Firstly I would like to thank the commitee of the AUL for giving me the opportunity to manage the team for the last 2 years, it was a fantastic experience.
Secondly to all the players who were part of the team over the last 2 seasons a big thank you, their dedication to what we were trying to achieve was exceptional.To the teams that were good enough to lets us use their players deserve a huge amount of credit for the fitness levels and skill levels they had was incredible.
Next to our Management teams over the last few years John Paul Cotter, Micheal Browne Eddie Kenny and John (Bird) Murphy a huge thank you for your advice and guidance in training and on match daysJust on the competition in general we were disapointed on both occasions to go out of the competition earlier then we expected especially this year and under the circumstances in which we lost was hard to take but having won the group without losing a game on both occasions was I feel a great achievement in itself.
To all the teams who played us in the challenge matches Cork City Glenthorn celtic Passage, Casement, Mayfield, Glen Celtic a big thank you and not to forget the welcome we got from Pearse Celtic and,Greenwood their facilties last week were exceptional and the way we were treated was fantastic.
Finally I think that everyone involved in AUL football in Cork should be very proud of the team and it goes to prove that the strength of junior football in Cork is very strong.