Great weekend for Corinthians Under 12 teams in National Cup

Corinthians Under 12 Premier and Under 12A squads had a weekend to remember as both sides qualified for the for the last thirty two of the National Cup and the open draw.  With the Under 14 Premier, under 15A and under 16 Premier squads also making it through the Club will have five teams eagerly waiting the open draw which will take place before Christmas.

Under 12 National Cup 4th Round

Corinthians 3-0 Ringmahon Rangers

Despite a layoff without a game for 5 weeks Corinthians started strongly in this game and dominated proceedings for the whole of the 1st half. With Donnacha O Callaghan and William Buckley excelling Cors took the lead after 5 mins.  Miceal O Mahony finished off an very well worked corner move for his first goal of the season  and this settled any nerves the boys may have had. Continuing to dominate possession and without having to hit top gear Cors doubled their lead after 23mins. Alex Healy Byrne, another player to be in top form on the day, took advantage of a goalkeeping error to tap home the 2nd goal.

Ringmahon were a different team in the 2nd half and took the game to Corinthians right from the KO. However they came across Adam Collins in brilliant form in Cors  goal and 3 excellent saves kept Ringmahon at bay . Adrien Thiabot scored a fine solo goal on 41 mins to finish the game as a contest but in fairness to Ringmahon they never gave up and possibly deserved to get a goal on the back of a very good 2nd half performance.

Other outstanding performances came from Rory Barron and Tom Kelly but overall the strength in depth of the squad was on show throughout the whole match.

A Collins, K Reszka,  D O Callaghan, S O Leary, S Tobin, M O Mahony, Wm Buckley, R Barron, F Crowley, A Healy Byrne,  J Fox, T Kelly, E Collins, B Weldon, A Thiabot

Avondale Utd.  2  Corinthian Boys A  4

A fine team performance by Corinthians as they got the better of a very good Avondale side in a very enjoyable contest. It was Avondale who started the better and only some fine goalkeeping by Darren Sheehan and some last ditch defending by Eoin O’ Sullivan, Dylan Ryan and Tom O’ Mahoney prevented Avondale from taking the lead.

As the half wore on Corinthians came more into the game and took the lead when Lim Mc Grath scored with a fine free kick from the edge of the area. Growing in confidence Corinthians doubled their lead early in the second half when Billy Clancy Byrne scored from a penalty after Ben Lynch had been brought down. To their credit Avondale responded well to these reverses and forced several corners and eventually got their reward when they scored with a close range header. It was now Corinthians time to show character and they  responded in great style restoring their two goal advantage when Fiachra Twohig scored from close range following a corner kick.

Avondale pushed forward looking for a way back into the game but with Daniel Walsh pulling off some fine saves and Stephen Samuel, Max Healy, David Bennet and Adam Young all making an impression It was Corinthians who were to score next when Luke O’ Herlihy fired home a fine free kick .

4-1 would have been very harsh on Avondale and they deservedly reduced the arrears in injury time.

A great effort by all the Corinthians lads and a special thank you to the Lynch family who travelled home early from Kerry for the match

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