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 (search under AUL).

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sunday’s 3A game, Cathedral v Kanturk, is off.

Murphy’s Stout Premier League: Kinsale 4 Glenthorn Celtic 1; Park Utd 4 Blarney Street Athletic 1; Wilton Utd 6 Leeside 1.
Murphy’s Stout Premier A: Ballyvolane 1 Kanturk 2.
Murphy’s Stout First Division: Buttevant 2 Park Utd 0; Watergrasshill Utd 1 Mayfield Utd 4.
Murphy’s Stout Third Division: Kanturk 1 CFC Banteer 0; St John Bosco's 0 Watergrasshill Utd 0.
Murphy’s Stout Corinthians Cup: Greenwood 0 Blackpool Celtic 1; Crescent Athletic 2 Glenthorn Celtic 1; Greenmount Rangers 0 Leeds B 0, Greenmount won 4-3 pens; Casement Celtic 1 Douglas Hall 2.

The County Cup Final is gone back to the original date of Sunday 10th May, and the AOH Cup Final will go ahead on Sunday 24th May kick off 7 pm.
Tony Fitzgerald

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


The AUL panel for Monday’s Keane Cup tourney in Casement Park is: G. Aherne (Grangevale), J. Keegan, D. Delea and G. Keane (Leeside), C. Bevan and G. Corcoran (Blackstone), B. O’Sullivan, E. Shinkwin and J. Kelleher (Grattan), J. Lynch, J. Murphy and C. Stack (Kanturk), S. O’Neill (Wilton), K. Kelleher (Leeds), R. Walsh (Knockavilla) and A. Greaney (Glenthorn). The semi-final against the Business League kicks off at 11.00 with the winners due to play the MSL at 2.00pm.
Mr. Billy Lyons,
Press Officer,
Cork A.U.L.
Thanks for the coverage given to the Cork A.U.L. over the last 31 years and in particular to the coverage afforded to Killowen A.F.C. The standard of reporting and information provided is first class in both the Evening Echo and on the A.U.L. website. Your replacement will have a hard act to follow. Is it any wonder that it’s hard to purchase an Echo after 6.00 on a Wednesday evening! We hope you might reconsider your decision but if not then enjoy your weekends and your always welcome to join in the craic on the sideline at Killowen.
From all at Killowen A.F.C.
Karl Murphy P.R.O.

AUL Diary: FAI Junior Cup final, St Peter’s v Ballymun, 3rd May Tolka Park; Kinsale AFC Golf Classic 7th May; Shandon Celtic 21st Anniversary Supper Dance in the Commons Bar on the 9th of May; City Cup Final Sunday 10th May; ISRS Cork Branch AGM, 11th May; Springfield Golden Jubilee Commodore Hotel on Friday May 15th; County Cup Final Friday 22nd May; AOH Cup final Sunday 24th May; Fairview Golf Classic in Mahon May 30th; Corinthians Cup Final Tuesday 2nd June; Linnane Cup Final, Wednesday 3rd June; Cork AUL AGM, Doughcloyne Hotel, June 10th; Munster Football Association AGM, June 13th

Corkbeg finished off the 2B campaign with a good result, 1-1 away to runners up Leeds. Chris Kelly scored for The Beg and their best were Paul O Rielly, Sean Quirke and Jamie O Sullivan were best for the Beg.

Club PRO Jim Reaney: "This team has made steady progress under Ronan Forde and Denis O'Sullivan this year and look set for a top four finish. The challenge will be to build on this progress and hopefully with the addition of some new players this can be achieved. Well done to all concerned."

This evening’s Disciplinary Meeting in Turner’s Cross commences at 7.00pm.

In the running for the Murphy’s Stout Team of the Month for April? Get your entries in to Henry Healy, 19 Inniscarra Road, Fairhill, before Friday week, May 8th.

Springfield AFC will hold their Golden Jubilee dinner dance in the Commodore Hotel (Cobh) on Friday May 15th at 8.00pm. Ticket info from J Coughlan 086 8157487 and E Ellard 085 1587818

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


“Cooney/Corkery Cup”
7 a side champions League style tournament
On Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May 2009
At Leeds Park

Open invitation to all players interested
100 euro a team (10 euro per player)
All teams guaranteed at least 3 games
All games last 30 minutes
All games will be played on grass

Anyone interested in registering a team or looking
For more details contact the club directly or
Club secretary on 087 9762794
Premier: Leeside v Blarney Street off; Glenthorn v Park off; Grattan 0 Kinsale 2.
Premier A: Kanturk v Ballyvolane off.
First: Passage v Glenthorn off; Blackstone 5 Watergrasshill 1; Mayfield v Carrigtwohill NR; Greenwood v Hibernians off.
Second: City Wanderers v Glenvale off; Lakewood 3 Kilreen 3; Waterloo v Strand off.
Third: Wilton v Afton off; Kinsale v De Courcey NR; Castle 1 Cathedral 1; Banteer 1 Springfield 1; Watergrasshill 0 Grattan 2; Zarcos v Kanturk off; Macroom v Rathcoole off.

NR=no result


Hibernian AFC, founded in 1996, is a club in crisis, and in danger of going out of football. This once great club which boasts excellent playing facilities at Shanbally, Ringaskiddy, is in desperate need of regeneration, according to secretary Brendan Hayes.

"The club is looking for people interested in promoting soccer at all levels, with ideas to help reverse the slide of the club, and the vision to utilize the club's facilities to their full potential. At present the club has two junior teams playing in the Cork AUL, and an under 14 school boy’s team. As this season draws to a close we urgently need to evaluate our options for the coming season, so if you are interested or need more information please contact LARRY HICKEY at 0872507941 or BRENDAN HAYES at 0871347954 OR 4379097."


Cup changes: The County Cup Final,Innishvilla v Watergrasshill Utd "A", will go ahead on Friday 22nd May while the AOH Cup Final, Blarney St Ath v Kinsale, will go ahead on Sunday 24th May k.o. 7 pm

Above Dates have been confirmed by the league

Monday, April 27, 2009

Brooklodge Utd and Riverstown Schoolboys are holding a Sports Quiz this Friday the 1st May in the Riverstown Inn (next to Riverstown cross on the old Glanmire/Dublin road) at 8pm.

All proceeds will go to the ongoing GACA Sports development fund which has seen the opening of the first pitch this season.

We invite all AUL clubs to highlight their football knowledge by taking part and supporting a good cause.

Please contact Kevin Tobin on 0863840515 or just turn up on the night.

Kevin Tobin -- Brooklodge Utd

Hi Folks,

A few months ago we sent a mail out looking for help in sourcing another field, so we can accomodate more teams as the club grows.

We are now coming up to the crisis point of our search.As things stand we can accomodate three winter teams on the current pitch - Senior team and two juvenile team (currently U12 & U13).

Next season we have sufficient players for 4 juvenile teams U11, U12, U13 & U14.If we do not find another field soon we will not be able to enter all of the teams into the leagues.

Can we all make one last effort to find a suitable field anywhere within the Cloyne, Shan, Ballycotton areas.

To see how much enjoyment the lads have had playing in the leagues, it would be a travesty to take this away from them.

Please, please, please try and help. If you have any ideas please contact Jason on 0876891327 ASAP.


Churchvilla Football Club

Well done to Leeside/Knockraha who were crowned champions in Youths League One after defeating Dunbar Celtic 2-1 last Wednesday

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Springfield AFC will hold their Golden Jubilee Dinner dance in the Commodore Hotel Cobh on Friday May 15th at 8.00pm. Ticket info from J Coughlan 086 8157487 and E Ellard 085 1587818

Saturday, April 25, 2009

AUL fixtures at >>>

Late result: Springfield 2 Leeview 0

Grange captain David Burke tumbled by opposite number Dave Yelverton (Glenvale) but Burke was happy at the end as his side took the AUL 2 title .. and below...

Glen's Brendan Long receives 2B trophy.... WEEKEND RESULTS INCLUDING YOUTHS at 5.50pm SUNDAY
Murphy’s Stout County Cup semi-finals, 2nd leg: Innishvilla 2 Watergrasshill Utd B 0 (3-3 on aggregate), Villa win 9-8 on pens; Watergrasshill Utd A 4 Kanturk B 2 (aet), Watergrasshill win 6-4 on aggregate.
Murphy’s Irish Stout City Cup Semi Finals: Glenvale 1 Leeds “A” 3; Wilton Utd 2 Greenwood “A” 1 (aet);
Murphy’s Stout Premier: Grattan Utd v Leeside off; Park Utd v Kinsale off; Ballyvolane 6 Dunbar Celtic 3; Castleview 2 Knockavilla Celtic 2; Village Utd 4 Kanturk 1; Knockavilla 3 Rathcoole Rovers 0 (Knockavilla are champions).
Murphy’s Stout First Division: Douglas Hall 0 Richmond 2; Postal Celtic v Greenmount Rangers off; Shandon Celtic 0 Killumney Utd 2; Bohemians v Hillington off; Rylane Celtic 4 Leeds 1; Greenwood v St John Bosco’s off; Blackstone Rovers v Carrigtwohill Utd off; Innishvilla 0 Killumney Utd 3; Glenthorn Cel 3 Ballyvolane 3; Blackstone Rovers 5 Leeside 1; Passage 3 Park Utd 3.
Murphy’s Stout Second Division: Hibernians v Blackpool Celtic off; Central Rovers 1 Glen Celtic 2, Glen are 2B champions; Carrigaline v Knockraha off; Passage v Knocknaheeny off; Fairview 3 Crescent Ath 1; City Wanderers v Kilreen Celtic off; Glenvale 1 Grangevale 1 (Grange are AUL 2 champs); Fairview v Coachford not played; Millstreet Celtic 0 Donoughmore Athletic 2; Waterloo 1 Killowen 4; Leeds 1 Corkbeg 1.
Murphy’s Stout Third Division: Kinsale v Ard-Na-Laoi off; Castle Celtic v Grattan Utd off; Springfield 2 St John Bosco’s 1; Richmond v Greenwood not played; Wilton Utd v UCC off; Macroom v CFC Banteer off; Rathcoole Rovers 1 Los Zarcos 4.

Tuesday, April 21
Youth League Cup Semi-Final: Coachford\Killinardrish 2 Cork City 3
Youth Premier League: Castleview 2 Ballincollig 0.
Wednesday, April 22
Youth League 1: Dunbar 1 Leeside\Knockraha 2; Rockmount 3 Tramore 0.
U17 Premier League: Castleview 1 Cork City 1.
U17 League1A: Glounthaune 3 Passage 0.
Saturday, April 25
Munster Youth Cup Final: Cork City 3 Bohemians (Waterford) 2 (AET).

Friday, April 24, 2009

Street keeper Stephen McCarthy makes vital shootout save....
AOH Semi

Friday's result: Blarney Street 1 Glenthorn Cel 1, The Street won 4-2 on pens.
AUL Diary: Greenwood Golf Classic, Lee Valley, Friday 24th April; Corkbeg Table Quiz in Rosie’s Friday 24th April; Ard-Na-Laoi 30th anniversary dinner at the Lee Valley April 25th; Passage Race night, April 25th, clubhouse; Lucozade Sport Munster Youth Cup final, Cork City v Bohs, Turner’s Cross, April 25th (7.30pm); FAI Junior Cup final, St Peter’s v Ballymun, 3rd May Tolka Park; Kinsale Golf Classic 7th May, contact Donal Foran 087 6994258; Shandon Celtic 21st Anniversary Supper Dance in the Commons Bar on the 9th of May; City Cup Final & County Cup Final Sunday 10th May; ISRS Cork Branch AGM, 11th May; AOH Cup Final Friday 22nd May; Fairview Golf Classic in Mahon May 30th; Corinthians Cup Final Tuesday 2nd June; Linnane Cup Final, Wednesday 3rd June; Cork AUL AGM, Doughcloyne Hotel, June 10th; Munster Football Association AGM, June 13th.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Murphy’s Irish Stout City Cup Semi Finals: Glenvale 1-3 Leeds “A”; Wilton Utd 2-1 Greenwood “A”;
Premier A League: Ballyvolane 6-3 Dunbar Cel; Castleview 2-2 Knockavilla Cel; Village Utd 4-1 Kanturk.
First Division: Innishvilla 0-3 Killumney Utd; Glenthorn Cel 3-3 Ballyvolane; Blackstone Rovers 5-1 Leeside.
Second Division: Fairview 3-1 Crescent Ath;
Third Division: Springfield 2-1 St John Bosco’s.

Murphy’s Irish Stout AOH Cup Semi Final: Glenthorn Cel v Blarney St Ath.
This is the 1,250th post since we started this blog!

See provisional AUL fixture list for the weekend after next at >>>

Queries to Richard Browne at 087 7937782 who is currently filling in for Tony Chambers.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


at >>>

These are the recorded games remaining to be played in all AUL Leagues from Sunday 19th April. As this is a critical stage of the season it is imperative that we have all results recorded correctly. Kindly forward details of Games with NO RESULTS, i.e. with result of game if played, or if game was cancelled, postponed, or awarded.
Tony Fitzgerald
Queries to
Published on Apr 22, 2009 8:48:18 AM GMT+01:00

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Murphy’s Irish Stout Linnane League Cup Group D: Grattan Utd 2-2 Leeside

Premier League: Glenthorn Cel 3-2 Blarney St Ath.

Premier A League: Knockavilla Cel 1-5 Macroom.

First Division: Killumney Utd v Greenmount Rangers postponed; Pearse Cel 2-1 UCC;
Postal Cel 1-1 Richmond; Park Utd 3-2 Passage; Leeside 1-3 Blackstone Rovers.

Second Division: Casement Cel 1-1 City Wanderers; Donoughmore Ath 3-0 Waterloo; Central Rovers 4-3 Knockraha.

Third Division: Parkview Cel 1-2 Afton Villa; Springfield 7-1 Grattan Utd.
Tables and comments, courtesy of Tony Fitzgerald.

Double click on tables to enlarge...

If 2 Teams Finish Level Group Winners Will Be Decided On Following Criteria:
1): Result of Game between the 2 Teams.
2): Goal Difference between the 2 Teams.
3): Teams with Most Goals Scored
4): Toss up between Teams if they cannot be separated on above criteria

First published early Ffebruary.



Monday, April 20, 2009

Corkbeg are staging their annual fundraising table quiz on Friday Night in Rosie’s bar (Lower Aghada) - commencing at 9:00 pm (Tables of 4 @€20 per table - great night of fun assured.

Kinsale AFC are holding their Annual Golf Classic this year at Kinsale Golf course (Farrangalway) on the 7th May 2009. Contact: Donal Foran (Mobile 087-6994258) (Work 4706512).

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Kinsale celebrate Declan Ryan's (3rd left) winner....

Late: Carrigaline 1 Brooklodge 1; Postal 2 Killumney 1.; Blackstone 0 Springfield 0

Fairview are holding their annual Golf Classic in Mahon on May 30th; enquiries to Steve O’Donovan (086 1208703) and John Twohig (086 1026337).

Murphy’s Stout AOH Cup semi-final: Kanturk 0 Kinsale 1 (aet).
Murphy’s Stout Linnane League Cup: Macroom 0 Glenthorn Celtic 0; Knockavilla Celtic 1 Blarney Street Athletic 2; Rathcoole Rovers 0 Grattan Utd 5; Village Utd 4 Leeside 1.
Murphy’s Stout County Cup semi-final, 1st leg: Watergrasshill Utd B 3 Innishvilla 1; Kanturk B 2 Watergrasshill Utd A 0.
Murphy’s Stout City Cup: Wilton Utd B 2 Casement Celtic 2, Wilton won 3-0 on pens.
Murphy’s Stout Corinthians Cup: Greenmount Rangers 3 Coachford B 1; Cathedral Celtic 0 Crescent Athletic 3; Leeds B 3 Pearse Celtic 2.
Murphy’s Stout Premier A: Dunbar Celtic 1 Ballincollig 3.
Murphy’s Stout First Division: Park Utd 3 Bohemians 3; Carrigtwohill Utd 1 Greenwood 3; Ballyvolane 1 Passage 4; Buttevant 3 Hillington 1; Shandon Celtic 1 Douglas Hall 0; Glenthorn Celtic 3 Leeds 3.
Murphy’s Stout Second Division: Hibernians 1 Kilreen Celtic 4; Glenvale 3 Blackpool Celtic 1; Grangevale 1 City Wanderers 2; Killowen 1 waterloo 0; Millstreet Celtic 3 Strand Utd 2; Glen Celtic 4 Corkbeg 2; Donoughmore Athletic 3 Fairview 0; Central Rovers 1 Passage 4.
Murphy’s Stout Third Division: Caste Celtic 1 Macroom 0; Ard-Na-Laoi 4 UCC 1; Grattan Utd 1 Rathcoole Rovers 3; Afton Villa 2 Richmond 1; Ballinhassig 2 Greenwood 2; Springfield 6 CFC Banteer 0.


Tuesday, April 14
Murphy Youth Cup Quarter-Final: Castleview 2 Cobh Ramblers 0.
Friday, April 17
U17 Premier League: Mayfield 2 Rockmount 3.
U17 League 1A: Avondale 2 Tramore 1.
Saturday, April 18
Umbro FAI Cup Semi-Final: Castleview 1 Salthill Devon 3
Youth Premier League: Ringmahon 0 Cork City 4.
Sunday, April 19
U17 Premier League: Cobh Ramblers 0 Carrigaline A 0; Cork City 3 Greenwood 0.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Linnane: Macroom 0 Glenthorn Celtic 0

Sunday's City Cup semi, Wilton v Casement, is transferred to The Farm
Provisional list of AUL fixtures for April 26th available at the link below; queries to
Thomas Fitzgerald at 087 7937776 or or


Thursday, April 16, 2009

UCC keeper James Purcell "Player of the Tournament"
Tom O'Sullivan (left) and Dan Cronin lift Crowley Cup and below Liam Corbett in relaxed mood after the win - he had the phone number of the nearest heart specialist ready during the final itself!


Ace defender Steve Corbett (left) and the winning UCC team


The Oscar Traynor players weren't the only AUL performers to win national glory this season. Just a couple of weeks back, UCC managers Liam Corbett and Ger O’Sullivan took 16 AUL players, drawn largely from the AUL 1 side but including five from the third division team, to the University of Ulster in Coleraine to contest the finals of the Crowley Cup, the junior Inter-Varsity Tournament.

The AUL lads weren’t expected to make that much of an impression; after all they were the Cork college’s second string. They may be second string but they were far from second class and went on to win the tournament, gaining a kind of revenge for the first team by beating Queen’s, their conquerors, in the final.

The tourney started well for the AUL players when Steve Berkley, Dan Cronin and Tom O’Sullivan netted in a 3-1 win over University of Limerick. That put them into the semi-final and here O’Sullivan and Cronin struck again as they recorded a 2-1 win.

Would they meet their A team in the final? No was the answer from Queens who qualified with a 3-1 win. The Belfast team might have been expecting an easy win in the decider until the Cork lads opening the scoring through Declan Coleman.

But it looked as if the tie would run to form when Cronin picked up his second yellow and Queen’s equalised for the consequent spotter. Striker O’Sullivan wasn't having any of it and he scored twice in six magic minutes to give UCC a 3-1 half-time lead.

The second half turned into quite a siege of the Cork goal but keeper James Purcell (he was voted player of the tournament) and his back four of Steve Corbett, Paul Fehilly, Kieran McCarthy and American Devon McNeill, stood firm and relief came late on when Steven Power crossed for fellow sub Denis Maher to crack in the fourth.

The UCC B panel: James Purcell, Devon McNeill, Steve Corbett, Paul Fehilly, Kieran McCarthy, Dan Cronin, Alan Murphy, Steve Berkley, Declan Coleman, Alec Rose, Tom O’Sullivan, Denis Maher, Steven Power, Alan Quigley, Aaron O’Brien, Simon McEoin and Su Shou.


For the coming weekend, all queries on fixtures should be directed to Tom Fitzgerald at 087 7937776

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Premier League: Glenthorn Cel 1 Grattan Utd 2.
Premier A League: Dunbar Cel 1 Dillon’s Cross Ath 3.
League 1: Pearse Cel 2 Postal Cel 1; Richmond v Greenmount Rangers off;
League 1A: Hillington 0 Park Utd 2.
League 1B: Blackstone Rovers 1 Mayfield Utd 1; Leeside 1 Greenwood 3.
League 3: Afton Villa 3 Parkview Cel 2
League 3A: Springfield 4 Watergrasshill Utd 0; Leeview 2 Grattan Utd 2.

"Passage Soccer Club here. We have our Race Night on Saturday April 25th in the clubhouse at 8.30pm. There are horse, dog and even pig racing, all followed by a disco. If last year is anything to go by, a great night is assured. Tickets €20 available from players and on the night." - Mary Mehigan

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ard-Na-Laoi are holding their 30th anniversary dinner at the Lee Valley on April 25th; past players and committee are invited to contact Tim Lynch at 087 9595715 for details of the reunion

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Noel Kennedy's shootout penalty goes over Alan Crowley and in off bar to give City Wanderers 4-3 lead; keeper Tom Maguire made sure it stayed that way

RESULTS at 5.35pm SUN
Murphy’s Stout St Michael’s Cup final: Carrigtwohill Utd 2 Watergrasshill Utd 1.
Murphy’s Stout Saxone Cup final: City Wanderers 0 Kilreen Celtic 0, City won 4-3 on pens.
Murphy’s Stout City Cup: Leeds 2 Fairview 1 (aet).
Murphy’s Stout Corinthians Cup: Hibernians B 0 Douglas Hall 5; Casement Celtic 2 Waterloo 1 (aet); Kanturk B 3 Hillington 1; Springfield B 2 Glenthorn 3 (aet).
Murphy’s Stout Premier: Glenthorn Celtic 3 Leeside 1; Blarney Street Athletic 4 Glenthorn Celtic 4; Knockavilla Celtic v Dunbar Celtic not played; Ballyvolane Castleview off; Dillon’s Cross 6 Rathcoole Rovers 0; Ballyvolane 1 Knockavilla Celtic 3; Castleview 3 Village Utd 4; Coachford v Park not played; Kinsale 5 Blarney Street Athletic 1.
Murphy’s Stout First Division: UCC 1 Richmond 3; Greenmount Rangers 2 Pearse Celtic 1; Innishvilla v Killumney off; Leeds 1 Park Utd 0 (Leeds are champs!); Ballyvolane 4 Hillington 1; Greenwood v Hibs off; Killumney 1 Innishvilla 1; Shandon Celtic 3 UCC 3; Rylane Celtic 2 Buttevant 2; Passage 2 Bohemians 1; Hibernians v Blackstone off; Park v Ballyvolane off.
Murphy’s Stout Second Division: City Wanderers v Grangevale off; Glen Celtic 2 Central Rovers 0; Millstreet Celtic 1 Killowen 4; Knockraha 0 Leeds 1; Carrigaline Utd 3 Central Rovers 4; Lakewood Athletic 2 Grangevale 5; Coachford 1 Inter City Celtic 4; Strand Utd 0 Crescent Athletic 1; Passage 2 Glen Celtic 2.
Murphy's Stout Third Division: Cathedral Celtic 0 Springfield 3; CFC Banteer 1 Grattan Utd 4; St John Bosco's 0 Castle Celtic 2; Watergrasshill Utd 2 Macroom 2; Ard-Na-Laoi 4 Greenwood 2; Afton Villa 3 Wilton Utd 1; De Courcey 4 UCC 4, match abandoned 86th minute; Leeview 1 Los Zarcos 1; Rathcoole Rovers 3 Cathedral Celtic 3.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Carrig's Stephen Dineen takes control at The Cross...
St Michael's Cup final

Carrigtwohill Utd 2 Watergrasshill Utd 1

by Stephen Moore

A Good Friday night turned into a great one for Carrig as they gave a brilliant display of football to beat the Hill and become the first side ever to retain the St. Michael's Cup. Carrig lost the toss and had to begin the game playing into a very bright, low sun. This didn't hamper them though and they immediately took the game to their local rivals.

On the wide Turner's cross pitch, Carrig's pace and movement cause plenty of problems for Watergrasshill. In the first 15 mins the Hill keeper made at least 3 good saves to keep Carrig out. Eventually the break came when the Watergrasshill defence headed a ball clear, high into midfield. Noel Furlong volleyed it perfectly into the path of Cian McSweeney, and when the keeper closed in, he as ever coolly slotted it home to open the scoring after 20 mins.

More chances game and went, but Carrig went into the break 1-0 up and looked the much better team. The second half produced more good football and plenty more chances. Watergrasshill began to get more control and attacked well on the break.

As Carrig pushed for the second, the Hill got their equaliser from such a fast attack. When a Cian McSweeney cross was knocked down into midfield, Watergrasshill broke and very quickly had a 3 on 2 situation. They played the ball out left and when the shot came in from the edge of the box Cormac Carroll slide in to block. Unfortunately the ball hit Cormac's leg, looped over keeper Adrian Kidney and hit the far post before going in.

carrig responded well and took back the lead within 10 mins. Stephen Dinneen controlled the ball on the right end line before cutting back and playing a cross to the far post. In appeared to be going over everybody, until Noel Furlong arrived and volleyed into the bottom corner from close range to put Carrig 2-1 with only minutes remaining.

From here Carrig controlled the game and never look like being denied their place in AUL history.

Team - Adrian Kidney, Cormac Carroll, Sean Madden(c), Shane Kennedy, Ian O'Donghue, Leonard Healy, Noel Furlong, Davy Barry, Stephen Dinneen, Stephen Kidney and Cian McSweeney. Subs - Darren Sylvester, Alan Walsh, Noel Gubbins, Sean Buckley, Brendan Cronin, Rob O'Donghue, Nielus Murphy, Derrick Nolan, Derek Healy and John Coleman.
Carrigtwohill ready for action against Watergrasshill in this evening's Michael's Cup final at Turner's Cross, kick off 7.30pm.
Tomorrow night, at the same venue, also at 7.30, City Wanderers take on Kilreen Celtic in the Saxone Cup final.

Premier League: Blarney Street Atheltic 4 Glenthorn Celtic 4

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Greenwood have a Golf Classic coming up on Friday 24th April at the Lee Valley Golf Club. Contact Mick Cotter at 085 7289495 for details.

For the coming weekend, all queries on fixtures should be directed to Tom Fitzgerald at 087 7937776 or
Double click on image to enlarge...
not included - Castleview 4 Dillon's 3; no result from Kanturk v Rathcoole.
Final on Wed 3rd June

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Jim Reaney, Corkbeg PRO, asks the question.....

"Could have been a bit of history in our match at Pfizer Park - Ronan Forde scored straight from the kick off. about two or three seconds we would say !!! you might need to check that with the ref (Eddie Mullins) Ronan who is the manager only togged out because of a depleted squad, He hasnt played for two years due to injury. Corkbeg went on to win 3-1.

The squad only travelled with 9 players which meant both manager and assistant manager Dennis o Sullivan had to come out of retirement to fill in.Ronan scored from the Kick off, Ball touched forward, Keeper off his line and struck it high over keeper and in under the crossbar. probably fastest goal ever!! about 2 seconds I'd say!!

went 2-0 up after about 10 mins, Aidan Cotter with a perfect placed free kick from 25 yards, curled around wall into bottom right corner.3-0 up midway through 2nd half, corner kick headed clear by defender only to fall to Jamie O Sullivan from 35 yards took it on chest and on the half volley rifled it into top corner. a class strike from a promising young player.

Carrigaline scored a consolation with about 5 mins to go from a stunning free kick from 25 yards which flew into the top right corner.Corkbeg changed tactics by playing 3 at the back and a five man midfield with the normal wingers playing in a defensive wing back role. our plan was to man-mark the the two centre forwards and opposing 4 midfielders leaving dennis o sullivan in a sweeper role in the back and Forde in a anchor/playmaker role in midfield.

Our two centre forwards Aidan Cotter and Darrian O Donoghue worked their socks off up front by cutting out the full backs from getting forward.Excellent performance from all players on Corkbeg side especially our two wing backs Dean Keegan and Chris Kelly Working hard man marking and taking opponents out of the game.

Eddie Mullins commented after the game that "in all my time reffing I had often seen that attempted but never came off" on Ronan Fordes Goal!! Is it the fastest ever?

John Linehan to me show details 7:37 PM (13 hours ago) Reply

Ken Twohig (Ex Man City, Temple Utd, and now with Mallow Utd) scored direct from the kick off about 4/5 years back for Strand Utd. This ball was played first before being hit, his was direct. What do you think?? JL

Weekend's third division games:

Despite noteworthy displays by Paul O’Leary, Shane Healy and Paul Kennedy, Richmond were pipped 5-4 by Greenwood in AUL 3. O’Leary, Paul Williamson and Tomas Radilek (2) were on target for the losers, Matthew Quilter (3), James Downey and Adrian Burke for the winners.

Darragh Coughlan (3) and Michael Brady netted for Ballinhassig in their 4-0 win over Ard-Na-Laoi.

John Ronan, manager of the first team, led Macroom's second string to a good 3-2 win over Los Zarcos in AUL 3A. Ronan scored twice and that included hammering in the winner from a spotter he had earned himself. Stephen Murphy also scored for Macroom and their other big contributors were Brian Horgan and Denis Canty.

Watergrasshill Utd got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory against Rathcoole Rovers whose best were Tom Carroll and Shane Kelleher.

Oscar managers: Richard Fitzgerald 2009 and John Coughlan 1966

see more pics from last night's Oscar Traynor team reception at the Kiln at


Sorry - phone damaged on Tuesday evening. Unable to take calls last night. It also looks as if messages have been lost. Phone is now back in action so please feel free to ring in again or re-send any text messages. 087 7937789 (same number).

-- Billy

Murphy’s Stout Premier A: Knockavilla Celtic v Dunbar Celtic not played; Ballyvolane Castleview off.
Murphy’s Stout First Division: Greenmount Rangers 2 Pearse Celtic 1; Innishvilla v Killumney off; Leeds 1 Park Utd 0 (Leeds are champs!); Ballyvolane 4 Hillington 1; Greenwood v Hibs off.
Murphy’s Stout Second Division: Glen Celtic 2 Central Rovers 0;
Murphy's Stout Third Division: Cathedral Celtic 0 Springfield 3;

Glenthorn Celtic v Blarney Street Athletic
Kinsale v Kanturk

both games to be played at Casement Park.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Monday, April 06, 2009


League Outline:
Eight players from a panel of 12
Unlimited Substitutions
Pitch size 66m x 25m
Pitches separated by 1m High Barrier
Official Referees
€700 Entry Fee
7 matches guaranteed
Monday nights - 7.00 pm, 8.00 pm and 9.00 pm
Matches 25 minutes per half
Contact: Flor Mehigan 087-2738120

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Eoin Lyons in action for Greenwood in 3-0 City Cup win over Central...


Late: City Wndrs 1 Knockraha 0; Castleview 4 Dillon's 3 (Thu). Glenthorn 0 - 2 Rylane Celtic.

Next week's Premier game Wilton Utd v Grattan Utd The Farm (J. Linehan) is off


Murphy’s Stout Linnane League Cup: Ballyvolane 2 Park 1; Coachford 0 Kinsale 3; Castleview Dillon’s; Blarney Street 1 Macroom 2; Grattan 2 Village 0; Kanturk Rathcoole; Leeside 2 Glenthorn 2; Dunbar 1 Knockavilla 2; Ballincollig 3 Park Utd 1; Blarney Street Athletic 2 Glenthorn Celtic 2; Macroom v Dunbar Celtic not played; Kanturk 0 Leeside 2; Rathcoole Rovers 3 Village Utd 8; Ballyvolane 2 Wilton Utd 0.
Murphy’s Stout President’s Cup final: Kinsale 0 Wilton Utd 1.
Murphy’s Stout City Cup: Casement 1 City Wanderers 0; Central Rovers 0 Greenwood 3; Glenvale 0 Lakewood Athletic 0, Glenvale won 4-2 on pens.
Murphy’s Stout County Cup: Kanturk B 3 Donoughmore Athletic 1.
Murphy’s Stout Corinthians Cup: Pearse Celtic 3 Innishvilla 0; Crescent Athletic 3 CFC Banteer 0; Coachford 2 Leeview Athletic 1.
Murphy’s Stout Premier Division: Kinsale 4 Grattan Utd 0; Knockavilla Celtic 0 Castleview 2.
First Division: Killumney 0 Pearse 3; Postal v Greenmount off; Park 2 Glanworth 1; Blackstone 3 Hibs 0; Greenwood 3 Mayfield 0; Richmond 3 Douglas Hall 2; Park Utd 2 Hillington 0; Carrigtwohill Utd 2 Leeside 3; Buttevant 2 Ballyvolane 3; Killumney Utd 0 UCC 1; Bohemians 3 Leeds 3; Glanworth Utd 2 Passage 3; Springfield 1 Watergrasshill Utd 2; St John Bosco's 0 Blackstone Rovers 1.
Second Division: Kilreen Celtic 3 Blackpool Celtic 1; Inter City Celtic 4 Killowen 3; Carrigaline Utd 1 Corkbeg 3; Glen Celtic 3 Brooklodge Utd 0; Leeds 3 Knocknaheeny Celtic 2; Strand Utd 0 Millstreet Celtic 2.
Third Division: Watergrasshill Utd 3 Rathcoole Rovers 0; Springfield v Castle Celtic off; Ballinhassig 4 Ard-Na-Laoi 0; UCC 4 Afton Villa 1; Greenwood 5 Richmond 4; Los Zarcos 2 Macroom 3.

Monday, March 30
Youth Premier League: Ringmahon 2 Wilton 4
U17 Teddy Healy Cup Quarter Final: Richmond 0 Greenwood 3
U17 League 1A: Passage 2 Lakewood 0; Glounthaune 3 Tramore 1.
Thursday, April 2
Youth Premier League: Douglas Hall 2 Castleview 3; Cobh Ramblers 2 Cork City 2; Coachford\Killinardrish 3 Ballincollig 1; Wilton 2 Ringmahon Rangers 4.
Friday, April 3
U17 Premier League: Cork City 5 Castleview 4; Rockmount 2 Greenwood 6.
Saturday, April 4
Youth Premier League: Cork City 5 Ballincollig 1; Ringmahon 0 Castleview 2; Cobh Ramblers 3 Wilton 1.
Youth League 1: Blarney 0 Tramore 3; Leeside\Knockraha 1 Dunbar 0; Midleton 0 Innishvilla 0.
Sunday, April 5
U17 Premier League: Castleview 5 Mayfield 3.
U17 League 1: Richmond 7 Park 2; Strand 4 Macroom 1.
U17 League 1A: Glounthaune 0 Casement 3; Everton 1 Avondale 3.

I have decided, after long and careful consideration, to retire as Press Officer of the Cork AUL at the end of this season.

I really enjoyed meeting the teams, the managers and players and referees at so many games, in all kinds of weathers, on all kinds of pitches, over the past 31 years.

It will leave a big gap in my life but I must say I am looking forward to “normal” weekends.

I wish the best to you all and to all those who work for the benefit of local football. I will no doubt be seeing you around as I intend to call to the local venues at match-time, certainly on the fine days!

--- Billy


Friday, April 03, 2009

Kevin Walsh hits winner to empty net, off pass by man of match Derek Harrington (right)


Kinsale 0 Wilton Utd 1 (Kevin Walsh)

The following is the line up for the semi finals,
Sunday 5-4-09
Erris Utd v Ballymun Utd Milebush, Castlebar, Mayo, 14-00.
Saturday 11-4-09
Clonmel Town v St Peters FC Cooke Park, Tipperary, 18-00.
The AGM of the Cork AUL will be held at the Doughcloyne Hotel on June 10th.
The AGM of the Munster Football Assocaition will be held on June 13th.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Fixtures Secretary Tony Chambers is unable to take phone calls this weekend.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

City Cup: Casement 1 City Wanderers 0
Linnane: Ballyvolane 2 Park 1; Coachford 0 Kinsale 3; Castleview Dillon’s; Blarney Street 1 Macroom 2;
First Division: Killumney 0 Pearse 3; Postal v Greenmount off; Park 2 Glanworth 1; Blackstone 3 Hibs 0; Greenwood 3 Mayfield 0;
Second Division: Waterloo Strand.
thanks to Ger Delaney

The following are the arrangements for games in the Lucozade Sport Munster Senior, Junior and Youth Cup competitions:
Munster Junior Cup Semi-Finals: Carrick Utd v Regional Utd Sunday 19th April 2009 in Ozier Park, Waterford 2-30pm kick-off.
Tramore AFC v Fairview Rgs Sunday 26th April 2009 in Ozier Park, Waterford 2-30pm kick-off.

Munster Youth Cup Final: Cork City v Bohemians Saturday 25th April 2009 in Turners Cross, Cork 7-30pm kick-off.

Munster Senior Cup Semi-final: Clonmel Town v Waterford Utd Wednesday 22nd April 2009 Tipperary venue to be confirmed

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

thanks to Tony Fitzgerald... see it now at>> then Click on April 1st update

The semi-final draw for the AOH will be held next Tuesday