Match Reports April 4th to 6th
Corinthian Boys B 2 Springfield Ramblers B 3
In a thrilling contest which could have gone either way, the points went to the visitors but only after they had survived persistent late pressure from the home side. Ryan Buckley and Aaron Murphy O’ Dwyer scored for Corinthians
Buttevant 0 Corinthian Boys A 0
Corinthians got a well deserved scoreless draw away to league leaders Buttevant. The lads played some great football in the first half and were unlucky not to take the lead with 2 fine headers from Ruairi Moriarty and Andrew Greany. Buttevant upped their game in the second half and hit the the bar from a free kick. Both teams created chances in the last 15 minutes but the defences held out in a match in which no quarter was given. It was hard to pick a man of the match as all 14 players gave everything but Max White's handling was superb and Andrew Greany was a constant threat up front.
Corinthian Boys 5 Leesude 1
Corinthians comfortably saw past Leeside at home on Sunday morning to secure a place in the next round of the local cup. Leeside began sharply and threatened the Corinthians goal early on, forcing goalkeeper Alan Kelleher into an excellent double save to keep the score level. Corinthians withstood this early pressure and soon took control of the game, breaking the deadlock on 7 minutes after a through ball found Rory Doyle who rounded the keeper and tapped in with ease. Corinthians built on this lead and doubled it when an alert Daniel O' Donovan followed up on a parried shot from the keeper. Cors had settled into the game by now and looked comfortable when minutes later, a super Rory Doyle chip was finished well by Daniel O' Donovan. An excellent half for Corinthians was topped off with a Robert Cregan goal from a great diagonal ball from Mark Cronin. Despite the scoreline, Leeside fought on in the second half, making Corinthians players including Conor Russell and Pádraig Nash work hard to maintain their lead. A Leeside goal from a free-kick late on was soon counteracted by another Corinthians goal, this time from Conor Fagan after a Robert Cregan pass allowed him to neatly finish the ball into the back of the net. A strong display from a Corinthians team who hope to build on this performance in the next round.