Two second-half goals saw College Corinthians get the better of opponents Corduff FC and capture the 2022 FAI Centenary Under 17 Cup with a 3-1 victory in an exciting game in Dublin.
21st May 2022
Corduff FC 1 College Corinthians AFC 3
Goals from Luke O’Donnell, Mathew Broderick and Conor O’Sullivan and man of the match performance from Harvey Harvey Skieters helped College Corintians become 2022 FAI U17 Centenary Cup champions with a final victory over Corduff.
College Corinthians scored on four minutes when centre forward Harvey Skieters was taken down in the box and Luke O’Donnell scored the resulting the spot-kick. Corduff were back on level terms soon after and the teams remained level until until the 68th minute when Matthew Broderick scored with a powerful left-footed shot from just inside the box. On 84 minutes, Conor O’Sullivan put the game beyond Corduff with a long distance shot into the top corner.
The win gives College Corinthians its third national cup title and first at Under 17.
COLLEGE CORINTHIANS: Jack O’Leary; Daniel McCarthy, David Healy, Jerry Murphy, Ben Heinen (James O’Connor 92); Eric Cunningham, Luke O’Donnell; Harry Quilligan (Rian O’Riordan 74), Matthew Broderick (Noah Ryan 85), Max Lee (Conor O’Sullivan 65); Harvey Skieters.
CORDUFF: Adam Flinter (Aaron Kiernan 46); Nelson Pedro, Ben Good (Josh Clarke 46), Eddie Amusat; Milton Garcia, Sean Douglas (Jethro Edet 46), Conor Rice, Nathan O’Kelly; Luke Kearns, King Obular (Habir Malik 82), Anthony Mihutescu.
Referee: Liam Byrne.
College Corinthians – Route to the Final
Round 1: Buttevant Soccer Club 1 – 8 College Corinthians
Round 2: Watergrasshill United 1 – 9 College Corinthians
Round 3: College Corinthians 7 – 0 Termonfeckin Celtic
Round 4: College Corinthians 8 – 2 Cregmore / Claregalway
Quarter-Finals: College Corinthians 3 – 2 Cherry Orchard
Semi-Finals: Villa FC 3 – 6 College Corinthians