Match Reports Sept 14th & 15th
Busy weekend on the playing front sees Seniors suffer disappointing start to league campaign; Under 12 Premier held by Rockmount while 12A's make winning start to schoolboy careers; 12 B's lose out by the odd goal in seven goal thriller.
Munster Senior League
College Corinthians 0 Rockmount 1
Munster Junior League
College Corinthians Ringmahon Rangers
Munster Junior League
Ballincollig College Corinthians Ath.
Corinthian Boys 2 Midleton 0
Rockmount 0 Corinthian Boys 0
Churchvilla 1 Corinthian Boys A 6
The Corinthians U12A team had a good start to the season with an away win against Churchvilla at Kilboy. The team played good football throughout and defended well in the early part of the second half as Churchvilla mounted a comeback scoring early to bring the score to 3-1. 3 goals in each half, were shared among four players. Daragh Egan and Roger Timon both scoring a brace with the other 2 coming from Luke Noonan and Ben Quilligan.
Corinthian Boys B 3 Midleton A 4
Kinsale 0 Corinthian Boys 6
College Corinthians U 13 premier team had an easy victory against a weak and under strength Kinsale team, who battled hard and never gave up.
Adam Idah opened the scoring after 2 minutes after a strong run through the heart of the Kinsale defence. He was quickly followed on the scoresheet on 5 minutes by Ricardo Dinanaga, who scored again on 6 minutes with a shot from the right edge of the box.
Corinthians were in complete control of the match, retaining possession and making Kinsale work very hard for little reward. The scoring continued in the 12th minute with a good run and shot by Brian Hayes.
The team continued to dominate at there ease for the rest of the first half, with a further goals being added by Adam Idah in the 19th and 29th minutes.
For the second half Corinthians continued their dominance with an early goal, 3 minutes into the second half by Mark Hill, whose shot scrapped over the line. The same player scored again on 42 minutes with a fine run and shot.
Fionn Molloy returned from injury in the 45th minute and scored with a shot from on an acute angle on the right 2 minutes later.
The boys continued to keep possession for the remainder of the match. Mark Hill continued to make strong runs from deep in an effort to get his hat rock, even trying to emulate Thierry Henry, but on this occasion he was spotted by the referee.
The team move on to an important game next week at home against a strong Ringmahon team.
R.Lombard, M.Hill, K.McGowan, O.O'Keeffe(O.Redmond 45), S.Dunlea, C.Murphy(M.Healy 45) R.Dinanga, B.Hayes (D.Fox 50), A.Idah (F.Molloy 40) L.Edwards, L.Barron
Corinthian Boys A 1 Douglas Hall 1
This local derby ended all square and both teams went home happy after a highly entertaining match at Corinthians Park. Both defences were on top in a scoreless first half. Corinthians almost took the lead in the 29th minute after a fine move involving Ben Lucey and Ruairi Moriarty put Andrew Greany through but his fine left foot shot was parried by the keeper.
Corinthians went in front ten minutes into the second half when Ben Lucey scored from close range from Brian Kennelly's cross. Douglas Hall equalised when a poor clearance was chipped over Max White. The final 10 minutes was keenly contested with neither side deserving to lose.
Corinthian Boys 5 Midleton 3
On a day where the weather was a big factor, Corinthians played out a hard fought 5-3 win at home to Midleton. Cors started the game well on top & were rewarded after 8 mins when a robert cregan corner was finished off by jaze kabia after some scrambling in the box. Midleton were level two mins later though, after some poor cors defending. Five mins later the game was swung back into corinthians favour with robert cregan & jaze kabia again linking up from a corner. Cors pushed on from there and scored again through Conor Russell after some nice build up play from Daniel o Donovan & Rory Doyle. Corinthians should have been out of sight after Rory Doyle tapped in from an unselfish Adam idah pass to make it 4-1 but they soon lost concentration and allowed a spirited Middleton team back into the game. Midleton grabbed their chance with two hands & scored two quick goals to ensure one more would give them a share of the spoils. But corinthians showed the character of true champions to score another through Adam idah from a Patrick Buckley pass and seal a deserved 5-3 victory. Goalkeeper Alan Kelleher also played his part with a number of important saves.
Douglas Hall A 1 Corinthian Boys A 2
Corinthians came out on top in this well contested local derby in blustery conditions. In a fine team performance Cors took the points with two first half Adam Callanan goals. Playing with the wind in the first period the boys took full advantage with some fine play Captain Mark Fitzgibbon leading by example in midfield, and the whole team all playing their part.
The second half was a tense affair with Corinthians now playing into a strong wind and although they had a enough opportunities to finish the contest off, the final whistle was welcome.
Jason Clifford, Sam O Sullivian and Dylan Fenton all played well on the day
Team: Odhran Murphy, Cian Jones, Jason Clifford, Andrew Geany o Brien, James Adninian, Shane Twomey(Dylan Ameed 60min)Donal Maher(Luke Wade 55min) Mark Fitzgibbon,Sam O Sullivan Dylan Fenton, Adam Callanan. Under 15
Douglas Hall 0 Corinthian Boys 2
Corinthian Boys Ballincollig
Corinthian Boys A 1 Douglas hall 3
It was fitness that was the main difference in the teams today.Cors started well and were in control for most of the first half going ahead in the 13th minute by a well taken Stephen O Sullivan goal.Cors badly needed a second before half time as they began to tire but it was Douglas Hall who equalised when Cors failed to clear defence from a corner.The Hall proved stronger in the second half as they began to come into the game going ahead mid way through.
Corinthians still battled and did not deserve to concede a third from a long shot by the Hall striker. Late on in the game Corintians could have made a nervous ending had they not missed a penalty and also Aaron Purcell tested the Hall keeper in the dying minutes.Sean Canny in goal had an outsatnding performance while Paul Mc Glone, Daniel Tyner and Cathal Kelleher also played well for Cors.
Rockmount 1 Corinthian Boys 4
Corinthian Boys A Kanturk
College Corinthian 6 Bandon 0
Leeds College Corinthians A