Match Reports From League Games May 21st / 22nd
Midleton 1 Cor Boys 3
After a spectacular week which saw Corinthians get the better f their two closest challengers Carrigaline Utd. (2-1) and Ringmahon Rangers (2-0) our Under 16 Premier squad travelled to Midleton on Sunday looking for a victory which would clinch the Premier League title. It wasn’t going to be easy against a very strong Midleton side that Corinthians had defeated only ten days previous in the local Cup final.
Midleton eager to make up for their cup final defeat made the better start and deservedly went ahead midway through the first half. Typical of this Corinthians side, this reverse only spurred them on and Daniel O’ Donovan equalized with a header from a corner kick just before half time. Boosted by this Corinthians picked up the pace in the second half and went in front when leading goal scorer Beneoin O’ Brien Whitmarsh scored from the penalty spot. A third from Beneoin followed shortly afterwards and Corinthians were now on top and were able to see out the game reasonably comfortably against a fine Midleton side.
The victory gave Corinthians the Premier League title for the fourth year in a row and completed a league and cup double. A fantastic achievement by the squad and for the management trio of Paul, Donal and Mick
Corinthian Boys 0 Midleton 0
Played before a large crowd this top of the table clash produced a very exciting end to end contest which could have gone either way. In the end both sides were happy to settle for a share of the spoils which means the destination of the years Roy Keane Under 13 Premier title could go down to the final games of the season
Fermoy 6 Corinthian Boys A 2
A brave display from Corinthians away to Fermoy wasn't enough to avoid a 2-6 defeat. The lads showed great spirit from the start and an early break saw Ben Quilligan provide a sublime pass to Matthew O'Driscoll who opened the scoring. Corinthians then lost their goalkeeper to injury. David Ruddock to his credit stepped up to fill the spot. The lads conceded 2 goals before halftime and a third in the first minutes of the second half left the lads with a mountain to climb but their persistance paid off when Daragh Egan cool pass was finished by a confident Luke Noonan. Fermoy however upped the tempo and closed the game with a final score of 2-6.
Ballinhassig 0 Corinthian Boys B 3
Cor Boys B finished the season on a high