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All the news from the Murphy's Stout Cork AUL and the DISC Cork Youths Soccer Leagues here: fixtures, tables, cup draws and more.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Carrigtwohill v Knockavilla 24.01.04

Carrigtwohill v Knockavilla 24.01.04
Match details below
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 Carrigtwohill United 4 Knockavilla Celtic 0 (County Cup)


Third division high fliers Knockavilla Celtic came a cropper at Slatty Park on Saturday when they lost 4-0 in the Murphy’s Stout County Cup to first division hosts Carrigtwohill United whose first and last goals came from terrific crosses by left back Niall Kidney.

Celtic were under siege for most of the first half but it was just one nil at the break and the visitors were in with a chance. But they pressed the self-destruct button soon after the interval and the concession of two soft goals meant they were out of it long before sub Carl Sylvester stretched to make it 4-0 in the second last minute.

The visitors were split wide open in the 20th minute when Kidney fired in a smashing cross from deep. Derek “Nozzle” Healy seemed to lull his marker into a false sense of security before jumping late to direct a looping header over a frantically back-pedalling keeper.

And Carrig came ever so close to a spectacular second in the 32nd minute. Then a Mick Fitzgerald free was half cleared to Leonard Healy and his fantastic 20 yard volley flew like a rocket but crashed off the inside of the far post before bouncing across the goal to safety.

Carrig were now so much on top and so comfortable that their defence began to get a bit complacent. But the winners stretched their lead n the 53rd minute; Adrian Hodnett was left totally unmarked a few yards from goal to finish off good work by Leonard Healy and Brian Barry.

It got even worse five minutes later. Then the back-line and keeper all converged on a long ball. Derek Healy saw his chance and got in among them to turn the ball into the empty net to make it 3-0.

There would be no consolation goal for the visitors though they did come close in the 81st minute. Then Burke, who had faded after a bright opening, got in behind the defence. His effort though was well saved by keeper Kidney and his second was turned behind for a corner by Brian Nolan. Rob Walsh got his head to the corner ball but saw his effort go well over.
That final goal was left to sub Sylvester. Again the chance came from a quality cross from the left by Kidney and the sub went full stretch to turn it past keeper O’Brien from close in. O'Brien wasn't the only Knockavilla player relieved to hear the final whistle that was sounded soon afterwards by referee Larry Buckley.

Carrigtwohill United: Adrian Kidney, Cormac Carroll, Noel Gubbins, Brian Nolan, Michael Fitzgerald, David Barry, Niall Kidney, Adrian Hodnett, Derek Healy, Brian Barry and Leonard Healy. Subs used: Steven Moore for Barry (62nd minute), Carl Sylvester and Colin O’Neill for Hodnett and Gubbins (both 77th).
Knockavilla Celtic: Michael O’Brien, Brian Powell, John Canty, Barry Cullinane, Tony Shiels, John Burke, Damien O'Riordan, Rob Walsh, Garry O'Keeffe, David Murphy and Billy Powell. Subs used: Richie Butler for O’Keeffe (at half-time) and Jeremy Hurley for Brian Powell (61st minute).
Referee: Larry Buckley.







Monday, December 17, 2018

Blarney Street v Dripsey Celtic 18.01.04

Blarney St v Dripsey 18.01.04
Match Details below. Dripsey in green/white

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CORINTHIANS CUP

Blarney Street Athletic 3 Dripsey Celtic 1

Blarney Street Athletic took their chances well as they advanced to the third round of the Murphy’s Stout Corinthians Cup with a deserved 3-1 win over first division visitors Dripsey Celtic at Monard.

Dripsey, without a game for four weeks, looked ring rusty at times and gave the ball away regularly. Their defence was slow in the third minute and were punished when John Paul Thompson's low cross was finished off from close in by Eric Dunlea.

Blarney Street did double their advantage in the 28th minute. This time, Gary Coughlan’s cross broke out to Mark Bennett and his well placed low effort beat Moynihan's dive to his right.

Dripsey did play somewhat better after the break and scored a smashing goal on the hour. Aidan Buckley had a terrific game on the right and his cross was headed to the net by Gary Murphy.

But Dripsey’s joy was diluted in the very next minute when John Paul Thompson cut in and fired an unstoppable shot high onto Moynihan’s net to make  it 3-1 to the city side.
Blarney Street Athletic: Gearoid O’Brien, Denis O'Sullivan, Wayne O'Leary, Alan Conroy, Eoin St ledger, Gary Coughlan, Roy O’Halloran, Mark Bennett, Colin McKeown, John Paul Thompson and Eric Dunlea. Subs: Ger Cronin, Jason Murphy, Derek Power, Mark McCabe and Kenneth Landon.
Dripsey Celtic: Ray Moynihan, Aidan Buckley, Noel O'Sullivan, Conor Twomey, Sean Madden, Davy Buckley, Finbarr O'Sullivan, Tom Doyle, Ray Murphy, John Hogan and Ross Underhill. Subs: Eamonn Morrish, Gavin Holland and Brian Linehan.
Referee: Pat Cronin.


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Kinsale v Glenea 18.01.04

Kinsale v Glenea 18.01.04
Match details below
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Glenea
FAI JUNIOR CUP

Kinsale 4 Glenea United 1

Kinsale, with skipper Davy Barry in tremendous form, advanced to the 7th round of the Statoil FAI Junior Cup with a deserved 4-1 success over Donegal champions Glenea United at Fort Hill on Sunday morning.

It looked bad for the home side when they went a goal down in the 7th minute but that reverse just spurred them on to better things. Indeed, they never looked back, totally dominated the game and outplayed their opponents with some precise accurate football. 

It was a great team show by Peter Jones’ men but Barry was the hero. His second half display was magnificent. He showed a range of skills as he tormented marker Paul Duggan.

Glenea’s opener came after a long ball over the top. Maurice Ferry latched onto it and his well placed effort gave advancing keeper Dave O’Callaghan no chance and put the visitors ahead.
Kinsale’s persistence paid off on the half-hour. Player manager Jones hit a powerful 30 yard drive and the Glenea keeper did well to push it out for a corner. But the save just delayed the goal. When the flag kick came over, Pat Murphy rose highest to thunder his header into the back of the net.

Barry was on fire for the second half and Kinsale used him at every opportunity. Surprising then that the visitors didn't detail a second man to curtail his contribution. 


Kinsale kept feeding Barry on the right and the tactic paid off in the 63rd minute. Barry skinned Duggan for the umpteenth time and his precise cross was headed powerfully into the net by Derek McCarthy.

Kinsale took complete control as they produced wave after wave of attack many going though the skilful Barry and were rewarded with a third goal in the 80th minute when Barry’s accurate cross was headed in by Foran.

There was no way back for the Donegal lads and Kinsale put the icing on the cake in the dying seconds. Jeremy O’Donovan made a great run and, from 30 yards out, let fly.  Rodden could only push it away and Pat Murphy lay waiting to smash the ball home to make it 4-1.

Kinsale: Dave O’Callaghan, Gearoid Cummins, Florence Lynch, Sean Foran, Peter Jones, Pat Murphy, Jeremy O’Donovan, Derek McCarthy, Sean Prior, Stephen O'Donovan and Dave Barry (captain). Sub used: Patrick O’Callaghan for Foran (83rd minute).
Glenea: Joe Rodden, Terence Duggan, Anthony McCafferty, Ciaran McFadden, Sean McFadden, Sean McFadden, Patrick Dohan, Stephen Coyle, Maurice Ferry, Joseph Gallagher and Eamon Cannon. Sub used: Shane McFadden for Dohan (at half-time).
Referee:  Freddie Murray
Kinsale


Saturday, December 15, 2018


HAPPY CHRISTMAS: On behalf of all in the AUL, I would like to wish our sponsors, The Evening Echo Sports desk, clubs, players, referees and everyone else involved in the game a very happy Christmas and merry New Year.

ALL AUL GAMES ARE OFF TOMORROW SUNDAY, 16TH DECEMBER.
ALL AUL GAMES ARE OFF TO-DAY.

Friday, December 14, 2018


AUL Results for Friday 14th December Ko 7.45pm
AOH Cup 3rd Round: City Wanderers 2 Kanturk 0;
Premier A League: Buttevant v Greenwood (off); Leeview Ath v Tower FC (off);

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Ballyvolane B v Mayfield 17.01.04

Ballyvolane B v Mayfield 17.01.04
Match details below
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Mayfield

AOH REPLAY

Ballyvolane B 2 Mayfield United 1

Goals in the 88th and 89th minutes gave second division Ballyvolane a dramatic 2-1 win over first division Mayfield United in Saturday’s entertaining Murphy’s Stout AOH Cup replay at Ballyvolane Park.

Mayfield had snatched a late equaliser in the drawn game and Ballyvolane player-manager Derek Mellerick described that as “a sickener”. Derek though enjoyed the cure on Saturday, particularly since it was he who administered the first dose of punishment to the visitors.

Mayfield, who lost home advantage when the previous week’s replay was called off because of ground conditions, led since the 21st minute. But Mellerick stretched out a foot to volley in the equaliser and then Steve O'Keeffe came up with the winner.

Dave Kenny had a lively first half for the losers and was involved in their 21st minute opener. That followed a throw-in on the left. Kenny worked his way into the box and his low cross to the far post was knocked in by Tim Twomey.

Player-manager Mellerick knew he had to change things in that area and came on himself for the second half where he played a key role in getting his side back into it.

Aside from an early flurry, the second half belonged to Ballyvolane and they forced corner after corner and kept Mayfield under pressure.

Mellerick's 88th equaliser came after a lobbed pass by Adrian McDonnell left the Mayfield defence screaming for offside as the experienced Ballyvolane man flicked the dropping ball to the net.

And it got worse for the first division visitors with just over  a minute to go. Dave Keohane got up to get a cross in from the left and found O’Keeffe. Keeper Ramsell got a hand to the shot and there was an agonising wait as the spinning ball just about made the line and eventually crossed it.

Then, the celebrations began. First division Ballincollig are the next target for the Ballyvolane men. Second string they may be but certainly not second rate.

Ballyvolane: Paul O'Sullivan, Conor Madden, Dave Keohane, J.J. Chambers, Ger O'Riordan, Tony O’Donnell, Peter Nugent, Adrian McDonnell, John Magner, Steven O’Keeffe and Kevin O’Shea. Sub used: Derek Mellerick for Magner (at half-time).
Mayfield United: Brian Ramsell, John Warren, Ger Forde, Paul Keegan, Michael Brosnan, Niall O'Sullivan, Tim Twomey, Sean Madden, Alan Kelly, Simon O'Leary and Dave Kenny. Sub used: Trevor Daly for Kelly (81st minute).
Referee: Michael O’Farrell.

Ballyvolane player-manager Derek Mellerick reflected on the game: “A game of two halves is an old cliché but it sums it up today. I thought Mayfield were sharper all over the park early on and we really created very little. I was glad to get lads in at half time only one down. I asked them to prove we were better than that in the second half and they responded superbly.”

“Suddenly we were competing and showing desire but when we dominated for twenty minutes without reward I thought it was slipping away. They are a good side and we were lucky once or twice when they broke, but I felt we fully deserved the equaliser. A second may have been a bit harsh on them but that’s the beauty of cup football - the underdog can do it on the day.”






Ballyvolane


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Everton 17s v College Crnthns 17.01.04

Everton 17s College Crnthns 17.01.04
Match details below

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Wes O'Connell, Man of the Match

UNDER 17 
Everton 0 College Corinthians 1
James Kenny scored in the 42nd minute and that goal decided the outcome of an entertaining contest between two good sides in Division One of the Under 17 League. Corinthians had the better of the first half while Everton ruled the roost in the second.

Corinthian’s pressure paid off in the 42nd minute. Then a home defender was caught in possession and Kenny neatly picked his spot and shot to the right of keeper Shane Sherlock to make it 1-0.

In the 49th minute, Corinthians defender Mark O’Donovan rose to head away when a Gavin Kidney cross looked a cert to reach Stephen Corcoran. And then a back header by Keith Edwards just missed the target.

Midway through, Greg Barry hit a powerful 30 yard shot but keeper Thomas O’Connor saved brilliantly. The winners had a rare chance when O’Connell got in to lay the ball off to Kenny whose firm shot sped just wide.

Gregory Barry went close again for Everton as they laid siege. But the Corinthians defence, well led by O’Donovan and Chris Madden, stood firm.

Corinthian’s O’Connell almost eased their anxiety in the 70th minute. Then he turned two Everton defenders only to see keeper Sherlock grab his firm shot.

Everton were soon back on the attack and Stephen Corcoran fired over from 30 yards. Then a another long range drive, this from 25 yards by Colin Lyons, brought a tremendous save from the visiting keeper. Lyons and Alan McCarthy had further chances to snatch an equaliser as the game drew to a close but Corinthians held on well to take all three points from this entertaining contest between two fine football sides.

Corinthian’s Wes O’Connell showed strength and tremendous close control when in possession and was well able to slip past would be tacklers. One for the future and a worthy winner of the Man of the Match Award.

Everton: Shane Sherlock, Alan Kelly, Ken O’Mahony, Jonathon Quinlan, Gregory Barry, Colin Lyons, Derek Newman, Gavin Kidney, Stephen Corcoran, Keith Edwards and Alan McCarthy. Sub used: Graham Hickey for Edwards (68th minute).
College Corinthians: Thomas O’Connor, Denis O’Mahony, David Killcummins, Mark O’Donovan, Chris Madden, Richie Cronin, Ronan Staunton, Garry Wills, Wes O’Connell, Brendan Spillane and James Kenny. Subs used: Stephen Duffy and Rob Rose for Derek Newman and Keith Edwards (both 73rd minute).
Referee: Christy Byrne.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Ballyvolane v Northvilla 04.04.2004.

Ballyvolane B v Northvilla 04.04.2004.
Match details below
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Ballyvolane

CITY CHALLENGE CUP 
Ballyvolane B 2 Northvilla 1

All the goals and most of the action was packed into the second quarter as Ballyvolane B reached the semi-finals of the Murphy’s Stout City Challenge Cup with a 2-1 win over Mick Leonard’s visitors Northvilla.

Northvilla, the newly crowned 2B champions, had left rivals Ballyvolane well behind them on the league table but Ballyvolane manager Derek Mellerick was the happier after Saturday’s encounter that ended badly for the visitors.

But Northvilla were quite happy in the 37th  minute when they took the lead. The goal owes much to the persistence of midfielder Ray Foley who troubled the home defence in the box. The ball eventually squirted loose and Keith Fitzgerald knocked it in.

The equaliser came three minutes later, following a long free by Ger O'Riordan. It was inadvertently headed back across his own goal by a Northvilla player and raiding full back Conor Madden hit a close range volley past the keeper.

Adrian McDonnell was probably Ballyvolane's best player in the first half and he was twice involved when they took the lead in the 44th minute. His neat ball sent Stephen O'Keeffe free on the right and McDonnell was on hand to take the return and cross towards the near post where Nugent rose to head the winner.

Ballyvolane defended well in the second half and indeed, thanks to their solid defence and the hard work of Nugent in the middle, they comfortably repelled the Northvilla attacks and indeed had probably as many themselves.

Any hopes Northvilla had of equalising vanished in the 79th minute when they had two players sent off in the one incident. It was an isolated incident as the exchanges up to that had admittedly hard but generally fair.

Ballyvolane: Shane Hurley, Conor Madden, Liam O'Riordan, Tony O’Donnell, Ger O'Riordan, Keith Keane, Adrian McDonnell, peter Nugent, Stephen O’Keeffe, John Magner and Ger Cronin. Sub used: David Keane for O'Keeffe (85th minute).
Northvilla: John O'Sullivan, Mark Goldsmith, Brian Hegarty, Patrick O’Connor, Ray Foley, Keith McCarthy, Maurice Curtin, Kevin Goldsmith, Keith Fitzgerald, John Kenneally and Stephen O’Mahony. Subs used: Stephen O’Connor and Ian Fitzpatrick for Fitzgerald and O'Mahony (both 70th minute).
Referee: Andy Mylod.


Northvilla