Best of luck to Corinthians U15’s in tonights National Cup Final
Under 15 National Cup Final
Wednesday May 17th in Turners Cross, Kick off 7.3
On Wednesday night May 17th the Corinthians Under 15 Premier squad will take on St. Marys in the final of SFAI Under 15 National Cup. The game will be played in Turners Cross with a 7.30pm kick off.
For many reasons this is probably one of the biggest games that the Club has ever played with for the first time two cork teams contesting a schoolboy National Cup final. The fact that the final is being played in Turners Cross is a huge bonus and gives the opportunity to the Cork sporting public to get behind the two teams and make it an occasion to remember.
It is sure to be a fantastic occasion and we are asking all our members and families from Under 6 to Over 35 to support the team and come along to Turners Cross on the night.
Road To The Final
On the road to the final Corinthians came through three rounds in Cork first defeating
Greenwood (A) 7-0
Valley Rangers (A) 6-1
Ardfield (H) 6-0
to reach the last thirty-two and the open draw, here they defeated:
Naas (A) 1-0
Ferrybank, Waterford (A) 4-2 (having been 2-0 down after 15 minutes)
¼ Final: Greystones (A) 4-2
Finally, the holders, St. Joseph Boys from Dublin on penalties in the semi final. It’s a long road to the final and our lads have done brilliant to get back there for the third year in a row.
Third Year in a Row in the Final
This is the third year in a row that this Corinthians squad have reached the National Cup Final which is probably a first for any Cork team, having lost out in the last two finals they will be hoping that this will be their year but know full well that they face a mighty challenge from St. Marys who have been hugely impressive on route to the final.
Corinthians will have to overcome St. Marys without two of their stalwarts, regular goalkeeper Cian O’ Leary had a knee operation in early March and will not return to action until next season while outstanding defender Sean Cantillon suffered the heartbreak of breaking his hand in a cup match against Douglas Hall on May Bank Holiday Monday. Having played in the last two finals both lads will be greatly missed but manager Mark Redmond will be confident that he has sufficient strength in depth to overcome these setbacks.
College Corinthians and National Cup
Though yet to win a National Cup Corinthians has a very proud record over the years and teams from the Club has regularly reached semi finals and finals of various National Cup competitions.
In the 1990’s Corinthians Senior squad contested two FAI Intermediate Cup Finals losing 1-0 to Fanad Utd. in 1994 and 2-1 to Cherry Orchard in 1998.
On the schoolboy side of the Club this will be the Club’s seventh final and during this period Corinthians sides have beaten all of the top Clubs in the country and teams that have featured the likes of David Meyler, Brain Lenihan, Eoghan O’ Connell, Adam Idah have gone close but haven’t quite got over the line. In the National Cup.
Mathew Healy capped for Ireland
The success of the Corinthians team in recent years has not gone unrecognized at international level with captain Mathew Healy capped by the Irish Under 15 team this year playing against the Netherlands, Czech Republic and recently in a 4-1 victory over Norway.
Mathew, Robert Geaney O’ Brien, Jack Leonard and Sean Cantillon were part of the Cork Schoolboys League U15 squad which won the All Ireland Inter League title defeating Galway 2-0 in the final.
Corinthians Squad For The Final
Corinthians Team Squad Names : Alex Hill, Cian O' Leary, Daniel Meade, David Welch, Destiny Okonkwo, Eoin Redmond, George Coomber, Jason Riordan, Jack O' Brien, Jack Leonard, Kyle Donovan, Mark Redmond, Mathew Healy, Michael Nason, Robert Geaney O' Brien, Shane Cotter, Sean Cantillon, Antonio Miguel Archeta
The Corinthians squad is managed / coached by Mark Redmond, John Meade & Craig Donnellan, the lads have done a superb job over the years and have been crucial to the siccess of the team through their commitment, coaching skills and football knowledge