Match Reports Dec 7th & 8th
First Juniors bow out of FAI Junior Cup in Dublin, Seniors go down to disappointing defeat against Leeds, Under 12 Premier squad become fourth schoolboy team through to open draw in National Cup.Under, under 14P concede late equaliser
FAI JUNIOR Cup
Liffey Wanderers 5 College Corinthians 1
Munster Senior League
Leeds 3 College Corinthians 1
Carrigaline Hibernians 1 Corinthian Boys 6
Corinthian Boys Kinsale
Corinthians continued with another win in the league against a spirited Kinsale team. The first half did not provide any real excitement, with Corinthians having a number of shots on target but failing to find the net. The first half finished scoreless.
The tempo changed completely at the start of the second half with a number of close chances missed by Corinthians. The deadlock continued for the next 10 minutes, it was finally broken by Leo Barron with a goal from close range. This proved to be the trigger for a quick burst of goals, Leo again scored directly from a corner and followed this up with another fine finish, when he was played through the centre by Killian McGowan.
The team scored 7 goals in a 10 minute burst, Leo's hatrick was followed by goals from Ricardo Dinanga (2), David Fox and Fionn Molloy with a fine shot to the bottom corner.
The team have an important league match away to Ringmahon next Saturday.
Team: R.Lombard, M Hill (S. Dunlea 40), L.Edwards, J.McFall, O.O’Keeffe, C.Murphy(K.McGowan 20), F.Molloy, B.Hayes,A.Idah(R.Dinanga), D.Fox, L.Barron
Douglas Hall 0 Corinthian Boys A 1
Corinthians started this local derby well and created a couple of chances which they failed to take. Andrew Greany almost broke the deadlock but his well struck shot was saved by the keeper. The lads took a deserved lead when Ben Lucey's shot was again saved by the keeper but Ruairi Moriarty was quickest to the rebound and he made no mistake from close range.
Douglas Hall threw everything at Corinthians in the second half but the lads held firm in defence. Max White made a great save from a Douglas Hall free kick and the back four defended superbly to the final whistle. Best for Corinthians were Max White, Brian Kennelly and Niall Hartnett.
Corinthian Boys B 2 Churchvilla 4
Midleton 2 Corinthian Boys 2
A top of the table clash away to Midleton was always going to be a difficult game for our lads and that's the way if turned out.
Playing with the wind in the first half the Corinthians lads had most of the ball but were unable to break down a very strong Midleton defence.
The first goal of the game came after 25 minutes when a mix up in the Corinthians defence allowed a Midleton striker fire past goalkeeper Alan Kelleher.
Corinthians were back on level terms 3 minutes later when a long range free kick from Conor Russell found the back of the net.
The second half was a much tighter affair with both sides going close early on. Corinthians did take the lead on the 55th minute mark when a fine strike from Patrick Buckley found the roof of the net. It looked like Corinthians were going to hang on for a victory but a superbly struck free kick in the final minute gave the home side a deserved share of the points.
Corinthian Boys 8 Douglas Hall 1
Youghal Utd. 1 Corinthian Boys B 1
or the second successive league game The B’s gave their opponents a goal start when 20 minutes into the first half they failed to deal with a Youghal corner. When attempted clearance failed Youghal pounced. Nick Browne on the near post got a foot to it but the ball bobbled over. The usual assurance at the back was missing for Corinthians due in part to two of the regular back four out with injury. In truth the goal was coming for some time before it eventually did. Strangely when it did come it actually settled the nerves at the back and Corinthians improved there after. Corinthians had more of the ball for the remainder of the half but seemed to hesitate in converting it into convertible openings. The B’s did create a few chances with Even O’Hea and Rory Murphy combining well. Murphy provided a tasty lob over the top from just outside the D for O’Hea that beat Youghal’s otherwise excellent offside trap but the keeper advanced just enough to distract him. O’Hea turned provider moments later when after a probing Corinthians attack he set the shot up nicely for Murphy but the keeper just managed to hold it. Half time saw the first of three changes from a very strong bench. Caleb O’Reilly came on on the left and his pace caused Youghal all sorts of problems. Ciaran Walsh was drafted in for Rory Kennedy Walsh slotted in to Centre Half with Nick Brown moving out to right back freeing James McCarthy to join Alex Chandler in the centre of the field. Corinthians picked up the tempo from there and always looked the team more likely to score. They started to create more chances, both Caleb O’Reilly and Evan O’Hea spurned chances that they would have taken another day. Tenacious play from Evan O’Hea in winning a ball in the top right corner and then firing across the box was met well by Rory Murphy but spun inches wide. With 4 minutes left Youghal conceded a needless free from 30 yards. Youghals defence had handled 3 frees from more similar, though potentially more dangerous areas, earlier. Alex Chandler opted to drive this one and did so intent and beat the keeper just under the crossbar. Corinthians had their tails up but the clock was against them.
Corinthian Boys A 7 Mallow Utd. A 1
Leeside 3 College Corinthians 1
Ringmahon Rangers 2 College Corinthians A 3
Scorers for Corinthians Simon Lougheed, Shane Kelleher, Daragh Leen
Munster Youth Cup
Douglas Hall 1 College Corinthians 2
Two goals from Stephen Christopher gave Corinthians an excellent away victory over Douglas Hall in this hard fought Munster Youth Cup clash
College Corinthians 7 Glounthaune Utd. 0