June 10th 2007 Street Leagues Finals Day Review
The Finals of the College Corinthians Annual Street Leagues took place on Sunday June 10th 2007 at the Club's grounds in Castletreasure. The finals day is always the highlight of the season in Corinthians when schoolboys and girls and their families mix freely with Club coaches and members giving a lovely family atmosphere.
Blessed with good weather on the day, a large crowd turned up to witness the action and to savour the occasion. The programme started bright and early with the first game played at 10.00am and the action continued at a hectic pace up to the presentation ceremony, which took place at 2.45pm.
Over 350 boys and girls took part in the eighteen different finals as well as the very popular penalty competitions. Our new schoolgirls Underage section took part in the finals day for the very first time and they certainly made their presence felt. For those who were not directly involved in the action, there were plenty of other attractions with our ladies committee organising Face Painting, Clown show etc.
While some families took advantage of the good weather and brought along their own picnic baskets, nobody was left feeling 'peckish'with everyone involved receiving their own lunch bags. Tea, Coffee, Sandwiches, Ice Cream, Candy Floss etc were all available in the Marque area.
The eighteen finals provided some fantastic entertainment for the spectators with plenty of thrills and spills and even the occasional tear. However when the dust finally settled after some fantastic football everyone was a winner. Street Leagues in Corinthians are all about participation, giving everyone involved the chance to play on a team. Winning or losing is not important and everyone who participates goes home with a trophy or medal.
For the record the winners on the day were as follows:
Under Six : Arsenal captained by Dara Williams
Under Seven : Red Star Belgrade captained by James O'Donovan
Under Eight : Real Madrid captained by Gavin Holland
Under Nine : West Ham captained by Gary Kelleher
Under Ten : Boca Juniors captained by Craig Donnellan
Girls Final : Brazil captained by Avril Burke
Under Six : Conor Russell
Under Seven : Sean Grace
Under Eight : Jack Murray
Under Nine : Gerard O'Connell
Under Ten : Craig Donnellan
Girls : Erin O'Donovan
A more detailed report on the various finals is available below.