Match Reports September 3rd & 4th

A fantastic weekend of football ranging from our four under 12 teams (three playing their first completive game) in action to an outstanding week for our Senior team as they secured away victories against 

Premier Division

Rockmount 1  College Corinthians  2

A last minute winner from Kieran Kenneally gave Corinthians an excellent away victory over Rockmount in this hard fought and very exciting Premier League clash last Wednesday night. Corinthians had gone ahead in the first half through a fine strike from Evan Browne and looked comfortable at this stage, but Rockmount came out firing on all cylinders in the second half and were level 15 minutes into the second period .

To their credit Corinthians weathered the storm and in a game that could have gone either way late on they clinched all three points when Kieran Kiwi Kenneally sored with a superb strike worthy of winning any contest.

Avondale Utd.  0  College Corinthians 1

A tremendous week for the Corinthians senior squad as they made it three wins from three league games with an excellent 1-0 win over last year’s champions Avondale Utd. The winning goal came in the 33rd minute when James Furlong was on the end of a superb Cannice Caffrey free kick firing home from close range.

Though as expected Avondale pushed on in the second half chasing the equalizer Corinthians defended well and were good value for the three points at the final whistle.

Munster Junior

League Cup

College Corinthians 2  Ringmahon Rangers A  1

Corinthians picked up their first win of the season courtesy of an excellent first half performance which saw goals by Cian Devine and Alan Murphy give Corinthians a 2-0 half time lead. To their credit Ringmahon responded well and reduced the deficit and when Corinthians were reduced to ten men it looked as if Corinthians advantage was about to slip away but they steadied the ship and held on for a good victory.

 

Schoolboys Section

Under 12

Premier Division

Wilton  0  Corinthian Boys 3

Corinthians made it two wins out of two with a fine team performance as they got the better of a talented Wilton side on a 3-0 scoreline. Goals by Robert Quirke, Brian O’ Sullivan Connell and Harvey Skieter as well as excellent performances from Colin Molloy, Eoghan O’ Flynn and Robbie O’ Brian gave Corinthians the edge on the day.

 

Division 2

Passage 2  Corinthian Boys A 3

A close contest from start to finish, Corinthians did well to come away with the points. Two quickfire goals from Max Lee and Aaron Clarke, both fine finishes, put the away team firmly in the driving seat.

Despite a string of brilliant saves from Mikey O'Connell, Passage finally got one back before the break.

Rian O'Riordan added a third midway through the second half to restore the two-goal advantage. Passage hit back soon after and a constant barrage of shots on the Cors goal followed. However, all were brilliantly kept out by O'Connell, seeing out the game to earn a valuable three points.

Robbie Barrett, Oscar Squires and Joe Lyons were also among the star performers from the heart of a resilient defence.

Division 5

Corinthian Boys B  4  Avondale Utd. A  0

A great start to the season for Corinthian Boys B as they picked all three points with an impressive 4-0 win over Avondale. Goals from Eoin Sexton (2), Liam Jordan and Lee O’ Keeffe as well as excellent performances from Cathal Buckley, Alex Ng and Colin Daly paved the way for Corinthians victory.

Division 7

Leeside B  7  Corinthian Boys C  3

A great effort by our lads in their first ever competitive game as goals from Dean Cahill, Zack Ward and Jamie Buckley were not enough against a very strong Leeside side, well done to all concerned

Under 13

Premier Division

Corinthian Boys 3  Castleview 2

In a dramatic under 13 Premier clash Corinthians came from behind to secure a dramatic 3-2 victory in additional time. Down 2-0 at half time Corinthians had been outplayed in the first half by a fine Castleview side and it looked as if the points would be heading home with Castleview but to the team’s great credit they rolled up their sleeves and came out fighting in the second half and goals by Rory Brennan (2) and Alex Healy Byrne turned the game on it’s head. It was harsh on Castleview who had contributed so much to an excellent contest but hreat must go to our lads for their never say die attitude.

 

Under 14

Premier

Corinthian Boys 7  Rockmount  0

Corinthians Under 14P squad were in great form as they got the better of Rockmount in this Premier League clash. Robert Walsh was the scorer in chief with Elyias Ashaji and Luke O’ Leary also on the scoresheet in what was a fantastic team performance.

Division 2

Corinthian Boys A  4  Park Utd.  2

Having been promoted in their last two seasons one could have been forgiven for thinking that Corinthians might find the going difficult in Division 2 company but on the evidence of this performance the players and the team is improving every year and they could again make an impact this season.

Playing some great football Corinthians deservedly outscored their gallant opponents in an exciting contest. Goals from Daniel O’ Regan (2) and David Jones (2) as well as excellent performances from Charlie Neal, Ben Healy, Ciaran Kenny and Aidan Twomey were the highlight of a great team effort.

 

Under 15

Premier Division

Macroom  1  Corinthian Boys  5

After struggling in the opening half Corinthians improved greatly in the second half to get the better of a good Macroom side. Goals from Robert Geaney O’ Brien (3), Destiny Okonkwo and Jack Leonard as well as solid defensive work from Kyle O’ Donovan, Shane Cotter, Michael Nason and Jason Riordan paved the way for a fine victory.

 

Under 16

Premier Division

Corinthian Boys 3  Lakewood Ath.  0

In our opening league fixture we travelled to Buttevant, the only side to beat our lads in the last two seasons of league football. This game was every bit as tricky as we thought it would be. Nil all at half time, our lads stepped up the tempo in the second period and were rewarded with the opening goal from a header by Daragh O Connell. A second quickly followed when Alex Minihane linked up well with Ricardo and Leo Barron before finishing well. At 2-0 Buttevant came back strongly and reduced the deficit with a long range effort. Again Corinthians responded well and Mathew O Reilly restored our two goal lead with a well taken effort. The goal was just reward for an excellent performance on his debut. Back came Buttevant again and made it 3-2, our lads dug in and managed to come away with the three points withstanding some strong Buttevant pressure late on. Man of the match was Leo Barron, with Scott Philpott and Sean Dunlea also impressing it what was a very satisfying battling victory from our lads.

 

Corinthians 3 Lakewood 0

Our first home game of the season saw us do battle with Lakewood.  After an entertaining first half that saw chances for both teams the score was nil all. Our lads came out firing in the second half and really went up through the gears. Sean Dunlea who had entered the action at half time started to dictate in midfield while Daragh O Connell started to pull the strings in the final third. Eventually after persistent pressure Alex Minihane grabbed his second in as many games with a well taken opener after linking well with Mathew O Reilly down the right. Ricardo, who by his own high standards had been quiet in the opening half suddenly came to life and started to terrorise the Lakewood back four. His fine second half performance saw him rewarded with two excellent goals both from outside the area. Once again Leo Barron was very strong at left full, while Adam Hunt worked tirelessly throughout. Andrew Greaney worked exceptionally hard when he came on as did Jamie Collins who set-up Ricardo for the third goal. Overall it was a good performance with ample room for improvement. Another positive was it was great to have Fionn Molly and Adam Hunt available after injury which strengthens our options going forward.

 

Youths Section

Under 17

League Cup

College Corinthians 3  Fermoy  1

Corinthians came from behind courtesy of a supern hat trick from Daniel O’ Donovan to book their place in the next round of the local Cup. This followed Friday nights 1-0 away win over Lakewood in the Premier League so a n excellent three days for Len Hackett’s squad.

Division 1

Lakewood A  4  College Corinthians A  2

Goals from Shane Twomey and Ifi Akinsanya were not enough for Barry Twomey’s squad as they went down to a good Lakewood sife.

 

Under 18

League Cup

St. Marys 0  College Corinthians 5

The highlight of this Corinthians victory was the performance of goalkeeper turned striker Dave O’ Keeffe who came off the bench to score twice including a penalty. All credit to a gallant St. Marys side who gave their all on the day.

 

 

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