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 (search under AUL).

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Saturday 9th  March Ko. 2.00pm
St Michaels Cup Semi Final
Glen Celtic v Temple Utd, Glen Pk, P.Buckley
County Cup Quarter Final
Los Zarcos v Knockraha, Town Pk, Millstreet, P.O’Keeffe
Corinthians Cup 2nd Round
Dunbar Celtic v Greenwood, Deer Pk School, J.O’Connor
Premier League
Bohemians v Glenthorn Celtic, Fairfield, T.McCarthy
Village Utd v  Knocknaheeny Celtic, Silverheights Pk, Liam Murphy
Premier A League
Macroom v Rylane Celtic, Murray Field, P.O’Sullivan
Tower FC v Kanturk, Killowen, Richard Murphy
Greenwood v Waterloo, Leaghanamore, T.Cotter
Corkbeg v Cathedral Celtic, Whitegate, T.Thompson
CFC Banteer v Donoughmore Ath, Rathcoole, M.O’Flaherty
Rathcoole Rovers v Fairview, Rathcoole, B.Forde
Cloughduv Celtic v Strand Utd, Fr O Driscoll Pk, G.Duffy
Churchvilla v  Grattan Utd, Kilboy Cloyne, G.Dolan
Hibernians v Carrigtwohill Utd, Shanbally, D.Daunt
Innishvilla v Ard Na Laoi, Knocknacurra, Innishannon, B.O’Regan
Greenmount Rangers v Parkview Celtic, Murphys Farm, T.Callanan
Sunday 10th March Ko 10.45am unless otherwise Stated
Munster Junior Cup Quarter Final
Newmarket Celtic v Pearse Celtic A, Ennis, 2.00pm, CDL
City Challenge Cup 2nd Round
Glenthorn Celtic B v City Wanderers, Glenthorn Pk, Richard Murphy
Lakewood Ath B v Blackpool Celtic, Ovens 2.00pm, M.O’Flaherty
Premier League
Carrigtwohill Utd v Coachford, Ballyadam Pk, V.Coonan
St John Boscos  v Grattan Utd, Dungourney, 2.00pm, T.McCarthy
Premier A League
Buttevant v Lakewood Ath, Buttevant, Liam Murphy
UCC v Central Rovers, The Farm, P.O’Sullivan
Bweeng Celtic v Kilmichael Rovers, Bweeng Sports Field, B.Forde
Castleview  v St John Boscos, O Sullivan Pk, M.O’Flynn
Watergrasshill utd v UCC, Skehanagh, B.Noonan

Wilton Utd v Afton Villa Aug 2003

Wilton Utd v Afton Villa Aug 2003
Match details below
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AUL 1 (STORY ONE Wilton team plus action pics)

Wilton United 5 Afton Villa 0

Pat Bowdren's Wilton United turned on the style to defeat Afton Villa 5-0 in Sunday's Murphy's Stout AUL 1 game at Farranlea Road. Afton were well beaten in the end but the game would have been much tighter had they availed of some early chances.

Wilton themselves were busy enough in the opening minutes. Hugh Shields wasn't too far over with a 25 yard free kick and then midfielder Philly Haly broke through on the right but hit the side netting.

The home team lived dangerously for the next ten minutes or so. Villa put a fine multi-pass move together about the 10th minute and played Derek O'Leary into the box but he was well tackled.

The Afton lads came even closer five minutes later. This time, Shane Dwyer came in at the end of a good passing movement. He beat the advancing keeper Mark Dooley but saw his effort hooked off the line by full back Eoin Griffin.

Wilton ended the opening quarter with a smashing goal, the move started in midfield by Haly. His ball into the box was knocked back by Shields and Brian Murphy's 20 yard rocket sped past keeper Brian Goggin.

And Wilton came close to a second in the 25th minute. Then, the lively John O'Mahony cut in from he left and let fly from just outside the box. Keeper Goggin did well to tip the ball over the top.

Villa's hopes of a second half comeback were dashed after just three minutes when Wilton scored a soft enough second. Griffin's throw-ball from the right broke in the box and the unmarked Haly headed in from close range.

Wilton were now very much in the driving seat and were going all out for number three. And they had two chances in the 56th minute. A dangerous free by O'Mahony caused all sorts of problems in the six yard area before being cleared for a corner. Shields got in a close range header from the flag kick but it was straight at the keeper.

And there was more frustration for Shields in the 59th minute. He raced onto a through ball from O'Mahony and slid it past the keeper. But it ran just wide of the far post with the incoming Murphy straining to get a touch.

Wilton got the third some ten minutes later. Haly's through ball split the defence and Murphy beat the keeper in the chase and turned the ball over Goggin and into the empty net.

The losers had made a few changes and the subs all tried hard. Two of them, Brian O'Leary and Finbarr Kirstein, combined in the box in the 74th minute but Kirsteins's effort was blocked for a corner.

And it was a sub that stretched Wilton's lead with three minutes to go. John O'Mahony's pass created the opening and Darren Casey obliged. It got worse for Afton in the final minute when Shields shrugged off a tackle in the box before slipping the ball past the luckless keeper to make the final score 5-0.

Wilton United: Mark Dooley, Eoin Griffin, Brian O'Driscoll, Noel O'Donovan, Seamus Cronin, Phil Haly, Mark Ryan, Fergal Kelleher, Hugh Shields, Brian Murphy and John O'Mahony. Subs used: Darren Casey for O'Driscoll (63rd minute) and Seamus Collins for Griffin (70th).
Brian Goggin, Paul O'Connell, Dan O'Shea, Tim Cronin, Colin Lenihan, Shane Dwyer, Gary O'Leary, Kevin Kirstein, Derek O'Leary, Barry Ronayne and James Corcoran. Subs used: Finbarr Kirstein for D. O'Leary (51st), Brian O'Leary for Ronayne (58th) and Martin Spillane for Corcoran (72nd).
Referee: Freddie Murray



The Management committee of the Cork AUL would 

like to express their deepest regrets on the 

death of Donal Linehan (MSL) and to extend their 

sympathy and support to his family and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Village Utd v Hibernians Waterford 14.02.04

Village Utd v Hibernians Waterford 14.02.04
Match details below
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Hibernians Waterford

Village United 2 Hibernians (Waterford) 1

Skipper Conor Jones fired in the late winner as Village United advanced to the last eight of the Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup with a hard earned 2-1 win over Waterford visitors Hibernians at Silverheights on Saturday.

While the football wasn't top quality, neither side could be faulted for commitment. Tackles flew in hard and fast but the contest was sporting throughout. 

Hibs did seem to have a bit more craft upfront and their equaliser was the best goal of the game but they gave away the softest of openers and then had less than three minutes to reply to the Jones strike.

Village had given away an early goal in their FAI exit to Freebooters but they started well on this occasion. Still, Hibs came close in the 9th, Eddie Walsh shooting just wide after the home defence had failed to interrupt the move that also involved Pat Delahunty and the impressive Joey Phelan.

The first half had little else by way of goalmouth action. Each side had its brief periods of superiority, its half chances. Take this 20th minute exchange as an example. Village got a corner after Eric Burns came close to turning in a Kevin Dunn free. Hibs quickly cleared and got Phelan into the box but his shot on the turn was easy for keeper Jamie Donovan.

The second half was better and Village almost scored 12 minutes in. Then Eric Burns crossed from the right and a side-footed volley by Jinty O'Sullivan flew over off the Hibs bar.

The Village defence then reacted poorly as a Pat Delahunty cross came in and a couple of Hibs players had chances to bury it but all failed, the danger ending when Ray Grant’s effort was taken off the line.

A mistake put Village ahead in the 68th minute. A weak cross from the left by Eric Burns was covered by keeper John Arrigan but he allowed the ball dribble through his legs and couldn’t get back in time and it rolled over the line.

The Waterford side fought back well and gained the initiative and equalised in the 75th minute. Philip O’Sullivan timed his pass well and got Grant free on the right and his well hit cross was headed home by Phelan.

Village finished the half the stronger and came quite close in the 78th minute but sub Brian Sheehan was unable to capitalise when a Terry Lotty shot rebounded.

Lotty and Sheehan had better luck in the 87th minute. Sheehan's fine header from Lotty’s corner had the Hibs backline in a spin and Jones, standing in the six yard box, took full advantage to blast the ball into the roof of the net and send Village into the quarter-finals where’ll they’ll play the winners of the UCC v Tralee Dynamoes game.

Village United: Jamie Donovan, Clive Hurley, Kevin Dunn, David Quirke, Conor Jones, Conor Burns, Eric Burns, Alan O’Brien, Richard Burns, Jonathan O'Sullivan and Terry Lotty. Subs used: Brian Sheehan for C. Burns (56th minute), Kieran O'Callaghan for Dunn (81st) and Leslie Kepple for R. Burns (90th).
Hibernians: John Arrigan, Philip O'Sullivan, Brian Byrne, David McEvoy, John Boland, Colin Delahunty, Ray Grant, Eddie Walsh, Joey Phelan, Alan Delahunty and Pat Delahunty. Subs used: Niall Irwin for A. Delahunty (61st minute) and Trevor Sutton for Byrne (81st).

Referee: Flor Mehigan.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Passage v Bunratty 07.02.04

Passage v Bunratty 07.02.04
Match details below
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Passage 1 Bunratty 1
(Bunratty won 5-3 on penalties, after extra time)

It wasn't pretty but it was a pretty good Munster Junior Cup win for Clare visitors Bunratty who'll have to improve hugely on this performance if they are to get the better of Fairview Rangers in the next round. 

Passage looked the likely side in the first half but had just the one goal to show for it and a scrambled one at that. Bunratty came well into it in the second half and equalised from an undisputed penalty. Passage did have a late "goal" disallowed and had the better of extra time but the Clare visitors won this 4th round Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup replay 5-3 in the shootout.

The first meeting, which also ended at 1-1, was reported to have been a cracker but Saturday's game at Rockenham, looking splendid after some very hard work by the home committee, was poor enough. Sure, each side had its good spells but each gave the ball away regularly and there were far too many unforced errors.

Perhaps it was because the teams were so evenly matched that there were so few chances throughout. Passage came close in the 9th minute. Then they combined to get fullback Derek O'Brien into the box. But keeper Darren Whelan arrived a split second after the pass and O'Brien's necessarily hurried effort went over the top.

Bunratty had a half chance in the 18th minute. Then Brian Casey got away rather easily from Gordon Ryan and crossed for the incoming Declan Adams but his shot was much too high.

The goal, in the 21st minute, typified the exchanges up to that point. Chris McSweeney challenged the visiting keeper as an O'Brien cross came over. The ball broke to Mark O'Sullivan who bundled it into the empty net from less than two yards.

One of the unforced errors came in the 27th minute. The Passage keeper, under no pressure, cleared a back pass. But he kicked the ball off an incoming Bunratty man, John Ryan, and Passage were lucky that the ball spun away from goal and not towards it.

The home side mounted a big attack five minutes later and O'Sullivan played a neat through ball into the path of James O'Leary, the team captain, but keeper Whelan, a key figure for the winners, dashed from his line and got the pass before its intended recipient.

Keeper Whelan was drawn off his line again in the 40th minute and ended up chasing Alan Jeffers out by the corner flag. The Passage man did get his cross in and it bounced by the far post before going dead. Hard to believe there was no colleague there to touch it in.

Passage piled on the pressure at the start of the second half and forced a string of corners. James O'Leary had a header taken off the line, following one of the flag kicks, but there was no joy for the Passage team.

On the contrary, they got grief. They survived one penalty appeal in the 55th minute when Casey claimed he was "hooked" in the box, as he was about to shoot. But they got their penalty in the 66th minute when Derek Byrne went down under the challenge of Paul Coughlan. Adams converted the spotter with ease.

The final quarter saw no improvement in the excitement on offer though there were a couple of talking points. Passage had penalty claims after Gary Prout appeared to have been pushed in the box before colliding with keeper Whelan.

Then the home side had the ball in the net when the diving Mark O'Sullivan got ahead of his marker to glance a header past Whelan off a cross by Gordon Ryan. But the 87th minute celebrations were quickly aborted by assistant referee Frank O'Neill who had his flag up for offside.

And more disappointment for Passage in the final minute when, following a James O'Leary cross, a well hit Prout shot was parried by keeper Whelan.

Passage, with substitute Simon McGarry doing his bit, had the better of the first period of extra time but the best shot was produced by Bunratty. In the 9th minute, John Ryan picked up the clearance from a  corner and his power-packed 18-yard shot was kneed off the line by O'Brien.

The home side had a good chance themselves in the opening minute of the second period. O'Sullivan found sub Clifton Gaffney in the box but his shot went off the keeper and away for a fruitless corner.

Indeed, the second period was fruitless and so to penalties. The shootout stayed all square until the third exchange. Then Bunratty’s Adams saw his shot go in off the hands of Calahane while O'Brien drove wide. Advantage Bunratty. Well taken spotters by subs Nigel O'Dea and Patrick Twomey ensured the advantage stayed with the Clare wide and now they entertain Fairview.

Passage: Eric Calahane, Derek O'Brien, Mervyn O'Connor, Paul Coughlan, Gordon Ryan, Mark O'Sullivan, James O'Leary, John Gaffney, Chris McSwiney, Alan Jeffers and Garry Prout. Subs used: Clifton Gaffney for Jeffers (66th minute), Simon McGarry for McSweeney (82nd) and Gavin O'Connor for Prout (107th).
Bunratty: Darren Whelan, Derek Byrne, Richard Lillis, David Hogan, Darren Ryan, Con Collins, David Considine, Declan Adams, Noel Collins, John Ryan and Brian Casey. Subs used: Patrick Twomey for Casey (69th minute), Sean McDaid for Collins (78th) and Nigel O'Dea for Considine (97th).
Referee: Tony Horgan.



Murphy's Irish Stout Premier League
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Knocknaheeny Cel A 7 5 2 0 18 5 17
Coachford 9 5 2 2 22 12 17
Pearse Cel A 10 4 4 2 25 17 16
St John Boscos A 8 3 2 3 15 17 11
Glenthorn Cel A 7 3 2 2 13 15 11
Village Utd 8 3 1 4 13 18 10
Bohemians 7 3 0 4 12 15 9
Grattan Utd A 4 2 1 1 10 6 7
Innishvilla 9 2 1 6 11 20 7
Carrigtohill Utd A 11 2 1 8 14 28 7
Murphy's Irish Stout Premier A League
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Waterloo 13 9 1 3 43 17 28
Kanturk 10 7 3 0 22 8 24
Macroom A 11 8 0 3 34 22 24
Greenwood A 10 4 4 2 21 14 16
Lakewood Ath A 9 4 2 3 28 16 14
Tower 10 4 1 5 17 15 13
Leeview Ath A 11 2 0 9 12 41 6
Buttevant XXXX 8 2 1 5 8 21 1
Rylane Cel 10 0 0 10 10 41 0
XXXX Deducted 3 Points.
Murphy's Irish Stout League 1
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Glen Cel 11 10 1 0 35 15 31
Corkbeg 12 6 1 5 27 30 19
City Wanderers 7 4 1 2 17 9 13
Dunbar Cel 9 4 1 4 16 16 13
UCC A 11 3 2 6 23 29 11
Central Rovers 10 2 3 5 24 28 9
Cathedral Cel 10 3 0 7 15 24 9
Springfield 10 1 5 4 16 22 8
Murphy's Irish Stout League 1A
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Rathcoole Rover 10 6 4 0 29 13 22
Donoughmore Ath 9 6 2 1 25 13 20
Temple Utd 11 6 2 3 22 16 20
Strand Utd 13 4 2 7 16 25 14
Fairview 11 3 4 4 12 15 13
CFC Banteer 12 3 4 5 20 24 13
Cloughduv Cel 12 1 2 9 11 29 5
Murphy's Irish Stout League 2
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Blackpool Cel 12 7 2 3 29 18 23
Carrigtohill Utd B 9 6 1 2 19 11 19
Knockraha 14 6 1 7 22 27 19
Hibernians 12 5 2 5 21 21 17
Grattan Utd B 12 4 4 4 20 18 16
Blackstone Rvs 13 4 2 7 18 26 14
Churchvilla 6 1 0 5 9 17 3
Murphy's Irish Stout League 2A
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
South Coast Ath 15 12 1 2 53 11 37
Bweeng Cel 16 10 2 4 41 28 32
Kilmichael Rvs 12 8 2 2 32 14 26
Glenthorn Cel B 12 8 0 4 40 17 24
Richmond 15 8 0 7 34 37 24
Leeview Ath B 18 4 0 14 16 47 12
Knocknaheeny Cel B 18 0 1 17 5 67 1
Murphy's Irish Stout League 3
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Killumney Utd 15 9 6 0 48 17 33
Innishvilla B 13 6 5 2 27 21 23
Macroom B 12 6 2 4 26 24 20
Lakewood Ath B 12 5 3 4 24 18 18
Ard-na-Laoi 14 4 3 7 34 31 15
Los Zarcos 10 2 6 2 18 18 12
Ballinhassig 14 0 1 13 12 60 1
Murphy's Irish Stout League 3A
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Grangevale 11 11 0 0 35 7 33
Watergrasshill  11 7 1 3 19 13 22
St John Boscos B 10 6 2 2 20 10 20
Castleview 10 6 2 2 20 15 20
UCC B 11 5 1 5 16 23 16
Pearse Cel B 12 3 2 7 14 18 11
Greenmount Rngs 11 2 1 8 11 20 7
Greenwood B 12 2 1 9 18 33 7
Parkview Cel A 10 1 2 7 12 26 5

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Cork Youth Results & Tables

Friday, February 22
Daly Industrial Supplies U17 League 1: Blarney United 4 Ballincollig 5.
Daly Industrial Supplies U18 Premier League: Carrigaline United 7 Mayfield United 1.

Saturday, February 23
Seán Williams Memorial Cup second round: Park United 2 Watergrasshill United 4.
Daly Industrial Supplies U18 Premier League: Lakewood Athletic 2 Springfield Ramblers 2.
Daly Industrial Supplies U18 League 1: Carrigtwohill United 1 Lakewood Athletic 1, Youghal United 1 Midleton 2.
Daly Industrial Supplies U18 League 1A: Carrigaline United 3 Everton 4, Mallow United 7 Riverstown 0.

Sunday, February 24
FAI New Balance U17 Cup quarter-final: Douglas Hall 2 Blarney United 2 (aet, Douglas Hall won 4-2 on penalties).
Daly Industrial Supplies U17 League 1A: Watergrasshill United 0 Carrigaline United 0.

Richmond v Killinardrish 18s 15.02.04

Richmond v Killinardrish 18s 15.02.04
Match details below
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Richmond 2 Killinardrish 1

Killinardrish’s title hopes suffered a severe setback at the Regional park on Sunday when they lost 2-1 to hosts Richmond in AUL Youths 1A. Richmond, inspired by Echo Man of the Match Ryan O’Halloran, came from a goal down to take the points on a 2-1 scoreline. 

Richmond ere under severe pressure early on and had a number of close calls, the closest perhaps in the 10th minute. Then Darrell Holden sent Alan Murphy in on goal. Murphy had the Richmond goalkeeper beaten but Richmond’s Dave Walsh cleared the ball off the line. Minutes later,  Shane Murphy brought a fine save from Owen Walsh,  the Richmond keeper going full stretch to push the ball over the bar.

Richmond began to get a few opportunities midway through the half. Top scorer Cian Blake, who has fourteen goals to his credit,  was well placed after a great pass form Ryan O'Halloran but was prevented from scoring when Michael Cahill intervened with a fine tackle. 

Killinardrish went ahead in the 21st minute when Holden rifled a shot to the back of the net after some poor defending .

Richmond nearly paid the price for more carelessness in defence when Michael Cahill sent a measured cross to Martin Corcoran but his thundering header flashed over the Richmond bar. It was  a narrow escape and soon there was one at the other end. Dave Walsh floated a free kick in from the right, which deceived everyone and hit the upright before going wide.

Just before half time, Richmond equalised when they were awarded a penalty and Barry Crowley confidently struck the ball into the net.

Killinardrish started the second half well and there was an early scare for Richmond. David Healy hooked the ball over the advancing Richmond goalkeeper only to see Dave O’Neill come to Richmond’s rescue when he just prevented the ball from going over the line. 

And then Killinardrish forward Martin Corcoran came close when he hit the butt of the upright after cutting inside his marker and again minutes later he blasted wide of the target from 20 yards out.

A defensive error proved Killinardrish’s undoing. It came in the 75th minute and Dave O'Neill was on hand to force the loose  ball over the line.

Man of the Match Ryan O’Halloran worked hard throughout the game. His distribution and tackling were first class and he was a major contributor to Richmond’s victory.

Richmond: Owen Walsh, Mark Kenny, Daniel Donovan, Cillian Sheehan, Dave O’Neill, Dave Walsh, John Hegarty, Barry Crowley, Ryan O’Halloran, Cian Blake and Darren Hegarty.
Killinardrish: David Wiseman, Daniel Buckley, Alan Murphy, Eamon Lyons, Michael Cahill, 
Michael O’Brien, Lorcan O’Neill, Shane Murphy, Martin Corcoran, David Healy and Darrell Holden.
Subs used: Denis Dineen for Shane Murphy (65th minute) and   Jerry Murphy for Michael Cahill (75th) .

Referee: Michael Farrell.
Ryan O'Halloran, Richmond, Man of the Match

Richmond 18s

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COMPLETE AUL Results for W\E 24th February:
St Michael Cup semi Final: UCC A 1 Corkbeg 3.
Presidents Cup Semi Final: Killumney Utd 4 Lakewood Ath B 0; Castleview 3 Los Zarcos 1.
Corinthian’s Cup 2nd round: Cloughduv Celtic 0 Rathcoole Rovers 0 (Cloughduv won 4-1 on pens aet); Innishvilla B v Carrigtwohill Utd B (off); Ard Na Laoi 3 Fairview 2 (aet).
Premier League: Grattan Utd v Innishvilla (off); Knocknaheeny Celtic v Glenthorn Celtic (off); Village Utd v Bohemians (off); Coachford 2 Pearse Celtic 0 (Abandoned due to serious injury); St John Boscos 2 Carrigtwohill Utd 2.
Premier A League: Greenwood v Lakewood Ath (off); Tower FC 1 Waterloo 4; Kanturk 3 Macroom 1; Buttevant 2 Rylane Celtic 1.
AUL1: Dunbar Celtic 2 Central Rovers 1; Springfield v Cathedral Celtic (off).
AUL1A: Donoughmore Ath v Temple Utd (off); Strand Utd 3 CFC Banteer 1.
AUL2: Churchvilla v Grattan Utd (off); Knockraha 1 Hibernians 3; Blackstone Rovers 1 Blackpool Celtic 0.
AUL2A: South Coast Ath v Richmond (off); Glenthorn Celtic v Kilmichael Rovers (off).
AUL3: Macroom v Ballinhassig (off).
AUL3A: St John Bosco’s 1 Greenwood 1; Parkview Celtic v Greenmount Rangers (off); Grangevale 3 Watergrasshill Utd 1.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Village Utd v Grattan Utd 10.01.04

Village Utd v Grattan Utd 10.01.04
Match details below
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Village United (red) 1 Grattan United 1

It was honours even at Silverheights on Saturday afternoon when Village Utd and visitors Grattan Utd drew 1-1 in the fourth round (open draw) of the Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup.

This was the third meeting of the season between the sides and a draw was on the cards as each had earlier recorded a win. Grattan had the edge, a one-goal lead, at the break. Village enjoyed a good third quarter and deserved their equaliser. They had a man sent off after that but a draw was probably a fair result.

Grattan manager Eddie O’Riordan must have been wondering if anything would go right for his side in that first half, when they did have the advantage of the slope.

He had seen a Grattan goal disallowed and then lost two top players, striker John Kelleher and centre-half Paul Lynch, to injury. Young subs john Paul O'Sullivan and John Kearney were introduced and centre-forward Darren Geaney was brought back to defensive duties.

But it was their other central defender Harry Goulding who would have Grattan ahead at the break. In the 45th minute, Goulding jumped behind midfielder Barry O’Rourke to get his head to a corner kick by sub John Kearney and direct it to the back of Jamie O’Donovan's net.

In the minutes just before the goal, Village had looked good. Richard Burns got in a terrific 35th minute cross but Eric Burns was just inches away from turning it in with his head. And then low crosses, both from the left, by Rob O'Regan (in the 37th minute) and Will O’Callaghan (in the 42nd) went to waste for want of support.

Village stepped up a gear in the third quarter and Grattan keeper Adam Lynch made a terrific save in the 52nd minute after a great run and cross by Terry Lotty had set up Eric Burns on the 18 yard line. And Lynch came to the rescue again when Eric tried again after the clearance had been played to him.

But Lynch’s next parry, a fine save from a free kick by Lotty, fell to the incoming Johnny Cooney and he bundled the ball in from close range for the equaliser.

Village continued to do the bulk of the attacking and O’Callaghan had a 67th minute strike disallowed by referee Christy Byrne.

In the 77th minute, Eric Burns set up Cooney but his shot as well off and then O’Callaghan cut in along the end-line and pulled the ball back but there were no takers.

Trouble for Village in the 83rd minute when they had a man sent off. But they held on comfortably enough, even in extra time. There was a moment of anxiety though a couple of minutes into the prolongation time. Then Village keeper Jamie O’Donovan made a fine save from John Paul O'Sullivan. The rebound fell outside the box to Mark O'Sullivan. He tried to find the empty net with his lob but, much to the relief of Village skipper Conor Jones, who had made it back to the line, the ball sailed over the top.

Village United: Jamie O’Donovan, Clive Hurley, Rob O'Regan, Conor Jones (captain), David Quirke, Conan Burns, Eric Burns, Terry Lotty, Richard Burns, Johnny Cooney and Will O'Callaghan. Subs used: Alan O’Brien for C. Burns (53rd minute) and Brian Sheehan for Cooney (87th).
Grattan United: Adam Lynch, Derek O’Driscoll, Denis Cremin (captain), Paul Lynch, Harry Goulding, Barry O’Rourke, Graham Forde, Owen Kiely, Darren Geaney, John Kelleher and Mark O'Sullivan. Subs used: John Paul O'Sullivan for Kelleher (28th minute, injured), John Kearney for A. Lynch (40th, injured) and Eric Shinkwin for Kiely (60th).

Referee: Christy Byrne; assistants: Barry Buckley and Sean Barry.