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
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR ON BEHALF OF THE AUL

"No one can go back in time to change what has happened, so work on your present to make yourself a wonderful future. Happy New Year again."

Best Regards,
Barry.

Nostalgia MOTD Dec 2005 Villa v Kinsale

Munster Junior Cup 17.12.05
Villa United 1 Kinsale 0 (after extra time)

Premier League champions Kinsale were knocked out of a second major competition in less than a week when Villa United’s centre forward Derek O’Connor showed them a 1-0 extra time exit from the Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup at Pfizer Park on Saturday.

It was another good result for Villa who, in contrast to Kinsale, won their FAI tie of the previous weekend. But it was a pretty poor game.

There were few decent patches of play as the two well-matched sides cancelled each other out in all areas of the field and neither displayed the form shown in their FAI Cup games.

The winner, in the fourth minute of extra time, followed a foul by Dave Barry on David Knowles in midfield. Michael O’Connor sent the free towards the Kinsale box but it took a mis-timed header by Kinsale midfielder Colin Kilty to create the opening. Villa striker Conor Murray won the second header and strike partner O’Connor, on a poacher’s run, met the ball behind the defence and fired past keeper Graham Quinn from close range.

Kinsale had a couple of half chances in the second period. A mis-kick by Villa’s Paul Murphy in his own box could have ended up in the net and then another defensive error gave Kilty a shot but that was blocked before it got to the keeper.

Kinsale had come close to snatching victory with less then three minutes of normal time to go. Then Jeremy O’Donovan's well placed free released Barry on the right and his cross skimmed off the head of unmarked incoming colleague Pat Murphy.

Murphy had to limp off injured after that near thing but an earlier injury to defensive colleague Ben Ryan saw Kinsale lose one of their more promising players. Ryan made some terrific runs from defence in the opening 35 minutes but injured his leg on a 36th minute raid and had to be replaced.

Kinsale tried three subs over the ninety minutes but hardly had a sniff at goal. Their best effort came midway through the second half and followed some neat passing between Declan Ryan, Peter Jones and Derek McCarthy who combined to set up Ken Harrington for a snap shot that looked good for the bottom corner until Mossie O'Neill dived to his right to turn the ball behind for a corner.

The Villa back four, with the experienced pair of O’Connor and Knowles doing well in the centre, were excellent throughout and their midfield gave as good as they got. Despite some aerial success for Murray, their forwards were, like Kinsale’s, starved of chances.

Murray might have given Villa the lead in the 73rd  minute. Then a neat through ball from John Betts put him into the box but, under pressure, his 16 yard shot was comfortably saved by Quinn. Murray though would have the satisfaction of setting up the winner in extra time.

Villa United: Maurice O’Neill, Liam Egar, Terry O’Callaghan, Michael O’Connor, David Knowles, Larry Betts, John Betts, Paul Murphy (captain), Derek O’Connor, Conor Murray and Alan Daniels. Subs used: Jonathan McCarthy and John Paul Murphy for Daniels and L. Betts (both 65th minute) and Brian O’Callaghan for Murray (111th minute).
Kinsale: Graham Quinn, Pat Murphy, Lyndon Kiely, Ben Ryan, Ryan Coyne, Jeremy O’Donovan, Derek McCarthy, Ken Harrington, Declan Ryan and Dave Barry (captain). Subs used: Peter Jones for B. Ryan (36th minute, injured), Sean Foran for Jones (81st) and Florence Lynch for Murphy (90th, injured).

Referee: Denis Crowley.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Nostalgia MOTD Dec 2005 Ballyphehane v Dunbar

MUNSTER JUNIOR CUP 10.12.2005
Ballyphehane Celtic 1 Dunbar Celtic 3

Substitute Shane Brazier turned this game for Dunbar Celtic in extra time. Two tired teams, tied at 1-1 after a hundred minutes of this Munster Junior Cup game at Pfizer's Park, seemed destined for a penalty shootout but all that changed in the 13th minute of extra time.

Disappointed, having just failed to deliver a decent cross from a promising position, Brazier hurried back to midfield, robbed Ballyphehane ace Trevor Dunlea and raced back towards the box where he played a beautiful ball into the path of fellow sub Paul Walsh.

Walsh was through on keeper Alan Crowley but defender Philip Long upended him. Up stepped skipper Gary Tobin and he gave Crowley no chance from the spot kick.

"We weren't at the races today," said Ballyphehane manager Dave O’Mahony. Mick Cotter, who manages Dunbar with Paul Walsh, reckoned his side just about deserved the win. "We shaded it, I thought, but we made hard work of it".

The teams started this tie at a terrific pace and it was no wonder that on a good but stamina sapping pitch they tired towards the end. 

Dunbar had a couple of half chances in the opening minutes before the home side began to take a grip. Eric Dunlea fired just over, Damien Farrelly was just pipped to a long ball by keeper Danny Flaherty and then sweeper Philip Long cleverly beat the offside but had to settle for a corner.

In between, Dunbar’s Kevin O’Sullivan and Wayne Cooper combined to set up Craig “Disco” O'Leary but last season’s speedy youth ace had his effort brilliantly saved by Alan Crowley.

The opening goal came in the 14th minute and followed a lighting raid up the left. Trevor Dunlea sent Eric Dunlea away and he held off his marker well before crossing to Alan O'Mahony to shoot home from inside the box.

Dunbar equalised in the 27th minute, following a throw in by Ian Cotter on their left. Cooper beat Philip Long to head the ball into the six-yard box and found O'Leary whose neat header beat the keeper and dropped under the bar.

Dunbar introduced work delayed sub Walsh at the break and he came very close to putting them ahead but his 61st minute header from a corner by Chopper Cotter was brilliantly tipped over by keeper Crowley, perhaps the man of the match for the losers on the day.

The second half was poor by contrast with the first. There were very few chances and no one was surprised when the tie went to extra time. And here the pattern was maintained, but only for the first period.

There was a major opportunity for Ballyphehane in the opening minute of the second period when Jonathan Murphy’s ball over the top put midfielder Danny Long in. Keeper Flaherty was on alert and crucially got very close to Long whose shot just missed the goal.

The converted penalty was soon followed by a breakaway goal for Dunbar. Wayne O’Donovan led the counter and shot under retreating keeper Crowley. The deflected ball might well have made the net but man of the match O’Leary ran in to make sure and make the final score a rather flattering 3-1.

Ballyphehane Celtic: Alan Crowley, Joe Ryan, Wayne Hogan, Philip Long (captain), David Bennett, Danny Long, Trevor Dunlea, Jonathan Murphy, Alan O'Mahony, Damien Farrelly and Eric Dunlea. Subs used: Johnny Towler for Farrelly (64th minute) and Kevin Ward for O'Mahony (82nd).
Dunbar Celtic: Danny Flaherty, Gary Tobin (captain), Ian Cotter, Chris O'Sullivan, Wayne O'Donovan, Joe Healy, Gordon Sexton, Craig O'Leary, Kevin O'Sullivan, Wayne Cooper and Ian O'Riordan. Subs used: Paul Walsh for Sexton (at half-time), Shane Brazier for O'Riordan 52nd minute) and Michael O'Connor for Cooper (70th)
Referee: Sean Hegarty.


PRESIDENTS CUP QUARTER FINAL DRAW
Blackpool Celtic v Macroom B
Ballinhassig or City Wanderers v Pearse Celtic B
Donoughmore Ath v Churchvilla

Los Zarcos v Grattan Utd B 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Nostalgia MOTD Dec 2005 Lakewood v Everton

AUL 1  11.12.2005
Lakewood Athletic 2 Everton 0

Ian O'Mahony and captain Brendan O’Leary scored the goals as Lakewood Athletic, the leaders in Murphy’s Stout AUL 1, improved their position at the top with a deserved 2-0 home win over lowly Everton.

But the city visitors suffered some bad luck in the encounter, even if Lakewood did deserve the three points. Everton lost a player to an early injury, a mis kick helped Lakewood take a late first half lead and then a missed penalty allowed the leaders off the hook in the final quarter.

The big talking point in the first half was the 18th minute ankle break suffered accidentally by Everton midfielder Alan Kelly, which led to a 30 minute delay in play resuming. 

Referee Damien O'Mahony took charge of making the player comfortable and stand-in Lakewood manager Noel Mullins produced a stretcher and a covering for the injured player until the ambulance arrived to take him to hospital. Alan is wished a speedy recovery.

Lakewood, with man of the match Gary Lucey doing very well on the left, began to get a grip on it and threatened regularly as half-time approached.

There was a big warning for Everton in the 39th minute. Then, Ian Bohane broke up the right for Lakewood and crossed towards two incoming colleagues in the box but Everton defender Mark Dalton got back to make a brilliant interception and direct the ball out for a corner.

The opening goal came rather easily in the 43rd minute. O’Shea raced after a free over the top. Everton were slow to react and he had time to recover it on the left. His cross though should have been cleared but a  mis-kick allowed Ian O'Mahony bundle it home at the far post.

Everton showed a decent bit of spirit in the second half but were now finding it more difficult as Lakewood seemed determined to get their second sooner rather than later and manager Mullins sent O’Leary forward to reinforce the attack.

The clincher came from the 67th minute corner awarded after O’Donovan had produced a splendid tip over save from a penalty box blast by Bohane. The ball broke after two players jumped by the near post and Lakewood skipper O’Leary volleyed the dropping ball home from close range.

There was one scare to come for Lakewood and that arrived in the 74th minute. Everton broke well and their players combined up the left. Sub Darren Dorgan “dummied” the incoming low cross and  striker David O’Sullivan took possession only to be upended by his marker.

Referee O'Mahony pointed to the spot and Graham Hickey took the responsibility but was denied when Lakewood keeper Murphy, who had very little to do in the second half, dived to his right to make a very good save.

It was easy for Lakewood after that and they had quite a few chances of adding to their haul. Bohane went very close in the 84th minute, after good work by Gary Lucey and sub Joe Kelleher.

Three minutes later, the influential Lucey, the man of the match, played Kelleher clear into the box. Keeper O'Donovan advanced quickly and Kelleher lifted it neatly over him but was inches off target and Lakewood had to settle for a 2-0 victory.

Lakewood Athletic: Donnacha Murphy, Trevor Morrissey, Ronan Walsh, Brendan O’Leary (captain), Paul Lucey, Brian Kelly, John Kelly, Ian Bohane, Rob O’Shea, Ian O’Mahony and Gary Lucey. Subs used: Conor Cunningham for O’Shea (65th minute) and Joe Kelleher for P. Lucey (74th, injured).
Everton: David O’Donovan, Mark Dalton, Ray Laffan, Anthony Hayes (captain), Ken O'Mahony, Paul O’Callaghan, Stephen Browne, Alan Kelly, David O’Sullivan, Finbarr Duffy and Graham Hickey. Subs used: Michael O’Halloran for Kelly (18th minute, injured) and Darren Dorgan for Browne (61st).


Referee: Damien O’Mahony.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Christmas!


CORK AUL FIXTURES
Saturday 2nd January Ko. 2.00pm
Munster Junior Cup 3rd Round
Fairview v Innishvilla A, Fairfield, Ray Murphy
AOH Cup 3rd Round
Greenwood A v Park Utd A, Leaghanamore, M.Barry
St John Boscos B v Pearse Celtic A, Billy Ahern Field, Paddocks, Midleton, K.O’Keeffe
Kilreen Celtic v Rathcoole Rovers, Murphys Farm, Richard Murphy
Saxone Cup Quarter Finals
Park Utd B v CFC Banteer, Brigown, J.O’Reilly
Corkbeg v Glenvale, Whitegate, M.O’Flaherty
Newmarket Town v Glenthorn Celtic B, Rathcoole, D.Daly
City Challenge Cup 1st Round
Dunbar Celtic v Castleview, Murphys Farm, Jonathan Hennessy
County Cup 1st Round
Macroom B v Richmond, Town Park, P.O’Sullivan
Knockraha B v Hibernians, GACA Pitches, Brooklodge, Pat Hennessy
Premier League
Carrigtwohill Utd  v Village Utd, Ballyadam Pk, Ken Hennessy
Glenthorn Celtic v Blarney St Ath, Glenthorn Pk, T.Long
Premier A League
Kanturk v Knockraha, Kanturk, P.Buckley
AUL 1A
Lakewood Ath v Greenmount Rangers, Ovens, D.Cronin
Sunday 3rd January Ko 10.45am Unless Otherwise Stated
AOH Cup 3rd Round
De Courcey Albion v Grattan Utd A, Ballinadee, P.Buckley
Buttevant v Coachford, Buttevant, D.Cronin
St Michaels Cup Quarter Final
Waterloo A v Crescent Ath,  Whitechurch Community Centre, S.O’Connell
Presidents Cup 2nd Round
Ballinhassig v City Wanderers, Gortnaglough, K.O’Keeffe
City Challenge Cup 1st Round
Temple Utd v Hillington, Temple Pk, D.Coleman
Glen Celtic B v Pearse Celtic B, Glen Pk, J.O’Reilly
County Cup 1st Round
Castlelack v Innishvilla B, Castlelack, 2.00pm, M.O’Flaherty
Los Zarcos v Tower FC, Town Pk, Millstreet, Pat Hennessy
Premier A League
Springfield v Glen Celtic, Pat O’Brien Pk, Ray Murphy
Dillons Cross Ath v Macroom, Silverheights Pk, M.Barry
AUL 1
Blackstone Rovers v Bohemians, Fairfield, Richard Murphy
AUL 1A
Strand Utd  v Knocknaheeny Celtic, Ballyanley, T.Long
AUL 2A
Watergrasshill Utd v Waterloo, Skehenagh, Ken Hennessy
AUL 3
Ard Na Laoi v Strand Utd, Leemount, M.Doody
Greenwood v Donoughmore Ath, Leaghanamore, Yves Kriwan
Blackpool Celtic v Parkview Celtic, Pophams Field, Jonathan Hennessy
AUL3A
Grattan Utd v Carrigaline Utd, O’Neill Pk, P.O’Sullivan


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Some Talent Here Boy!

Some Talent Here Boy!

Cork ex-pros, picture from Nov 2000.
See lots more here 

Nostalgia MOTD Dec 2005 Leeside v Glenthorn Celtic

Premier League 03.12.2005

Leeside 3 Glenthorn Celtic 3

You just couldn't take your eyes off this six-goal cracker in Little Island where Leeside and promoted visitors Glenthorn Celtic shared the points in the Murphy’s Stout AUL Premier League.

Some defenders did take their eye off the ball and that resulted in a few of the goals but there were also some high quality finishes. The highlights came in the second half when Ger O'Mahony scored a gem for Leeside only to be outdone a few minutes later by Mickey’s Forde’s volleyed equaliser.

And it was Forde who opened the scoring in the 3rd minute. Alan Kennefick engineered the opening and Forde beat the offside and raced away to make it 1-0.

It was already against the run of play but Leeside weren't getting the rub of the green. Alex Nodwell was particularly unlucky, twice hitting the timber, before his luck changed in the 13th minute when he slotted home Derek Delea’s cross for the equaliser.

Conor O’Leary and Wayne Barrett both missed from close range in the one incident as Leeside failed to press home their advantage and they were undone again in the 20th minute when Kevin Egan robbed an advancing defender on his way to putting Celtic 2-1 up.

Connie Kent had a glorious chance to stretch the lead but headed wide when unmarked in the 21st minute. Celtic’s good spell ended when a defensive howler allowed Conor O'Leary race in to equalise in the 37th minute.

The home team started the second half well and went ahead on the hour. Barrett, on the left, picked out Delea who laid it back to lively midfielder Ger O’Mahony. Delea ran on, expecting a return, but O'Mahony made room for himself and fired a beauty to the top corner from 24 yards or so.

But Glenthorn, despite losing two men in first half, one to illness, the other to injury, had no intention of showing the white flag and equalised in the 71st minute.

Carr, whose error led to the O’Leary goal, helped set it up. His pass to Forde in the box was laid off, short, to Alan Kennefick and Forde wheeled away from his man to volley the return into the roof of the net from close range.

The home team did have the ball in the net in the 84th minute. Barry played Delea through the middle and he took control and flicked it neatly past Walsh and into the corner. But referee Denis Crowley had blown for handball against the striker, a decision that led to some dispute.

Glenthorn had a  midfielder  dismissed in the 85th minute. But it was Leeside who were frustrated again with two minutes to go when Delea went down in the box under a challenge from sub Jason McGrath.

No penalty was given and there was more frustration for the home team in the first minute of injury time. Then Barry got Delea free on the left and he crossed low and hard but the ball sped past the open goal, the diving O'Leary just inches away from making contact with his head.

Leeside: Padraig Purcell, Tom Gettings, Michael Coughlan, Mick Looney, Jason Keegan, Eddie Byrne, Ger O’Mahony, Wayne Barrett, Derek Delea, Conor O’Leary and Alex Nodwell. Sub used: Jamie Barry for Barrett (61st minute).
Glenthorn Celtic: Darren Walsh, Alan Vaughan, Adrian Evans, Mark O’Driscoll, Brian Carr, Dave Barrett, Colin Dorney, Kevin Egan, Connie Kent, Mick Forde and Alan Kennefick. Subs used: John McGrath for Egan (34th minute), Jason McGrath for Evans (38th, injured), and Padraig O’Connell for Vaughan (77th).

Referee: Denis Crowley.






Monday, December 21, 2015

Togher Ready To Roll

Togher Ready To Roll

Togher Rovers at the start of the 2000/01 season.
More pics here 

Cork Youth League Tables

Daly Industrial Supplies U17 Premier League

P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
College Corinthians
6
6
0
0
19
4
15
18
Wilton United
4
4
0
0
12
0
12
12
Blarney United
5
3
1
1
14
4
10
10
Leeside
6
2
1
3
12
11
1
7
Rockmount
6
1
3
2
12
14
-2
6
Mayfield United
5
2
0
3
9
15
-6
6
Passage
7
2
0
5
9
22
-13
6
Lakewood Athletic
4
1
1
2
9
6
3
4
Carrigaline United
5
0
0
5
2
22
-20
0









Daly Industrial Supplies U17 League 1
Castleview
8
7
0
1
31
17
14
21
Midleton
6
5
1
0
31
4
27
16
Kilreen Celtic
6
5
0
1
28
10
18
15
Springfield Ramblers
6
4
0
2
21
11
10
12
Youghal United
8
4
0
4
30
21
9
12
Fermoy
5
3
1
1
12
5
7
10
Kanturk
5
3
0
2
12
13
-1
9
St Mary's
7
2
0
5
12
34
-22
6
Greenwood
5
1
0
4
7
16
-9
3
College Corinthians
5
1
0
4
7
20
-13
3
Carrigaline United
7
1
0
6
5
28
-23
3
Tramore Athletic
6
0
0
6
7
24
-17
0









Daly Industrial Supplies U17 League 1A
Carrigtwohill United
8
6
1
1
40
12
28
19
Coachford
8
5
1
2
21
15
6
16
Riverstown
8
5
1
2
19
13
6
16
Everton
6
5
0
1
33
6
27
15
Ringmahon Rangers
6
5
0
1
25
5
20
15
Watergrasshill United
6
4
0
2
25
11
14
12
Temple United
6
3
1
2
19
18
1
10
Glounthaune United
9
3
1
5
19
34
-15
10
Richmond
9
2
2
5
18
23
-5
8
Douglas Hall
8
2
0
6
15
37
-22
6
Blarney United
7
0
1
6
9
28
-19
1
Evergreen
7
0
0
7
4
45
-41
0
Daly Industrial Supplies U18 Premier League

P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Ballincollig
5
4
1
0
19
6
13
13
Ringmahon Rangers
4
4
0
0
17
1
16
12
Avondale United
6
3
1
2
9
16
-7
10
Blarney United
7
2
1
4
12
19
-7
7
College Corinthians
3
2
0
1
12
2
10
6
Passage
6
2
0
4
9
21
-12
6
Rockmount
5
1
1
3
4
8
-4
4
Carrigtwohill United
6
1
0
5
8
17
-9
3









Daly Industrial Supplies U18 League 1
Riverstown
5
4
1
0
16
9
7
13
Carrigaline United
6
3
3
0
13
5
8
12
St Mary's
6
3
2
1
15
8
7
11
Douglas Hall
6
3
2
1
13
6
7
11
Springfield Ramblers
4
2
2
0
8
3
5
8
Fermoy
5
2
1
2
11
6
5
7
Greenwood
5
1
1
3
7
9
-2
4
Youghal United
5
0
0
5
5
23
-18
0
College Corinthians
6
0
0
6
5
24
-19
0

Daly Industrial Supplies U18 League 1A
Lakewood Athletic
7
6
0
1
21
6
15
18
Macroom
6
5
0
1
14
6
8
15
Bandon
6
4
1
1
18
6
12
13
Avondale United
6
3
1
2
14
12
2
10
Park United
6
3
0
3
20
10
10
9
Castleview
6
2
0
4
13
17
-4
6
Evergreen
6
0
0
6
7
26
-19
0
Strand United
5
0
0
5
2
26
-24
0
Daly Industrial Supplies U19 Premier League

P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Douglas Hall
6
4
1
1
19
10
9
13
Carrigaline United
8
4
1
3
17
8
9
13
Rockmount
4
4
0
0
12
5
7
12
Everton
5
3
1
1
17
7
10
10
Leeside
6
3
0
3
8
12
-4
9
St Mary's
4
1
1
2
6
10
-4
4
Midleton
6
1
0
5
12
18
-6
3
Greenwood
5
0
0
5
2
23
-21
0