1 June to 30 September inclusive and 1 December to 31 January inclusive. An amateur player may be signed on a professional contract for the professional game during the professional registration period c) if a player’s registration/contract expires naturally at the end of his current season (31 May winter/30 November summer) a transfer form is not required for the player to register with another club in another league. Players registered with clubs whose fixtures extend beyond the above dates are committed to these clubs until those fixtures are completed.

Rule 112 Cautions (Yellow Cards) The yellow card rule will be implemented by the league in the new season and the minimum penalties for receiving yellow cards in a game can be viewed in the FAI rules which may be viewed on

Monday, July 28, 2008

YOUTHS & 17 - The final line-up...

Attached list of final applications received, 27 U17s, and 20 youths. I will be starting work on fixtures during the coming week, and any team wishing to participate in the premier division of the U17s or youths kindly let me know by return. I will draw up the various divisions and e-mail in due course.


Sunday, July 27, 2008


Macroom A.F.C Premier and 3rd division teams are looking for pre-season games on Tuesdays,Thursdays or Saturdays and are available to play home or away. If clubs are interested they can contact John Ronan on 087-6458323.

due to late cancellation of arranged game, Ballyvolane A are looking for a game for next tues night 29th home or away.
Please contact Derek on 087 9475627

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Closing Date 25th August 2008.
Round 1 13th/14th September 2008.
Round 2 11th/12th October 2008.
Round 3 1st/2nd November 2008.
Round 4 22ndth/23rdth November 2008.
Round 5 13th/14th December 2008.
Round 6 10th/11th January 2009.
Round 7 31stJanuary/1stFebruary 2009.
Round 8 21st/22nd February 2009.

Friday, July 25, 2008


The “Hurley Clan” enjoying the Open Day
Thomas Stavrou – U12 Golden Boot Award 2008

Some of WGH United Underage enjoying the Club’s Open Day last Saturday July 19th 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Leeside today were honoured at the Vienna Woods Hotel where, at a very enjoyable lunch, chairman Ger Delea was presented with the Fitzgerald Vienna Woods Hotel Sports Award of the Month in recognition of the club winning the Munster Junior Cup for the first time ever.

Thanks to Seamus Keegan (and Sean O'Sullivan) for the photos.

Carrigaline United seek Goalkeeper for coming season. Newly promoted to AUL Division 2, Carrigaline United are looking for a goalkeeper for the coming season.

If you are an experienced goalkeeper looking for a club for 2008/2009 season, please contact Ian O’Driscoll at 086 3617170.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Village United are looking for a Friendly, preferably against any premier side. We're willing to play on Tuesday, Thursday or weekends if need be, at home or away.

I can be contacted at 0851566151

Declan Healy
Village United
U17 & Youth Entries to date (18.07.08)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

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Click below for full list of completed applications received to-date for U 17 and Youth teams for season 08-09.
Final Reminder: Closing date for receiving applications is Friday 25th July.


Wednesday, July 09, 2008


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Monday, July 07, 2008

Wilton United, Mall Tav LC winners May 80
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Wilton United’s aim at the start of the season and regularly re-stated as the campaign went on was to win the title in Premier A league and get to the Premier.

“And the lads did it,“ said a delighted team trainer Pat Rocks. “Great credit is due to all the players, most of whom have come up through the ranks at Wilton.”

“Our captain for the year was the evergreen Anthony Buckley who had a great year and showed countless times during the season why he is a top player and a great leader. Also we had three of the top six goalscorers in the league: Paul O'Mahony leading the charge with 21, and Pakie O’Connor and Shane O'Neill close behind. These three players firing in goals made the difference over the season.”

“We conceded only 15 goals all year. Again, our back line was outstanding, from the Players’ Player of the Year, our great “Italian Import” Alberto Palermo, in goal, to our defenders Phil Haly, Brian Kelly, John O’Mahony, Kevin Walsh and the classy rock that is Fergal Giltinan. Overall the squad as a whole trained hard during the year and they got their rewards.”

“The targets next year for the gaffer John Leonard and his assistant Brendan O’Sullivan will be to keep them up there in the Premier League, get themselves established and maybe get a good cup run with it. But, as Grattan proved two years ago, it possible to come up and cause an upset and win it. With a couple of additions on the way and the hunger and attitude of this group of players you never know!!!”

“The title was won on the back of 12 straight wins and that is a great record in anybody’s book. The lads have already asked when is pre-season and we are all keen to get in there and mix it with the big boys.”

The squad was: Alberto Palmero, Brian Kelly, John O'Mahony, Carl Daly, Connie Leahy, Phil Haly, Kevin Walsh, Brian Leonard, Anthony Buckley, Shane O’Neill, Mark Ryan, James McCarthy, Maurice Fitzgerald, Phil Smith, Phil Haly, Fergal Giltinan, Paul O'Mahony, Pakie O’Connor, Edmond Quirke, Connor O’Neill and Sean Blake.

“As with any good side, all these players played their part and everyone of this squad was vital in the league success,” concluded coach Rocks.

The Village United club didn’t have a bad year at all with both teams pushing for promotion to the end. Chairman Kevin O’Sullivan: “The Premier A side had a good start and were then hit by injuries but were still there with five to go. However fair play to Blarney Street and Wilton. They beat us when they had to and we finished third for the second year running. But we hope to go better next year. Highlight of the season was Killian Burns winning the Golden Boot Award with Wilton’s Paul O’Mahony.”

“The B team too just fell short at the end. With 5 games left they were also still there but injuries to keeper Thomas Butler and a few others meant they just came up short also but Declan Healy and Declan Cronin have a young squad and they too will be back next year.”

Sunday, July 06, 2008


Without doubt, this has been the most successful season ever for double winning Rathcoole Rovers. This memorable year they managed to do what they had been trying to do for the past 8 seasons and went and won 1A.

For Rathcoole home form was a major factor, along with a few wins on the road. Every member of the squad played his part but special mention though for top goalscorer Tadhg Browne, who in a fine season, bagged 33 goals in total, 23 of them in the league.

Captain for the year was Alan Guerin who had the pleasure of holding two trophies aloft as Rathcoole got to the final of the Corinthians Cup where they defeated Ballincollig 2-0 at The Cross and where top defender Tommy McAuliffe won the Man of the Match Award. Highlight here came from Adrian Nash who scored a spectacular goal on the night to clinch the victory.

In 1994, after playing in various guises in the West Cork and Kerry Leagues since 1979, Rathcoole came “home” and entered a team in Division 3 of the Cork AUL – Rathcoole Rovers.

Success came quickly, gaining promotion in their first season and narrowly losing the Division 3 title after a play off. However this joy was short lived as Rathcoole Rovers were relegated the year after. After a period of consolidation in Division 3 the title was finally won in 1999. More success was to follow in 2000 as promotion to Division 1 was achieved after again losing a play off for the Division 2 title.

1999 was a great year for Rathcoole as the U-17 team won the U-17 Cup Final, defeating a highly fancied Leeside team in the final played at Turners Cross. Current Panel members Gerald O’Connell, John A. Browne, Tadhg Browne and Tim Cleary were members of that victorious U-17 squad.

They set out last August with the goal of winning promotion to Premier A and pipped Glanworth with one game left to play. They remained unbeaten at home until they lost the final game 3-2 to Park Utd.

When one talks of Rathcoole Rovers one man springs to mind – the manager Alfie Cooney. Some players say he is a lunatic while others say he is a genius but all agree that without his drive, energy and dedication there would be no Rathcoole Rovers. Publicly the players say they have just word to say to Alfie Cooney and it is – thanks!

Club sponsors include Lucey Motors Sharpeville, Boherbue Co-Op/Super Valu Boherbue, McAuliffe Bros, Lyre and D’Outback Bar. Rathcoole spokesman and player Tim Cleary: “We thank you for your support and look forward to your continued support over the coming years. We would like to thank all our followers and friends for the loyal support over the years and we’re delighted to give you something to celebrate by bringing two cups to Rathcoole!”



Postal Celtic achieved their aims this season as Brian Newman explains: “At the beginning of the season we set out our stall to consolidate our newly won Division 1 status and hopefully have a bit of success in one of the cups. It was mission accomplished.”

“True we had a poor start in the league, the worst performance a 2-0 away defeat to Lee Rangers in November. That was a turning point and we went undefeated after that game for about 12 weeks, racking up the points that saw us safe in the end.”

“Our cup run also materialised when we reached the final of the St Michael’s Cup in April. Unfortunately on the night we were beaten by a better team, Carrigtwohill. Our best performance of the season was probably away to St John Bosco’s in the semi-final when we won 3-1. This is the type of display that we will be looking for on a more consistent basis next season.”

Friday, July 04, 2008

Leeds, AOH semi 1984
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Leeds’ new third division team were “extremely happy with our first season in the league”. And why wouldn't they be? They won Division 3A and also reached the final of the President's Cup, the knockout competition for third division teams.

The highlight of the season was beating Los Zarcos on the final Sunday morning to wrap up the league and the low point was losing to season long rivals Coachford twice in the space of 10 days, once in the President’s Cup final at Turner’s Cross and once in the league (their only league defeat).

Kevin McGee captained the side and chipped in with a few goals from midfield. Stephen Nolan and Don Kelleher managed the team and were delighted with how the team performed.

Nolan: “We had top performances throughout the season from Kevin Murphy at the back, David Buckley in midfield, and the Nolan brothers, Mark and Gary up front. Gary was top scorer with 28 goals and he was followed closely by Jonathan Cooney.”

“We hope to continue our progress in the second division next year and we hope to make better progress in the cup competitions. We scored 80 goals in the league and conceded only 15 which is a remarkable achievement in our first season.”

The full Leeds panel was: Stephen Nolan, Richard Leahy, Keith Molloy, Kevin Murphy, Stephen Hegarty, Trevor Sheehan, Tomas McCarthy, Kevin McGee, Terence Buckley, David Buckley, David Dennehy, Jonathan Cooney, James Fogarty, Tony O’Sullivan, Freddy Morris, Shane Kelly, Gary Nolan and Mark Nolan.
Kanturk Recruiting

Kanturk AFC are looking to strengthen their squad for the forthcoming season in the Premier A division.
All interested players please give us a call on 087 6963461
Paul Nagle
by Tony Fitzgerald

At management committee meeting 2nite (Thursday), it was decided that application forms will not be accepted after Friday 25th July. There is no excuse for not returning completed forms so do so now.
The management committee have also decided that all outstanding fines must be paid immediately.
Next Delegate meeting will take place on Monday 18th August In Ballyphehane Community Centre @ 8 P.M.


Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tony Fitzgerald

Management Committee meet Thursday 4th July and a closing date for applications will be set.
I will send e-mail to clubs I have e-maill addresses for of the closing date and late applications will not be accepted.
All outstanding player and club fines must be paid and teams will not receive fixtures if fines are not paid when season commences.
I am setting up my new e-mail address and I need every team to forward their e-mail address to me a.s.a.p.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


With a successful season just past, winning Division 1A securing promotion to the Premier A division and winning the Corinthians Cup, Rathcoole Rovers are looking to strenghten and increase their squad for the coming year.

All interested players please give us a call on 087 2733385.

Alfy Cooney

The AUL's Paddy Byrne has issued a request that all outstanding application forms for the new season be returned without delay.

So far, the following clubs have submitted application forms for 2008/2009: Ballinhassig, Brooklodge Utd, Carrigaline Utd, Carrigtohill, Castleview, Churchvilla, Douglas Hall, Glanworth, Glenvale, Grangevale, Greenwood(2 teams), Killowen, Kilreen Celtic, Kinsale (2 teams), Leeside (2 teams) Mayfield Utd, Passage (2 teams) Rylane CelticSt John Boscos( 2 teams) Watergrasshill (2 teams) Wilton Utd (2 teams)

Another batch in include: Ard Na Laoi Ballyvolane A+B City Wanderers Dunbar Celtic (2) Hillington Killumney Utd Knocknaheeney Celtic and Postal Celtic, Springfield(2).

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Having had a very successful season just past, in winning the Saxone Cup and securing promotion to the first division, Rylane Celtic are looking to expand and strenghten their squad for the year ahead. If you think you could hold your own in the cut and thrust of division 1 football give us a call on (086) 2327364.