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
http://www.flickr.com/photos/corkbilly (search under AUL).

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Cork Hibs. 19 Seasons. 228 Players. 1 Legend. All in One Book.

Hibs. 19 Seasons. 228 Players. 1 Legend. 
All in One Book
Dave Bacuzzi


It is the start of swinging sixties. But nobody told us in the Irish countryside. Maybe it was all happening in the city, Teddy Boys, Rock ’n Roll. You might catch a hint of it late at night on Radio Luxembourg. 

There was though a taste of rebellion in the air, a lightening up of the grim grey. It was some time before 1966 and England’s World Cup but soccer provided a means at cocking a snoot at the establishment. After all, you could start a soccer team more or less by yourself and not rely on the blessing of the local sergeant, publican/grocer, priest or teacher, the usual mainstays of the local GAA club.

There were soccer teams in Cork city, big clubs coming and going but no club for youngsters in East Cork other than Springfield (founded 1959). Cork Hibs, founded a couple of years earlier, were in their infancy, playing in the Mardyke. And yet, the player I remember best from those days was not a Hibs player at all but a one armed centre-forward from Dundalk called Jimmy Hasty. He caused Hibs all kinds of problems in games, home and away. In 1974, at the age of 35, Hasty was an innocent victim of loyalist terrorists and was murdered.

It wasn’t that easy to get to games. The bike was my usual mode of transport. You had to be careful though if you were heading for Turner’s Cross or the old Athletic Grounds. One of the dangers was getting your front wheel caught in the railway tracks that crossed a few city streets between the main station and Albert Road. When you got to the venue you just put your bike in with all the others and it was always there when you came back.
Donie Wallace

And there was another factor, a fear of the infamous ban. This encouraged informers and, if you were a GAA player, as most of us were, you could face an enforced lay-off if you were spotted going to a soccer game not to mind playing in one. Kerry’s magnificent player Mick O’Connell fell foul of it as a spectator and there is an example in the book where Limerick man Ralph Prendergast, who played briefly with Hibs, became a victim in 1974.

Sometime in the early sixties, I was boarding in Farranferris. The school year was coming to an end and a dozen or so of us were attempting to play soccer (imagine that!), just crossing the ball and jumping to head it in. The bishop was in his palace below, a call was made to the college, and a scheduled half-day was cancelled though the decision was later reversed, just in time!

I was looking recently at some old programmes searching for mention of a Scottish relation of my mother’s, a McCann from Glasgow, who played briefly here before moving on to the USA, though I think he was with Cork Athletic rather than Hibs (he is not mentioned in the book). Some programmes, dated 1957, said Athletic were wearing white knickers; two years later, in the Hibs programmes, they had become shorts! 

I must say Michael Russell’s book brought back quite a few memories. Most of us are familiar with goal difference but before that there was goal average. In 1961/62, Hibs failed to qualify for the Top Four competition with St Pat’s going through on goal average - by 1/100th of a goal!, 
Denis Galvin (centre) with his Hall of Fame trophy at the Cork Soccer Honours 1994

Then there was the curiosity of winning a cup game on corners. Corners did of course often accurately reflect the dominance of one side. One example in the book was very tight indeed. In the Dublin Cup quarter-final of 1966/7, Hibs defeated St Pat’s 11-10 on corners after a 3-3 draw.

Every player who played with Hibs has an entry in the book. I knew quite a few of the Hibs and Celtic players, came across some in junior soccer later on such as John Coughlan (Ballincollig), Donie Leahy (Rockmount), Jackie Morley (Wilton), Denis Galvin (Tramore Athletic), Bobby Tambling (Crosshaven) and John Lawson (Fermoy).

The first time I saw Coughlan play I was amazed. I thought there was no way you could get past him in the narrow confines of Turner’s Cross. I watched Alex Ludzic make his debut for Celtic in a derby at Flower Lodge. Thought he was unbeatable too until Wiggie pounced for the winner, the only goal.

And then there was Miah Dennehy. Miah, after distinguishing himself with Hibs and Nottingham Forrest, was player-manager with Castleview later on in the AUL. One Sunday morning, with Miah about to come on as a Castleview sub, the Bosco’s manager warned his centre-back not to foul Miah in the box under any circumstances. Miah got the ball on the right wing and started his run but the centre-back blew him out over the line and into the nearby bushes. As he was receiving his yellow card, the offender shouted to his manager: “See, I didn’t foul him in the box.”  
Miah Dennehy

Miah and all the great characters of the Hibs teams over the years get their feats recorded in this extensive book which is both a story and a very detailed record, the story first, the records in the second half. I’m sure you aficionados will spend hours studying all the stats. How about this one? Hibs benefitted from 27 own goals over all their years out of a total of 1,370 goals. Also, did you know that Miah joined Hibs by accident?

If my early trips to see Hibs were by push-bike, I travelled in style to see them play in the mid-week European games, once I booked the half-day of course. Brian, one of my friends, was into motor bikes. We’d leave Ballincollig and zoom towards the Lodge, park just outside the turn-stiles and be in no time. 

Once we made it just in time to see Czech visitors Banik Ostrava score an early goal from a long range free kick in the 1973/74 European Cup Winners Cup. That put a damper on it as Hibs had played well in the away game and were just the one goal down. Carl Humphreys equalised on the day but the visitors netted again before the end to advance 3-1 on aggregate. This and all the earlier Hibs games in Europe are well covered here.

Humphreys, who I would meet in junior football with North End, was the Hibs hero on a terrific occasion in 1973, the 1-0 FAI Cup final replay win over Shelbourne at Flower Lodge, the first FAI Cup decider to be played outside of Dublin. Carl flicked in the 83rd minute winner off a Wiggington cross. The beaten keeper on this rainy day was Paddy Roche who would go on and play for Manchester Utd. I was one of what has been described as “a relatively small crowd of 11,000”. 
John Herrick (right) presented with Hall of Fame award in Cork Soccer Honours 2001

A year earlier, the same Humphreys had been the villain when Hibs lost out to top rivals Waterford in the hunt for the League of Ireland title. Twenty five thousand turned up to see this April game that Hibs had to win, a draw would do it for Waterford. It all looked good for Hibs when Lawson and Wiggington had them two up. But, with ten minutes to go, Humphrey’s strike ignited a Waterford comeback and they won 3-2. Hibs had their revenge a week later when a Miah hat trick earned them a 3-0 win in the FAI Cup final.

Good times indeed but it was all over a few years later. Now all that’s left is memories and you can re-ignite those by getting your hands on Michael Russells labour of love. Lots of photos here too by the way from a golden era, recalled as Billy George (he played once with Hibs) puts it “with remarkable attention to detail and accuracy.” 

Hibs! A History of Cork Hibernians FC 1957-1976
by Michael Russell.
440 pages
38 Black and white photos.
Available in shops and online at www.onstream.ie.


Cork Youth League Results

Saturday, September 29
Munster Youths Cup first round: Blarney United 0 Lakewood Atheltic 2, Douglas Hall 3 Rockmont 2 (aet), Mayfield United 2 Coachford 3, Springfield Ramblers A 0 Lyre Rovers 0 (aet, Lyre Rovers won 5-4 on penalties).
Daly Industrial Supplies U18 League Cup quarter-final: College Corinthians 7 Kinsale 0.
Daly Industrial Supplies U18 League Cup semi-final: Greenwood 4 Springfield Ramblers 1.
Daly Industrial Supplies U18 League 1: Leeds 0 Lakewood Athletic 6, Leeside v Youghal United.
Daly Industrial Supplies U18 League 1A: Bandon 0 Mallow United 4, Carrigaline United 6 Castleview 1, Kilreen Celtic 4 Kilworth Celtic 1, Macroom 4 Riverstown 3, Park United 5 Avondale United 0.

Sunday, September 30
Munster Youths Cup first round: Kanturk 8 Everton 3.
Daly Industrial Supplies U18 League 1: Carrigtwohill United 1 Watergrasshill United 3.
Daly Industrial Supplies U17 Premier League: Carrigaline United 0 St Mary’s 1, College Corinthians 3 Blarney United 2, Fermoy 1 Springfield Ramblers 2.
Daly Industrial Supplies U17 League 1: Ballincollig 1 Springfield Ramblers 2, Carrigaline United 2 Kilreen Celtic 3, Coachford 1 Ringmahon Rangers 2, Midleton 3 Wilton United 2, Riverstown 2 Castleview 2.
Daly Industrial Supplies U17 League 1A: Carrigtwohill United 0 Carrigaline United B 0, Corkbeg v Ballinhassig, Douglas Hall 2 College Corinthians 2, St Mary’s 0 Greenwood 0, Watergrasshill United 4 Innishvilla 1. 

COMPLETE AUL RESULTS FOR W\E 30th September
New Balance FAI Junior Cup 2nd Round: Ringmahon Rangers B 1 Lakewood Ath 3; College Corinthians FC 1 Greenwood FC 4; Kanturk FC 8 Cork International FC 1; Bandon Utd 2 Killumney Utd 0; Kilmichael Rovers 1 Waterloo FC 7; Los Zarcos 0 Rylane Celtic 4; Village Utd 3 Glen Celtic 1; Leeview Ath 2 Cloughduv Celtic 2 (Leeview won 4-2 on pens aet); Buttevant 3 Macroom B 0; Ringmahon Rangers 7 Glenthorn Celtic B 1; Cathedral Celtic 6 Carrigtwohill Utd 0; Grangevale FC 2 Grattan Utd 3; Parkview Celtic 1 Rathcoole Rovers 5; Coachford 2 Innishvilla 0; Springfield 0 St John Boscos 1; Watergrasshill Utd 1 Bohemians 8.
Premier League: Pearse Celtic 5 Glenthorn Celtic 0.
Premier A League: Macroom 1 Tower FC 0.
AUL 1: Central Rovers 1 City Wanderers 6.
AUL 1A: Fairview v Donoughmore Ath (off).
AUL 2: Knockraha 5 Churchvilla 0; Blackpool Celtic 6 Blackstone Rovers 2.
AUL 2A: Southcoast Ath 9 Richmond 0; Bweeng Celtic v Knocknaheeny Celtic (off).
AUL 3: Ard Na Laoi 6 Ballinhassig 0.
AUL 3A: Pearse Celtic 1 Greenmount Rangers 3.

Saturday, September 29, 2018


AUL Results for Saturday 29th September:
New Balance FAI Junior Cup 2nd Round: Ringmahon Rangers B 1 Lakewood Ath 3; College Corinthians FC 1 Greenwood FC 4; Kanturk FC 8 Cork International FC 1; Bandon Utd 2 Killumney Utd 0; Kilmichael Rovers 1 Waterloo FC 7; Los Zarcos 0 Rylane Celtic 4; Village Utd 3 Glen Celtic 1; Leeview Ath 2 Cloughduv Celtic 2 (Leeview won 4-2 on pens aet); Buttevant 3 Macroom B 0;
Premier League: Pearse Celtic 5 Glenthorn Celtic 0;
Premier A League: Macroom 1 Tower FC 0;
AUL 1: Central Rovers 1 City Wanderers 6;
AUL 1A: Fairview v Donoughmore Ath (off);
AUL 2: Knockraha 5 Churchvilla 0;
AUL 2A: Southcoast Ath 9 Richmond 0;

Friday, September 28, 2018


AUL Results for Friday 28th September:
New Balance FAI Junior Cup 2nd Round: Leeview Ath 2 Cloughduv Celtic 2 (Leeview won 4-2 on pens aet); Buttevant 3 Macroom B 0;

Spring 2003. Lots of Teams, including Schoolboys

Spring 2003
Ref: CD8 Mainly 2003
These pics are all digital. The changeover wasn't 100% smooth. Some dates may be inaccurate; some photos got lost and other may be duplicated in different batches. Still plenty to slag about though!
Thanks for sharing and retweeting these pics. Quite a few clubs are not on Facebook or Twitter and others have folded. Please share these photos on the internet as best you can as a lot of work has gone into them. When sharing individual photos on social media, please credit @CorkBilly on Facebook . Be sure too to download and keep copies for your own club.
Brendan Cronin (AUL v Wicklow) Feb 2003

 (AUL v Wicklow) Feb 2003

 Cormac Hayes 4 (AUL v Wicklow) Feb 2003

Wicklow Feb 2003

Ballincollig 11s Feb 2003

Ballincollig 11s Feb 2003


Buttevant 11s Feb 2003

Kilreen 14s Feb 2003

Midleton 14s Feb 2003


Riverstown U14s Feb

Wilton U14s Feb 2003
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Blarney Utd v Kinsale March 2003
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St John Bosco's (black/white) v Kanturk February 2003






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Thursday, September 27, 2018


CORK AUL FIXTURES
Saturday 6th October  Ko 2.00pm
Munster Junior Cup 1st Round
Los Zarcos v Dunbar Celtic, Town Pk,Millstreet, J.Lenihan
Glenthorn Celtic A v Macroom B, Glenthorn Pk, Liam Murphy
Bohemians v Waterloo, Fairfield, Paul O Sullivan
Grattan Utd A v Rathcoole Rovers, O Neill Pk, V.Coonan
Knocknaheeny Celtic v Macroom A, Kilmore Rd, Richard Murphy
AOH Cup 1st Round
Churchvilla v Leeview Ath B, Kilboy, Cloyne, M.O’Flaherty
Southcoast Ath v Carrigtwohill Utd B, Shanbally, J.O’Connor
St Michael Cup 1st Round
Corkbeg v Donoughmore Ath, Whitegate. K.Szatkowski
Premier League
Village Utd v St John Boscos , Silverheights Park, T.Cotter
Innishvilla v Pearse Celtic, Knocknacurra, Innishannon, Marc  Barry
Premier A League
Greenwood v Buttevant, Leaghanamore, P.Buckley
Rylane Celtic v Leeview Ath, Rylane, G.Duffy
AUL 1
UCC v Springfield, The Farm, D.Keeler
AUL 1A
CFC Banteer v Cloughduv Celtic, Rathcoole, P.Hennessy
AUL 2
Knockraha v Hibernians, GACA Pitches, Brooklodge, B.Forde
AUL 2A
Kilmichael Rovers v Richmond, Kilmichael, P.O’Keeffe
AUL 3A
Greenwood v UCC, Alsa Pk, B.O’Regan
St John Boscos v Greenmount Rangers, Dungourney, D.Daunt
Sunday 7th October Ko 10.45am Unless Otherwise Stated
Munster Junior  Cup 1st Round
Coachford v Kanturk, The Glebe, Liam Murphy
Watergrasshill Utd v Tower FC, Skehanagh, V.Coonan
AOH Cup 1st Round
Ballinhassig v Fairview, Gortnaglough, G,Duffy
AUL 1
Cathedral Celtic v Glen Celtic, Fairfield, T.Mc Carthy
AUL 1A
Strand Utd v Tempe Utd, Ballyanley, Richard Murphy
AUL 2
Blackpool Celtic v Grattan Utd, Pophams Road, G.Dolan
AUL 2A
Bweeng Celtic v Glenthorn Celtic, Bweeng  Sports Field, T.Thompson
AUL 3
Lakewood Ath v Killumney Utd, Ovens, 2.00pm, J.O’Connor
AUL 3A
Parkview Celtic v Castleview,  Garryduff, K.Szatkowski
Grangevale v Pearse Celtic, Grangevale Pk, B.Noonan


The Big Selection. Teams and Action

The Big Selection. Teams and Action
Mostly 2002.
Ref: CD7.
These pics are all digital. The changeover wasn't 100% smooth. Some dates may be inaccurate; some photos got lost and other may be duplicated in different batches. Still plenty to slag about though!
Thanks for sharing and retweeting these pics. Quite a few clubs are not on Facebook or Twitter and others have folded. Please share these photos on the internet as best you can as a lot of work has gone into them. When sharing individual photos on social media, please credit @CorkBilly on Facebook . Be sure too to download and keep copies for your own club.


Dunbar Celtic v UCC February 2002

JamesMurphyUCC1

JamesMurphyUCC1

Kevin O'Connor Dunbar Saves from UCC's Ray Hickey

 UCC (v Dunbar Celtic)  February 2002
Killumney Jan 2002

Killumney Jan 2002

Togher Rovers Jan 2002
Greenmount Rangers 2002?

Greenmount Rangers 2002?

Greenmount Rangers 2002? Pat Mulchy

Rockville (v Greenmount) 2002?
Bohemians March 2002
Grangevale Feb 2002
Pearse Celtic Feb 2002
Pearse Celtic, referees, Grangevale Feb 2002

Passage B March 2002
Coachford Jan 2002

Passage Jan 2002
Passage, Jason Mullins highest, v St Brendan's 2002?

Passage v St Brendan's


Cork u15s 2002?

Cork u16s 2002?

Kerry U16s 2002?

Cork 15s on attack v Waterford 2002?

Waterford U15s 2002?

Rockmount U17 final 2001 or 2002?