Match Reports April 8th to 13th
After the weekends action Corinthians still remain top of the Under 12,13, 14 and 15 Premier Leagues, it was a good weekend for our under 18 boys and girls teams as they both made local cup finals; the Youths courtesy of a dramatic penaly shoot out victory over Castleview while the girls had a comfortable 5-1 victory over Douglas Hall.
Local Cup (Cancoye)
Corinthian Boys A 6 watergrasshill 0
Cors had an emphatic win over a very spirited watergrasshill side, First half goals from Rhys Callinan and Sean o' Cathan had Corinthians in control at half time and further goals from daragh Egan, Ben Quilligan and a hat trick from birthday boy ian Turnbull gave Corinthians a comfortable passage to the next round.
St. Marys 1 Corinthian Boys 2
Corinthians maintained theur unbeaten record with a hard fought victory away to St. Marys. With 4 league games remaining Corinthians are nine points clear of their closest challengers Ringmahon Rangers
Starting 11 : Cian O Leary, Joe Harte, Eoin Redmond, Shane Cotter,David O Sullivan, Michael Nason, David Welsh,Matt Healy,Daniel Meade,Mark Redmond, Destiny
The game started with Marys pressing hard for an opener. CC went close with a shot from David Welsh after 10 minutes but most of the pressure was from the home side. The break through came when Marys scored after 15 minutes. CC continued to press and had a few chances but were 1 down at half time. Marys had a great chance just after the break to go 2 up but Cian made a great save. Daniel Squires replaced Shane Cotter and Alex Hill replaced David O Sullivan. After a great move down the right Alex Hill levelled the score. Mark and Destiny had a great saves to deny CC the lead. CC then pressed hard for a winner and after some lovely football Daniel Meade hit the winner with 10 to go. CC then pressed hard for a third but the final score was 1-2.
Douglas Hall A 1 Corinthian Boys B 2
Corinthians picked up a good victory away to Douglas Hall with goals from Brian Corkery and Jack Higgins and a fine team performance
Corinthian Boys 2 Greenwood 0
A 2-0 defeat of Greenwood represented a routine victory for Corinthians on Sunday morning in Castletreasure. The game began as a tight affair with nothing separating the teams until a Mark Cronin header from a Rory Doyle corner broke the deadlock on 20 minutes. Corinthians built on this lead in the second half, finally displaying the football the league leaders are capable of. Five minutes after the restart Cors doubled their advantage after Robert Cregan pulled the ball back to Rory Doyle, who rifled his shot into the back of the net. Corinthians then took a stronghold on the game and comfortably saw the remaining time out. The Corinthians back four of Conor Russell, Tony Brophy, Colin O'Mahony and Patrick Buckley were again a well drilled, solid force who will become increasingly important as the season reaches a climax in the next few weeks.
Corinthian Boys 4 Leeside 0
Corinthians recorded a comfortable victory over a gallant Leeside side in their under 15 Premier clash, to their credit Leeside battled hard throughout and never dropped their heads. Corinthians goals came from Stephen Fox and Cian Leonard (3). Corinthians remain on top of the table but will know they will need to up their performance if they are to go on and win this years league title.
Avondale Utd. A 3 Corinthian Boys A 1
A great first half by Cors who dominated the game and played good football limiting Avondale to few scoring chances. Daniel Kelleher gave Corinthians the lead in the 13th min breaking away and catching the Avondale keeper with a long range effort.
However some ridiculous decisions early in the second half in Avondale's favour totally changed the game allowing them to gain a 2-1 lead. Cors were deflated and frustrated by then as Avondale took charge to extend thier lead further.An outstanding display by midfield duo Daniel Kelleher and Daniel Tyner for Cors with Sean Connell and David Lyne excelling in defence
Under 18 Cup Semi Final
Douglas Hall 1 Corinthian Girls 5
Corinthians moved through to the cup final with a slightly flattering victory over Douglas Hall. Kathlyn Hickey put Corinthians in front midway through the first half but Douglas Hall were deservedly back on level terms shortly afterwards. Corinthians improved as the first half wore on and scored twice before the break through Kathlyn Hickey again and Megan Dennehy. Despite Douglas Hall’s best efforts Corinthians pulled away in the second half with further goals from Niamh Mc Greevy and Lydia Looney. Best for Corinthians were Michelle O’ Regan, Kim Dennehy and Lauren Connolly