Match Reports Nov 30th & DEc 1st
Seniors bow out of Intermediate Cup; Under 13 and 16 Premier sides make it through to open draw in National Cup; Disappointment for under 14's who lose on penalties to Ringmahon Rangers; First Juniors maintain 100% league record after a scrappy wim over Carrigaline.
FAI Intermediate Cup
Home Farm Belgrove 3 College Corinthians 1
Corinthians bowed out of the Intermediate Cup when Belgrove recovered from a half time deficit to win 3-1. David Welch scored for Corinthians.
Munster Junior League
College Corinthians 1 Carrigaline Utd. 0
A goal midway through the second half by Kevin Madden gave Corinthians the three points.
St. Marys 4 College Corinthians Ath. 2
Kinsale 2 Corinthian Boys A 6
Corinthians had a convincing away win over Kinsale in this Division 3 clash The opening goal came from a penalty comfortably converted by Sean O’ Cathain,Rhys Callinan addrd a second just before half time. Kinsale reduced the deficit early in the second half But Corinthians responded well and Brian Turnbull and Ryan Patrick both scored their first goals of the season. Kinsale responded again to reduce the deficit to 4-2 but Corinthians finished the stronger and clinced the points with further goals from Roger Timmons and Sean O’ Cathain with his second.
Corinthian Boys B 6 Riverstown A 0
Corinthian Boys 7 Blarney UItd. 0
The under 13 Premier team advanced to the last 32 of the National Cup with a comfortable win over Blarney.Corinthians opened the scoring after 7 minutes when a good cross from Killian McGowan was finished off by Ricardo Dinanga. The team started to dominate and put pressure on the Blarney defence, this was rewarded when a defensive error was latched upon by Adam Idah, who quickly despatch ed it to the bottom corner. Adam Idah was in outstanding form, this following his selection as Corinthians Schoolboy Player of the year during the week. He had a fantastic run past 3 defenders which was ended by Blarney conceding a penalty. Ricardo Dianaga converted the penalty(15) Corinthians had a quick a quick throw in after a superb reflex catch by Jordan Philpott, this resulted in a fine individual goal by Fionn Molloyafter 20 minutes. Fionn was in devastating form in the right wing where he caused the Blarney defence all kinds of problems every time he got the ball.Adam continued the scoring on 23 minutes with another fine goal. Richard Lombard had very little to do but made a fantastic save from point blank range to keep Blarney scoreless.The team did not sustain the same pace in the second half, but we're never under pressure from Blarney.Corinthians had a number of chances, one of which was eventually converted when Ricardo scored with a header. The scoring was finished off by another headed goal by Adam Idah.Both Adam Idah and Fionn Molloy had outstanding games, causing a threat with every possession.The team return to league action next week at home against Kinsale .
Team: R.Lombard, M.Hill(S.Dunlea 43), L.Edwards, O.O'Keeffe(E.Redmond 43) J.McFall, C.Murphy(D.Fox 21), F.Molloy, B.Hayes, A.Idah, R.Dinanga, K.McGowan (L.Barron 52)
Corinthian Boys A 2 Buttevant 3
This was a very entertaining match that ended in disappointment for the lads when League leaders, Buttevant scored a late winner. Corinthians got off to the worst possible start when Buttevant scored in the first minute with a header from a corner. In fairness to the lads, they fought back immediately and took the game to Buttevant, piling on the pressure with attack after attack. The equaliser came when Corinthians were awarded a free kick on the edge of the penalty area and Joseph Harte fired an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net. The lads went 2-1 up when Ruairi Moriarty beat the keeper to the ball from an Andrew Greany through ball and set up Ben Lucey who made no mistake from close range. Corinthians were dominant in midfield at this stage and continued to create chances but they just couldn't get the all important third goal. Buttevant came more into the game in the second half and scored their second goal after 10 minutes. The lads gave everything in the last 15 minutes but couldn't find a way past the Buttevant defence. Best for Corinthians were Ruairi Moriarty, Daniel Harte and Ben Lucey.
Corinthian Boys 0 Ringmahon Rangers 0 (Ringmahon win 4-3 0n pens)
Scoreless after 90 minutes of football,Corinthians bowed out of the national cup 4-3 after a penalty shoot out with Ringmahon.
The game started with both sides going in search of the opening goal but some fine saves from Alan Kelleher and his counterpart in the Ringmahon goal meant this game was on knife edge all of the first half.
It was a very different Corinthians side in the second half as they stepped up their game and soon went close with efforts from Jaze Kabia, Daniel O'Donovan and Mark Cronin.
Corinthians did have the ball in the net after 45 minutes only to have it ruled out for offside. At this stage it was all one way traffic with the home side hitting the crossbar on two occasions.
With 10 minutes of normal time remaining it looked like Rory Doyle had broken the deadlock but his goal bound effort was headed on by a team mate in an offside position.
Extra time was more of the same, but some strong defending and a number of fine saves meant this game was going to end in a penalty shoot out.
On behalf or Corinthians I would like to wish Ringmahon the best of luck in the open draw.
Division 2 Youghal Utd. 2 Corinthian Boys A 3
Corinthians came out on top in this end to end game against the previously undefeated Youghal team.
Youghal just about shaded the position stats in the first 20 minutes but didn't create much in goal chances. Shane Twomey put the boys ahead 25 minutes in after some great football involving Adam Casey, Sam O Sullivan, Adam Callanan and Adam Murphy o Dwyer. Youghal again started the second half strongly with their number 9 showing some great speed and skill down the flanks however Adam Casey put Cors 2 to the good with a fine dipping free kick with 20 left.
A penalty for the home side gave Youghal hope and started a period of intense pressure leading to the equaliser which came soon after from a fine shot from outside the area.
Corinthians gained the upper hand after the introduction of some fresh legs and Adam Callanan scored the third and winner with 10 left
Team ; Odhran Murphy, Cian Jones (Patryk Skrzybalski 65 Min), Jason Clifford, Andrew O Brien, James Adrninian, Shane Twomey(Szymon Sadowski 45min) Adam Murphy O Dwyer, Donal Maher (John O Sullivan 60min) Adam Casey Sam O Sullivan Adam Callanan
Temple Utd. 1 Corinthian Boys 5
Corinthian Boys 4 Skibereen 2
The game started with total domination by Corinthians with a free kick and a corner within the first 2 minutes and we took a deserved lead after 4 minutes when gavin Holland broke down the left and sent a cross into the near post where Colin O Brien met it and snuck it past the keeper at the near post.
9 minutes later we were 2 up when David Hogan broke down the left ran into the penalty box, gave a superb pass to Colin O Brien who fired it into the net with an excellent finish from 8M out. We were well on top but got a bit complacent and an own goal on the 29th allowed Skibb back in the game.
We compounded matters further at the start of the second game when Skibb levelled the match. That goal seemed to wake our lads up and the determination and spirit within the team was evident 3 minutes later when we went on the attack and were awarded with our 3rd when Harry Shanahan gave a superb cross into the Skibb 6 yard box where Mark Buckley headed past their keeper.
We grew in confidence and from then on we managed the game well, and got our final goal from a Ross Welch corner on 61 minutes Bryan Cotter headed home unopposed. We had shots on goal from Sean Cooke and Colin O Brien with David dalton unlucky not to score from a header.
Overall a good game of football, with Cors deserving their win and advance to the last 32 of the SFAI U16 National Cup.
Team: Joe Harrington, Mark O Leary, Matthew Draper (Sean Desmond 66 mins), Bryan Cotter, Gavin Holland (David O Regan 64 mins) Chris Og Jones (Harry Shanahan 38 mins) Ross Welch, Sean Cooke, Colin O Brien, Mark Buckley, David Hogan (David Dalton 54 mins). Subs Sean Desmond,
David Dalton, Harry Shanahan, David O Regan.
Corinthian Boys A 1 Leeds 2
A very lacklustre performance by Corinthians against weak opponents whom we should be capable of beating at home
Not much between both teams in the first half which finished scoreless.It was vital that Cors had to score first to have any chance of taking points from the game however they went behind soon after half time.Even when Cors equalised through an enforced own goal from a Colm Power corner, Leeds still looked the better team and went back in front with 20 mins remaining.Despite a chance missed by Colm Power and a Kevin Mc Cabe shot cleared off the line Cors did not do enough to desrve anything better.Daniel Tyner and Sean Connell played well for Cors.
College Corinthians A 2 Midleton A 2
FAI Youth Cup
Wilton College Corinthians
Midleton A College Corinthians