Schoolboy season opens with mixed results
Wins for under 13 & under 15 Premier sides as well as under 15 A squad but disappointment for Under 13A's
Corinthian Boys 4 Mallow 0
College Corinthians U 13 Premier team opened their league campaign with a home game against Mallow. After an impressive opening with good movement and passing, Brian Hayes converted a free kick on 6 minutes from the edge of the box. Mallow came more into the game during the 1st half but solid defending by Sean Dunlea and Oisin O'Keeffe kept them at bay.
At the start of the second half, Killian McGowan ran on to a through ball to score in the 1st minute. Corinthians began to dominate with Conor Murphy winning a lot of ball in midfield, with all of the forward line having scoring opportunities.
Richard Lombard made a fantastic save after a Mallow free kick came back off the crossbar, reacting very quickly, pushing the ball out for a corner
Adam Idah was a constant threat during the match, scoring with a fabulous shot from 22 yards in the 50th minute. This was followed by a free kick from 25 yards in the 56th minute which finished in the top left corner, giving the Mallow keeper no chance.
This was a hard fought but deserved victory. Next week the team are away to Kinsale.
Team. Richard Lombard, Mark Hill, Liam Edwards, Oisin O'Keeffe, Sean Dunlea, Conor Murphy, Ricardo Dinanga (David Walsh 30 mins) Brian Hayes, Adam Idah, Killian McGowan, Leo Barron (Joe Harte 50 mins).
Coachford 5 Corinthians 2
A very disappointing result in a game which could have gone either way until Coachford took the lead with 15 minutes to go. Corinthians started well and had Coachford on the back foot for most of the first half. The lads took a deserved lead after 10 minutes when Ruairi Moriarty chipped the ball over Coachford's defence to David Cotter whose first time pass found Ben Lucey who made no mistake from close range. Coachford equalised after a free kick came back off the post and ended up in the net. Andrew Greany put Cors in front again with a fine individual goal but the sides went in level at half time when Coachford scored on the stroke of half time.
Cors had a couple of chances to take the lead and paid the price for not taking them when a defensive mix up allowed Coachford to go 3-2 ahead. After that Coachford got the upper hand and added 2 late goals.
Corinthian Boys 6 Temple Utd. 0
Corinthians recorded a comfortable victory over a gallant Temple side, Cian Leonard was the star of the show on his debut and he received great assistance from fellow debutants Keith White and Donagh Gribbons.
Carrigaline A 1 – 6 Corinthian Boys A
A good start to the season for the boys as they got off to a flying start against a strong and well organised Carrigaline side. Having performed well in pre-season the lads kept their impressive form going and were 5-0 up at half time. It could have been more based on their attempts and the boys took their foot off the gas in the second half. Carrigaline didn’t pass up the opportunity and went close with a number of attempts in the second half. But the boys clicked into gear again and scored again, Carrigaline got one back just before the final whistle but the result was never in doubt. A well organised and strong performance from all 13 lads with two goals each from Conor Nash & Joe Cremin and Patrick O’Callaghan and John Weir also getting on the score sheet.