Corinthians Youth & Schoolboys Awards Night 2016

Corinthians Awards Night 2016

 

U12

Award

Recipient

Corinthian Boys

P.O.Y.

Alex Healy Byrne

Corinthian Boys

M.I.P.

Evan Collins

Corinthian Boys (A)

P.O.Y.

Liam Mc Grath

Corinthian Boys (A)

M.I.P.

Fiachra Twohig

Corinthian Boys  (B)

P.O.Y.

Charlie Foley

Corinthian Boys  (B)

M.I.P.

Alex Ryan

 

 

U13

Award

Recipient

Corinthian Boys

P.O.Y.

Aidan Barry

Corinthian Boys

M.I.P.

Dylan Cotter

Corinthian Boys (A)

P.O.Y.

Daniel O’ Regan

Corinthian Boys (A)

M.I.P.

Guillame Lucais

 

 

U14

Award

Recipient

Corinthian Boys

P.O.Y.

Mathew Healy

Corinthian Boys

M.I.P.

Sean Cantillon

Corinthian Boys (A)

P.O.Y.

Dylan Buckley

Corinthian Boys (A)

M.I.P.

Mathew O’ Driscoll

Corinthian Boys  (B)

P.O.Y.

Ben Coleman

Corinthian Boys  (B)

M.I.P.

Jack Higgins

 

 

1.    Player of the Month Presentations by Barry Kenny (CAB Motors)

September – Adam Hunt  

           October – Elyas Ashiaji      

 

Monthly Awards

 

These monthly Awards are sponsored by our main Club Sponsor CAB Motors for which we are extremely grateful. As you can imagine with 14 schoolboy teams choosing a monthly Award winner is very difficult but we feel we have two excellent choices for the months of September and October

 

September: Elyas Ashiaji – Cor Boys Under 14 Premier

Had an outstanding year last year as Corinthians won the Under 13 Premier League Title. He carried that form into the opening months of this season and has been hugely impressive with his scoring record and his ability to bring other players into the game. His performances have seen Elyas drafted into the Cork Under 14 squad. Our September winner is Elyas Ashiaji

 

October: Adam Hunt- Corinthian Boys Under 16 Premier

Having won a league and Cup double with Corinthians Under 15 Premier squad last season, Adam has been a key figure in our under 16 Premier teams fine start to the season which has seen them winning all six league games and progressing to the fourth round of the National Cup. A very skillful and creative player this is only a continuation of the form, which saw him outstanding last season . Out October winner is Adam Hunt

 

U15

Award

Recipient

Corinthian Boys

P.O.Y.

Fionn Molloy

Corinthian Boys

M.I.P.

Dean Harte

Corinthian Boys (A)

P.O.Y.

James Adeniran

Corinthian Boys (A)

M.I.P.

Piarse O’ Halloran

Corinthian Boys  (B)

P.O.Y.

Adam Carroll

Corinthian Boys  (B)

M.I.P.

Haomaid Rashid

 

2.    Kennedy Cup – Cork Under 14

Mathew Healy, Robert Geaney O’ Brien, Alex Hill, Eoin Redmond, Sean Cantillon, Jack Leonard

At this function every year the Club makes a special presentation to the players selected on the Cork Schoolboys League Under 14 Kennedy Cup squad.

The Kennedy Cup is an All Ireland Inter League tournament, which is held annually in the University Of Limerick in the month of June. The tournament was first played in the mid seventies and you can take if for granted that most of the Irish Senior squad who played in Austria on Saturday night would have played in the Kennedy Cup.

In all 32 leagues from around the Country take part. Preparation for the tournament starts at the under 12 age level and continues right up to the selection of the final squad of twenty under 14 players nearly two and a half years later. Given that there are nearly 60 under 14 teams in the Cork Schoolboys League; to get selected in this final squad is some achievement.

 

We were fortunate to have six of our under 14 squad selected for the squad a fabulous achievement for the young lads and great credit to their coaches Mark Redmond, Craig Donnellan and John Meade.

 

In the tournament itself the lads played superbly losing out in a penalty shoot out in the Semi Finals to Galway and eventually finished third of the 32 league teams; a terrific performance so to mark the lads achievement we would to make a special presentation to the six lads involved

 

Eoin Redmond

Mathew Healy

Alex Hill

Jack Leonard

Robert Geaney O’ Brien

Sean Cantillon

 

U16

Award

Recipient

Corinthian Boys

P.O.Y.

Alan Kelleher

Corinthian Boys

M.I.P.

Colin O’ Mahony

Corinthian Boys (A)

P.O.Y.

Luke Wade

Corinthian Boys (A)

M.I.P.

Adam Murphy O’ Dwyer

 

 

Eamonn Cogan


 

3.    Presentation Of Team Of The Year  Award 

It has been a year to remember for many of our teams who have been fortunate enough to enjoy some great success over the past 12 months. In this period we have seen

Under 12 Premier  – Unbeaten in winning league

Under 12A Qualified out of Cork in the National Cup

Under 12B – won Division 6 League Title

Under 13 Primer – won league title

Under 13A  – Won Division 3 League Title

Under 14P – League winners, beaten in National Cup and local Cup finals

Under 15Premier – League and Cup Double winners

Under 15A qualified out of Cork Area in National Cup

Under 16 Premier –  League and Cup Double winners

Under 17 Premier – League and Cup Double winners

Under 18 Premier won local Cup and provided a number of players to the Club’s Senior team

 

To choose one team out of this group is almost impossible but in the end the Club decided this year to give the Award to one of our “A” teams.

 

Running a second or a third team in Corinthians can be very demanding and in some cases can be left in the hands of one individual to keep the show on the road. The manager of the team we selected this year Barry Twomey has juggled the management of two second teams over the last few years. He has received great support at under 13A level from Fergus and Pater but because of their work commitments he has regularly found himself looking after the 13A squad himself. Never the less they probably played more games than any other team in Corinthians last season and benefitting from this regular football they won promotion winning the Division 3 league title in tremendous style.

 

This was the second year in a row that the side was promoted having started out in Division 4 and they have brought this form into the new season and currently are leading Division 2 and will be looking for a promotion hat trick

 

U17

Award

Recipient

Corinthian Boys

P.O.Y.

Ethan Hurley

Corinthian Boys

M.I.P.

Oisin Lucais

Corinthian Boys (A)

P.O.Y.

James Mc Carthy

Corinthian Boys (A)

M.I.P.

Daniel Hurley

4.    International Representative Honours – Presentation

Adam Idah

The Club recognizes the achievement of any Club schoolboy player selected to play with the Republic Of Ireland.

The dream of any player, no matter what your sport is to get the opportunity to representing your country, the chance to pull on the green jersey.

Over the years we have been fortunate to have a number of players who have achieved this great honour including the likes of David Meyler, Craig Donnellan, Brian Lenihan.

 

It is a fantastic achievement both for the individual and the family concerned

 

This year recipient has had a remarkable year in the Irish jersey playing for both the Irish Under 15,16 & 17 squads, I would suspect that over the last twelve months he has broken Irish scoring records for a schoolboy players as in that time he has sored against

 

Czech Republic (2)

Slovenia (2)

Turkey (2)

Andora (1)

Kazakistan (2)

Wales (2)

Scotland (1)

Please take a look at some of these goals, which show you not only the talent of Adam Idah but also the quality of Schoolboy Football in Ireland ad the level you can aspire to achieve

The recipient of the International Award is Adam Idah                                                

            

U18

Award

Recipient

Corinthian Boys

P.O.Y.

Brian Cotter

Corinthian Boys (A)

P.O.Y.

Paul Mc Glone

Corinthian Boys (A)

M.I.P.

Stephen O’ Sullivan

 

 

Overall Awards

 Recipient

 

 

Overall Schoolboy of The Year   

 David Fox

Overall Schoolboy Player Of The Year

 Adam Idah

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Schoolboy Of The Year

 

The recipient of this award is not only a very fine soccer player but also somebody who displays characteristics & traits that we believe all Corinthian players should aspire too. Some of these traits are

 

Great attitude on and off the pitch

Plays with great drive and enthusiasm

Leader on the pitch with his actions and words

Shows respect for coaches and his opponents

Good Listener

Works extremely hard no matter what task / position he is given

Great commitment to the Club

 

The player receiving this year’s award started with Corinthians as an eight year old, he made an immediate impression with his great attitude, work ethic (ran around too much) which just reflected his enthusiasm for the game.

He has been part of one of the most successful schoolboy teams we have ever had in the Club reaching a National Cup final at under 12 and winning the Premier League title every year from under 12 to 15.

 

He has played almost every position for his team over the year’s bar goalkeeper but I am sure he would take his chances in goal as well

He regularly helped out the team a year older and never minded siting on the bench, he was just glad to help out the team and the Club.

Likewise, if we were s short a coach for the underage and he was in Corinthians, no bother, he would help with his usual enthusiasm. On Street League finals Day he would always be around helping in what ever way he could.

Unfortunately in an under 15 Premier League game at home to Carrigaline earlier this year his world was turned up side down when he suffered a serious knee injury which resulted in a Cruciate knee operation in early May.

Despite the injury I don’t think he missed a single match as his under 15 Premier team went onto complete the league and Cup double.

Such a serious injury at such a young age would be a huge blow to many players and could in some cases finish their career. But with the backing of his parents this lad has thrown his heart and soul into his recovery with daily sessions

 

In the gym

On the exercise bike

 

and now building up his strength and stamina running around the pitches in Corinthians.  If ever a young lad deserves to make a complete recovery it is this lad. For his sake I sincerely hope the Under 16 Premier team are still challenging for the league and still in the National Cup when  he returns from injury in the new year.

 

The Schoolboy Player of The Year is David Fox

 

 

Schoolboy Player Of The Year

 

This award is presented annually to the outstanding player within the Schoolboy section of the Club. With the Club having enjoyed a fantastic season, five Premier League titles and nine trophies in total , clearly we have some outstanding candidates.

This year’s winner joined the Club as a six year old. Tall, gangly, dreamy we were a little uncertain as to what we were getting initially but it didn’t take long before one began to recognize his undoubted potential.

He had power and pace, which only few kids are blessed and when he was focused he was almost unplayable.  Sometimes it came too easy and as a result he could be frustrating because you felt there was so much more in the locker.

One particular night stands out early on when he play an under 10 game against Wilton and he scored with a spectacular strike from about 25 yards with his right foot and we all went wow and this was followed ten minutes later when he did the same with his left foot.

The potential was obvious. In 2012 he was part of a very successful Corinthians Under 12 team, which reached the National Cup Final and won the league and Cup Double locally. He was outstanding on the road to the National Cup final scoring a hat trick in the semi final.

He was also a member of the Cork Schoolboys League team who won the All Ireland. At this time even though he achieved so much, the  belief within the Club was that there was so much more to come

 

All Of the Above was written in 2012 when tonight’s recipient was awarded Schoolboy Player Of The Year

So where has he gone since, he has been part of a Corinthians side which has dominated winning Premier League titles from under 13 to under 15, last season they completed the league and Cup double,; he also turned out with our under 16 squad in the local Cup final and was outstanding as they defeated Midleton 4-0 in the final.

His performances had brought him to the attention of the  Irish schoolboy mentors and he was selected to play for the Irish Under 15 Squad and made his debut against Poland. Little did we know at the time what impact he would make? By the end of last season he was a regular not only on the Irish Under 15 squad but also the Irish under 16-manager Paul Ossam had drafted him into the Irish Under 16 squad. When the new season opened still only 15 he was a regular in the Irish Under 16 & 17 squads and as seen in the videos earlier is well into double figures in goals scored.

I think at last we are happy in the knowledge that he is now beginning to fulfill his undoubted potential. And most important of all despite his success he remains a great young fellow and anything we ever asked him to help with; be it Greyhound Night promotion, Street League presentations etc. it has never been a bother

Our Schoolboy Player Of The Year is Adam Idah

 

 

 

 

 

 

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