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 at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/corkbilly and search under AUL.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dave Hall here (ex Leeview). At the moment Im coaching Mayfield in the Munster Senior league and playing for Dunmanway Town Soccer Club in the west Cork league as I moved down to Dunmanway Last year. Im not too sure if you heard but through friends in England I’ve to persuade Liverpool to bring a side to west cork.
HIBERNIAN A.F.C.
Founded 1966 - Grounds: Shanbally, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.
Winners: Mall Tavern Cup 1979. Cork Area FAI Cup 1991/92.
Division 1 League Winners 1992/93. St. Michaels Cup 1993/94.
Cork Area FAI 1995/96. Youths 2A 1996/97.
Hibs. B Division 1 League Winners 1997/98.
Ladies Ten Winners 1998. Under 15 Cork Schoolboy Leagues 2001.
Runner's Up: Division 1,1984/90/92. Division 2, 1974/75. Division 3, 1984.
County Cup, 1974. A.O.H. Cup, 1990. President's Cup, 1991.
1994/95 Cork Area F.A.I. Cup. Ladies Division 2, 1996. Ladies Division 1, 2000.
www.hibernianafc.com

TRAINING BEGINS ON TUE 7TH JULY
HIBERNIAN PARK 19.30 PM
ALL WELCOME
IF INTERSTED IN PLAYING OR GETTING INVOLVED
AND CANNOT MAKE TRAINING CONTACT THE FOLLOWING
B HAYES @0871347954
L HICKEY@0872507941
Managers; Terence/Eddy McSweeney
Steven Long
JAKO Sports are coming to Cork and would like to invite you to view their range of products in the Rochestown Park hotel on Monday the 6th of July from 6.30pm onwards.
There will be a free match ball for every team that attends. Please can you pass this on to the relevant perwithin your club should you not be the person who will be attending.

Look forward to seeing you on the 6th of July.

Stephen Rooney

Monday, June 22, 2009

City based 2nd division outfit LEEVIEW AFC are currently looking for a manager for the new season. Any interested parties please contact club secretary Niall Riordan on 085-1608688.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


AUL 1B CHAMPS – GREENWOOD
Martin Sweeney, the man who guided to Greenwood to success in AUL 1B this term, is looking forward to next season. He knows it won't be easy: “It will be very challenging as it’s the first time our club has had a team playing in Premier A. However we have a young squad with excellent ability. The majority won a youths league a couple of years ago and have now tasted success at junior level. Ideally at the end of next season we want to be still playing premier football and we do intend to give the Premier A league a right go.”

Sweeney, who captained Greenwood in their 1999 Saxone Cup success, reckoned their best team display of the season came late on: “We went to Leeside and in a top of the table clash we came away with a 3-1 win. Tough battle with great heart shown by our lads.”

“We had some very good individual performances, right to the end when Daniel Sweeney scored 4 against the Hibernians in the title winning game. Jason Sexton scored 5 goals against the same opposition in a cup tie early in the season. Jason was our top scorer and most of his strikes were top quality.”



“It may seem strange but probably the recent drawn game against Blackstone Rovers when Blackstone scored a last minute equaliser was the highlight of the season. We had played extremely well, and scored two very good goals. Blackstone needed to win to close the gap at the top. This game set us up for the next game against Hibernians which we won to clinch the league title.”

“The low point came around the same time and was without doubt the City Challenge semi-final loss to Wilton Utd. We were missing a couple of players who were not available to play and lost some others through injury. Despite this we played very well, as did Wilton, and we lost to a last minute extra time winner.”

Greenwood is a family club. Daniel Sweeney is manager Martin Sweeney's son while Ian Foley and Colin Foley are manager Ger Foley's sons.
Brendan and Coleman McCarthy are brothers and their older brother Dan captained the 1993 double winning side.

The Greenwood Panel – Goalkeepers: Brendan McCarthy and Darren Keegan.
Defenders: Kevin McCarthy, Declan Crowe (captain), Shane Rock, Ian Foley, Eoin Lyons.
Midfield: Daniel Sweeney, Coleman McCarthy, Denis O'Brien, Michael Cronin, Niall Calnan, James O'Sullivan, Ian Manning.
Forwards: Jason Sexton (leading scorer), Mark Kelleher, Colin Foley
B: Managers: Martin Sweeney and Ger Foley.

Friday, June 19, 2009




AUL 1A & CITY CHALLENGE CUP CHAMPS - LEEDS
While Leeds had triumphs in underage AUL competitions, the club had never won an AUL Cup at junior level until Leeds A defeated Wilton Utd in this season's final of the Murphy’s Stout City Challenge Cup.

Donal O’Riordan, who managed the team with Pat Daly, was delighted: “Winning the league was an obvious highlight but, having been disappointed for so long in cup competitions, to get the City Cup final and to get such a good team performance to win it was the icing on the cake.”

Dean Buckley didn't score in the final – he did set up the clincher - but he amassed an impressive 25 in all competitions. The side, captained by defender Colm McCarthy, has its Player of the Year in Chris Kelleher, another defender, who picked up the Man of the Match award in the City final.

We asked O’Riordan about the best team performance and individual performances: “The best team show was the league game away to Buttevant. We won 4-1 to put 5 points between us with a game in hand as well. There were two memorable individual displays. Firstly, there was Jonathan Cooney’s contribution in that away tie with Buttevant away where he scored one and was involved in the other three and then Dean Buckley’s hat trick in 26 minutes against Glenvale in City Cup semi was another stand out for me.”

It wasn't all plain sailing and there was the huge disappointment of that hammering inflicted by Carrigtwohill in the semi final of the St Michael’s Cup. “We did have three players out that morning and our worst performance of the season coincided with a superb Carrigtwohill display and on the morning we were beaten well.”

“Our aim for next season is to keep the core of players we have and along with a few more experienced players coming in we will try and consolidate in the Premier A and if we are in the hunt at Christmas we will push hard for promotion again.”

“I would like to mention Pat Daly my assistant who has given me fantastic support this year along with our hard working committee and finally our main sponsor Bernard Murphy of Murphys Rock Bar in Ballyvolane and all other people, sponsors and families, that have helped us out. Thanks again for all the support throughout the years Billy; you will be missed.”

Leeds double winning panel: Damien Burns, Ian Cotter, Terry Murphy, Colm McCarthy (captain), Chris Kelleher, Keith Kelleher, Dean Buckley, Barry Lawlor, Diarmuid Long, Kevin Magee, Alan Holland, Jonathan Cooney, Peter O'Keeffe, Chris Corcoran, Kevin Healy, Owen Stevens, Daniel O’Leary, Chris Barry, Frank Murphy and Alan Kennefick. Managers: Donal Riordan, Pat Daly.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


AUL 1 CHAMPS - PEARSE CELTIC
Pearse Celtic, winners of AUL 1, after winning AUL 2 a year previously, were up against it in February. But then came their best performances of the season and wins over Shandon Celtic and Richmond put them up among the contenders. Had these results gone against Pearse it would have been a totally different season.

The club went on a great run after this, winning 6, drawing 2 and losing only once in their last 9 games. These back to back wins in February made the lads feel that they could win the league.


Another big win came against UCC. Danny Carroll recalls: “That game looked totally gone from us but we got back into it and Gavin Pender scored the winner deep into injury time.”


There were some low points to come. “The loss against Greenmount Rangers after being 1-0 up in the second half and conceding 2 goals in the last 20 minutes was a killer. Heads were down that night. Another setback came against Richmond. Pearse were 2 up at the break and Richmond equalised in injury time. That was a total heartbreak as it was our second last game and meant Greenmount could win it in their last game against Richmond.”

But that game, abandoned in injury time at 2-2, was declared a draw and Pearse were champions after they beat Innishvilla 4-1 in their final tie. Only then were Kieran Morey (Manager), Terry Dalton and Martin O’Donovan (his assistants) able to relax. Morey and O’Donovan played for Pearse in their early league championships of the 90s.

Carroll, who has been with Pearse since the start, has no fears about their prospects for next season in Premier A: “Our aim is to stay in the division. That is the priority as it’s our first time in this grade and it’s going to be hard. We need to sign a couple of players and we will also look to do better in the cup competitions.”

Pearse Celtic squad:
Ray O'Keeffe GK
Damian Walsh GK
John Punch Gk
Terry Dalton Defender
Paul Radley Defender
James Moore Defender
James O'Neill Defender
Killian Couch Defender
Darren Roche Defender
Eddie Kelly Defender
Cian Holbrook Defender/Midfield
Richard O'Shea Midfield/Forward - captain
Gavin Pender Midfield – leading scorer (9)
Timmy Murphy Midfield/Forward
Kevin McCoy Midfield
Dave McArdle Midfield
Jamie Nagle Forward
Eric Pender Forward
Gary O'Shea Forward
Jason White Forward
glenthorn celtic will be appointing a manager for premier team in next couple of weeks if interested contact club secetary declan on 087-2788386

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dungarvan United (waterford League) looking to pencil in some friendlies for their pre-season schedule.Our club are more than willing to travel to Cork or are willing to host any of your clubs at our own grounds.Contact team manager Colin Walsh on 087-6368491 for details. Thanks.

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LEEDS are looking for a manager for our Junior team who are in the 1st division of the aul, any interested applicants please send an email to mail@leedsafccork.com or contact jason at 086 8303726. Thank very much,

Monday, June 15, 2009




PREMIER A CHAMPS - KNOCKAVILLA CELTIC
Captain Barry Cullinane, who has helped Knockavilla Celtic rise from AUL 3 to the top flight of AUL football, had a magnificent season and was voted the Players’ Player of the Year, another confirmation that he has the respect and admiration of the players he trains and plays with.

Top goalscorer Rob Walsh, a natural marksman, capped another excellent season by finishing with 20 league goals and another 11 in the cup. Rob's season ended on high when he was called up to the Cork AUL squad for the Keane Cup where he did well over the two games and didn’t do his chances of making the Oscar Traynor squad for next season any harm.

Brian Crowley was honoured with the Young Player of the Year Award while the Commitment Award went to the ever loyal Jason Flynn.
Pat McCarthy was outstanding this season and showed heart, determination, character and sheer desire to win. There were moments when Pat, never one to shy out of a tackle and always able to pick a pass, grabbed games by the scruff of the neck. Besides, he is also well able to take a goal. No wonder he was voted the Overall Player of the Year.

“Having a panel of 22 was one of the most significant reasons we were able to win the AUL Premier A league this season,” said manager Niall O’Regan. That allowed him the facility to play different players in different roles, knowing that the players on the line were equally as good as the players on the park.

“To have 22 lads dedicated to the team and to me personally as their manager was one of the greatest rewards for me this season. The newcomers, Paul Moloney in goal, Aidan Daly in the back four, midfielder Sean Holland and striker Alan Jeffers were major influences throughout the season.”

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Criostóir and Patsy for their great efforts throughout the year and the support they showed me during the season was very important. As this was my first managerial position it was a great feeling winning the league but more so watching the players receive the trophy; knowing how far the lads had come in one season through listening and trusting my judgement was a big reward for me.”

“I came in to the club at the start of the year with a good coaching record but limited managerial experience and I’d like to thank the club for giving me the opportunity to manage the team which was a requirement for my coaching certificate. I’d like to thank all at Knockavilla who supported the team this year and thank the club for the experience gained and also for taking the risk in putting a 26 year old manager in charge
of their team.”

“The strongest performance this season was the game against Castleview which came in the run-in just after an awful defeat to Macroom. The team could have dropped their heads and lost the title but they showed great character and strength not once but twice in that game and it finished 2-2. That meant the three points at home in the next game won the title and meant we didn't need anything from our last match away to challengers Village.”

“The high point was defeating Premier team Leeside on penalties in the AOH Cup. It was a great result against a really good footballing side and the highlight here was the three great shootout saves from Paul Moloney. But the low point soon followed when, again in the AOH, we allowed a two goal lead slip before losing in extra time to Glenthorn.”

Chairman’s Angle


Criostóir O’Crualaoi was elected Chairman of Knockavilla Celtic five years ago, when they were playing in the AUL third division.


“I remember Secretary Tom Powell reassuring me by saying you'll be grand and off we went on our epic journey. We were in the third division AUL. That year we won promotion to division 2. We won division 2 comfortably and wondered about the massive step up to 1st division football.”

“This was the year this Knockavilla team showed their true character. We won the County cup, St Michael's Cup and league promotion. We now found ourselves playing Premier A football and the plan was to stay up. With three games left we needed seven points to avoid relegation and again this team showed true spirit wining all three games.”

“Last year, under the management of Niall O’Regan this team again proved to be something special and stormed through the Premier A division. Winning this league is the highest achievement to date and we will relish the challenge of Premier football.”

“I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the following people: Patsy White, Mrs Crowley, Peter Nyhan, Sean O’Connell, Downs Centra, Brian Murphy, Mervyn Beasley, Michael Lynch, Crossroads Bar, Keohane Builders, Tim O’Sullivan and Ross Oil for their help and sponsorship during the year. Without our sponsors, it would not be possible to run the club.”
Knockavilla Celtic are looking for a manager for premier football fornext season please contact Cristoir O Crualaoi 0872526804

Sunday, June 14, 2009



PREMIER CHAMPS - WILTON UTD A
At the start of the campaign, their first in Murphy’s Stout AUL Premier League, promoted Wilton were hoping to win the home games and see what happened on the road.

They knew it would be tough and that was underlined when they were hammered by Kinsale in the opening match. That forced the group “to take a serious look at ourselves”. Coach Patrick Rocks: “We had a good chat as a group and we went from strength to strength after that. Our manager for the year was John Leonard (also chairman of the club) and he was assisted by Brendan O'Sullivan.”

“Our captain was Anthony Buckley and what a leading role he played this term. As well as leading from the midfield, he also ended up as top goal scorer. Shane O’Neill, Paul O’Mahony and Ritchie Walsh were also well up the scoring charts this year.”

“This team is full of players that are great to work with. Each and everyone has played his part and each has stood up and been counted as the going got tough.”

“Our best performance over the year was Grattan away. Never an easy place to win and though we left it late we got there. After that, I think the team began to believe we could win the league and the 3-3 last game draw with Kinsale was huge.”

“The Premier League is full of quality teams - no matter who you play you are going to get a great game but also every team respects each other and there is always a hand shake at the end which is great.”

“We had some outstanding performers over the year and to single out a couple is tough. Our keeper Alberto Pulimeno, Eric McCarthy, Fergal Giltinan, Anthony Buckley, Shane O Neill, Steve Daily, Paul O’Mahony and Ritchie Walsh won us some tight games.”

“The huge bonus for us this year was the emergence of our youth players - Steve McCarthy and Steve Kenny were excellent all season for us.”

“The squad as a whole deserves every compliment it receives. It is never easy to win this league, never mind our first year up. We were also very proud to have four players on the winning Oscar Traynor Squad: Pakie O’Connor, Paul O’Mahony, Shane O’ Neill and Anthony Buckley.”

“As for next year, who knows? We have a couple of players lined up so we will see but we will enjoy this title first, then regroup and start again in July.”

The Wilton squad consisted of: Alberto Pulimeno, Sean Blake, Brian Kelly, John O Mahony, Phil Haly, Eric McCarthy, Fergal Giltinan, Carroll Daly, Shane O Neill, Steve Daily, Anthony Buckley, Phil Smith, Steve Kenny, Steve McCarthy, Ger O’Connell, Pakie O Connor, Paul O’Mahony, Ritchie Walsh, and Mark Ryan.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

At the Lord Mayor's chambers last Thursday.
Thanks to Cllr Brian Bermingham and the City for the night and thank you all for turning up to give me a great send-off.
Stay in touch - the intention is to keep the blog going!-
- Billy

Friday, June 05, 2009

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Damien Wiley,


Secretary,


Dillons Cross F.C.
Two 40 Foot Portacabins

Due to an upgrade in our facilites,Carrigtwohill Utd have two 40 foot portacabins availabe FREE to a good home.
Would be suitable for dressing rooms/storage.
Contact Barry on 086-2513932.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

SHARE A PITCH OFFER

Ballyvolane are looking for another club to share their Whitescross pitch. Interested? Then contact Michale Lynam at 087 7590341
LATEST AUL TABLES AT: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=roUJarc6Kt-Cg5Thts5mmmw&output=html

Missing results: Coachford v Millstreet (last Sun) . Please send to me or to tonyfitzgeraldsoccer@hotmail.com

RICHARD BOWS OUT
AUL Oscar Traynor winning manager Richard Fitzgerald is going out on a high. Minty is going back to his roots and taking over the reins of the Casement Celtic senior team. He is wished all the best.

Minty enjoyed his three years with the AUL particularly this season which was crowned with the win over the Dublin AUL in the Oscar Traynor final in Wexford. He sends his thanks to all the players over the past three seasons, to all the club managers who helped out, to all the clubs who made the facilities available for training and challenge games, and to the AUL management committee for their backing.
Watergrasshill United Crowned U12 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS on Friday last May 28th with victory over Corkbeg 3-0. Also in picture L-R are Managers Declan Brady, Dave Cooke , Aki Stavrou, Noel Prendergast
Team Captain Thomas Stavrou been presented with the League Title

CORK YOUTH LEAGUE
FINAL YOUTH TABLES
NOW AT
http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=rqLd6UWORTNHK4FxFyxIwCQ&output=html
Waterford defeated Rockmount 2-1 in the Munster Senior Cup final at Turner's Cross last night. The visitors had the better of the first half and aided by defensive errors took a 2-0 half-time lead thanks to David Grincell and Gary Dunphy (pen.). Rockmount were much better in the second half but their only reward was a Ross O'Callaghan goal from a penalty.

Pictured at the presentation of the Lucozade Sport Munster Senior Cup are (l to r): Waterford skipper Mick Devine, John Murphy (Lucozade Sport) and MFA Chairman Jim Tobin. Munster Senior Cup final, Turner's Cross, 02.06.09, Rockmount 1 Waterford Utd 2,

Waterford skipper Mick Devine lifts the Lucozade Sport Munster Senior Cup after win over Rockmount. Munster Senior Cup final, Turner's Cross,02.06.09, Rockmount 1 Waterford Utd 2,

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

PEARSE CELTIC CELEBRATE AUL 1 TITLE

Pearse team in good form at the Doughcloyne and (below) captain Richard O'Shea makes presentation to Billy Lyons. It was a great night for Gavin Pender, winner of the Golden Boot and the Player of the Year. See more on club website www.pearseceltic.com over the next few days


Monday, June 01, 2009

The final of the Lucozade Sport Munster Senior Cup between Rockmount and Waterford Utd will take place this Tuesday evening, 2nd June (7.30pm) at Turners Cross.


LINNANE LEAGUE CUP FINAL
Ballyvolane 0 Kinsale 0
(Ballyvolane won 4-2 on penalties)
See pictures at http://billysmatchoftheday.blogspot.com/
CORINTHIANS FINAL

Blackpool Celtic 2 Crescent Athletic 1 (aet)

See pictures at http://billysmatchoftheday.blogspot.com/