Under 15 Premier Clinch League title for third year in a row
Springfield Eamblers 0 Cor Boys 1
Cor Boys remain on top of the Under 12 Premier courtesy of a very late winning goal by Brandon Idah. It was just about deserved having missed a penaly earlier in the match but Springfield also had their opportunities in a tight contest.
Everton 3 Cor Boys A 1
The wind was the deciding factor in the lads defeat at the hands of Everton. Playing against a gale in the first half we were lucky to reach half time with only a 2 goal deficit. Despite the conditions the lads never gave up and players like Ian Turnbull and Roger Timon led by example. It was 10 minutes into the second half when we were awarded with a goal following a great pass to Rhys who took on the goalkeeper and slotted the ball in the net. The wind died off in the second half providing Everton with a breathing space and a sequence of clever passes was too much for our 3 man defense to manage. Final score 1-3
Local Cup Qtr Final
Springfield Ramblers 0 Corinthian Boys 3
College Corinthians progressed to the semi Final of the Local Cup with a patchy display against Springfield. In a first half dominated by long balls, Corinthians threatened on many occasions but failed to open the scoring.
Midway during the first halfway we had the unusual scenario of Springfield defending a Corinthians free kick, which was 35 yards out by lining their goal line with their players, nothing came from the free kick. There weren’t any other highlights for the rest of the half.
The second half started much more brightly for Corinthians when they took the ball down and played more soccer, this ultimately led to more cohesion in attack. From one such attack the keeper failed to hold a shot which Leo Barron followed in, calmly passing it into the back of the net.
The lads dominated play giving Springfield very few opportunities and shortly afterwards another attack from the right wing resulted in the team's first penalty all season. Up stepped Adam Idah who sent the keeper the wrong way to increase the teams lead.In the final minute yet another attack ended with a Springfield defender putting the ball into his own net.
The team will play Greenwood away in the semi final.
Team: R.Lombard, D. Murphy, O.O’Keeffe, S.Philpott. L.Edwards, M.Hill, J.Holden, S.Dunlea,A.Idah, F.Molloy, L.Barron. Subs. D.Fox, J.McFall, K.McGowan, C.Murphy, R.Dinanga
Carrigaline Utd. 0 Cor Boys 1
A late goal by Benin Whitmarch gave Corinthians a deserved victory over Carrigaline and the three precious points required to clinch the Under 15 Premier League title. It was a deserved victory as Corinthians found their best form and played some excellent football on the day. Since losing to Belvedere in the National Cup Quarter Final Corinthians had struggled going down to Douglas Hall in the local Cup and Lakewood in the league but after some soul searching this week they were back in top form again which was great to see.
The victory made it a hat trick of Premier League Titles for the lads and this is a fantastic achievement for the players and the management team of Paul Kelleher, Mike Russell and Donal Donovan. Well done to all concerned.
A big thank you also to the players and mentors of Carrigaline who were extremely sporting and gracious on the day which made the occasion all the more enjoyable for our lads. Well done to everyone involved with the Carrigaline under 15’s you were a credit to your Club and to the Schoolboys League.